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Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com or www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss.

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet?

Diet: We now know that there are some specific scientifically sound truths about what we should be eating. Your diet should consist of 1800 calories and be made up of the following: 60% of your calories should be from protein sources 25% of the calories should be from carbohydrates 15% of the calories should be fats.

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains.

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What's the balanced diet of an adult?

Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta.

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What should I eat for a balanced diet?

What should I eat for a balanced diet?

A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal.

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Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime. However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok.

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What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

Balanced: A balanced diet simply means that you eat many different types of foods in moderation.

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What happen when a person does not a balanced diet?

What happen when a person does not a balanced diet?

Deficiency: Micronutrient deficiencies will tend to happen. These can adversely impact your short and long term health.

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Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

No single best but:: No single diet is best for everyone but most folks should eat mostly vegetables, fruit, nuts & seeds with moderate use of dairy & eggs. If you desire meat use in moderation. Minimize sweets, starches & fried foods. Avoid sodas & artificial sweeteners. Avoid excess alcohol. Don't smoke. Stay physically & mentally active. Get enough sleep. Relax/meditate. Be kind, live by the Golden Rule. Be here now.

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What is a balanced diet and How do you create a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet and How do you create a balanced diet?

Protein, good fats,: And carbs are called "macronutrients." Eat all three but stay lowest on carbs. Avoid bad fats in junk food, anything w/corn syrup. Good fats are olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid sugar. See doc for suggested diet. Spectracell labs in TX can test all your nutrients. Peace and good health.

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What resources are available to help you develop a balanced diet?

Medically based: Go to the internet and punch in balanced diet and lots of sites pop up. The sites that have nutrition and healthy eating tools are best. The mayo clinic, the american heart association have good guidelines. Research multiple sites. Avoid fad diets. A diet with a large range of vegetables is more nutritious than a diet with a large range of fast food.

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What is balanced diet for me and how should I consume it. Tell me schedule?

Healthy diet: 4 cups of fruits5 cups of vegetables, about 3 servings of whole grains, 5 servings of dairy (1%milk), 2 servings of red meats a week. 64 ounces of water a day. It is better to be a grazer & spread the food out than eat large portions. Your meats should be fish, chicken, turkey for the most part.

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Is there a website where I can find reliable detailed information on eating a balanced diet?

Is there a website where I can find reliable detailed information on eating a balanced diet?

Sure: Http://www. Helpguide. Org/ then scroll down to healthy eating and go from there. Everything in moderation. You are 16 so you are still growing remember that. Your body also needs good fats.

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Can you tell me some healthy is someone who is free from diseasesso does that mean he or she is having a balanced diet?

Can you tell me some healthy is someone who is free from diseasesso does that mean he or she is having a balanced diet?

Healthy Person: Balanced Diet is one part of good Physical Health. Exercise is one part of good Physical Health Lack of Disease is also part of good health Improve other areas of Health: Intellectual Health Emotional Health Social Health Spiritual Health Healthy Person has good all 5 areas of Health, and maintains his Health.

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If I do over an hour of cardio 5 days a week with a balanced diet, how much weight am I expected to lose within a month?

Good health steps: We would need to know calories in compared to calories expended to estimate that. However, also recommend getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night & hydrating well to complement that regiment. Be well.

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Is it ok to eat a packet of crisps and two chocolate bars every day if you are very active and have a good balanced diet besides that?

Probably not: Those are not really very healthy forms of nutrition and do not have any nutritious value to your body but provide processed, pure calories. I suggest replacing them with complex carbohydrates or fruits/veggies as well as dark chocolate (>75%) for two reasons: getting some nutrition and anti-oxidants as well as lowering your blood sugar and Insulin in long term to avoid weight gain.

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How risky is grade 2 fatty lever? Is it possible to control the desease with balanced diet and medication? What diet should be followed?

How risky is grade 2 fatty lever? Is it possible to control the desease with balanced diet and medication? What diet should be followed?

Be careful: You do not want it to worsen. Watch processed carbs and sugar, limit alcohol. Consider methionine 500-1000 mg daily, Alpha lipoic acid 100-300 mg daily, and nac 600 mg twice daily. Choline from egg yolks is beneficial. Get organic eggs. If cannot eat eggs, consider phoschol 1/4-3/4 tsp daily.

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What should I do to maintain a balanced diet?

What should I do to maintain a balanced diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Those doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health.