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Doctor insights on: List Of Fruits And Vegetables And Their Nutrients

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Can you meet all of the nutritional requirements without raw fruits and vegetables?

Can you meet all of the nutritional requirements without raw fruits and vegetables?

Nourishment: The simple answer is NOPE. Nature has provided us with fruits vegetables herbs and spices as medicines. When we think a small pill can make a difference we should know a big plate of food has a bigger impact. So figure a way like crock pot cooking or smoothies to get them in. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

What are the effects of a diet mainly of vegetables and fruits?

Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read more

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Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Yes: Mother nature takes care of us if we respect her. The trouble is that farming practices are not as good as they should be so try to find organically grown fruit and veg. Best place is the farmers' market. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

Real food: Mostly veggies, with one-two servings (small servings) of fresh fruit per day. Real food is better than a supplement - avoid canned veggies and fruits - all the fiber is boiled out of them and many have added salt/sugar. Fresh is best - frozen is next. Also, skip the salty and high fat toppings (like ranch dressing) for the veggies -. ...Read more

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Are baked beans and bread good types of proteins and carbs for bodybuilding?

Are baked beans and bread good types of proteins and carbs for bodybuilding?

It's all good: If your proteins are from vegetable sources, mix them for an optimal balance of amino acids, or eat plenty. I'm very glad you're lifting. There's a lot of confusing talk out there; the key is plenty of protein without a great amount in the way of calories; don't forget aerobic fitness as well. ...Read more

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Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Can nutrition labels list all the vitamins and minerals contained in the food?

Probably not: The labels will cover anything required by law and contents that the manufacturer thinks will be an inducement to purchase the product. That leaves a lot of room for other ingredients, preservatives, etc. Testing is rare in this arena by independent laboratories. The buyer must beware. ...Read more

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Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?

Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?

Effects may differ: The vitamins and minerals in supplements are synthesized forms of what is found in food. The problem with depending on supplements rather than eating a balanced diet is that a lot is not known about how the nutrients in foods interact with each other to nourish our bodies. And those interactions cannot (yet) be duplicated in pill form. ...Read more

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How many servings of fruits and vegetables does my athletic child need?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables does my athletic child need?

5-9 a day: Serving sizes are not huge so it is easy to get them in. The United States department of agriculture (usda) sets a serving size for fruit or vegetables to be equal to about one-half cup. Greens like spinach and lettuce have a serving size equal to one full cup. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup; however a single piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange counts as one". ...Read more

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What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more

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Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read more

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Suggest some common foods to eat to be energized and revitalized all day. Foods made of common fruits and veggies, milk, etc. In a tropical country.

Lighter fare: Generally when you eat something high in fat you body goes into a "rest and digest" mode which may make you feel sluggish, tired. Likewise, a large consumption of simple carbohydrates may lead to a reactive hypoglycemia making you feel shaky, cranky. Eating healthy, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats in moderate amounts will help you avoid those responses yet still power your activities. ...Read more

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Which fruit and vegetable are considered the best to eat on a fruit and veg diet?

Which fruit and vegetable are considered the best to eat on a fruit and veg diet?

Fruit & veggies only: Is too limited. For a healthy diet, check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more