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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, infection, and poor healing.


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What's a healthy diet?

What's a healthy diet?

Veg, fruits, nuts: A healthy diet consists of mostly plant based including green leafy vegetables and all different colors of fruits and vegetables. The majority of these should be raw as in a salad or lightly steamed. Meat should consist of lean chicken, turkey, fish, and occasionally very lean beef or pork. Snacks should be fruits, tree nuts, and whole grains. Go light on the carbs and only whole grains. No sugar. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, infection, and poor healing.


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What's the best way to start a healthy diet?

What's the best way to start a healthy diet?

Just do it!: If you are the predominant food preparer, find some fun cookbooks that incorporate fiber sources with meat products; buy leaner cuts of meat, and start introducing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in forms you will consider eating. You can't force anyone to eat healthy, but you can certainly stop buying junk foods, cutting portion sizes, and encourage better meal and snack choices. ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food where you don't know source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them organic
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Eat grassfed meats
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What is a suggested healthy diet?

What is a suggested healthy diet?

Balanced diet: Women need to consider what they do and need throughout the weekdays and weekends and try to balance not only caloric intake with output but also nutrient (eg, folate) need and expenditure. This requires keeping a food diary, taking it to a nutritionist and following that plan daily. Seems like a lot of effort but there will soon be great apps for that. As they come along, i will share in comments. ...Read more

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Is a healthy diet particularly important at any particular age of childhood?

Is a healthy diet particularly important at any particular age of childhood?

All ages: Living a healthy lifestyle (including a healthy diet and being active) is important at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. It is especially important for parents to role model a healthy lifestyle to young children, as they are very impressionable and the habits they form early on will stick with them as they grow older. ...Read more

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I'm 21 170 5'3 what's a good healthy diet i can start?

I'm 21 170 5'3 what's a good healthy diet i can start?

Balanced diet: Balanced diet 3-4 small meals per day no more than 1200-1400 calories a day to start with. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet to follow daily?

Same as everywhere: Eliminate juices, sodas, or other sweet drinks. Drink water. Don't eat fried foods (chicken nuggets, french fries etc). Watch the sugar content in cereals and snacks. Serve few starches, including breads, pastas, and (white) grains. Add more vegetables and fruits, but not too many fruits because of all the sugar they contain. In short, eat an organic, whole grain, no added sugar diet. ...Read more

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What should be the healthy diet for a three year kid?

choosemyplate.gov: Make sure that your child is eating a lot of variety of foods from each food groups. The more the variety and more the color on the plate, the better it is for your child. Half of his plate should be fruits and vegetables and half protein and grains w a side of dairy. Half of the grains should be whole. Visit www.Choosemyplate.Gov for more information, tips and recipes. Add 30-60 m exercise daily. ...Read more

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How can I get out and still have a healthy diet?

How can I get out and still have a healthy diet?

Avoid carbohydrates: Order salad. Opt for fish or lean cuts of meat. Avoid rice, potatoes or pasta. Substitute steamed vegetables instead. ...Read more

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What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Depends: On disease activity, location of disease and complications (ie strictures). A well balanced diet is high recommended; but depending on your disease you may have difficulty tolerating large amounts of fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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