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Is activia really good for you?

Is activia really good for you?

Yes and no: Activia is touted as 'good' for you because of the live bacterial cultures. We need beneficial bacteria in our GI tract to help process vitamins, digest food, absorb nutrients, and fight infection. Activitia, however, is dairy which is a common food allergen/sensitivity, & many products have a lot of sugar in the them. Cottage cheese would be ok, but yogurts have excessive sugar. Take probiotic. ...Read more

Activia (Definition)

Is a brand of yogurt by dannon, to improve intestinal motility. It is considered a functional food & contains ...Read more


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Is herbalife really good for you?

Herbalife: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How good for you is spirulina?

How good for you is spirulina?

Spirulina: Spirulina is a blue green algae very rich in vitamins and nutrients and is considered a power whole food with numerous benefits and should be a part of all of our daily diets. ...Read more

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What healthy foods are good for you? And what is it good for?

What healthy foods are good for you? And what is it good for?

LOTS!!: One trick is to shop the perimeter of any grocery - avoiding the inner isles -with the pre-packaged preserved foods... Giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits along with leaner cuts of meat and fish and seafood are the best ways to eat health - along with making sure you are avoiding too many sodas and getting 64+ ounces of good ole water in a day! ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for you but bad for baby?

What vitamins are good for you but bad for baby?

Vitamin A: Vitamin a is the most significant. Most prenatal vitamins have lower amounts of vitamin a, as high doses of vitamin a can cause birth defects. Also be aware of anti-aging creams, as most of those have retinoic acid or isotretinoin. If you want to see what high levels of vitamin a can do to a developing fetus, search Accutane and birth defects. Vit a is required in pregnancy, consult your obgyn. ...Read more

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Help please! is aspirin good for you or bad for you?

Help please! is aspirin good for you or bad for you?

It depends: Aspirin is very good for heart attack prevention. It is also an antiinflammatory. The problem is that the incidence of stomach problems including severe bleeding is high with aspirin. Since other antiinflammatories tend to be more gentle on the stomach we usually prescribe those instead. Aspirin thins blood more so than other anti-inflammatories as well. Discuss options with your physician. ...Read more

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Why is omega3 is good for you?

Why is omega3 is good for you?

Happy Heart: Omega-3-fatty acids can lower your risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death [from bad heart rhythms]. O3-fa's lower bad high triglycerides and LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol. They lower blood pressure too. ...Read more

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Why is a fat diet not good for you?

Why is a fat diet not good for you?

Moderation: How much fat are we talking about? You need carbohydrates- to run the brain, heart, muscles etc. If your diet is over 50% fat, you may be limiting the ability of the body to function. Some fats, like unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats- are solid at room temperature. I say moderation- 20% of diet from protein, 60% from carbs like fruits, vegetables,grains and 20% healthy fats ...Read more

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Is a probiotic drink good for you? What does it do?

Is a probiotic drink good for you? What does it do?

Depends.: It depends on what else is in it. Probiotics supposedly repopulate your gut with good bacteria. Most people have sufficient amounts of good bacteria in their digestive systems. I do use them when people who are taking antibiotics get GI distress as the antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria. ...Read more

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What is a good idea for nausea?

What is a good idea for nausea?

No good idea: There are many causes of nausea and most are non-specific. It is not clear what you mean by a "good idea for nausea". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pill good for you? Is it good for your buttocks?

Is fish oil pill good for you? Is it good for your buttocks?

Fish oil: Is good for you, don't think is does anything to your buttocks. ...Read more

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Is shakeology really good for you ?

Is shakeology really good for you ?

It's good: It is good - not a magical way to lose weight but certainly healthy and better for you than many of the food choices we tend to make. If you are committed to getting healthier, losing weight, exercising, then shakeology can be a tool to use to reach your goals. I have used meal replacements (other brands) with great success in myself and patients - motivation and determination are they keys! ...Read more

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Is garlic good for you?

Is garlic good for you?

Garlic: Good for lot of things related to immune system, and especially for cholesterol. ...Read more

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I want to know that mmasturbate only is good for health but PMO is bad for health?

I want to know that mmasturbate only is good for health but PMO is bad for health?

Not bad for HEALTH: Masterbation is not bad for your health,as it is a normal human sexual gratification done by many without any ill effect and may be healthy as it gives you self pleasure and does not hurt anybody Any activity in excess is not good ...Read more

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What is a "dietary roughage" and how is it good for you?

What is a "dietary roughage" and how is it good for you?

Fiber: Foodstuff that isn't digested. It remains in the intestines acting osmotically to hold water in the stool. So the stool remains softer and easier to expel. It also provides an environment for beneficial intestinal bacteria. ...Read more

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I eat daily 4 tandoori rotis ...is this good for health or not ...give me a suggestion...

I eat daily 4 tandoori rotis ...is this good for health or not ...give me a suggestion...

Likely healthy: I believe that the medicinal element in tandoori rotis is the fenugreek. Claims about fenugreek are extensive - apparently curing everything from stomach ailments to cholesterol to eczema. There is not enough scientific evidence for any of the claims to be able to confidently recommend this herbal supplement. That being said, it is safe, tastes good and if any of that's true, then even better! ...Read more

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What is it about tea that is good for you?

What is it about tea that is good for you?

Green tea: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. Too much caffeinatted tea can cause anxiety, GI upset or isomnia. ...Read more