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Green Pea Salad
Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.
Sounds good to me: I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage. You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?
My toddler ate curried rice with green onions & stir fried vegetables with ginger.His balls became red after poop & painful on touch.What should I do?
Possible irritation: Poop can often be very irritating to the skin. If the redness is limited to his scrotum following his poop, that is probably the cause. I would wash him with mild soap and water and use a moisture barrier such as vaseline or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on the red areas. If the irritation persists, plan on seeing his pediatrician in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kids love to snack on fresh veggies like cucumber, tomato, carrot, and pepper but refuse cooked veggies like peas or string beans. This sufficient?
I'm 21. Healthy diet-1/4 cup of white rice, 1/2 steamed white potato, 2 cups of green veg, fish/chicken cucumber, sour yogurt, nuts per day.Any other advic?
You do not need: A "catalogue". We were designed to eat natural food to satiety. How artificial can we be? ...Read more
I usually get a 6 inch Club on honey oat bread with green & bananna peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers from subway. Is this well balanced meal?
Am assuming: that club sandwich has some form of meat. Sounds fine. ...Read more
I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?
Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more
If I eat lettuce, raw carrots, steamed broccoli and beets, grated cheese and one piece of meat daily for breakfast lunch and dinner will I lose weighr?
Depends On A Lot: That all depends on your current weight, body fat to muscle ratio, amount you eat and total daily calories ingested, your activity level and overall basal metabolic rate. One thing for sure, you're on the right track in terms of WHAT you eat, although you didn't specify what KINDS of meat you eat or if you ever might eat some vegetable sources of protein.I think that just might cover it. ...Read more
Is 4 blackberries, 2 strawberries, tiny handful of blueberries, 1 boiled egg, and a big handful of almonds with 1 cup skim milk healthy brkfast or not?
Highly unlikely: Are you eating anythingelsethathasblie due in it? Become a detective and check the ingredients of all the foods you are eating for foods that alone or in combination could form the color blue like artificial blueberries. ...Read more
Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m
Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more
After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.
Allergic reaction: You are probably allergic to something in the food you ate. Check to see which of the foods you ate for the first time or that you have reacted to in the past. Delete this from your diet. If the reaction gets worse of you notice any other symptoms ,seek immediate medical care. ...Read more
I'm 17 with dark green fluffy and raggidy stool with white chunks the size of a circle pill. Took vit. C sup, ate greens and sushi yesterday. Help!
With what you: describe above,I'm not sure what is your complaint.Are you in any discomfort or are you just worried about the appearance of your stool? ...Read more
Maybe...but no proof: Green coffee bean extract is considered "possibly safe" in adults and is sometimes used for weight loss, hypertension and other conditions. It has not been studied in children or teens. There is no conclusive proof that it works for these or other conditions. The active ingredient in caffeine. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1264-green%20coffee.aspx?activeingredientid=1264 ...Read more