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What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. A good quality multivitamin and mineral tablet is also good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...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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Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Educate yourself: A vegan diet is extremely dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing and supplement accordingly. Adding fish makes its safer. Despite all the grandstanding, there's little (some would say no) strong evidence that either offers health (as opposed to the very real moral) benefits when we control for other healthy lifestyle considerations. ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more

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Any difference in health benefit from chevre vs cows milk cheese?

No: There should be no difference, unless you are intolerant of cow milk or goat milk. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Essential food supplements for pcos?

Essential food supplements for pcos?

None: Diet does not cause pcos - however beiong overweight may. So dietary caloric intake is important - but not any specific food items. ...Read more

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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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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

How is it cooked?: Both are healthy and as seafood items, naturally have cholesterol especially in shrimp. Fish will have some more fats but often are good fats and essential oils for your health. Most of all, it depends on how they are cooked. Certainly if its fried , it is not as healthy as opposed to steamed ...Read more

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What is better natural protein from food or protein from powders?

What is better natural protein from food or protein from powders?

Best protein sources: Proteins best used by the body are plant based proteins such as lentils, beans, legumes, nuts/seeds, tofu, avocado, and plant based protein powders such as chia, maca and pea powder. Then followed by cold water fish, poultry (skinless and white meat), then wild game, other seafood as well as veal/lamb, followed by beef and pork due to how we raise them. Stick with organic meats and drink water. ...Read more

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Are ensure shakes or a multivitamin better for bad diet?

Are ensure shakes or a multivitamin better for bad diet?

Multivitamin but...: I do not recommend ensure- the first ingredient is sugar, followed by corn sugar; it's full of genetically-modified corn, soy ; canola oil ; has dairy from cow given hormones ; antibiotics ; has low doses of vitamins. A good multivit. Is far better- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 for ratings of 101 multivits- choose one in the top 30. This will help but is no substitute for a healthy diet- see comment:. ...Read more

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Good calorie food to eat which food is best please?

Good calorie food to eat which food is best please?

Calorie foods: Nuts, bananas, peanut butter, pure fruit juice, yogurts, salad dressings, pasta, breakfast cereals, butter. Try these to start. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Of course, complex &: controls are internal but only partially understood. As Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, not invented by MDs, issues only partially understood. Thus people promote importance of simple external things they can sell, often without consideration of individual situation or any relevant double-blind, prospective placebo controlled clinical trial data. Why? Because trials are expensive & might backfire? ...Read more

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What are some good healthy diet suppliments?

What are some good healthy diet suppliments?

U R What U eat: Good, wholesome food --no need for supplements unless something's wrong with your digestive system or your genetic endowment. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more