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Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Can seven month babies have salt and sugar in thier foods?

Avoid: 7 month old babies are basically on breast milk or formula and starting solids slowly. Keep in mind that you are giving them the building blocks of nutrition and they are learning about food, consistency and flavor. Natural home made veggies and fruit have plenty of flavor with out adding anything else. ...Read more

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Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure?. My mom suffers from it, so i extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.

Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure?. My mom suffers from it, so i extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.

Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used hey protein with dark cherry juice for a more filling smoothie. Kale and other green add fiber and powerful antioxidants. ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 mos old coconut water in addition to nursing and meals?

You can: But it has no magic qualities. There is no special benefit. It is a good idea to introduce a variety of different fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?

Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?

Diabetes: I strongly recommend that you see a dietitian to help you control your blood sugar. I assume that your diabetes at age 43 is type 2 diabetes. In that case you should work with the dietitian to rid yourself of diabetes. YES, THAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF! Once you rid yourself of diabetes you will start telling all your friends with type two diabetes!! ...Read more

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How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

I have a 8 month old daughter. I started solid food(homemade) 2 months back. Should i add  salt to her food? People say I should not add salt to babies food as the amount of sodium babies need is already there in the formula. She is on similac and the sod

It's true!: No need to add additional salt to infant foods. She is getting her salt requirements through formula and baby food. Adding salt will only cause her to acquire a taste for it, which in the long run is unhealthy. Additionally, excess salt at this age could cause electrolyte imbalances in her small body, which can have serious consequences. ...Read more

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My son is 14months old now. From when can we give him foods with salt or add a little salt for taste to his food. We are Indians so you know our food?

My son is 14months old now. From when can we give him foods with salt or add a little salt for taste to his food. We are Indians so you know our food?

Now: You can give little salty food to your baby , but not too much . See that food is not spicy .Baby body is ready to digest salt .All baby foods have salt in it ,he may not need extra salt . ...Read more

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How long does it take to lower your cholesterol when you radically change your eating habits. For two weeks I have given up all processed sugar and starched products. Am eating a large variety of veggies and a smaller amount of fruit. Also gave up all m

How long does it take to lower your cholesterol when you radically change your eating habits. For two weeks I have given up all processed sugar and starched products.  Am eating a large variety of veggies and a smaller amount of fruit.  Also gave up all m

This : This is a great question. Typically, with cholesterol lowering medications, it takes at least 6 weeks to see the maximum effects. It takes quite a bit longer with changes in lifestyle, such as diet. At our lipid clinic, we wait at least 3-6 months to assess the cholesterol changes due to diet. ...Read more

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We have a 3 yr old that needs to lose weight. We are taking all drinks away except water per her pedi. Are the flavored water packets bad to use?

We have a 3 yr old that needs to lose weight. We are taking all drinks away except water per her pedi. Are the flavored water packets bad to use?

What is in it?: I am happy to hear you are taking away the sweetened drinks, but make sure child is either drinking fat free milk or getting another source of calcium. I also do not think that large amounts of sweetener can be healthy in the long term. ...Read more

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How much sugar i could give to my 8 months old baby..as in milk ,curd ,and in other things..in one day?

How much sugar i could give to my 8 months old baby..as in milk ,curd ,and in other things..in one day?

In the U.S., it is : recommended not to give sugary foods & liquids, as no child needs extra sugar. . From 6 months on, they develop a preference for it, just like they develop bad sleep-onset habits like falling asleep on mom's lap or with the last sip of milk in their mouths, which can cause erupting teeth to decay. Wipe out his mouth before putting him in his crib drowsy, but awake. Give veggie & meat purées 1st. ...Read more

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Does salt cause high blood pressure? I have a large appetite and eat lots of savoury foods which have salt but not much sugar and am in good shape.

Does salt cause high blood pressure? I have a large appetite and eat lots of savoury foods which have salt but not much sugar and am in good shape.

Salt: a lot depend of if you have underlying hypertension and how much salt you ingest. Patients who are real salt hogs eating over 3-4 grams per day will have problems with bp control. ...Read more

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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?

How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?

Education: You need to take her to the doctor or take her to the diabetic educational class. She can learn or understand the risk of diabetes, the pathological mechanism of diabetes. The more she understands it, the easier she changes her eating habit. ...Read more

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What food should I start feeding my 6 monthes baby girl?? Can I add for her food some salt and sugar?

What food should I start feeding my 6 monthes baby girl?? Can I add for her food some salt and sugar?

Solid food: You can start cereal, first. Rice, oat or barley. After this, fruits and vegetables. Some say veg before fruit, but it really doesn't matter. One new food every 3-5 days, to make sure baby doesn't have any reactions. Baby needs to be able to hold head up, and open her mouth when food is offered. No added sugar or salt, please. She will get it soon enough, without adding to food, now. ...Read more

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Dmii-ate chinese dinner, 1/2 cantaloupe, some cashews and coffee with creamer over 5 1/2hrs and blood sugar is 209 now. Is that ok and to be expected?

Dmii-ate chinese dinner, 1/2 cantaloupe, some cashews and coffee with creamer over 5 1/2hrs and blood sugar is 209 now. Is that ok and to be expected?

No: It sounds like your bs is poorly controled. You need to get in touch with your doctor and try more aggressive control of your glucose. Chronic high bs leads to blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Iam 22 wks pregnant... Craving for sweets more. Does eating more chocolates and sweets will end up in gestational diabetes??

Iam 22 wks pregnant... Craving for sweets more. Does eating more chocolates and sweets will end up in gestational diabetes??

Most likely not: If you are not gaining excessive weight, if you do not have history of high Blood sugar or any family history of Diabetes ,then you will be fine. Just make sure you follow your OB/Mid wife's advise. ...Read more

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Can sugar found in fruits veggies and other carbs damage your teeth? I was on a juice diet and I still had a cavity.

Can sugar found in fruits veggies and other carbs damage your teeth? I was on a juice diet and I still had a cavity.

Yes: Unfortunately all sugar is fuel for the bacteria that cause dental decay. Also the acidity in some foods - especially fruit - damages the enamel in teeth which speeds up tooth decay. Some good tricks are to reduce how frequently you snack, rinse your mouth with water after eating +/- chew gum after eating. ...Read more

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Eating nuts specially cashew and almonds and dried appricot can increase cholestrol? Specially in old age? How much should one can eat?

Eating nuts specially cashew and almonds and dried appricot can increase cholestrol? Specially in old age? How much should one can eat?

Nuts contain gd fats: Foods that are good fats, do not increase cholesterol. One's liver is what contributes to how cholesterol is handled in the body, not necessarily by diet. Cholesterol is the main building block that form our hormones, and steroid. So not having enough cholesterol is as much a problem, as having too much cholesterol. However eating nuts and apricots are not ways in which cholesterol is increased. ...Read more