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Healthy Main Course Meal
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
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
Stomach Storage: The stomach is a storage organ and yours must be large enough to contain a whole day's food at one time. This is fine as long as it works for you. Warning signs would be: sleepiness or fatigue 2 hours after your meal, heartburn or reflux when you lie down, a sour, bitter taste in your mouth when you wake up (reflux) cavities in your back teeth (acid erosion) or weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: It happens almost every night for most people. ...Read more
Guilty: From eating the fast food is a normal response if you are trying to make a real lifestyle change. I often allow my patients on the weight management program to cheat on one meal a week to keep them from getting too frustrated. Something like that can keep them on the overall plan and continue their progress to their goal weight. Keep trying! ...Read more
Any recommandations for healthy meals ? Is it true that the meals (healthy or non-healthy )affected the skin ?
I am working on creating a healthy meal plan for my family but know very little about nutrition. Any tips? Websites? Example meals?
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