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Eat Fruit Vegetable
Yes, but...: If you're trying to lose weight, try to keep the fruits to a minimum at night. Especially high sugar (high glycemic) fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples, etc. I generally recommend a cup of low sugar fruits like berries or melons at night or 1-2 cups of green veggies at night.. Fructose in fruits is a major cause of weight gain and diabetes. ...Read more
Imbalanced: You will lack essential nutrients. There is nothing wrong with a heavily plant based diet, but you need to have a good idea of where to get all of your nutrients, I suggest reading a book on plant based diets. You will most likely also have diarrhea multiple times a day if this is all you consume. ...Read more
My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?
Why do I get the cold so easily?
I always seem to get the common old easily than others... I eat fruit and vegetables and I have a balanced diet.
Check thyroid: The common identifiable cause of cold intolerance is hypothyroidism, which your physician will probably screen for if you mention it to him/her. Many people develop cold intolerance without any identifiable cause, and a few people develop visible skin changes due to cold allergy or proteins and precipitate in the cold. ...Read more
Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet could it mean I'm pregnant because I hardly eat fruit or vegetables?
Is it normal to poop 5-6 times a day? I am a slim, active, healthy 37 year old woman. My diet is pretty good, although I should eat more fruit and vegetables, and I probably eat too much sugar. My poop is usually a 4 or a 5 on the Bristol scale, although
May be normal: Moving your bowels 5-6 times a day is more than average but not necessarily an sign of illness. If you are feeling healthy and this has been a normal frequency for you and not a recent change, and if you are not having loose, watery stools, abdominal cramping or bloody stools then your likely ok. (Some people with IBS have frequent movements when under stress.) ...Read more
Offer Variety: Kids often need to try a food several times before they tolerate it and even like it. Offering a variety of foods at meals allows them to experience seeing new food and then tasting new foods. Sometimes, they enjoy eating off an adult's plate. A different appearance can help them get used to the taste (in a smoothie or dipped in ranch for example). Be patient and persistent! ...Read more
Treat the cause: Why is your spleen big in the first place? If you have infectious mono or some other viral infection, it will go down on its own. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, a liver problem with portal hypertension, a storage disease or a hemoglobinopathy, you won't affect the underlying illness by trying to make your spleen smaller. Find what's happening ; stop looking for magic foods. ...Read more
What happens if you eat vegetables and fruit every now and then and eat other foods regularly but within your calorie intake for the day?
Food plan: If you are on a Weight Watchers plan then stay w/the intake they suggest. Our psyche rebels against "no" so a very occasional splurge is ok, e.g., a favorite food once a week. See doctor to make sure you are eating a diet healthy for you and ask about a low car diet. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I do not eat vegetables or fruit.Just meat fish pasta rice. What is the best combination of fruits, veg, nuts and seeds i can blend into a drink.
Almost anything: Almost any fruit and/or vegetable combination can be made into a smoothie along with nuts, seeds, yoghurt or milk for protein. Banana helps make it creamy especially if not using yoghurt or milk. It also helps for some of the fruit to be frozen (like berries). Google "smoothies" for suggestions. ...Read more
Good foods: We all need protein in our diet, so dairy or lean meats and nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans) are good sources of this. Also, whole grains add nutrients and fiber to the diet, so these are good to add to diet as well. The key is variety - use things like color to get that variety. The more different colors on your plate, the better the diet!! ...Read more
Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.
OK for most BUT...:
Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking.
Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read more
Yes: Yes. 5 servings of fruit per day is highly recommended. ...Read more
I have an allergy to fresh fruit and vegetables. Only fresh. I can eat out of a can, cooked or frozen, but not fresh. Any solutions?
Yes: Oral allergy syndrome is the result of heat sensitive proteins in the fruit or vegetable that your are eating that cross react with seasonal pollens. In general, when the fruit or vegetable are cooked the protein is destroyed and the patients will not have symptoms. Very rarely oas can be severe thus proper evaluation by your local allergists is required to make sure this is nothing more severe. ...Read more
Does overcooking vegetables make them lose their nutritional value? Can you still get some benefit from them if you eat fruit too?
Nutrients in Vegetables: There is no single best to answer to this question. It depends on which vegetable and which nutrients you're talking about. Generally vegetables pack the most nutrients when they are fresh, not overcooked, and not over boiled (for water-soluble nutrients). It is perfectly OK to eat vegetables and fruit at the same time. You will still absorb the nutrients from both. Enjoy! ...Read more
Eat 7 portions of fruit daily, plenty of vegetables, eat pretty healthy and exercise intense 4 to 5 days a week, could get diabtes because of glucose?
Unlikely but...: While fruit contains sugars as glucose and fructose, the fiber in fruit reduces its effects on raising blood sugar. In the context of an otherwise healthy diet and exercise you probably won't get diabetes, though it would be wise to consume mostly lower-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apples and citrus while minimizing melons and tropical fruits that tend to have a higher glycemic index. ...Read more
How much fruit is too much? I eat at least 12 - 15 pc's of fruit each day, apples pears plumbs grapefruit. I have stir fry vegetables for dinner. I am
Eat lots of fatty food and no fruit and vegetables since tomorrow my cholesterol levels need to be raised, will this work?
Try again: We need more info. Your body is more than a number. What is the issue with you and your cholesterol and what is so important about tomorrow? ...Read more
I'm 20 i'm thin i don't gain a lot. I don't eat a lot of vegetables or fruit. I eat a lot of meat, cheese and junk food. I'm a lazy person. Kill me?
Diet : It is now scientifically proven that a healthy diet should consist mainly of protein calories. The standard that is well respected is that 60% of your calories should come from proteins. Then next would be 25% of calories being from carbohydrates and then 15% from fats. This does not sound like you are on the fast tract to an early death. ...Read more
What are somr foods like fruit, vegetables, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc .. That will burn body fat along with water? & how many tmes a day should I eat them? Im 143lbs wabting to be 128 in a month. I workout twice a week for 1-2 hrs
Healthy weight loss: When losing weight you don't "burn body fat" preferentially over muscle. As such, don't waste time or money on products, books, or foods that promise to do so. Also, a 15 pound weight loss over 4 weeks can be achieved but may make you sick--strive instead for a realistic goal of 1-2 pounds/week. Dehydration is not meaningful loss. Healthy weight loss mean small portions, low calories, exercise. ...Read more
I eat plenty of fiber- foods of vegetable, fruit, whole grains; Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly. Why do I still get regular constipation?
Bowel motility: dysfunction. You are definitely on the right track with all the things you are doing. But there are some people, in spite of that, whose bowels are just sluggish and the smooth muscle within the bowel wall does not work synchronously to move feces along. Medications have been developed to deal with this; a specialty gastroenterologist has the most experience. Ask for a referral:) ...Read more
My father is about to do a colonoscopy and doctor ask to eat fiberless meals. So what are the vegetables and fruites he can eat?
Lots of time: when we advise low fiber for prepping for a colonscopy we suggest normally inadvisable white grains: white bread without nuts and seeds, white rice, plain white pasta, soda crackers. In the fruit and vegetable category it is equally unappealing: skinless sweet or white potatoes, ripe bananas, applesauce and small quantities of cantaloupe and honeydew are good choices...just 2-3 days! ...Read more
Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.
Sounds good to me:
I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage.
You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more
What should a person eat specifically when experiencing hypothermia due to malnutrition? Are vegetable and fruit juices too cold for the body?
I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but i eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou
There : There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! good luck! ...Read more