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What foods are dietary sources of fiber?

What foods are dietary sources of fiber?

See below: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds are all sources of fiber. There is very little fiber in processed grains, filtered juices ( like apple or orange juice). Meat diary, fish and fowl have no fiber in them ...Read more

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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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What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

Best to supplement: Trace amounts of the cyanocobalamin form of B12 can be found added to cereals, non-dairy milks, meat substitutes and one type of Red Star Yeast. But it may not be enough and our bodies have to convert it to methylcobalamin, which some people do poorly. Why not take 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin. Even doing that a 2 or 3 times a week should insure you get adequate B12. ...Read more

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What vegetables are rich sources of calcium?

What vegetables are rich sources of calcium?

See below: Kale, turnip greens, arugula, collards, okra, spinach and broccoli are a few of the vegetables that are rich sources of calcium ...Read more

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What foods are our main source of dietary sugar?

What foods are our main source of dietary sugar?

Sweets, soda, fruit: Sugars are added to lots of processed foods. Sodas are a major source. Fruit generally gets a pass (except in diabetics)because of the associated fiber content; fruit juice doesn't. Baked goods (desserts/snacks, goodies) are another obvious source. Simple sugars that we drink (or low fiber foods) tend to add weight more easilty, because we don't compensate as well by eating less at the next meal. ...Read more

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Sources of vitamine b?

Sources of vitamine b?

Starches and grains: If you eat carbohyderates like wheat bread and grains(cereals)you will get ample amounts of vitamin-b. ...Read more

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Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Yes: Oily fish are the source of the epidemiological data suggesting health benefits. Other fish have lesser amounts of fish oils. Supplements are variable in their content of epa and dha components, and potential issues of mercury and other contaminants (though not serious issues with reputable sources) have existed. Supplements not truly validated for comparable benefit as fish itself. ...Read more

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Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more

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What are the best dietary food sources of ascorbic acid?

What are the best dietary food sources of ascorbic acid?

Citrus fruits,kiwi: Best source is citrus fruits one orange provides70mgm of ascorbic acid.While a grapefruit provides 170 mgm of ascorbic acid.Kiwi fruit is the best source, smal fruit has 60 mgm of ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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Which other types of food contain casein protein besides cottage cheese?

Which other types of food contain casein protein besides cottage cheese?

Milk & mild products: Casein is one of the main proteins in milk and most milk products have casein. ...Read more

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Which food contains gluten and wheat ?

Which food contains gluten and wheat ?

Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typical breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies. You need to be aware that gluten is in most beers, soy sauce, and many sauces. Anything breaded typically has gluten. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of antioxidants?

What are the food sources of antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Major anti-oxidants are found in densely colored fruits, berries and vegetables eating mainly in the raw state. Also found in whole grains and nuts. ...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 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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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?

Which foods are the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?

Flax, soy, walnuts: This is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. Sources include those mentioned and canola oil plus others. Like any fat too much is bad! High fat diets cause disease even if they are "good fats." See a discussion about this class of fat here: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalinolenic-acid ...Read more