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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Turnip greens good for my diet?

Turnip greens good for my diet?

The greens are!: The humble turnip is a root vegetable and it's not very high in nutrients. But turnip greens, the part most people toss out, well, that's a whole 'nuther story. They are a good source of vitamin a vitamin c vitamin k calcium, folate (folic acid) and lutein. ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Yes: You certainly can. The only reason why such supplement is needed is due to the fact that many people do not consume a healthy enough diet and thus the supplement acts as an insurance policy. Regardless of what diet you adopt, be sure that it contains enough folic acid, calcium, and vitamin d3. ...Read more

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Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more

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Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read more

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Are apples, cherry tomatoes, peaches, light yogurts, avocados, carrots, and watermelon good for diabetics?

Are apples, cherry tomatoes, peaches, light yogurts, avocados, carrots, and watermelon good for diabetics?

Diabetes and Food: I think the simple answer is no. But, when you look at these specific items in your list there are things that are lower in carbohydrates like the yogurt and the avocado. But, in each person with diabetes, the answer may vary based upon how well controlled their blood sugars are. The goal is to eat more protein and less carbohydrates. That means less sugars, less fruits and less carbs overall. ...Read more

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What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

Not many: Vegetables, as a rule, are a lousy vitamin d source. The best vitamin d comes from your skin when it's exposed to sunlight. The best source of dietary vitamin d is cold water fish. Further, whether vegetable derived vitamin d (d2) does the same thing as that which comes from animal sources (d3) is still a matter of dispute. Many vitamin d experts think that it does not. ...Read more

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Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

Are South Beach Diet frozen meals healthy?

South Beach Diet: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

See below: I'm not familiar with the frozen atkins meals. Most frozen meals are really not the best for you to consume. If you want to lose weight. The best way to do it is to learn how to eat for you. Find out what makes you fat. There's lots of great literature available. Gary taubes book is a good start.www.weighstation.net, you may contact our dietitian for some pointers. It's for free. ...Read more

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Are bananas healthy?

Are bananas healthy?

Bananas healthy: I have heard there is a new banana fungus or virus that is killing bananas around the world. So I think they are sick. You may want to google this for more information. ...Read more

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Are frozen dinners healthy?

Are frozen dinners healthy?

Some maybe - most no: Most frozen dinners contain a lot of extra sodium and preservatives that you wouldn't use if you cooked the meal at home. You really need to read labels carefully. There are some fairly decent kinds though. Companies like artisan bistro, amy's and kashi make some that are better -- again, check the label to see what you're buying. Important also to include some fresh foods in your diet. ...Read more

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R grapes a good fruit source for dieting?

R grapes a good fruit source for dieting?

If only a few grapes: Grapes have lots of sugar. That's why grape juice is used as a "natural" sweetener in many foods or drinks. Eating a few grapes is fine, but eating a lot will prevent weight loss because of the high sugar content. ...Read more

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Are apples and bananas healthy?

Are apples and bananas healthy?

Definitely: The best practice is to eat a variety (different colors) of fruits and vegetables to maximize the nutrients provided by each. Regardless, apples and bananas are very healthy. Apples have a higher sugar content than some other fruits, but this is not to worry about as the body metabolizes this sugar well. Foods with added processed/refined sugar can pose a long term health risk. ...Read more

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Why are iron rich foods green?

Why are iron rich foods green?

They aren't: Vegetarians exert a lot of influence in the usa, and government publications about "iron-rich foods" include stuff like spinach, which is loaded with iron that you can't absorb or use. Your best source of iron if you do not supplement is meat and liver. If you are found to be iron-deficient, your physician will try to determine why so as not to miss serious disease causing blood loss. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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