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Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat. ...Read more
Probably not: Nobody knows what percentage of people are gluten-sensitive (celiac sprue / dermatitis herpetiformis). Because these people respond so dramatically to a gluten-free diet, and because any claim will attract believers, a gluten-free diet is now being promoted for everything. If there is any benefit for the non-allergic, it has resisted demonstration to the satisfaction of most scientists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely Not: Adds: As animals we need little to no carbohydrate (all sugars, simple & complex) intake. Yet most humans have a sweet tooth. Not all fruit can be sold before spoiling, esp. not at higher prices, plus people will not buy fruit what has been frozen, thus lots of fruits are converted to juices which can be frozen & stored smoothing out labile supply & prices. However all fruits high sugar: very unhealthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more
NOT NECESSARILY: Cow's milk is the #1 food allergy. Consider milk alternatives in rotation such as rice milk, goat milk, and almond milk. Soy milk is not a complete protein and thus, should be used sparingly. Also, one can develop an allergy to any food eaten too frequently. Get a food igg allergy test for milk. Food reactions cause inflammation and can interfere with metabolism. Check dna for lactose intolerance. ...Read more
You must supplement: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more
Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
To lose weight diet rich in veggies, sprouts,beans,legumes,fruits,1 handful nuts,cottage cheese,whey protein & limited amount of whole grains is good?
Not really diet food: You need to check the labels carefully, because some of these are very high in sugar. This makes them not so good for "diet food." if you like yogurt, get one that has 5g or less sugar in it (could be greek yogurt, higher in protein) and put your own fresh fruit in it. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are high fiber fruits that will be better. ...Read more
Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more
YES: Yes- same nutitional value.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more
Is drinking milk a health n fitness option?These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.
Protein & Carbs: Milk can provide protein and carbs after exercise & training, but remember in the usa cow's milk likely contains rbgh(bovine growth hormone-associated with increased risk of breast, colon & prostate cancers-banned in europe & canada) unless organic and labeled "no rbgh." soy milk should also be organic as >90% is genetically modified to withstand roundup and may be contaminated with the pesticide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer