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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers