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Fruits And Vegetables Rich In Calcium And Vitamin D
Can we say that vit b is also a good source of protein since vegetables like legumes is rich in vit b and rich in protein also.Tnx?
Yes: Still u should check with u r md! ...Read more
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more
What causes very low Vitamin D even when on Driscoll 50,000 units weekly? My diet is rich in vegetables and dairy, and I get plenty of sun.
Can we give amway nutritional supplements like multi vitamins, vit c, protein powder, fruits and veg concentrates regularly to children of 5 -10 yrs?
Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?
Effects may differ: The vitamins and minerals in supplements are synthesized forms of what is found in food. The problem with depending on supplements rather than eating a balanced diet is that a lot is not known about how the nutrients in foods interact with each other to nourish our bodies. And those interactions cannot (yet) be duplicated in pill form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.
Avoid preformed Vit: Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small. ...Read more
Can it be damaging to take in multivitamin supplements when eating big quantities of broccoli, kale, spinach and other very rich vegetables everyday?
Of course: Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. That's true for all things in life. Remember, do everything in moderation. ...Read more
Fruits and vegetable: Foods rich in vit c include: papaya, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes grapefruit), parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, kiwi fruit, cantaloupe, brussels sprouts. Fruit juices are usually fortified with c. Vitamin a foods: sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, liver, paprika, butternut squash, cantaloupe, dried herbs, dried apricots, lettuce. ...Read more
Real food: Mostly veggies, with one-two servings (small servings) of fresh fruit per day. Real food is better than a supplement - avoid canned veggies and fruits - all the fiber is boiled out of them and many have added salt/sugar. Fresh is best - frozen is next. Also, skip the salty and high fat toppings (like ranch dressing) for the veggies -. ...Read more
My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?
Can u please advice of non dairy sources of dietary calcium apart from fish or spinach, as i consume greens and still ve cal deficiency, [cant take dairy]?
Yes: You certainly can. The only reason why such supplement is needed is due to the fact that many people do not consume a healthy enough diet and thus the supplement acts as an insurance policy. Regardless of what diet you adopt, be sure that it contains enough folic acid, calcium, and vitamin d3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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