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Some lay people tout eating fruits first before the main meal. Does putting sweet or salt-based in dif order or in whatever order matter to the health?

Some lay people tout eating fruits first before the main meal. Does putting sweet or salt-based in dif order or in whatever order matter to the health?

Gas: The reason why you're supposed to eat fruit before a meal is because of its transit time. I moves through the gut much faster than the rest of the food. Consequently, if you eat it after the other food, it sit in the gut and ferment - causing gas and bloating. Otherwise, the order of salt/sweet does not matter. ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child for main meals trhoughout the day and as snacks.?

Can you tell me healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child for main meals trhoughout the day and as snacks.?

Normal eating: For a toddler is one good meal a day with 5-6 small snacks. Toddlers should eat the same foods you eat, except that they do not need to have low-calorie or low-fat products. Try to include the foods he or she prefers. Those preferences tend to change every few months and most children do well, even if they are picky eaters. For more specific recommendations you can see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest a meal plan to stay healthy and fit.

Can you please suggest a meal plan to stay healthy and fit.

Several options: There is no perfect meal plan that suits everyone. The best meal plan in my opinion is the dash diet. It focus on balance nutrition diet and keep saturated fat and processed carbohydrates intake low. It has been shown to reduce the risks of many medical problems. I am glad that you are thinking about healthier living at such a young age. For more information, see http://dashdiet.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to consume 1 or 2 pieces of garlics, uncook, during every meal?

Is it healthy to consume 1 or 2 pieces of garlics, uncook, during every meal?

Garlic: It has been well established that eating garlic is healthy. Taking 1-2 cloves daily is in my opinion good. I do not think you have to have it with every meal. ...Read more

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Is eating two meals a day healthy for a 31 year old male who weights 160 pounds ?

Is eating two meals a day healthy for a 31 year old male who weights 160 pounds ?

That depends: Hi. Not if they're egg mcmuffins and big macs. If you eat meals consisting of HEALTHY food twice daily, that's fine. It's utter nonsense to think you need 3 meals/day. If you're only hungry for two, eat two. However WHAT you eat should be healthy food: whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and veggies, nonfat dairy, olive and canola oil, lean meats; best prepared at home. NO fast food. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from eating just one full meal a day? If so, what are they?

Not good: The available research indicates that a one-meal strategy is not the best way to lose weight or maintain a desired weight, and it may have some negative effects. People consuming only one meal per day had higher blood pressure and blood sugar levels than people eating three meals per day. A weaker immune system gives a person greater susceptibility to all kinds of illnesses. ...Read more