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Is vegan a healthy way to eat?

Is vegan a healthy way to eat?

If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See www. Vegetarian-nutrition. Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons. Php for more info. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating a large breakfast, medium lunch, and small dinner is a healthy way to eat your meals? Or is that just a myth?

Is it true that eating a large breakfast, medium lunch, and small dinner is a healthy way to eat your meals? Or is that just a myth?

Meals: The best is a modest breakfast and a good lunch and a light dinner. In the US we do things the most unhealthy way with a heavy breakfast, lunch on the run and a heavy dinner and then sleep - very unhealthy. ...Read more

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What can you eat to lose weight in a healthy way?

What can you eat to lose weight in a healthy way?

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

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What's a good way for us to get american children to eat healthier?

What's a good way for us to get american children to eat healthier?

Easy: Lead by example first, give healthy choices, be consistent, don't use food as reward, punishment, or negotiating tool. ...Read more

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What's a good way for us to get american children to eat healthier?

What's a good way for us to get american children to eat healthier?

Question too broad: There are books written about the weaknesses in our cultural & political approach to nutrition. Some countries have outlawed targeted advertising to children of such things as sugar coated breakfast cereals & treats. Most parents fail to recognize or act on nutritional issues involving their children & perpetuate the problem. ...Read more

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What is a teenager eat daily to gain weight fast but in a healthy way?

What is a teenager eat daily to gain weight fast but in a healthy way?

Proteins & excercise: Balanced food with fruits and vegi, with the predominance of the protein content in it. Physical exercise can help to build up the muscle mass, but not a fat. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 17 and weigh 80 pounds I'm under weight abd I need to know a healthy way to gain weight? Every 1 says eat a lot but I want to be healthy 2?

Hey I'm 17 and weigh 80 pounds I'm under weight abd I need to know a healthy way to gain weight? Every 1 says eat a lot but I want to be healthy 2?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other simple exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk. Then try 3 differnt ones the next. And keep changing it that way every wk. Would that help? Cant buy much

If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk. Then try 3 differnt ones the next. And keep changing it that way every wk. Would that help? Cant buy much

Healthy? Help What?: What is your definition of healthy foods? By who's criteria? I know of no foods which are promoted as not healthy; there is lots of promotion; not lots of honesty/reliable science in either the food or supplement industry. Buyer beware always applies. On the 2nd issue, help what? What is your goal? What are you asking about? Will attempt to help but cannot offer much from question as stated. ...Read more

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What to eat to be healthy?

Wrong Forum: That answer would take up an entire book. This site allows us to give you an answer in four hundred characters or less. You must have a simple specific problem and not a general question such as yours to be successful here. Your question is way too broad and non-specific. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat that are really healthy?

What foods should I eat that are really healthy?

A balance: Foods that are really healthy: fruits - most are really healthy. Fresh vegetables are great - eat a variety of colors to get different nutrients. Eggs, most fish, lean chicken and red meat are good. Complex carbs such as whole wheat foods, brown rice, sweet potatoes for instance. Avoid sweets, simple carbs and highly processed foods. Avoid soy. ...Read more

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How is it determined whether something is healthy to eat?

How is it determined whether something is healthy to eat?

Great Question: In the days of the caveman there was probably much trial and error. Today we have the fda. Unfortunately this in no way is a full proof system.... Just look at today's obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic. There are a number of artificial sweeteners cleared by the fda that we now know are about 10 times more fattening than sugar. I am on the medical advisory board of new cutting edge research. ...Read more

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Why is it considered healthier to eat slowly versus eating quickly?

Why is it considered healthier to eat slowly versus eating quickly?

Eating more slowly: Allows the feedback loop for satiety to take effect. You may ultimately eat less. It might help to avoid indigestion or bloating that occur from rapidly eating large amounts of food. ...Read more

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How do I eat healthier?

How do I eat healthier?

A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugars and simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more

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How do I eat healthier?

How do I eat healthier?

Educate & commit: Check www. Choosemyplate. Gov, foodnetwork. Com, WWW. Health. Com, allrecipes. Com, www. Bhg. Com, www. Eating well. Com, www. Cookinglight. Com, www. Foodnetwork. Com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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How can I eat healthier?

How can I eat healthier?

Eat healthier: Consider purchasing a good book on nutrition and working with a dietician/ nutritionist. ...Read more

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What should I do to eat healthier?

What should I do to eat healthier?

Healthy foods!: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read more

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What I have to eat to be healthy?

What I have to eat to be healthy?

Small changes add up: Start by avoiding junk food, soda and substituting with healthy alternatives such as fruit, veggies, yogurt, water or milk. Don't skip breakfast, try to plan your snacks/meals ahead so you have something healthy to grab on the run. Make small changes, experiment with what works best for you. See https://secure02.kidshealth. Org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/veggies_tips. Html#cat20132 ...Read more

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What to do to eat healthier on holidays?

Portion control: Use a smaller plate -so it becomes full with less food. Go for healthy choices even though deliciously evil choices are available. Give yourself a "gift" for the holidays by not gaining weight and becoming sluggish. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle hunger when trying to lose weight and eat healthier?

What is the best way to handle hunger when trying to lose weight and eat healthier?

Depends: When trying to lose weight, the hungry sensation can be improved with appetite suppressants, drinking water (0.5oz /pound you weigh), eating protein, eating frequently small meals every 3 hours, and you trying to understand whether you are really hungry or eating for emotional reasons. Come up with 10 things to do when you get hungry that does not involve food or drinking (except water). ...Read more

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I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

Calories: 120 to 125, could be your best weight. For safety weight control, loss 2 to 4 pounds per week, making exercise, walking is good, reducing carbos, sugar, increases vegetables, some nuts, some fruits, , reducing calories to 1300 per day, check with your pcp or endocrinology your thyroid, liver, kidney, hormones..... More safe and supervised, better results. ...Read more

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I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner. After the meal I eat fruits directly. Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way. Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits?

I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner. After the meal I eat fruits directly. Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way. Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits?

Breakfast?: Timing doesn't matter. Better to eat breakfast as well; then you may have a less heavy lunch and dinner. Keeps metabolism from sagging in the A.M.Also gut can handle fruits and protein foods at same time. Quantity is always an issue, especially if trying to maintain or lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for infants to eat bananas?

Is it healthy for infants to eat bananas?

Absolutely: Bananas can be mashed or pureed to an apple sauce consistency. ...Read more

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How can I eat more healthier?

How can I eat more healthier?

Look online: There are many books to be found on the internet that will tell you about good nutrition. ...Read more

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Are veggies chips healthy to eat?

Are veggies chips healthy to eat?

Depends: If veggie chips are baked and low sodium then they would be healthier than standard fried and salted potato chips. If the veggie chips are heavily salted and deep fat fried then they would be about the same as potato chips, not that healthy. ...Read more