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What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

Several foods: For calcium from vegetarian sources, you can eat dark green leafy greens like spinach, kale, mustard greens adn collard greens; soy-based foods like tofu that are enriched with calcium; almonds and other nuts like brazil nuts and pistachios. A serving of almonds gives 250 mg of calcium. Many cereals like oatmeal and others are also enriched w/calcium. Dairy like milk & cheese if diet allows. ...Read more

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Natural vegan sources of protein which are low in fat can't afford to buy protein powders, how much protein does a 19 yr old 6ft tall 75 kg male require?

Natural vegan sources of protein which are low in fat can't afford to buy protein powders, how much protein does a 19 yr old 6ft tall 75 kg male require?

protein powders...: ...Are at the top of the list of complete waste of money. Vegan dishes consisting of a grain and a legume (rice and beans, corn and peas, barley and lentils) supply good protein and more than enough of it. ...Read more

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Who needs a calcium supplement?

Who needs a calcium supplement?

All: As far as i'm concerned, all could benefit from 800-1200 mg daily. Broccoli and salmon has more calcium than a glass of milk and more nutritious too. Children and post menopausal women are at highest risk of poor bone health. Vitamin d (2-5000 units) is also needed for bone health. ...Read more

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Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.

Are there benefits from monounsaturated fat? I'm eating macadamia nuts, and it has 20g mono & 3.5g saturated fat (24g total fat) per serving.

Good fat...: Yes...It is a better type of fat...We need fat in our diet, but unfortunately much of what we get is saturated fat--meaning from animal products. Often from nuts/plants, we get monosurated fat, a good thing. This fat is not as dangerous--not causing much damage to your blood vessels etc...So, monosaturated fat is a better fat to get. Good luck..Stay healthy. ...Read more

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Should an obese 72 year old insulin dependant diabetic drink a supplement such as ensure? Aren't such supplements full of sugar and fat he doen't need? He eats what he wants.

Should an obese 72 year old insulin dependant diabetic drink a supplement such as ensure? Aren't such supplements full of sugar and fat he doen't need?  He eats what he wants.

Hello. : Hello. Great question. There are a variety of types of ensure products with differing indications. Ensure is considered a balanced nutrition product. It contains carbohydrates and protein amongst other things. It can be taken with meals or between them. Ensure may be used by someone who is recovering from surgery or a illness; for someone who can't keep up their weight or for people on low residual diets. The makers of ensure state that it should be used under medical supervision. Thus, this is something that should be addressed with his doctor who would have a better idea of it would be detrimental or helpful for him. I would be concerned about this man using this supplement without checking with his medical provider. ...Read more

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36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day. What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day.  What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

See below: There are yogurts, or kefir's that children usually like. Whole grain pasta, cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats (not processed). Keep meal times the same and try to eat together (if possible). Offer the same or very similar food to your toddler, but also have 1 things that he likes in case he refuses to eat. Persistence is a key and keep offering the food even if the child says 'no'. ...Read more

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Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more

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Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?

Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?

No: If a teenager is normal and healthy, eating a balanced vegetarian diet with a variety of protein, fat, and carbohydrate sources, he will achieve his predestined adult height. He should be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d. Eating additional protein from animals, fish, eggs, plants, or the vitamin store, will not affect his adult height. ...Read more

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What food contain calcium? Can calcium help 14yr old girl grow taller eating calcium fast?

What food contain calcium? Can calcium help 14yr old girl grow taller eating calcium fast?

Green leafy vegetabl: Green leafy vegetables, dairy products all contain calcium but will not effect your growth which is genetically determined. ...Read more

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What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

Variable! : Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs( starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines. ...Read more

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At what point in time would an anorexic regain her period? BMI at 18.2. Originally weight at 18.7. Is low carb, high fat and protein diet beneficial?

At what point in time would an anorexic regain her period? BMI at 18.2. Originally weight at 18.7. Is low carb, high fat and protein diet beneficial?

BMI 18: I can't answer your question about periods, but a BMI of 18 is normal(18-25) and a low carb, high fat, protein diet perfectly okay. You should be trying to match your caloric need to your calories consumed. For example, if you're 5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm), at 18, your estimated caloric need is roughly 1600 to 1800 calories a day. Aim for that. ...Read more

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I'm calcium oxalate stone patient. I'm health concious so i need protein diet. Can i eat egg? Or any other protein source which is not harmful ?

I'm calcium oxalate stone patient.
I'm health concious so i need protein diet.
Can i eat egg?
Or any other protein source which is not harmful ?

You will need: A supplement of magnesium. Oxalate is an end product of normal metabolism and must be excreted. Although it involves a complicated answer, magnesium helps to prevent the formation of stones. ...Read more

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What causes delayed dentition? Pt has adequate calcium/vit d intake and is otherwise well nourished.

What causes delayed dentition? Pt has adequate calcium/vit d intake and is otherwise well nourished.

Genetics: Ft he eruption pattern is determined by genetics. Some people will develop slower than others. Your dentist can evaluate your eruption pattern. ...Read more

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