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Healthy Main Course Meal
There is none: The balance is really what the individual feels comfortable doing. ...Read more
Banana, apple, orange, dates, all healthy fruits but got sugar. What is the max daily allowance to consume of these for healthy and diabetic person.
What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?
Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more
Main Meals: It is good to have a lean protein, complex carbohydrate, a fresh fruit and serving of vegetable at each meal. Healthy snacks might include 1 tbsp of peanut butter on a fresh fruit or celery and carrots. Try to get variety, moderation and balance into your meals. Aim for 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 as whole grains, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. ...Read more
What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?
Natural Origin, No!: The idea the saturated fats were unhealthy was dishonestly promoted by ancel keys, starting in 1953. This was his "theory", though the evidence available to him contradicted his theory. So what did he do? He cherry picked the data - fraudulant, & did not look at other factors. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" foxnews, also nusi.Org. "lustig fatchance", etc. ...Read more
No key: There isn't a single key that is great for all, but a universal truth includes maintaining a balance. Healthful eating of foods that lack processing and ingredients that you cannot pronounce along with a daily exercise program assists. The mind has to be nourished with new information, achievements and assisting others to be strong. Smile and laugh often and keep your mind limber and open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat 7 portions of fruit daily, plenty of vegetables, eat pretty healthy and exercise intense 4 to 5 days a week, could get diabtes because of glucose?
Unlikely but...: While fruit contains sugars as glucose and fructose, the fiber in fruit reduces its effects on raising blood sugar. In the context of an otherwise healthy diet and exercise you probably won't get diabetes, though it would be wise to consume mostly lower-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apples and citrus while minimizing melons and tropical fruits that tend to have a higher glycemic index. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more
What multivitamin is side effect free ? What whole food multivitamin is good for yeast infection and if our diet is not including fruits and vegies ??
Nothing for Sure: There is no multivitamin, supplement or medication that can be said to be side effect free for sure for everyone. You could have adequate levels of one of the vitamins & get toxicity or be allergic to an additive. That said look for a USP certified vitamin & men generally should avoid iron. We over supplement! For yeast infections, can try a probiotic or live culture yogurts. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more
Nuts/trial mix is my main snack to replace junk snack.Would 100gm nuts/day(600+ cal) cause weight gain assuming my other foods are reasonably healthy?
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am hitting the scale at 145kg and am concerned about my health. I eat healthy on my main meals by eating low calorie but I am always hungry which makes me cheat by eating junk food. is there anything that can assist to suppress my hunger?
Eat healthy fats: Eating low calorie meals can make you feel hungry. If you can increase the amount of unsaturated fats in your diet, nuts, salmon, avocado, then it will help keep you feeling full. In addition to diet, exercise is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Another reason for feeling hungry is having diabetes. Please see a doctor if you are always hungry, thirsty, or constantly urinating. ...Read more
Yes: It happens almost every night for most people. ...Read more
Salad: Salad, no dressing. You can add olive oil if you want. ...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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What if a 31 year old male eats one meal for the hole day who weights 160 pound is that healthy ?
Is fasting for 24 hours once a week bad for my health? Or is skipping meals in general bad for me?
No: Once a week fasting is good for you. ...Read more
I'm 5'7" & 107lbs(48.5kg/170cm) How can I gain healthy weight? And how can I get people to stop asking if I have a problem when full from a kids meal?
Full consultation: I suggest you consult a physician on Health Tap or your personal physician. There are many factors to be considered including what, when, how, and how much you are eating. You may need blood tests and a full physical examination. As far as other people go, you can't control what other people say or think. You can only express your feelings and needs, make a request, and then choose how you respond ...Read more
No consensus but...: There is no consensus on this but i believe the healthiest diets consist of organic vegetables as the primary source of nutrition with quality proteins like beans, nuts, seeds and moderate organic animal-derived foods like dairy, eggs & wild fish & some fruit. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx for sound advice. ...Read more
Some considerations: If patient has trouble swallowing, may need soft, or semiliquid items, which careful monitoring to prevent choking. If can speak and swallow, might look at a low fat, healthful diet such as a mediterranean dietary approach, and provide supplemental vitamins as indicated. May be useful to have dietician make more precise recommendations. ...Read more
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