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Do Processed Foods Have More Sodium Less Potassium
Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?
Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. it is to be avoided. so should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat plant based foods(fruits and vegies), Pasta and grains and Poultry meats. Fish is the best alternative. You can supplement this with Soy products like Tofu and Eggs. You can also use Plant Nuts as a good source of Proteins(in place of meats). ...Read more
I like eating dietary products that are high in protein (such as protein cookies)i also eat veggies, meat, fruit...Is it ok to eat those cookies?
Yes: As long as you use with moderation. ...Read more
High glycemic index(GI) foods that have high effect on blood sugar level -will eating such foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI foods?
I know all carbs need to be in moderation but if bread & potato increase blood sugar more than sugar,why do they have LESS bad reputation than sugar?
Heard youre supposed to eat good foods like avocado, olive oil, etc. but those are high in calories? is it better to watch cal intake or eat healthfat
Healthy fats in mod.: Avocado is an extremely healthy food- see http://tinyurl.com/3afn8ap Olive oil is healthier than most other oils but its benefits are exaggerated- see http://tinyurl.com/kj8rim One should not avoid a healthy food just because it is a good source of healthy fats. The question of a low-fat vs. low carb diet is complex but one should choose healthy fats & healthy carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 ...Read more
How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?
1500 mg: 1500 mg is your daily budget. Your food can still taste great. Crank up the flavor by adding more spice to your dish. Example: if you're cooking with garlic, add more garlic than the recipe calls for. You can find more information here: www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.Pdf congrats on making great changes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms
Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more
Not really: Artificial sweetners are not any more healthy than sugary foods and can be harmful. ...Read more
Calorie choices: When some people have specific energy needs but can't tolerate a lot of volume, or just want a splurge, high calorie foods have a place. However the average food shopper needs to daily balance making healthy food choices with food taste & texture preferences. Some restaurants/companies cater to consumers who enjoy fatty, greasy foods. Exercise your consumer "vote" instead by making healthy choices. ...Read more
Most low fat and fat free foods are high in sugar. However i'm told these are better choices when it comes to dairy. Should i eat whole or low fat?
Opinions, opinions: I don't think it will matter too much - so a big part of your answer will be which you like better. Also different brands can differ. But, i've heard from nutritionist friends that the range from whole to fat free is much smaller than the public thinks. If you have gall bladder problems or a specific reason to avoid fat, think non-dairy! otherwise, read labels & buy what you like. ...Read more
Is fructose included in daily sugar intake? If so why it's recommended to eat 2-3 portions of fruit a day if they have more sugar than we should eat?
Different sugars: There are many different types of sugars. Fructose, is usually found in fruit. Table sugar is called Sucrose. The dietary recommendations differentiate added sugar (usually sucrose) from the sugar naturally found in foods, like fruit and even milk (lactose). Different sugars are processed in the body differently and are considered to pose different risks to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?
Nutritious Diet: I commend you for avoiding processed foods and limiting meat! For Good Nutritious Diet, eat: Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables- kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, collards, mustard turnip greens, and spinach. Beans and lentils, soy foods Walnuts, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, seeds Salmon trout or herring twice a week Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day ...Read more
Wrong question: Fruit is the natural source of many nutrients, like all the veggies. It is the food supplied by mothe hature. ...Read more
How much more does it cost to eat healthy farmers market food than storebought or processed food?
Farmers' food: It is always healthy to supplement with natural produce, shop around for good prices. ...Read more
Hearing vitamins may do more harm than good.Vita-paks/multivitamin recommended if not consuming well-balanced diet (high fat content/fast food meals)?
Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?
Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. ...Read more
Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?
Fat has calories: Fatty foods are packed with calories, twice the number of carbs or proteins for the same amount of food. So high fat is not going to help you lose weight just because you are avoiding starches and sugars (carbs). Your total calorie intake needs to go down and/or your exercise up to lose weight. Start reading labels with portion size and calorie content as well as the breakdown carb/protein/fats. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?
All life is based on: water with added salts, including humans. Typical sodium concentration in water outside human cells: 140 mEq/L, inside cells: 5 mEq/L. Sodium has long been both over-promoted by medical disease industry http://goo.gl/Blh6rW as harmful & added to various foods, cheap, to "enhance" flavor for taste appeal & sales. While ? Na can aggravate edema; is rarely the primary cause of ?ed water retention. ...Read more
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