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Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain healthy eyes?

What are some healthy habits to maintain healthy eyes?

Healthy eyes: To maintain healthy eyes: - have them checked annually - wear sunglasses -eat healthy vegetables - take eye supplements -don't rub them - use safety glasses when necessary ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain healthy teeth?

What are some healthy habits to maintain healthy teeth?

Regular dental visit: besides good oral hygiene, good diet, are some of the major habits to keep your smile healthy. ...Read more

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Healthy ways to stay energized without drinking a gallon of coffee?

Healthy ways to stay energized without drinking a gallon of coffee?

Lots of ways!: Knowing what you care about gives you energy. Green tea is great alt to coffee. And there are a few supplements that can too. Cordyceps, a mushroom, enables cellular mitochondria to generate more energy, and improves blood flow to the extremities. Magnesium, for your heart, is run down by stress, supplement puts it back. Also coq10, ginseng and rhodiola. Enough sleep, movement and water, too! ...Read more

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How to substitute unhealthy foods i love with healthy foods?

How to substitute unhealthy foods i love with healthy foods?

Healthy choices.: If you check out this site - it will provide a number of blogs for this purpose. http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2012/06/the-best-healthy-food-blogs-weve-found-thus-far/. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

See below: Try to avoid fried foods, or eat them in extreme moderation and balance them with non fried food such as salads and or vegetables. Try to eat in portion control servings- take home the rest Try not to add butter or fat to your foods, if adding dressings, use low calorie alternatives and use sparingly. Chose fish baked instead of fried, healthier than red meat or a vegetarian meal. ...Read more

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So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

Not all of them!: That is a vast generalization. Certainly some vegans drink protein shakes but many don't. There are plentiful sources of protein in a vegan diet- nuts, seeds & beans are the best sources, but even foods like kale, broccoli, avocados, potatoes & quinoa contain surprising amounts of protein, it's really not that difficult to get plenty of protein on a vegan diet! ...Read more

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Healthy breakfasts great to lose weight?

Healthy breakfasts great to lose weight?

Losing weight: A good breakfast is important and the best way to keep weight (w) off is by behavior modification (b). People who lose w without b have more than a 90% chance of gaining back their lost w in 1 year. Find out what causes you to overeat and see if you can engage in activities to avoid doing so. If you can if you can do this you can not only lose w, you will be successful in keeping it off long term. ...Read more

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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more

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Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Pork kidneys: Are pork kidneys healthy to eat? ANS: Yes once in a while but wash them well first or they will smell and taste like pee. Which I do not like. ...Read more

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Are diet drinks actually healthier than regular sodas?

Are diet drinks actually healthier than regular sodas?

No!: Stay away from nutrasweet and splenda. Things sweetened with stevia are safe. Even be careful with xylitol as it is metabolized in the same pathway as fructose. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

Start with local: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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Is dairy essential for a healthy diet? I enjoy foods like cheese but tend to think of them as unhealthy.

Is dairy essential for a healthy diet? I enjoy foods like cheese but tend to think of them as unhealthy.

Not necessarily: There is no consensus on this and research studies show conflicting results. I believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free milk & ideally organic milk. To see the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Resource.Php?Resourceid=000656. ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. ...Read more

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What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience. ...Read more

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Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Depends: If veggie chips are baked and low sodium then they would be healthier than standard fried and salted potato chips. If the veggie chips are heavily salted and deep fat fried then they would be about the same as potato chips, not that healthy. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

Snacks to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes, protein bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

Less processed food: You may have an unhealthy vegan diet if you add too many processed foods. Granted , they may be better than non vegan choices. Using whole foods whenever possible is a good start. ...Read more

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