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What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

Fresh veggies : Fresh vegetables are healthy, but too many canned veggies are not healthy. Processed foods do not have the fiber, flavonoids, and non-oxidized mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids found in fresh fruits and vegetables essential for health. Eating processed vegetable derived foods like bread, bagels, cookies, cakes, pizzas, pastas, and sugar are "high" glycemic and must be limited. Don't smoke. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I need a good diet for fitness?

I need a good diet for fitness?

DASH diet: A good diet for fitness is the DASH diet. It was developed for preventing hypertension but is good for everyone. Here is a link to learn more. https://www.dashforhealth.com/ ...Read more

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Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read more

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What would be a healthy diet for a vegetarian?

What would be a healthy diet for a vegetarian?

Good info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for a diabetic patient?

What is a good vegetarian diet for a diabetic patient?

Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=-o6gh6qbpfw if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read more

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Whats a good diet for a heavy child to loose a few pounds?

Whats a good diet for a heavy child to loose a few pounds?

Limit carbs: Get rid of all electronic media in the child's room, limit total screen time to one hour a day, get at least one hour of outdoor play a day minimum, eliminate any drink with sugar, and involve the child in food preparation. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for a patient with cancer as it is for other people. ...Read more

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Will eating a vegetarian diet for 30 days, jumpstart a significant weight loss?

Will eating a vegetarian diet for 30 days, jumpstart a significant weight loss?

Yes, and...: This is a great way to end unhealthy eating habits. Vegetarian fare isn't as greasy / sugary / salty / yummy as the stuff that most of us overeat. Even better -- why not "jumpstart" a whole new lifestyle based on fitness-based activities, as much a choice-of-friends issue as anything? They'll guide you on reprogramming your mind and body for a far better life long-term. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a working mother?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a working mother?

30 mins a day: Exercising 30 mins a day is key even if you have to break it up into intervals. A diet rich in fruits and veggies ( whole foods) is key to getting all that antioxidant power your body craves ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance !: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for college?

What's a healthy diet for college?

Same as everywhere: Eliminate juices, sodas, or other sweet drinks. Drink water. Don't eat fried foods (chicken nuggets, french fries etc). Watch the sugar content in cereals and snacks. Serve few starches, including breads, pastas, and (white) grains. Add more vegetables and fruits, but not too many fruits because of all the sugar they contain. In short, eat an organic, whole grain, no added sugar diet. ...Read more

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Recommendations for a traveler on how to get a nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet?

Recommendations for a traveler on how to get a nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet?

Eat whole foods: Shop at stores that sells whole foods and eat at restaurants that are vegetarian and gluten free. Rinse fruits and vegetables carefully, and eat beans, nuts and seeds. Consume wild salmon whenever available. ...Read more

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Which is best for a long, healthy life: a strict vegetarian or mixed diet?

Which is best for a long, healthy life: a strict vegetarian or mixed diet?

Mixed: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veggies, carbs , good fats and fruits to work better. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

Nothing special: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet for athletes, as well as everyone else. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Diet for becoming a strong footballer?

Diet for becoming a strong footballer?

Strong footballer.: In order to become strong for sports, you need a diet that will support a strength training exercise program. This would include ample amounts of lean protein along with complex carbohydrates. Keep saturated fats and trans fats low. It’s small, frequent meals throughout the day (every 2 to 3 hours). And plenty of water along with this high protein intake. ...Read more

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