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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Can a celiac eat buckwheat?

Can a celiac eat buckwheat?

Yes: Buckwheat is a good grain to eat with celiac disease. It contains no gluten, so it is safe to consume. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

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

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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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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Is pb&j healthy on honey wheat bread?

Is pb&j healthy on honey wheat bread?

Yummy!: Your peanut butter and jelly on honey wheat bread provides you withprotein, fiber carbohydrates and fat all in all a healthy diet. ...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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Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read more

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17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

Baby diet: hello ~ I dont know what your question is because you havent asked one, but reading that list, let me note this: PLEASE DONT ADD SALT OR SUGAR TO ANY BABYS DIET ! THANKS ...Read more

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Is a green tea diet healthy / safe?

Is a green tea diet healthy / safe?

Yes: I in favor of green tea.I opine it has health benefits like relaxation , anti-oxidant activity and it is mostly water. ...Read more

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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.

Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.

Eat and do this:: High fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. Avoid packaged foods, avoid eating out, eat fresh food that you prepare from scratch most of the time. You can do it. ...Read more

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Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Sodium free  beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read more

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Are Mung bean noodles a healthy source of carbohydrates?

Are Mung bean noodles a healthy source of carbohydrates?

Yes for Carbohydrate: They’re different from more traditional egg noodles or pasta because they’re made from mung bean starch. That they contain bean starch is a good clue that they are excellent sources of carbohydrates. The downside to glass noodles is that they’re not rich in nutrients. If you prepare 54 grams of dehydrated noodles, you’ll get about 6 percent of the daily value of iron, selenium and niacin ...Read more