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Dry Avocado Seeds For Nutrition
Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?
Sleep suggestions: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after a big meal. Avoid or minimize caffeine & alcohol. Exercise regularly, but not within 3-4 hrs before bedtime. Use relaxing pre-sleep routine (warm bath, light snack, reading). Bedroom temp at 60-68f. Learn relaxation skills. Find sleep specialist. ...Read more
I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?
Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...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
Would a home-made formula of coconut water, soaked chia seeds and almond milk contain enough omega-3 for a 1-month-old baby? Also adding vit and min
Bad idea: The commercial formulas are the product of more than 60 years of lab based research and nothing you can replicate with your well meaning attempts.Each are required to meet the standards of the FDA. Rather than a sign of love and devotion you could create a real dietary imbalance that could injure the child.I have hospitalized kids fed these home brews. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?
NO unless...: While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4. See http://authoritynutrition.com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/ for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more
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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?
? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods. You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more
Is eating 100g parsnip, carrots, sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli, banana, multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement a day enough to live a healthy life?
Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.
1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry roasted & salted nuts are my main snack.If I add 1 tsp of olive oil when roasting to make the salt to stick to nuts better,will it turn unhealthy?
Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?
Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more
Is a vanilla protein shake with milk frozen banana and all natural peanut butter healthy for you after weight training?
Protein and sugar: After a hard work out your body needs protein and some sugar (glucose). You should try not to eat fat and /or a huge amount of sugar. Try to find a protein shake that provides this balance. Non fat milk and a banana both provide some glucose without the fat content. I worry that your frozen shake has too much sugar and fat, which would would counter the affect of your workout. ...Read more
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