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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
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
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
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
How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.
Can you let me know how many glasses of water should you drink for every cup of coffee/tea consumed?
No relationship: There is no need to drink water to somehow compensate for coffee or tea. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is grape juice really that great for your heart? If so, how much daily should I drink for optimum benifits?
Yes: A glass a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does the mixture of water olive oil salt and sugar really make boobs grow? And if it does than how long should i drink it and how many glasses a day?
No: genetically determined.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
While I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) will it hurt to drink the wine out of the cup at church or should I drink the substitute drink. (grape juice)?
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