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Is Cranberry A Fruit Or Vegetable
Depends: Depends on the proportion of each of the ingredients that you mention. If the list mentioned is in order of smallest portions to largest then the answer is yes. If the proportions are reversed, then, no. ...Read more
Is it true you cannot eat or have grapefruits, lemon and orange juice or eat the fruit while breastfeeding?
Is it best to use freshly juiced uncooked beetroot or the juice from boiled beetroot, or it makes no difference?
Is there difference between eating orange fruit or drinking fresh orange juice incase for male infertility and which is better?
Not realy: Vegetable juice can be an easy way to increase the amount of vegetables in your diet, but you shouldn't routinely use it to replace whole vegetables. While vegetable juice has plenty of vitamins and minerals, it's lower in fiber and less filling than is a serving of most whole vegetables. Enough fiber in your diet may reduce your risk of constipation, high cholesterol, high blood sugar. ...Read more
Less sugar: Vegetable juice has a substantial amount of sugar from the veggies that it is made from. You will take in more calories from juice than if you eat a few servings of vegetables. Fiber is an issue too, and fiber from vegetables helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, colon cancer, diverticulosis, and obesity. ...Read more
Can a breastfeeding mother do a juice cleanse? Fresh juiced fruit and vegetable juice for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Sure.: It doesn't sound like it would have adequate calories for the woman, but should be fairly nutrient dense (watch out for too much sugar), but not harmful to the baby. Sometimes babies can be affected by the foods their mothers eat (i.E: get constipated babies if moms eat broccoli, or drink milk). ...Read more
Follow diet exactly: One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage. ...Read more
Is a cleansing for 3 days, every month, good or bad? A cleanse being no food but a drink consisting of epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil.
No proof: There is no proof of any benefit nor of safety from cleansing, regardless of regimen. There is no proof that any toxic stool builds up in your colon. Just eat plenty of fruits & vegetables on a daily basis. While i can't speak for south africa, in the states, we recommend screening colonoscopy for low risk patients beginning at 50yo. Prep for that will clean out bowels but not necessary every mont. ...Read more
Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple vinegar, mix with honey will avoid bypass or angioplasty?
Both: The are both very good however for better digestion, minimal steaming of vegegables is better. ...Read more
If i've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!
Be careful: almonds have oxalate; tea has oxalate; Calcium oxalate is most common stone; reasons include: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; so, minimize ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet in teens: My opinion is that any fad diet is not safe for anyone but certainly not for growing chiidren/teens. A slow but steady weight reduction program combined with excercise is much safer and much more likely to result in behavior changes that allows the teen to sustain the weightloss. ...Read more
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