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Whole Moong Dal And Weight Loss
Folic acid, proteins: Toor dal (yellow lentil) is a legume containing plant protein, reportedly comparable to poultry, meat or fish, but low-fat and low cholesterol. It also provides complex carbohydrates, fiber and folic acid. During cooking, saponins form a sudsy foam on the surface of the pot, which should be removed, as it prevents protein digestion and results in gas. ...Read more
Yes: It is good but the problem with a lot of indian cooking (including dals) is that a lot of oil is used and one of the worst things possible - ghee. Don't ever use ghee - it is nothing but purified fat. And cut down on the oil or use low-fat oils. Using ghee and high-fat oils will raise your triglycerides no matter how much mung beans or other dals you eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find the carb values of vegetables and grains such as toor dal, wheat, mung beans, etc.?
Carb values: Please see www.webmd.com You can also look up Doctor Mercola or Doctor Weil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I accidentally gave my 11 months old baby a bite of dal and chappati that was a bit hot. He started to cry though not much. What should I do?
Can i give my baby potato, dal and soyabean oil with rice? She have hb e/beta Thai and age 5 months 10 days. Pls advice.
My fasting sugar is 124, pp is 134, hba1c is 125 and level 6.I m confused. Why fasting shd show 124? That previous night 12 hrs b4 i had chappathi n dal
Prediabetes: Your aic level is in prediabetic range.Aic from 6to6.5 is considered prediabetic and over 6.5 is diagnosed as diabetes.Your blood sugar of 124 may be related to your diet the night before and your pp sugar is normal range. Discuss with your doctor, you need to be on a dibetic diet with restricted carbs, exercise, avoid obesity, check cholesterol level, dont smoke and get tested again in three months. ...Read more
Vitamin B Weight Los: The best way to reduce weight is to reduce your calories and increase your exercise. Everything else is much less important despite the promotions, advertisements, and quackery suggesting magic bullets in order to lose weight. In addition, your diet should well balanced so that additional supplements are not needed. Work with your physician or a dietician for a diet and exercise program for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: No. Apple cider is not in any way helpful for weight reduction. ...Read more
Not really.: There aren't good randomized control studies that show accupuncture causes weight loss. To achieve weight loss, you have to expend more calories than you take in. Weight loss takes work. There is no magic bullet to lose weight - not pills, not herbs, not accupuncture. If there was an easy way to do it, everyone would be thin. It's all about diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with left ovary hemorrhagic cyst which is 6cm large.can it dissolve by medicine?weight reduction is helpful?
Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?
One that tastes good: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective but...: The gastric bypass (roux en y surgery) as well as sleeve gastrectomy are very effective for curing diabetes and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however, actual weight loss is strongly dependent on the compliance of the patient with healthy eating habits, adequate intake of protein and vitamins and avoiding processed starch and sugar. I have seen many weight gains after weight loss. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: The healthiest way to lose weight is a healthy well balanced diet and regular exercise. Cut out all sodas and drink water instead. For snacks dont eat sugar filled cookies and such, instead opt for healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables or even different kind of nuts which can also give you some energy. Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night which is important. Dont eat upto 2 hours before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jury still out.: There are more effective ways to lose weight than chitosan, like aerobic exercise and a good diet. The studies that have been done on chitosan are varied and not all are of good caliber. Some show minimal weight loss, others don't. Be wary of most supplements you see in gnc and online drug stores. The industry isn't tightly regulated at all and contamination with other substances is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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