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How Do I Increase Fiber In My Diet
Beans, veggies: Beans are very high in fiber- about 6 g per serving. Veggies are a great way to increase fiber, about 3 g a serving. Fruits are also a good source as are whole grains. An adult needs about 25-35 g of fiber a day. At least 7 servings of fruits and veggies/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
Potassium in diet: Bananas are famous for their potassium content, and they're easy to eat. You can also get great potassium by eating: white beans; dark leafy greens; baked potato (with skin); dried apricots; baked acorn squash; plain yogurt; salmon; avocados; dates; and mushrooms. Those are some ideas. ...Read more
Fiber: Fiber in your diet serves many useful purposes. First of all, it will lower your cholesterol by prevent your body from absorbing excess cholesterol from your GI tract. Also, fiber moves any toxins through and out of your body. It has been shown that the less contact time toxins have with the lining of the intestines, the lower the incidence of colon cancer. Fiber is good for colon health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?
Calorie reduction: Despite numerous health and weight loss benefits to exercise, the bulk of the weight loss plan still has to fall on caloric reduction. One has to run many miles to burn off 3500 calories (1pound)! learning how to reduce calories involves education and discipline. Avoid missing meals because you are likely to binge later on high calorie and carb rich meals. Low calorie frequent meals work best. ...Read more
It is easy: Cut out most of the sweets which means avoiding sugar and sugary foods and sugary drinks. You can eat whole grains cereals and whole wheat bread in moderation. Use more proteins in your diet which should include eggs, fish, nuts and tofu along with low fat milk and yogurt.Veggies and fruits are great to have with each meal. ...Read more
Food sources: Sardines, Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, turnip and collard greens, fortified cereals, fortified orange juice, soybeans, fortified soy milk (check label, not all are fortified), enriched breads, grains and then of course you can take calcium and vitamin D supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i reach my ideal weight should i reduce my exerciese or i keep it and increase my food intake?
This depends: The answer to this depends on your desire for food. In general, research shows that it is best to maintain weight loss by watching the food you eat and being mindful of your caloric intake. It is best to keep your consumption of sugar (which can drive food desire) to a minimum. However, exercise is very important to maintain health, esp a balance of cardio and strength training. ...Read more
I have POTS can't exercise standing up. What exercises can I do that will help me lose weight/tone? How do I eat healthy on a high sodium diet?
My doctor said I should eat a lot of vegetable, small amount of starch and drink lots of water. How can I maintain my weight and not lose on this diet.
Protein? Oils/fats?: If a person is eating just vegetables (like those leafy ones), and a little bit of starch, she is probably trying to lose weight. To be on a balanced vegan diet with low carbs (little starch), she'll need protein such as from tofu or nuts, and probably need some "healthy" fats such as olive oil or nut-butters. She can ask the doctor about the best sources of protein and fats, for her situation. ...Read more
I have high cholesterol. I smoke and I do jogging 3-5 times a week. I do proper diets too. I didn't take any drugs. How can I lower my cholesterol?
Stop smoking: The way you ask your question, sounds like you are doing all you can do without medication. With family history of high cholesterol, you may be at the best you can do without medication. You don't say how high your cholesterol is, and with no other risk factors, you may not need medication yet. You do list smoking, though, so stop that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quantity & quality: Eat good will not help, reducing quantity, reduced calories, quality of exercises are important, amount of time you spent in doing exercises is also important. Now you balance, work on it you will go back to your old shape again in short few months. ...Read more
I am a pure vegetarian and wanted to know which fruits and vegetables i can eat to increase hemoglobin content in my body?
It depends...: This depends on whether you are deficient in iron, B12 or folate (folic acid); if so, then increasing your levels will increase hemoglobin; if not then it won't make a difference. There are no good vegetable sources of b12- you need to supplement with it. For good sources of iron see http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/iron.Php for folate (folic acid) sources see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=63. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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