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Doctor insights on: Fruits And Vegetables With No Carbs

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Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read more

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Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Do any fruits have beneficial fiber, or only vegetables and grains do?

Do any fruits have beneficial fiber, or only vegetables and grains do?

Whole fruits: Whole fruits have lots of fiber, fruit juice by itself often has none. So if fiber is what you want, eat an apple, or pear, or peach, or any other & skip the juice bottle. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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With high LDL can I drink vegetables and fruits smoothies at bedtime?

With high LDL can I drink vegetables and fruits smoothies at bedtime?

Fruits: okay: Yes, you can drink fruit smoothies as long as they were not prepared with fatty food mixed. ...Read more

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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 eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?

Too much for what?: It sounds great ! i want to imagine your portions of fruits as kind of moderate or small and balanced...It is only too much effort for any average person to even imagine such a great and healthy diet ! good job. ...Read more

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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas. ...Read more

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Can i mix vegetables and fruits for smoothies?

Can i mix vegetables and fruits for smoothies?

Mix Away!: Smoothies are a great way to get the daily recommended number of fruit and vegetable servings! fresh baby spinach is a mild-flavored vegetable and goes well with all fruit. I recommend a smoothie starting with baby spinach and a ripe banana. From there, add another fruit, ice and water. Frozen berries, pineapple chunks, peach or mango are all very good. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg cramp in calfs Recently changed diet For glucose to meat and vegetables only No fruits bread or carbs other than vegetables?

I am experiencing  leg cramp in calfs 
Recently changed diet 
For glucose
to meat and vegetables only 
No fruits bread or carbs other than vegetables?

Hydrate: Congratulations on starting your diet! There are many causes of this type of cramping. Your cramps might be from dehydration with low electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium or potassium. Try drinking some electrolyte solution like pedialyte. If your calves are swollen, red and/or tender to the touch, see your doctor ASAP for evaluation of possible deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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I am 260lbs. I eat about 5 times a day, very small portions, only fresh fruits veggies nuts and lean grilled meats exersize daily no weight loss help?

I am 260lbs. I eat about 5 times a day, very small portions, only fresh fruits veggies nuts and lean grilled meats exersize daily no weight loss help?

Real Help: If you want real help and not just ambiguous advice then you will go do a complete food diary for one week. You will bring this back to us with the number and type of calories you are consuming and include the amount and type of exercise along with your heart rate during exercise. Then we can offer you real help. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

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

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Difference in energy level for workouts if I eliminate grains and eat only raw fruits and veggies, assuming getting same calories?

Difference in energy level for workouts if I eliminate grains and eat only raw fruits and veggies, assuming getting same calories?

Energy and diet: Suggest keeping a daily log of what you eat and amount/type of exercise. Apps making tracking easy. Include any weight changes. Discuss concerns with your pcp , with your log information, to make sure medical factors are not effecting your energy level. See: http://www.healthline.com/health/diet-and-weight-loss/top-iphone-android-apps#1. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I do not eat vegetables or fruit.Just meat fish pasta rice. What is the best combination of fruits, veg, nuts and seeds i can blend into a drink.

I do not eat vegetables or fruit.Just meat fish pasta rice. What is the best combination of fruits, veg, nuts and seeds i can blend into a drink.

Almost anything: Almost any fruit and/or vegetable combination can be made into a smoothie along with nuts, seeds, yoghurt or milk for protein. Banana helps make it creamy especially if not using yoghurt or milk. It also helps for some of the fruit to be frozen (like berries). Google "smoothies" for suggestions. ...Read more

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My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?

My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?

Diet: You need protein and fats in your diet. Tofu and yogurt are excellent sources of protein if you are vegetarian or vegan. Avocados, ie guacamole is a great source of fats. It also would be a good idea to do a multi-vitamin. Extra Vitamin D would also help. Good luck ...Read more

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Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

You need variety...: Fresh fruits and veggies are good in general because they provide some good vitamins/nutrition, but as human we cannot digest cellulose--the main component in veggies/fruits, which the cows/horse can. They can turn grass/hays into proteins/meats, we cannot. A variety of food types is recommended--see the pyramid for example. Consult your doc/nutritionist. Live well, melani6. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are low in carbs?

Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are low in carbs?

Most veggies!: Most vegetables are carb light. Fruit is different. Avoid most. Berries are fine! ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg cramp in calfs Recently changed diet For glucose to meat and vegetables only No fruits bread or carbs other than vegetables?

Hydrate: Congratulations on starting your diet! There are many causes of this type of cramping. Your cramps might be from dehydration with low electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium or potassium. Try drinking some electrolyte solution like pedialyte. If your calves are swollen, red and/or tender to the touch, see your doctor ASAP for evaluation of possible deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more

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Hey Doc, i have been on fruits and vegetables for about 5 day now, I just nibble on carbohydrate. I intend to burn belly fat. Please advice.

