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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

VEGETARIAN DIET: Balance veggie diet consist of eating all legumes or leafy vegs. Beans, squash and other yellow veggies, carrots, etc. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. www.eatright.org. ...Read more

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Best diet for a very picky eater? 5yo girl on mvi (multivitamin)

Best diet for a very picky eater? 5yo girl on mvi (multivitamin)

Pick well: Try to include healthy foods in your limited menu. Add condiments or sauces that you like to foods you may not like. Try to taste one new food each week. Vitamins are only part of a healthy diet, so supplements may be partially helpful. Nutritional supplements such as ensure may also be used. Check with your doctor for help, & possible referral to a nutrionist. ...Read more

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Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Very simple: Infants don't need fancy recipes. The best strategy is to take organic vegetables such as squash, carrots, peas and sweet potatoes, cook them and then puree them. Mashed avocado is also a great early food. It is best to not introduce foods until about 6 months. For some recipes see http://wholesomebabyfood.Momtastic.Com/. ...Read more

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Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Many options: There are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts that don't involve meat or eggs: -Oatmeal topped with fruit and/or nuts -Smoothies made with non-dairy milk, protein powder or peanut butter, and fruit. -Meatless breakfast burrito (can make yourself or buy frozen option--sometimes they use tofu as replacement for eggs) -Tofu scramble with vegetables (treat tofu as though it's eggs) ...Read more

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Help please! is eating 1000 calories per meal good for gaining wieght?

Help please! is eating 1000 calories per meal good for gaining wieght?

Depends on weight: It depends on your weight and how much weight you want to gain over how long period. You can calculate based on your basal metabolic rate plus activity colories.That is total calories you need to maintain your weight as it is.You need to consume 3500 cals extra over and above your daily requirement to gain 1lb in weight. Bnr 4.35xwt/lbs+4.7xht/inch -4.7xage/yrs little/no exer BMR x1.2 mod bmrx1.5. ...Read more

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How can a picky eatter who dosnt like most veggies eat healthy?

How can a picky eatter who dosnt like most veggies eat healthy?

See below: Sometimes the source can be the cause: canned veggies typically are less appetizing than fresh or frozen. Trying different forms of preparation may help: steam/bake/fry/grill/ add to casserole or stew. Avoid letting other family members complain about veggies; picky eaters often pick up their habits from other family members, especially parents. ...Read more

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What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

What foods to eat while pregnant for healthy children?

Well balanced diet: Eat a well balanced diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of fluids, a source of protein and iron, and calcium. Limit caffeine and drink no alcohol. ...Read more

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18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day. What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day.  What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

See below: There are yogurts, or kefir's that children usually like. Whole grain pasta, cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats (not processed). Keep meal times the same and try to eat together (if possible). Offer the same or very similar food to your toddler, but also have 1 things that he likes in case he refuses to eat. Persistence is a key and keep offering the food even if the child says 'no'. ...Read more

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What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read more

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