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Is It Better To Eat Ground Turkey Or Lean Ground Beef
No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat are negligible between them. As always, vegetable and some fish sources of protein are even more healthful, but neither ground turkey nor lean ground beef is a bad choice for meat eaters. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither: Both are red meats with high fat and cholesterol (despite the lies by the U.S. Pork industry that it's a "white" meat starting in the mid 1980s [i remember the advertising campaign]). If you must eat meats, eat fish and limited poultry. ...Read more
Is it hard for the body to digest raw food such as salads in comparison to steamed or boiled veggies ? What you suggest?
Both are fine: Our bodies were designed to be able to get nutrition from food even before we learned to cook. Life's already difficult enough without people making problems for folks who've discovered how much fun it is to eat their vegetables raw. Truth be told, i'm glad you're neither living entirely on vegetables, or ignoring their goodness like so many folks do today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I make my own organic chicken or organic pork sausages to get around commercial processed meats? if so how bad is that? I eat very little meat.
May not matter: The less meat you eat, probably the less important whether processed or not, organic or not, and so on. With "very little" meat eaten, it sounds like too much hassle to consider processing your own meats and not likely to affect your health in any way. Especially at your age (and mine)! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If the place is well known and has passed inspections its now up to you. but never throw out rice in the sink as it will clog up your drains. ...Read more
What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies ?. Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.
Probably cooked: Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins. However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption.Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush. Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more
How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap? Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?
Varies: Number of calories would depend on the size of the wrap, and quantity and quality of the ingredients. Likely would have lower fat and less calories than the meat alternatives, but this also depends on quantity and quality of the meat. ...Read more
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Is it ok to drink homemade raw veggie smoothies in addition to meals when pregnant or are raw veggies unsafe? How can I make it safer to drink?
Very safe: You can't get much healthier than raw veggies! Keep it up! ...Read more
Need some advice. Is buffalo meat truly healthier to eat, or is it the same but just leaner than beef?
Might be: Buffalo meat is much less likely 2 come from an animal that has been raised on grain feed laced with antibiotics and hormones, both of which r routinely used in U.S. Commercial meat industry because producers get more meat per pound of feed when they add these substances. If u r of the opinion that ingesting gratuitous antibiotics and hormones may be unhealthy..... Then buffalo is the way 2 go! ...Read more
Is it healthy to eat baked nuts (almonds, walnuts and pistachios) right before bed if you have a relatively sedentary lifestyle?
Small snack ok: Best to avoid large meals before bedtime. But a small snack is ok. ...Read more
I heard a lot about a diet to eat only food like meat or fish and strongly recommended not to eat fruit or bread or potatoes anb so on. Is it healthy?
Low carbohydrate : You might be referring to an atkins-type or low-carbohydrate diet. People do lose weight with this approach, but it may not be sustainable as a whole-life practice. In reality, you need lean protein, plenty of vegetables & fruits, healthy fats and cut down on processed foods like sweets, breads, etc. If you are insulin-resistant, you want any carbohydrates to be complex, & more slowly absorbed. ...Read more
Is it ok for me to completely avoid all bread and potatoes and only eat chicken, turkey, salmon, veggies, and beans?
I do not eat vegetables or fruit.Just meat fish pasta rice. What is the best combination of fruits, veg, nuts and seeds i can blend into a drink.
Almost anything: Almost any fruit and/or vegetable combination can be made into a smoothie along with nuts, seeds, yoghurt or milk for protein. Banana helps make it creamy especially if not using yoghurt or milk. It also helps for some of the fruit to be frozen (like berries). Google "smoothies" for suggestions. ...Read more
No!: Regardless of whether you heat it or not, "pork luncheon meat from a can" is likely to be packed with unhealthy fats, vast amounts of sodium, nitrite preservatives and other poisons. This is how americans are becoming obese, diabetic and generally unhealthy. Eat real food for best health. That means fresh and unadulterated fruits, vegetables and meats and whole grains. ...Read more
Sounds fine: BUT- don't recommend any heavy meals within 3 hours of going to bed. ...Read more
Is it healthier to make roti prata with margarine instead of butter? Roti prata is pretty much fried dough in the shape of a pancake.
No,: Not all margarines are the same, trans fats are the worst fats and saturated fats are not now considered to be as bad as previously thought. Once you take an oil and make it solid it becomes less healthy. ...Read more
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