Hey Doc, i have been on fruits and vegetables for about 5 day now, I just nibble on carbohydrate.  I intend to burn belly fat. Please advice.

Good start!: A good healthy diet involving fruits and vegetables are important for weight loss. Additionally I would recommend daily exercise to help lose weight and burn off fat. I typically recommend 30 minutes of activity daily. ...Read more

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What can I do if my current diet is packed with fruit and veg -- but this means i'm on a high carb diet ?

Complex carbohydrate: Carbs vs carbs. This site will provide you with information about simple vs complex carbohydrates. http://www.weightlossforall.com/complex-carbs.htm. ...Read more

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I am going to a more natual diet of real butter and animal fat, would fruit do it for my carbs?

I am going to a more natual diet of real butter and animal fat, would fruit do it for my carbs?

It depends: It depends on the fruit. Some fruits are high in sugar and calories (orange juice) and some are low (grapefruit). ...Read more

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I weight 68K at 5,4 what is the maximum weight i can lose in exactly 4-5 months? With low carb, fruits and proteint diet and 60min cardio a day

I weight 68K at 5,4
what is the maximum weight i can lose in exactly 4-5 months? With low carb, fruits and proteint diet and 60min cardio a day

Weight: It is recommended that weight loss occur at the rate of approximately 1 pound a week. The exact weight loss depends on the duration which in your question is inexact! ...Read more

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I try to eat not more than 1200 calories a day. However, I end up eating 120-130 gms of carb which mostly comes from fruits, veg and legumes. Am I eating more carb than i should? I am 25, 5'3", 143lbs. I exercise for an hour daily (cardio+ strength).

I try to eat not more than 1200 calories a day. However, I end up eating 120-130 gms of carb which mostly comes from fruits, veg and legumes. Am I eating more carb than i should? I am 25, 5'3", 143lbs. I exercise for an hour daily (cardio+ strength).

Hard to say: It is hard for us to tell.if you are taking too much carb,without knowing breakdown of the diet.You have to have Protein&fat as well in your diet.Even 1200 calories has to have Protein and some fat.Especially as you are doing cardio&strength exercises you need .Your diet must contain 20% of calories from Proteins,50% from carbs from fruits,vegies,lagunes and 30% from fat.How much you want to loose ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?

Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?

Diabetes: I strongly recommend that you see a dietitian to help you control your blood sugar. I assume that your diabetes at age 43 is type 2 diabetes. In that case you should work with the dietitian to rid yourself of diabetes. YES, THAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF! Once you rid yourself of diabetes you will start telling all your friends with type two diabetes!! ...Read more

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If you go over your carb intake from eating good carbs like fruits and veggies.. Is that okay since there good for you?

If you go over your carb intake from eating good carbs like fruits and veggies.. Is that okay since there good for you?

No: Too much of a good thing can be bad. One should not go over her daily maximum calories, even if the calories are from good carbs, or she will still gain weight. The total number of calories eaten in a day is still very important. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Following the specific carb diet has been rumored to provide a "lack of short chain fatty acids" , but I thought nuts & fruits & vegs supplied enuf?

Following the specific carb diet has been rumored to provide a "lack of short chain fatty acids" , but I thought nuts & fruits & vegs supplied enuf?

Yes, but: All diets work because overall you are decreasing calories. There are no tricks. Eat what you usually eat, but less, and make sure to include a variety of nuts and fruits and vegetables. Pay attention to what you put in your mouth. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more

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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

What do sugar cravings  constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I love fruits and berries but i was told that these carry carbs and I am trying to lose weight. I was told to limit carbs but aren't these food good?

Good for you: The nutritional value of fruit especially berries make them good for you in spite of their carb content. Carb loaded foods without the extra nutrition are the ones that are important to avoid. Like everything else moderation is your best friend...Too much of a good thing is not good. The basic rule to keep in mind when trying to lose weight is that you should eat less calories and exercise. ...Read more

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Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?

Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?

Glycemic index: Berries, cherries, apples and pears are all "low glycemic index" forms of fruit. They are also nutrient dense and must still be balanced out with heart healthy protein foods such as nuts. Combining a starch with a higher protein food can slow the uptake of simple sugars and reduce the glycemic load. If you are a diabetic be very careful with portion size. Even low glycemic foods can inc glucose. ...Read more

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If you binge a lot on carbs like breads and crackers an stuff, is it okay to eat fruits and veggies the day after the binge seeing as their carbs to?

If you binge a lot on carbs like breads and crackers an stuff, is it okay to eat fruits and veggies the day after the binge seeing as their carbs to?

See your docotrr: It sounds like you may have an eating problem. There is no simple answer to your question. If you are binge eating you really should seek medical assistance. ...Read more

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I want to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help?

I want to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help?

Patience also needed: 23 year old male wants to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help? Sure but other protein sources fish/chicken/legumes are needed for good health, as is exercise, aerobics/ swimming. Patience also needed. Weight gained over many months/ years need time to melt away. Stay encouraged. ...Read more