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Doctor insights on: Good Food Sources For Potassium

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

What are good fortified food sources of vitamin b12 for vegans?

Best to supplement: Trace amounts of the cyanocobalamin form of B12 can be found added to cereals, non-dairy milks, meat substitutes and one type of Red Star Yeast. But it may not be enough and our bodies have to convert it to methylcobalamin, which some people do poorly. Why not take 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin. Even doing that a 2 or 3 times a week should insure you get adequate B12. ...Read more

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R grapes a good fruit source for dieting?

R grapes a good fruit source for dieting?

If only a few grapes: Grapes have lots of sugar. That's why grape juice is used as a "natural" sweetener in many foods or drinks. Eating a few grapes is fine, but eating a lot will prevent weight loss because of the high sugar content. ...Read more

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What are some good recipes sites for low sodium or cholesterol cooking?

What are some good recipes sites for low sodium or cholesterol cooking?

Low sodium diet: Here is a link for a low sodium and low cholesterol diet: https://patienteducation.Osumc.Edu/documents/heart.Pdf you can go on the web and find another site if you want. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good sources of protein for a vegan?

What are good sources of protein for a vegan?

Beans, nuts, seeds: All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein rich in essential fats. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. While nuts and seeds do have some fats, these are relatively healthy fats. See http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/protein.Htm for more info. ...Read more

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Are almonds a good source of calcium?

Are almonds a good source of calcium?

Almonds are a: Good source of calcium but there are many other foods that are even better. Here's a list from a harvard study http://huhs.Harvard.Edu/assets/file/ourservices/service_nutrition_calciumcontentofcommonfoods.Pdf peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any good sources on good meals to make for ibs?

Any good sources on good meals to make for ibs?

Lots of sources: http://www.joybauer.com/recipes-for-ibs.aspx http://www.Besthealthmag.Ca/eat-well/digestion/3-ibs-friendly-recipes http://www.Bbcgoodfood.Com/howto/guide/eating-ibshttp://www.Webmd.Com/ibs/features/finding-right-diet-ibs.

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What are good foods for a vegetairan diet?

What are good foods for a vegetairan diet?

Greens/nuts: Good foods for a vegetarian diet include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Nuts and beans are a good source of protein. Green leafy vegetables supply many nutrients and are important in any diet. Sometimes vegetarians miss out on B vitamins so it is good to take a multivitamin and a B50 vitamin daily. ...Read more

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What are non-sweat fruits or vegetables that provide a good source of potassium?

What are non-sweat fruits or vegetables that provide a good source of potassium?

Potassium sources: Foods that contain potassium are quite common. Among them are white beans, dark leafy vegetables such as spinach. Other food are baked potatoes with skin, mushrooms, nuts, chocolate and salmon. ...Read more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice  bad for blood sugar?

Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more

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What are some good diet products for vegetarians?

What are some good diet products for vegetarians?

No good diet product: The word good and diet product should never go together. Diet products don't generally work and they are definitely unhealthy for your body. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating vegetables from cans as effective for muscle building as fresh food?

No: Canned vegetables and fruits contain chemical preservatives to allow them to be maintained as such in a can. These preservatives can leech beneficial nutrients out of the canned substance. You are also exposing your body to the potentially harmful effect of consuming the preservatives over time. ...Read more

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Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?

Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal?  What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?

Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more

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Is eating more maize good for health and mention some normal food items which are not good for health.

Is eating more maize good for health and mention some normal food items which are not good for health.

NO, sadly many!: As a very starchy food with a high glycemic index (60) ; glycemic load, eating maize is not particularly good for health. In general sugars ; starchy foods like grains ; potatoes are not very good for health. Fried foods are also bad, as are gmo foods ; food from animals fed gmo's, grains ; hormones. For a good list of the healthiest foods with info on why see http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

Aside from drinking milk and takin calcium supplements, what other foods are rich in calcium?

MANY: Of course any dairy product will contain the most calcium. Other choices are both fortified orange juice and rice. Sardines, beans, soybeans, collard greens, figs and tofu to name a few. ...Read more

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Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

Which protein powders would be good for supplementing regular diet?

There are two many?: There are two many to recommend even three or four! but there are many considerations. Stay with 100% whey protein if possible, avoid soy blends. Not as efficient. Avoid those with large amounts of carbs, which is usually milk sugar. Flavors are nice. Avoid the added expense that added branched chain Amino Acids add! and cost. Whey is whey. Go to places like cosco, sam's, walmart, and target! ...Read more

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Are chia seeds a good source of fiber for someone with ibs?

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Are chia seeds a good source of fiber for someone with ibs?

IBS: Chia seeds and flax seeds are good for fiber and they do have omega 3's which help to heal the gut. You should have this at least every day to 3 times per day. Please make sure you take a high quality probiotic that has at least 20-80 billion cfu's with 6-14 strains of bacteria. ...Read more

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Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more

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