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Essentially none.: All foods are capable of becoming an allergen. However, the most common foods to cause allergy are peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, egg, milk, and soy. But, avoiding them will not necessarily be any more effective than eating them regularly at preventing the development of allergy. However, you must avoid any food that you have adverse reactions to. ...Read more
I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.
Take a look: http://www.glycemicindex.ca/glycemicindexfoods.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Many proven benefits: GInseng has been used by healers for thousands of years & they have observed many benefits, but only some have so far been proven by preliminary research, including enhanced immune function, supporting heart health, improved mental function, physical endurance & strength, reduced stress, improved sex drive, function & fertility & possibly reduced cancer risk- see http://tinyurl.com/m6v6b8m ...Read more
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
Where can I find the carb values of vegetables and grains such as toor dal, wheat, mung beans, etc.?
Carb values: Please see www.webmd.com You can also look up Doctor Mercola or Doctor Weil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Is there a list of vegetable and plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness or badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more
What's the best diet to follow with Sjogrens possible MS and lupus and IBS.I know fruit,veg,meat,no junk or processed.Is cow milk ok?pasta? Bread?
Anti inflammatory : An anti inflammatory diet can help improve the symptoms of Sjogrens, lupus and other conditions. Inflammatory effects of different foods can be found on the following website http://nutritiondata.self.com. Also Dr Joel Furhman's book Super Immunity has good information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best antioxidant foods? Which fruits, vegetables or other foods have the most antioxidants or best antioxidant power?
Foods : Foods that are rich in antioxidants include: berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries), red grapes as well as red wine, cherries, plums, dark chocolate, artichokes, carrots, potatoes, apples, and a variety of beans, namely red beans. Try not to focus on one specific food that has the most or best antioxidant power as you put it, rather eat a diet that consists of a wide variety of anti-oxidant rich foods. This will prove more beneficial in the long term. ...Read more
Is there a list of vegetable/plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness/badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Yes: You can get that at the aha website. Note new data on the benefits of olive oil! ...Read more
Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio
Talk to your doctor : Read the book, "The China Study". Dr. Campbell makes a very strong case for a whole food diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. No dairy and no meat (no animal protein). Beans and nuts for protein source. This is a Vegan diet. This is the best diet for a healthy heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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