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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 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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Are leafy greens healthier cooked or raw?

Are leafy greens healthier cooked or raw?

Raw: Leafy greens are best because cooking denatures the enzymes in the plants to some degree. It is more difficult to digest them however, because cooking helps with that. You might consider a raw salad and par-boil for other meals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...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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How much vit c is in lge glass of fresh beetroot, lemon, apple, parsley, carrot juice?

How much vit c is in lge glass of fresh beetroot, lemon, apple, parsley, carrot juice?

Hard to know: This is hard to determine without the concentration of each component and the exact amount of the components in the mixture. ...Read more

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Is plain chicken breast, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower, mushrooms, and sweet potato a human healthy dinner?

Is plain chicken breast, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower, mushrooms, and sweet potato a human healthy dinner?

Amount just as: Important. All of the foods you described are healthy but if you do not control the amount, even healthy foods will cause obesity and related problems. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Can you reheat canned soup?

Can you reheat canned soup?

Reheat: If it is recently opened and stored properly, yes. All the best. ...Read more

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Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.

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

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Can i eat frozen salmon from costco raw (as sashimi)?

Can i eat frozen salmon from costco raw (as sashimi)?

Not advised: Sushi grade fish in general is taken very seriously in terms of processing. Frozen fish that is not marketed as sushi grade may be less well handled and processed. Ask the fish person. ...Read more

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Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more