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Doctor insights on: Energy Pyramid Of Food Chain In Grasslands

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

Fast food: too many calories, too much fat, too much salt, not enough potassium to mention a few. You can go to say McDonald's web site and see all the details on what is in everything they serve. ...Read more

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Which vegetables are the healthiest, in terms of nutrient content?

Which vegetables are the healthiest, in terms of nutrient content?

A great question!: Arianna, I think you will get a lot of different answers on this depending on what one believes is "healthiest": anti-oxidants for disease prevention, lowering cholesterol/blood sugar, etc. Consensus would revolve around kale, broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, squash, sweet potato, eggplant, onions. Most important: the healthiest veggie is the one you like and eat! Check out whfoods.com ...Read more

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Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Are hormones in the diet (meat and dairy products) causing the obesity epidemic in america?

Little influence: Calories, especially from carbohydrates including sodas, sweets, fast food etc, etc cause obesity. ...Read more

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Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Ans: You could get the protein bars. Very high in protein and rn tasty as well. You could also get fruit cups or even fruit easy to store and tasty ...Read more

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In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

The body is composed: The body is mostly muscle and protein (bone excluded), and the only stored carbs are glycogen (less than two pounds). Glycogen is an energy source that at maximal exertion lasts only twenty minutes! ingested carbs are not essential for life! ...Read more

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What are the healthiest fruits, in terms of nutrient content?

What are the healthiest fruits, in terms of nutrient content?

Fruits: Kiwi is a great source of vit C and fiber. Bananas and strawberries are rich in potassium. Make sure you include a variety of fruits in your diet to make sure you have good nutritional balance. It's not about a single fruit or vegetable, as with everything you need variety and moderation. ...Read more

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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

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What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

Too many to count: Please refer to harvard medical school of public health's healthy eating plate and healthy eating pyramid for this: http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/ there's a wealth of information on this site, including all kinds of foods and where they fit on the pyramid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Casein protein found in raw eggs the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Is Casein protein found in raw eggs  the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Casein helps: As a food supplement, casein helps build muscle mass in people doing resistance training. Be aware that it shouldn't be the only kind of protein that you take in. Every protein except red meat is recommended. Whey is also helpful, but only if taken in addition to casein. ...Read more

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How severe the quality of protein from peanuts are in relative to other foods high in protein?

How severe the quality of protein from peanuts are in relative to other foods high in protein?

High: 1-oz. Serving of peanuts, the equivalent of about a handful, provides 7 g of protein & a little more than 2 g of fiber. Two tbsp. Of peanut butter contains 8 g of protein and 2 g of fiber. Peanuts are complex plant foods with high levels of niacin, folate, (folic acid) potassium, magnesium, phytosterols & flavonoids...And no cholesterol. ...Read more

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What kind of food that rich in cacium?

What kind of food that rich in cacium?

Many: Many foods are rich in calcium. These include cheese; milk; yogurt; sardines; leafy greens (like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens, etc); fortified cereals; fortified orange juice; soybeans; enriched bread, grains, ; waffles, etc. ...Read more

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How many doctors and nutritionists support the use of the usda food pyramid?

How many doctors and nutritionists support the use of the usda food pyramid?

Not Many!: Not many should! the original food pyramid was not based on scientific fact and has been thoroughly discounted by most modern physician and nutritionists. The best diet for today's modern person is to eat 1/3 lean protein, 1/3 dark green leafy vegetables and 1/3 power carbohydrates. Avoid the white starches, wheat and corn due to genetic modification. ...Read more

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What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

Heart healthy: unsaturated fats are heart healthy, protein are the building blocks of cells, tissues and organs. We need at least 0.8 to 1.0 grams per kilogram of body weight of protein a day to help the body repair, rejuvenate and produce new body parts. ...Read more

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Which food has the highest amounts of b-vitamins?

Which food has the highest amounts of b-vitamins?

Varies: The b vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, (folic acid) b6, vb12, biotin and pantothenic acid. Some foods are especially good sources of just one b vitamin, while other foods contain several of the b's. Luckily, b vits are widely distributed throughout the food supply, so if you're eating a varied, balanced diet that includes foods from all food groups, you're most likely getting what you need. ...Read more