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Foods That Give You The Most Energy
Tired all the time: Healthy foods are your best foods. Eating lighter meals, lean proteins (chicken and fish) at regular intervals also helps. Caffeine can be helpful in small doses 1-2 cups of coffee or tea per day. As higher numbers of cups of coffee are associated with other health issues. ...Read more
What are the most common buzz words used to give the impression of a "healthy" food product that may not
necessarily be healthy?
Read the label: Important to take a careful look at the nutrition information on label. Look at the amount of fat and carbohydrates. Also look for other ingredients. Is the product made with many artificial colors or flavors? Are there preservatives? That healthy product may not be so healthy. Here is an article from consumer's reports about making sense of food labels http://www.Consumerreports.Org/cro/magazi. ...Read more
Realize best nutrients are from food,but if I'm not eating right, do you believe in the nutritional drinks like ensure,boost &etc? If so which is best
Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.
Not perfect science: Overall healthy eating, remaining physical and cognitively active is important for brain health. But food wise, think about berries(like blueberries), caffeine in moderation, dark/green leafy veggies(kale, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli), stay hydrated, health fats(avocado/fatty fish(tuna, salmon, mackerel) and spices like tumeric/curcumin. Best of luck. ...Read more
Lethargic? Best Food: Hi i think the bigger answer to this question is what kind of foods will help and what will hinder you feeling better. Too many carbohydrates and sugars and your energy will diminish. Eating mostly proteins with a small amount of fats and sugars is scientifically proven to help with good health and better energy. But, don't forget other possibilities: thyroid, pre-daibetes, hormone imbalances. ...Read more
For the experts - might you build the same amount of muscle as if you were to eat just healthy food?
Ones that you eat: All fruits & vegetables are good for you. Some are better than others. For instance, we're less likely to recommend starchy ones like potatoes but they're probably ok in moderation. Important thing is to eat lots of different colored ones daily, at least 4-5 servings of each. Brightly colored & deeply colored ones are full of vitamins & minerals. Actual fruit & veggies better than commercial juice. ...Read more
Fresh fruit: Fruit is amazing food. Like vegetables, they contain natural things, some of which are probably still unknown. It is all in the "plan of life" and the closer we are to mother nature, the better. ...Read more
May you be kind to give me the list of foods that are rich in iron or help me to prepare for surgery ?
When making a smoothie, what are the 3 main fruits or vegetables to add in blender that will clear skin? can you please give specific answer
Does carbohydrates like rice can make us fat ? What are the examples of food that have a low carbohydrates?
Glycemic index is…: What to check about carbs: high index raises blood sugar fast, body secretes insulin, blood sugar drops rapidly, so still hungry. White rice/bread/potato/pasta all high glycemic index. Adding good fat or lean protein can help. http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
1. Do you find it easy or difficult to determine the nutritional value of food? What are some methods to help you more easily determine the nutritional values of food?
Can you tell me if there are books that give ideas of which vaccines to give kids and not give with a balanced point of view ?
Calories to fat: Even if a food does not have a high fat content, if calories are excessive (more than burned) than this will be eventually be turned into fat by the body. ...Read more
Hard to find: You won't actually find a real study. No serious scientist would try since there are so many confounding variables. Heavy sugar eaters are probably exercising less, taking in less well-balanced nutrients, more obese, and generally more self-indulgent. And the correlation will be weak. There's no law against saying "research proves..." on an entertainment "health" site without giving references. ...Read more
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