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Is Drinking Too Much Milk Unhealthy
It can be: Vegans think any amount of milk after you are "weaned" from mothers milk is unnecessary and unhealthy. Milk has large amounts of cholesterol and fat. If you drink skim milk of 1% low-fat milk, you reduce much of the problem, but still should limit your intake. Some people who get kidney stones are taking in too much calcium, which milk has a great deal of. Moderation in all things is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: There are conditions where drinking too much water can alter your chemistry causing serious problems in electrolyte balance. The most common is a drop in sodium and this can cause seizures. Consuming food and adequate water (in general we in the us likely consume too little water) is healthy. Beverages containing electrolytes might be an option but sometimes contain sugar. ...Read more
Probably yes: There is no consensus on this & research studies show conflicting results but i say more water & less milk! i believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free & ideally organic milk from grass-fed cows.. For the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Answers.Php?Questionid=1317. ...Read more
Depends: On what too much means to you. Humans are the only mammals that continue to consume milk after early childhood, and all milk has lots of fat and cholesterol. While goat's milk produces less allergic and GI symptoms in many people than cows milk, it is not necessarily healthier. A diet heavy on plant-based food and light on animal-based food, including milk, is healthiest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orange : Orange juice is tricky - we've been told for years how healthy it is, right? True, it has vitamin c, calcium (if you buy the calcium fortified stuff), and it tastes good, but there are a few other things to keep in mind: - an 8 oz glass of oj has almost as much sugar as a can of soda - oj has little to no fiber, so that sugar rush can cause an Insulin spike which eventually leads to high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and weight gain. Eating the whole fruit is much better for you because the fiber found in the fruit causes the sugars to be digested more slowly which avoids the Insulin spike - the stuff you buy in the carton has been processed with many chemicals to increase shelf life - even the expensive stuff! if you must have oj, it's much better to squeeze it yourself. The 2 best bits of dietary advice i can give pertaining to juice is "everything in moderation" or "bypass the juice and just eat the fruit". Your body will thank you. ...Read more
Apple juice/lemonade: Old rule of thumb: if your pee looks like lemonade [not pink lemonade!], then you're probably drinking enough water. But if your pee is as dark as apple juice, then probably you should drink more. Check out this water calculator here: http://nutrition.About.Com/library/blwatercalculator.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: There is a great deal of controversy on how much water people generally need, but it depends on the climate and how much physical activity you engage in. Generally, people really do not need much free water, because 60% of our food is composed of water&our diet provides enough for most people. If kidneys are normal, excessive water is urinated out. However, water intoxication is serious for some ...Read more
It can be bad: Drinking too much water can lead to severe disturbances of electrolytes in your blood which can cause devastating medical problems. Your best bet is to drink pure water whenever you are thirsty. If you are going to be working outside in a hot environment then drinking enough water to prevent thirst is ok. Just don't over do it. ...Read more
One media story: There was a story about a woman 'who drank nothing but soda' died from it. Now first, remember she drank nothing but soda. No water, no tea, nothing but soda. See the problem? But the research is really strong in this area that soda is not good for you. From kids to adults even one soda a day is a bad idea. ...Read more
How much is too much: Eating ice is probably not bad (except it is bad to chew ice as it is hard on the teeth.) however, there are reports of people getting water intoxicated due to drinking too much water leading to an electrolyte imbalances. Avoid too much of anything is a good rule of thumb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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