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Doctor insights on: Fun Facts About Minerals In Food

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Should I try dr. Oetker's "fun foods" milk shake mix or ensure for weight loss?

Should I try dr. Oetker's "fun foods" milk shake mix or ensure for weight loss?

Definitely NOT: Both of these have calories and are designed to make money for the manufacturer. They will not help you lose weight. You need to burn off 3500 more calories than you take in to lose a pound. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Any good healthy recipes for a overweight child besides exercise, I'm talking about food (don't like veggies) any way to make it fun?

Any good healthy recipes for a overweight child besides exercise, I'm talking about food (don't like veggies) any way to make it fun?

Fun food: Depending on the age of the child, you can get them interested in cooking and food preparation. Show them how to mix ingredients in a bowl. Older children can cut up vegetables and other ingredients. Gradually, involve them in the actual cooking, with close supervision. Also, you can sneak vegetable puree into various foods- ie. Pureed squash goes well in macaroni and cheese. They'll never know! ...Read more

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What vitamines, mineral or food can given more strength to de blood and body?

What vitamines, mineral or food can given more strength to de blood and body?

Comes from you: Health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. Every doctor here will agree. I'm with the minority of physicians who thinks a cheap drugstore-chain vitamin-and-mineral supplement is worth a few dollars per year for folks like you who (i hope) eat sensibly. Anything more is wasting money on glitz. You're nearing your physical prime, and a fitness-focused lifestyle will provide your strength. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to get all nutrition needs (vitamin and mineral etc) all from the food we eat alone? I find it hard to believe it can be done.

Is it really possible to get all nutrition needs (vitamin and mineral etc) all from the food we eat alone? I find it hard to believe it can be done.

Supplements: Yes, one can get all the vitamins and minerals they need just from diet alone. This is accomplished by maintaining a diet that his high in a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins from different sources, low in saturated fats, high in unsaturated fats, and a variety of complex carbohydrates. Vitamins are like insurance, take them "just in case" you don't eat as recommended. ...Read more

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Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Absolutely: Only exception would he vitamin K as an infant during the first few months of life until babies can produce it themselves. Oral vitamin k is broken down in the stomach which is why newborns relieve it intramuscularly. ...Read more

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Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

No, not the same: Food grade mineral oil and mineral oil for vehicles are defiantly NOT THE SAME. Mineral oil for vehicles can have a high level of contaminates that will make you very sick if ingested and should NEVER be consumed. ...Read more

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What is the difference in taking vitamins and minerals regularly than getting them from food?

Natural sources: The 'best' way to get vitamins and minerals is through ingesting foods and having a regular and balanced diet of assorted food groups. ...Read more

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Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more

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Are there are Foods/minerals/supplements which are natural Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors?

Are there are Foods/minerals/supplements which are natural Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors?

Yes: Carbonic anhydrase (CA) is an enzyme which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and a proton (hydrogen ion.)

Resveratrol, catechin, silymarin, and curcumin are natural products known as polyphenols. Resveratrol comes from red wine. Catechin is found in tea. Silymarin is an extract of milk thistle. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food can you mix into mineral oil (the constipation treater) to make it taste better?

Please suggest what food can you mix into mineral oil (the constipation treater) to make it taste better?

No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil I would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can you mix into mineral oil to treat constipation?

No need to mix: Anything but if you are using mineral oil I would take a dose independent of meals. If you are constipated go on a liquid diet until resolved. Don't add more roughage to a plugged system any more than you would continue to stuff garbage into your disposal if your sink was plugged up. ...Read more

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Based on your food intake data must you take a vitamin/mineral supplement?

Maybe maybe not: There is significant controversy concerning this subject
if you diet is very good then you do not probably need vitamins. ...Read more

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What common foods provide all of the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals without having to take supplements?

What common foods provide all of the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals without having to take supplements?

Meat: Meat provides the most protein with all 10 essential amino acids, the most vitamins, except vitamin c, and the most minerals, except more phosphorus than calcium. If left unsalted, the sodium-potassium ratio is favorable. The fat content may be excessive, but lean skinless chicken, pork or seafood is close to ideal. Fiber should be added as fruit, vegetables or whole grains. ...Read more

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Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? Secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer? Thanks

Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? Secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer? Thanks

It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Healthy eating: It is best to focus on types of foods rather than specific vitamins and minerals. Most vitamins and minerals can be found in a wide variety of foods. If your child is eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and good protein sources, she is going to have no problem getting sufficient vitamins and minerals. If she only eats chicken nuggets, she would need a multivitamin. ...Read more

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I take Centrum Silver and Zyflamend for inflammation. A chiropractor mentioned importance of mineral supplementation and hydration. If calcium is bad if I get in food, what can I add to centrum?

I take Centrum Silver and Zyflamend for inflammation. A chiropractor mentioned importance of mineral supplementation and hydration. If calcium is bad if I get in food, what can I add to centrum?

Vitamin Supplements: A diet that consists of at least 50% fruits and vegetables, good essential fats, and good quality meat is essential for good health. I personally don't recommend Centrum because I think they have poor quality vitamins, unwanted binders, fillers, and preservatives. I like a MVI (multivitamin) from www. Mdprescriptives. Com called Essentials 5:1. It is only doctor referred so cannot get this at local store. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lack of any vitamin/mineral or any nutrition be a reason for social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: It is unlikely but if your vitamin/mineral content is unbalanced it certainly can make social anxiety worse. If you reasons to think you have an imbalance of nutrients ask your doctor for a mineral/vitamin analysis. Best. ...Read more

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Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good I always feel weakness

Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good I always feel weakness

Good FOOD: Healthy food has all these contents you're asking about. What about learning to eat in ways that nourish your body, rather than looking for a pill or medicine? There are multivitamins to support your diet, but they will not replace it. ...Read more

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What's the most definitive test (s) for finding food intolerances?

What's the most definitive test (s) for finding food intolerances?

None.: It is al comprehensive.
Combination of once symptoms and physical exam and detailed dietary history which includes Food Journal.
And then necessary blood tests and some times Endoscopy for the gastric Biopsy:-) ...Read more

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What is esophegus and why do adults in 80's find it hard for the food to go down?

What is esophegus and why do adults in 80's find it hard for the food to go down?

Esophagus: The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When you eat, food passes down the esophagus to get into the stomach. Coordinated smooth muscle contractions in the esophagus wall help propel the food down the esophagus. In the elderly, these muscles may become weak and discoordinated, making it more difficult for the food to get down. There are other reasons, see your MD. ...Read more

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I m worried about my baby he s now entered his 7 month and only takes 2 teaspoon of purreed food single meal, how can I convince him to eat more?

I m worried about my baby he s now entered his 7 month and only takes 2 teaspoon of purreed food single meal, how can I convince him to eat more?

Get evaluated: Infants with poor feeding should be carefully evaluated for any physical problem including reflux or food intolerance, and appropriate weight gain must be assured. Solid food refusal is often a result of excessive formula a juice intake. ...Read more

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What r the best food"s to eat for your liver?

What r the best food"s to eat for your liver?

Liver: For liver health or when you have liver problems?

Your profile notes constipation and painful stools and your medication list has two narcotics. It may be helpful to know that narcotics cause constipation and can lead to painful stools. ...Read more

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