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Liquoe Is Adequate
In a way: The drinks or shakes are formulated to satisfy your hunger, give you energy, and prevent protein malnutrition. However, the idea behind diet drinks or shakes is to lower the total amount of calories that you ingest per day thus allowing you to lose weight. They are replacing meals but not completely (calories). ...Read more
Yes it is: The amount of fluid intake/day depends on many variables which include level of activity, body size, ambient humidity & temperature, amount & type of food intake etc. A marathoner for example must replace fluid lost & so could drink a lot more than 4l/day. A toddler may drink only 0.4l/day. Hydrate when in a hot, dry climate & when thirsty. Too much drinking may deplete the water-soluble vitamins. ...Read more
That depends: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 10 mg for adult males, 15 mg for adult, pre-menopausal women, and 10 mg for postmenopausal women. Usual supplement dose is Regular-release ferrous sulfate: 325 mg orally 3 times a day or 300 mg orally 4 times a day may be given. ...Read more
Not likely. Green,: Red & white are the healthiest teas. Green tea is generally very safe & has positive effects on health. If you drink five or more cups of caffeinated green tea it can cause an increase in blood pressure for some people, as well as gastrointestinal upset (nausea or vomiting), irritability or insomnia. It can interact with some medications. It could aggravate anxiety disorders, diabetes & some. ...Read more
Perhaps: I wouldn't call wine a health food, but there are some secondary benefits to drinking it. Any alcohol consumption should be limited to two daily - and i don't mean an average.That is, binging on seven drinks on friday and saturday is not ok. There are cardiac and blood vessel benefits to alcohol, and some authors have indicated other benefits, especially of red wine. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that green tea prohibit the absorption of iron therefore is not recommended to drink during menstrual period?
Traditional Chinese : Medicine recommends against drinking green tea during a female's menstrual period. It is reported that during menstruation women may lose 18 to 21 mg of iron in association w blood loss. The tannins in green tea can adversely impact absorption of iron through intestinal mucosa. The tannic acid may also ^ possibility of constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope, none: Many health resources advice lots of water intake. It's mostly BS. Assuming you are in good health overall, just drink enough fluids so you aren't thirsty. Beyond that, it makes no difference in your health. ...Read more
If i'm taking 50mg of zinc gluconate which is equal to 7mg of elemental zinc, is that okay? Is recommended dietary intake in elemental zinc?
10 glasses good: Need enough to have the body cells function. However too much messes up your electrolyte balance in the body. ...Read more
No: but depends on how much your drink. A single 5 hour energy has about the same amount of caffeine as 2 large and strong cups of coffee, so it is probably no worse than that. The vitamins and ginseng and other stuff in those drinks is worthless and does no good or harm, but the companies pretend that they give you more energy. A healthy diet, exercise, and a balanced lifestyle give us energy. ...Read more
Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause birth defects. You also have to watch anti-aging creams, as they contain high levels of vitamin a. A balanced diet and a good multivitamin usually solves the problem. In pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins, as they usually have the correct vit a. ...Read more
There is a bowel prep for colonoscopy called Prepopik. Dosage is only two 5 oz. glasses and drinking lots of water. Is this a safe & effective prep?
Is it true that drinking high amounts of water should help in cellulite reduction...If yes what is the amount of water needed/day?
No consistent way : I am not aware of water intake as a treatment for cellulite. Cellulite and stretch marks are two of the most difficult and vexing cosmetic surgery conditions to treat. Endermologie has been used to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze may also be if some benefit but can be quite costly and take a year to see improvements of only 30%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on you: It's a pretty healthy drink (tapioca in tea, bubble tea) but it does have both milk and sugar. If you have lactose intolerance it could give you diarrhea and gas, and if you are diabetic it could be giving you too much honey or sugar. I don't think tapioca can hurt you. But don't drink it to the exclusion of healthy foods! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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