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Health Benefits Of V8 Vegetable Juice
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Soothing or calming: The hot water will help to keep you hydrated, and thats probably the only health benefit. ...Read more
I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice.I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?
May actually help!: Many people find that drinking lemon juice actually helps GERD! However, any benefits are temporary and purely symptomatic (like the drugs that are commonly used). For an excellent and thorough discussion of how to cure GERD by addressing the underlying causes please see http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more
I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?
Osteoporosis: No those items are not bad for your bones. You are still young to have osteoporosis. If you have it, are you being treated for osteoporosis? I don't see any osteoporosis meds on your medication list! ...Read more
Not known: Various studies involved different amounts to cranberry juice. Probably a glass a day will provided desired benefits. Many people find it too pungent & prefer cocktail. Regular c juice cocktail contains far too many calories so diet or zero calorie cocktail juic should be considered. ...Read more
I plan to start juicing fruits and vegetables. Do you think that there is a significant health benefit?
Fruits and veggies: Yes, there are excellent benefits to f&v's including cardiovascular disease reduction, cancer reduction and a weight managment. Good for you! much better than a vitamin. ...Read more
What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?
Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more
Other than fibre... What is the benefit of eating whole vegetables as opposed to vegetable juice?
Less sugar: Vegetable juice has a substantial amount of sugar from the veggies that it is made from. You will take in more calories from juice than if you eat a few servings of vegetables. Fiber is an issue too, and fiber from vegetables helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, colon cancer, diverticulosis, and obesity. ...Read more
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