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What foods arnatural diuretics?

What foods arnatural diuretics?

Caffeine, alcohol: Any food with caffeine is a diuretic; also alcohol inhibits anti-diuretic hormone, which also results in increased urination. There is a reason that the bathrooms are usually by the bar! ...Read more

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What natural foods contain folic acid?

What natural foods contain folic acid?

Lots of them!: Green leafy veges, aparagus, citrus, avocado, broccoli, beans, seeds, nuts, beets, carrots, corn, squash. ...Read more

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What herbs, vitamins and natural fiber are healthy to take?

This question has...: ....Too many answers! supplementing with vitamins is often unnecessary if you eat a good and varied diet. Many vegetables and grains are great sources of fiber. Lots of herbs are good, either as food, flavoring, or medicine depending on the herb and what you're using it for. ...Read more

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What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

quick google answer: Foods high in magnesium in (mg) beans, black 1 cup 120 broccoli, raw 1 cup 22 halibut 1/2 fillet 170 nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64 okra, frozen 1 cup 94 oysters 3 oz 49 plantain, raw 1 medium 66 rockfish 1 fillet 51 scallop seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151 soy milk 1 cup 47 spinach, cooked 1 cup 157 tofu 1/4 block 37 whole grain cereal. ...Read more

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Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Which antioxidants vitamins or herbs supplement is safe to eat ???

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Ask about a specific condition or supplement ...Read more

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Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Google search it!: This is easy information to find in books, magazines and in Google.com. But in general, all fruits and also all vegetables contain ample amounts of fiber and will help control your constipation provided you use them for each meal(3-5 servings per day). Oat meal for break fast is another good source. yes mangoes also give you good amount of fiber. ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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Can my body naturally start not agreeing with certain foods/drinks after eating healthier foods and home made natural juices?

Can my body naturally start not agreeing with certain foods/drinks after eating healthier foods and home made natural juices?

Yes: Your small bowel bacterial environment can be altered depending on diet changes and poor adaptation can result in bloating and cramping. You may have an intolerance not previously known so keep a food diary to identify the potential triggers ...Read more

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Does dextroamphetamine occur naturally in any natural foods such as fruits and vegetables?

Does dextroamphetamine occur naturally in any natural foods such as fruits and vegetables?

Not really: Amphetamine is a synthetic compound similar to naturally occuring adrenaline. There may be some rare plants with small amounts of it, but you cannot supplement you diet in a way that would give you therapeutic amounts of amphetamine. Caffeine shares many of the same propeties, but it's relativelly weaker and short-acting. ...Read more

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I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?

I take flp product containing stabilized aloevera gel, fructose, natural cranberry and apple juice, sorbitol, ascorbic and citric acids. What are uses?

Many uses: I'm curious why you're taking a product you don't know the use for. The active ingredient is aloe vera gel- everything else is for flavor or preservatives. Aloe vera has many proven health benefits- it helps reduce inflammation, lowers blood sugar & cholesterol, soothes inflamed GI tracts, etc. You might look for aloe with less added sugars. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

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What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

Food with GABA: Some are almonds, bananas, beef liver, broccoli, brown rice, halibut, lentils, whole grain oats, citrus fruits, rice bran, spinach, walnuts, whole wheat, whole grain. ...Read more

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Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Yes: Of course taking foods high in probiotics may be desirable for other reasons, supplements contain a "fixed" amount of probiotics (colonies). Many of the "natural products" like yogurt may have "supplements" added to the product anyway. Your body does not know the difference ...Read more

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What foods contain a natural antibiotic?

What foods contain a natural antibiotic?

None: There is no such thing as a "natural" antibiotic and foods do not contain antibiotics (unless you consider meats that are obtained from animals treated with antibiotics; but these antibiotics only lead to potential resistance - they are not actually therapeutic antibiotics). ...Read more

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What are some laxative foods for constipation?

What are some laxative foods for constipation?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! ...Read more

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Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Yes there are many: There are several like benefiber drink mix, viacost organic hempprotein high fiber drink, andfitsmart protein fiber shakes you can get these on line from amazon or others by googling for it. ...Read more

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Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more