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Doctor insights on: List Of In Season Fruits And Vegetables

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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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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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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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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 health benefits of eating pith of fruit in the citrus variety?

Food: The pitt of a citrus fruit would have no health benefits. Any 'rumors' to the contrary would be false myths. ...Read more

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How many grams is a portion of fruits and vegetables?

????: It depends on the fruit or vegetable. This information is easy to look up by doing a web search. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbohydrates are in whole wheat bread?

12- 20 grams: Anywhere from 12-20 grams of carbohydrates depending on the brand of whole wheat bread. ...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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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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Which foods and fruits have the best source of vitamin d?

Which foods and fruits have the best source of vitamin d?

Vit. D sources: Sun light is a helpful way to get vid d you need, but dairy products are also a good source. ...Read more

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Should the following be included in the category of fluid: milk (whole or skim), yogurt, soup?

Should the following be included in the category of fluid: milk (whole or skim), yogurt, soup?

The milk & the soup: I assume that you are having to watch your total daily fluid intake, and have been given a certain restriction - like 1500cc per day. I would count the milk and the soup liquid into your total fluid volume, but would count the yogurt more as a food. You basically need to be concerned about how much free water you are putting into your system, so count the thinner liquids and not the thicker foods. ...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

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If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more

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Other than fibre... What is the benefit of eating whole vegetables as opposed to vegetable juice?

Other than fibre...  What is the benefit of eating whole vegetables as opposed to vegetable juice?

Less sugar: Vegetable juice has a substantial amount of sugar from the veggies that it is made from. You will take in more calories from juice than if you eat a few servings of vegetables. Fiber is an issue too, and fiber from vegetables helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, colon cancer, diverticulosis, and obesity. ...Read more