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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

Same as for others: See my blog for a comprehensive description of what a healthy diet looks like. You can cut and paste this link. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Best diet for a healthy fitness?

Best diet  for a healthy fitness?

No single best but:: There is no consensus, even among "experts"; no single diet is best for everyone as we have different needs based on genetics. I advise emphasizing organic vegetables, fruits and nuts & seeds; eat whole foods; avoid fried foods, sugars and artificial chemicals. Organic dairy, eggs, wild fish and organically-raised meats in moderation. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 and http://tinyurl.com/lcjahnx ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for adolescence?

Same as for all ages: Adolescents should receive the same nutrition as adults and younger children. The goal is daily fruits/veggies, lean protein, and calcium containing products. Adolescent females often need more calcium intake then adults (aim for about 1000mg daily). ...Read more

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What is a healthy vegetarian diet for a 19-year-old girl?

What is a healthy vegetarian diet for a 19-year-old girl?

Good info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

See my blog: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for college?

What's a healthy diet for college?

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 is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Is caffeine good to drink and healthy for a good diet plane?

Is caffeine good to drink and healthy for a good diet plane?

Depends: The U.S. Food and Drug Association has studied the effects of caffeine on the body and determined that "Moderate" caffeine intake was safe (Less than 300mg per day). Safe does not mean it is good and healthy however. There are concerns about caffeine and the effect it can have on bone loss, and it can affect other organs as well (heart/intestines). http://www.medicinenet.com/caffeine/article.ht ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

What's  a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for lactating women. Supplements such as calcium and iron may be needed depending on individual circumstances. ...Read more

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Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Should I start a low carb diet or is a balanced diet more healthy for weight loss??

Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read more

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Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Nutrition: It is recommended that you consume at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. If you ate too much fruit - you could get a lot of sugar from some fruits. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for a patient with cancer as it is for other people. ...Read more

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Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Pregnancey Care: Pregnancy is a major milestone in the Journey of Life. Focus on - Physical health- Balanced Diet, rest, sleep and exercise. Intellectual health- having perspective, logical reasoning and problem solving. Emotional health- feeling relaxed and happy, not focus on low weight of the baby. Social health-caring and sharing with your husband. Spiritual health- having Faith in the Creator and the Universe ...Read more

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Does mediterranean food make a good diet for weight loss?

Does mediterranean food make a good diet for weight loss?

May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise more(easier said than done). ...Read more

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How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

Diversity: Make sure to have a good supply of diverse vegtables, fruits and protein in the form of some type of bean. Eggs are a good source if you normally eat those also. Making sure you have an adequate supply of vegtables, fruits, fiber and adequate hydration should help a lot. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

EXERCISE!: The number 1 problem with our children is inactivity, followed by poor diet/too much junk food. Children should do an unstructured, 1 hour a day of exercise. ...Read more

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What would be considered a balanced diet for a 1.5 year old baby?

What would be considered a  balanced diet for a 1.5 year old  baby?

Varies: Children at this age may eat everything one day and very little another day. Don't focus too much on exactly what she eats each meal. Give her a healthy selection of fruits, veggies, meat or protein foods, bread/grains/or other carbs, and dairy foods. Offer small amounts and give her more if she wants a particular food. There is good info at- http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/preschoolers.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more