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How many grams of fibre and protein should you have a day and what percentage of iron and calcium should you have in a day?

How many grams of fibre and protein should you have a day and what percentage of iron and calcium should you have in a day?

General advice: With regards to nutrition, just eat a healthy diet. Its the basics- the five food groups and stay away from fried, salty and processed foods. Watching iron and calcium levels/fibre/protein unless you have an underlying chronic illness is not going to make an impact beyond doing the usual things. Great question! ...Read more

Dr. Stavra Xanthakos
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Dietary Fiber (Definition)

Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the ...Read more


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How many grams of fiber should I eat for a snack?

How many grams of fiber should I eat for a snack?

Depends: Most people you strive for 25-30 grams of fiber daily. If they tend to be constipated or have diverticulosis then they should eat more. Any snack with fiber would be a good source. ...Read more

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How much sodium should someone have a day? And how many grams of sugar per day?

How much sodium should someone have a day? And how many grams of sugar per day?

DRV..: The daily reference values (drv) published by the us government are the amount of nutrients recommended based on a 2000 calorie per day diet. The drv of sodium is 2, 400 mg and total carbohydrate 300 gm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much grams of sugar should I intake a day and still be considered healthy?

How much grams of sugar should I intake a day and still be considered healthy?

Very little: Sugar is a simple carb, and those are not good. Complex carbs are good for you. A diet with little/no simple carbs (sugar) is best. ...Read more

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How many servings of tomatoes can you have a day?

How many servings of tomatoes can you have a day?

Tomatoes: As many as you can eat but your skin may turn yellow from the carotenes in them. But eyes will not turn yellow. ...Read more

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How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

It depends...: This is a good question with no simple answer. More important than the amount of natural sugars is the degree to which they will raise your sugar, measured as glycemic index/load & carohydrrate density. See http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates-full-story/ & http://www.Mendosa.Com/gi.Htm & http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar should I have on an average day?

How many grams of sugar should I have on an average day?

Not a set Amount: There is no normal amount of sugar - you should eat a healthy balanced diet that may include some sugar but there is no set amount. ...Read more

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What do you think of The Virgin Diet and decreasing sugar and what would be a minimal sugar have per day to see possible weight loss? AmHypothroid?

What do you think of  The Virgin Diet and decreasing sugar and what would be a minimal sugar  have per day to see possible weight loss? AmHypothroid?

Fewer calories: I don't know the details of the Virgin diet but it appears to be a variation on a low carbohydrate diet. Weight loss occurs when you take in fewer calories than you burn up. There is no magic to this formula. Since fats tend to increase satiety more than carbohydrates, by eating more fats and less carbs, most people end up eating fewer calories and therefore lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein should I eat in a day?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein should I eat in a day?

0.8 g per kg: According to the institute of medicine of the national academies, the recommended level of daily protein intake for adults is 0.8 g per kg of body weight, or about 64 g for someone who weighs 160 lbs. ...Read more

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For adults, how many times a day should you have a bowel movement?

For adults, how many times a day should you have a bowel movement?

Varies...: The range of normal bowel movement frequency is 3 per day to 1 every 3 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of grams of protein should I consume per day for weight loss?

Can you tell me what number of grams of protein should I consume per day for weight loss?

Weight loss: Rather than try and get your protein levels under control I strongly suggest you make an appointment to see a nurse practitioner who will help you with good eating. ...Read more

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Do you think counting carbs is a good diet and how many carbs should a 53 year old woman have daily?

Do you think counting carbs is a good diet and how many carbs should a 53 year old woman have daily?

Weight Loss: There is no magic solution to losing weight. It ultimately boils down to using more calories than you take in. However, with that being said there are many ways and methods to doing this. First, you need to see your doctor to make sure there are no medical reasons for your weight and to make sure you are healthy enough to exercise and follow a calorie restriction program. Medications may help. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat a day, and how many hours of exercise?

What amount of calories should I eat a day, and how many hours of exercise?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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How many grams of fat should one have per day?

How many grams of fat should one have per day?

Depends: It depends on your total calorie intake If your total calorie intake is 2100 calories Less than 1/3 should be from fat ( 700 calories) since there are 9 calories per gram of fat that would equal less than 80 grams of fat a day. Try to have less than 8 grams (10%) as saturated fats, and the rest as unsaturated fats, such as olive oil. and polyunsaturated fats. ...Read more

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How many glasses of water should a person have?

How many glasses of water should a person have?

Wt (lbs)/2=#oz/day: You'll hear all sorts of answers about this question. It really depends on your body health/weight and what climate/altitude you live in. The best short answer i've seen is to take your weight in pounds, divide that by 2 and drink this much water in ounces each day. For example: if you weigh 120#, you should drink about 60 oz of water daily (slightly less than a half gallon). ...Read more

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How to b healthy. What all the items should I eat in a day. How many times I should eat in a day?

Life: Wow. You are asking us for a book length answer on how to live. This is definitely impossible on this forum. We are able to answer specific questions in four hundred characters or less. You question is impossible for this forum if you want real and valid answers. ...Read more

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How many ounces of water do you have to drink a day?

How many ounces of water do you have to drink a day?

Funny question: This is a 21st century question. For as long as humans have walked the earth, we've relied on our brains and kidneys to tell us when to drink, and it's served us well. Now people write entire books on the subject! how much to drink depends on your level of exertion, whether you're sick or well, sweating or not, the temperature and humidity. Drink when you're thirsty, and then a little more. ...Read more

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Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

Sugar intake: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are - Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons ...Read more

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How many carbs are I supposed to have a day for a healthy diet?

How many carbs are I supposed to have a day for a healthy diet?

Depends: This all depends on several factors: age, weight, height, and activity level. Since you have diabetes, your doctor probably wants you to limit the carbs, but in general you can use this calculator to get an estimate of your carbohydrate and calorie needs: http://www.calculator.net/carbohydrate-calculator.html ...Read more

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