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Blueberry And Blackberry Smoothies
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
I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?
Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more
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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?
Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more
My kids love to snack on fresh veggies like cucumber, tomato, carrot, and pepper but refuse cooked veggies like peas or string beans. This sufficient?
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?
Is one can sodium-free tuna, 1 boiled egg, 1strawberry, 4blackberries, 13 blueberries, and handful almonds a healthy breakfast helping weight loss?
What happens if I only drink a green tea smoothie consisting of green tea, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries how much weight will I lose?
How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!
Growing into Adults: There will be several opportunities in your life to change you life for the better. I would like you to re-read your question as if you are the teacher in class and there is a stubborn student who is clever and yet just cannot say the right answer. To be healthy you need to change your life. It is growing up and taking responsibility. Eating a balanced meal and living for health is possible. ...Read more
Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.
Sounds good to me: I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage. You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more
Soup including broccoli, carrot, potato, 3 cloves of garlic, chicken breast and marrow enough if taken just twice a week?banana, apple&orange everyday
Soup Sensation: Soup can be an excellent meal as you can add very nutritious constituents to the mix. Consuming adequate proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is essential to good health. Depending upon the quantity consumed at each sitting, soup could be a "complete" meal, however care must be taken to avoid soup if it cannot be stored properly based on the components in it. ...Read more
Is 4 blackberries, 2 strawberries, tiny handful of blueberries, 1 boiled egg, and a big handful of almonds with 1 cup skim milk healthy brkfast or not?
A little butter and homemade reduced sugar blueberry jam with a glass of ovaltine milk, is this healthy?
I eat bread with flaxseed, barley, rye, wheat . Are flax seed and rolled barley safe to eat during pregnancy? Should i stop eating multi-grain product?
Eat your grains...: The grains are all fine. Avoid foods are : uncooked meat, fish and poultry. Unpasteurized dairy, fruit and vegetable juices. Raw sprouts. ...Read more
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more