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Best Vegetarian Diets For Teenage Girls
Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Vegetarianism: There are books on the subject but advice from a registered dietician is recommended. ...Read more
In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?
Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more
Low fat, high fiber.: Generally a vegetarian diet is a low caloric density diet but some foods, such as olives and avocados, have a lot of fat - it's healthy fat but it could still be caloric. Look at your nutrition facts labels - not all vegetarian products are low fat and low calorie. Look for lower calorie foods with a good amount of fiber to control the appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...Read more
Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?
Not for everyone...: A vegan diet with fat-free (plus once in a while low-fat dairy) milk can be quite healthy. A vegan, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian are all types of vegetarians. Because some things (calcium, vit.D, vit.B12, protein) are harder to get if a vegetarian eats no egg or dairy products, a strict vegan has a much harder time finding all the nutrients he needs to stay healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is are the best foods for healthy hair? How to tackle white hair growth? I'm 30 and I follow a vegetarian diet.
Some ideas: Hair looks grey when the lack of the pigment melanin results in white hairs & they look grey mixed in with your normal hair. There seems to be some consensus that eggs, high protein, spinach (possibly due to copper/iodine), lentils, peppers, sweet potatoes & oysters are helpful. Reduce stress. Possibly on the horizon: a cream containing an enzyme that, when exposed to sunlight, reactivates pigment ...Read more
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