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Fiber One Vs Oatmeal
One handful sunflower seeds, one handful of almonds, one egg cooked by itself, and 1 cup fat free milk a healthy breakfast?
Neither!: If you are comparing white rice and normal flour based pasta, the answer is neither. They are both very high in easily digestible carbohydrates that cause a large Insulin response with very little nutritional value. Brown rice and whole grain pasta retain some fiber and nutrients, but are still high in easily digestible carbohydrates. ...Read more
17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?
What is a better choice for daily maintenance of bowel regularity? Aloe vera caps or pure psyllium husk powder?
Psyllium if organic: The gel of aloe vera has many healing properties but the skin, used as a laxative, is a harsh purgative best not used regularly. Psyllium is much safer ; gentler but can have pesticide residues so i advise organic psyllium (organic india is one source). Also consider triphala, an ayruvedic formula with 3 fruits- see http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is just 1 fiber one bar a day healthy? I like the peanut butter one that has 9 grams of fiber.i eat that with banana and green apple
Neither good nor bad: A Fiber One bar is by itself neutral. It is not good enough to be called "healthy" (it is a highly processed food material), yet it is not bad enough to call "unhealthy". Therefore, whether a Fiber One bar is healthy or not will depend on what the person eats during the course of the entire day. Healthiness of one item is relative in this case, and must be compared to the other items of the day. ...Read more
Is this a healthy breakfast whole grain whole wheat cereal with vitamin d or almond milk with two eggs and a banana other days i eat a pbnj w/ banana?
HiCarb ↑esObesity DM: You're describing a breakfast which is high in carbohydrates; the grains are no longer hole, they have been ground into flour which dramatically increases their glycemic index ; bananas are a high glycemic index fruit. The eggs are fine yet everything you describe is low fiber content, a highly relevant issue given your stated history. All foods are marketed as healthy because this increases sales. ...Read more
Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?
Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.
Difficult: Official guidance is 20-35% of calories from fat and each 1g fat is 9 calories so probably around 55-95g fat per day. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000747.htm Main fat to reduce is saturated fat. Recommend seeing licensed dietician in your area for specific advice/guidance here ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In moderation: Eating one bowl is a good way to start the day, but it's hard to say it's better than any other low sugar cereal. Eating more than that will not bring any health benefits. There is not a lot of solid science behind nutrition, so a balanced diet and everything in moderation is a good goal. "for as a surfeit of the sweetest things the deepest loathing to the stomach brings, ". ...Read more
> sweet potato: Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high. Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know. Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionist question: Does one slice of white bread vs. one slice of wheat bread have the same amount of sugar grams regardless of how slow digested?
My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy? She's not dieting.
Hi fiber & hi carbs: If her daily diet has as little variation as you describe, then no she is not eating a balanced healthy diet. While she is getting a considerable amount of fiber, she is eating little protein or fat. Please explore with her the reasons for her self-imposed dietary restriction/ choices then suggest she may benefit from nutritionist counseling to best achieve her longterm dietary requirements. ...Read more
Which is better?Whole wheat flour or whole wheat+soya+gram+corn+oat+psyllium husk giving 15.6gm of protein?any significant benefits?or just hype?Guide
It would be helpful: ...to understand your goals of therapy in taking these products, before we can comment on which is better specifically for you, or in general. ...Read more
Which oil is best to cook food in soyabean, sunflower, cotton seed or rice bran. Usually we change oil every six months?
MarketingControversy: From a human health standpoint, saturated and some monounsaturated fats have best track records. These include lard, bacon fat, butter, coconut, palm ; olive oils. While polyunsaturated fats have long been promoted as superior, this has never been supported by quality scientific research. Mary g. Enig ; her research work are a good place to start. Also dietdoctor.Com, gary taubes, peter attia, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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