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Doctor insights on: Food That Helps Your Metabolism

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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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Food that helps to control weight?

Food that helps to control weight?

Moderation: Eat a variety of foods in moderation, protein, complex carbs, fruits and vegetables. In general vegetables are lowest in calories and high in nutrients and fiber. They are the ideal food to bulk up on to maintain weight, have normal healthy bowel movements and feel full. ...Read more

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Which type of foods should you eat to improve your metabolism?

Which type of foods should you eat to improve your metabolism?

You have little cont: We have little control over our metabolism. So eat healthy, keeping in mind a balanced meal which is nutritious and well balanced in terms of proteins, cartbs and low on saturated fats. In general plant based foods(grains, veggies and fruits) are the most healthful foods we should consume. But proteins are essential too. For a good dose of protiens, eat, fish, eggs, nuts and drink low fat milk/yo. ...Read more

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What diet helps to increase metabolism? Also control the level of cholesterol?

What diet helps to increase metabolism?  Also control the level of cholesterol?

Ornish + Healthy Fat: I would suggest a modified ornish plan. Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it! ...Read more

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Which foods help your body grow?

Which foods help your body grow?

A balanced diet: Is required to ensure all necessary nutrients are consumed regularly. ...Read more

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I've heard that your metabolism starts to diminish over time. What types of food should I eat and and exercises to maintain a strong metabolism?

High Quality: Avoid processed, packaged, and restaurant food most of the time. Lots of veggies, very light on fatty foods and especially red meat. As for exercise; some exercise is slightly better for you in terms of weight loss, injury, etc. But my advice is do the exercise you enjoy, because doing it often if the key! ...Read more

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Any foods to eat that help clean your system of THC when your pregnant?

Any foods to eat that help clean your system of THC when your pregnant?

No: There are no special foods to clean your system of thc, whether pregnant or not. Your body processes this as best it can, on its own. However, thc is stored in fat tissues and may last a long time in your body. Please don't smoke or use marijuana when pregnant. It's not safe for your baby. ...Read more

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Food that really helps with the ED?

Food that really helps with the ED?

Sorry: not a nutritional issue and there is no exact food that will work; however, maintaining a well balanced diet will improved your general health and well being. ...Read more

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Can you improve your digestive process by taking the quantum supplements HCl and digestive enzymes?

Can you improve your digestive process by taking the quantum supplements HCl and digestive enzymes?

If deficient: If by hcl you mean hydrochloric acid, do not take it. As for other enzyme supplements, these are helpful in patients with deficiency, e.g., cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis. In an otherwise normal person more enzymes would not be useful. ...Read more

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What are the foods that digestive system does least work to digest?

What are the foods that digestive system does least work to digest?

Easy to digest: Rice toast or saltine crackers bananas chicken green leafy vegetables gelatin fresh fruit including cantaloupe, squash or apricots scrambled eggs mashed potatoes fermented foods including yogurt and sauerkraut. ...Read more

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Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?

No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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Scientists have discovered any tricks or food that speed up your metabolism?

Scientists have discovered any tricks or food that speed up your metabolism?

Coffee: Caffeine is so stimulating that many people have become ' addicted' to it. It does speed up your metabolism as would be tea. Just don't overdo it. I would not recommend anything else otherwise. Get on a regular exercise program and it will far better for your health. ...Read more

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Skinny guy - gaining weight. What's the best regular food item to eat? Any supplements that can slow down the metabolism?

Skinny guy - gaining weight. What's the best regular food item to eat? Any supplements that can slow down the metabolism?

Complex carbohydrate: Complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and legumes - provide starch, stored as glycogen which is available to you for your workouts and for your muscles- so when you do resistance training to build up muscle mass- you will have the energy to do so. Building muscle is probably the best way to gain healthy weight. GOOD LUCK ...Read more