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How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

How much red wine should I drink each day to get the health benefits?

Well.............: Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. ...Read more

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How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

How much dark chocolate should I eat daily to get the maximum antioxidant benefit?

Antioxidant qty: There are no established dietary requirements for antioxidants. A recent article in nature suggests that too much antioxidant can be deleterious. The answer is that we don't know exactly how much chocolate to eat to get the best effect. Rather than one source of antioxidant, try to diversify your diet to include many types of antioxidants such as bluberries, carrots, spinach, etc. ...Read more

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I hear all the benefits of drinking Green Tea daily, how many cups per day do I need to get the benefits? Also, does adding milk ruin the effects?

I hear all the benefits of drinking Green Tea daily,  how many cups per day do I need to get the benefits? Also, does adding milk ruin the effects?

Green tea capsules: contain the main ingredient in green tea called EGCG. You will get a higher dose w/caps than drinking it, maybe equal 5-8 cups. Also, you won't need to go to the bathroom so often. Peace and good health. Milk negates the benefits of tea. ...Read more

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How many glasses of fresh orange juice would I need to drink to get all my daily fruit requirements?

How many glasses of fresh orange juice would I need to drink to get all my daily fruit requirements?

Usually one: Orange juice contains mainly vitamin c and one glass should suffice to supply that. Fruits contain other helpful components including other vitamins, fiber, anti-oxidants as well as being a source of caloric needs. The total amount needed depends on your age, sex and activity. Discuss this with your family doctor. ...Read more

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How much can I drink before the health benefits of alcohol go away?

How much can I drink before the health benefits of alcohol go away?

7 drinks per week: For a female no more than 7 drinks per week, and no more than 3 drinks in one evening. Any thing more is considered at risk drinking and could be harmful. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

Variable: Alcohol metabolism varies from individual to individual depending on many factors (drinking frequency, liver function, medications, etc). I would recommend cutting back on your alcohol consumption to avoid future health problems. ...Read more

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Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

This can be healthy: If you add in protein - rice protein is easily digested. Cleanses of this type are often done for 3 days or a little longer. Shouldn't be done without knowledge of what you are doing. For instance - do you know if it is ok to juice apple seeds? What rinds can be juiced and which shouldn't be? How do you clean vegetables. Too many fruit juices can be too much sugar. Juices must be freshly juiced. ...Read more

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How many glasses of fresh orange juice would I need to drink to get my daily fruit intake rec?

How many glasses of fresh orange juice would I need to drink to get my daily fruit intake rec?

Depends: Orange juice is a part of a regular balanced diet. A glass or two should be sufficient if the rest of the diet is appropriate. You need a lot more things than orange juice alone can provide. Discuss this with a nutritionist if you need specific advice. ...Read more

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How much water should a person drink every day for hydrotherapy and how does it effect on the body?

How much water should a person drink every day for hydrotherapy and how does it effect on the body?

Half body weight oz: Hydration comes from drinking water as well as getting the water into your organs and muscles by moving. To hydrate well drink half your body weight in ounces (ex 120lb is 60oz of water) as well as exercising which helps move the water into the cellular spaces. Drink less caffienated drinks which can be dehydrating. ...Read more

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How many cacao beans should I eat per day for health benefits, and so it won't be toxic?

How many cacao beans should I eat per day for health benefits, and so it won't be toxic?

Is no universal: Dosing. The most studied health benefit is related to helping with elevated blood pressure(hypertension). In these studies dark chocolate(>70*% cocoa) is consumed in the range of 40-100 gm/day. There isn't a perfect "dose" because the content of differently supplied beans is so variable. The real "toxic" effect has to do with caffeine content and caffeine like chemicals. This is in fact low. ...Read more

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Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

A Lot!: Vitamin d is best produced in the skin with sunlight! when we live in climates such as areas in canada and we can't get adequate sun exposure and we are at risk of vitamin d deficiency. We have supplements, but our milk and juices have also been fortified with vita d. Vita d is necessary for strong bones. Eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, sardines and tuna also help prevent vita d deficiency. ...Read more

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How much apple juice should I be allowed to drink each day?

How much apple juice should I be allowed to drink each day?

8 oz.: Many people find that too much apple juice gives them abdominal discomfort or gas. I would limit to 8 ounces per day and treat it like dessert. Water is better. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much skimmed milk would I have to drink a day to get my rda of vitamin d?

Was wondering how much skimmed milk would I have to drink a day to get my rda of vitamin d?

8 oz: 8 0z of milk provides 400mug of vitamin d3. You should have your vit d3 level checked to see if you need more vit d which could be obtained thru supplement. ...Read more