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Legumes and beans: Combining a legume with a whole grain is the cheapest and most economical and healthiest way. The indians made succotash with corn and lima beans. Mediteraneans eat chicpeas (hummus) and bread ( wheat). Fruits and vegetables should be included in part of a healthy diet, however, beans and legumes do not perish as easily. ...Read more
LOTS of choices: Your best bet is to research some recipes of things that you like.. Using fresh ingredients and reducing recipe sizes to fit two people works. Spaghetti, salads, pasta salads, chicken salads, soups are all good choices as they can be frozen if you make a lot and eaten later. Anything fresh will always be a good healthy bet. ...Read more
Spices!: Using spices in your cooking not only helps with taste, but also helps with health conditions you may have. For example, cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar, curry/tumeric helps boost the immune system and peppers help with not only the immune system but also boost metabolism! ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Plant-based diet: No obesity if hunger matches calorie need. But sodas, refined sugars, meat and dairy mess up that match. Worse, cookies, fries actually cause hunger because of blood sugar peaks and troughs. Doesn’t take much: extra 100 calories/day = 10 lbs weight gain/year. Solution: unprocessed foods (fruits, vegetable, nuts). Slow absorption allows body to match hunger to calories needed. Also prevent cancer. ...Read more
I'm seriously trying to eat clean and polish my diet up. What can I do to prevent my sweet tooth after eating healthy dishes?
Sugar free: The answer might be in sugar free sweets with keeping in mind that not all the sugar free foods are good for you , make sure to check the label , in case of home cooked or backed sweets , with the use of the proper ingredients can be rewarding. Enjoy, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less pasta: There are several ways to make pasta dishes healthier but the easiest one is to use less pasta and more fresh meats, fish or vegetables. Pasta is a high carbohydrate food and unless you are using whole wheat it has very little fiber. When you serve a pasta dish make sure there is some protein and serve a small portion of pasta and more sauce and other ingredients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: First, rapist that you are the parent. Then, realize that your child does not have the income to buy food on a regular basis. You control the food in the house, so make the food you want the kids to eat and stop buying the stuff you don't want them to eat. Unless the kids can get a job and buy all their own food, they will be eating whatyou ned them to eat today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I don´t clean my dishes properly with dish soap...Consuming dish soap can be dangerous for my health?
Nope: Your body is amazingly tough. There are some bogus websites that want to scare you about the alleged dangers of artificial detergents, but this stuff is made up. We're much healthier thanks to eating off clean dishes. Best wishes. ...Read more
My dish washer is starting to rust. Does it pose a health risk if I keep using it? Its been half a year of me using it like that.
Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the usa--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or mirror where you can always find it. Kids that accidentally ingest poisons tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines & cleaning agents...Now. ...Read more