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Low Fiber Fruits Vegetables
Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Very starchy indeed. So starchy you could probably mash a few up and spray 'em on your shirt collars. Well, maybe not quite but YES, starchy & definitely a vegetable. Unlike tomatoes which are FRUITS..used AS vegetables. Think about it...tomatoes in vegetable salads NOT in FRUIT salads! Hmmm and BTW, is the plural of potato, potatos or potatoes? Is the plural of tomato, tomatos, or tomatoes? ...Read more
Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on what you measure. If you are concerned that modern farming is bad for soil and the pesticides and chemicals used may have effects not yet known or acknowledged, then yes, better for the planet. If you compare nutrition value, conventional thinking says no, growing evidence says yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Because with whole fruits and veggies, you get the fiber which results in less consumption and quicker satiety (fullness). Smoothies have more sugar from the fruits and veggies due to more being used to make the smoothie. Plus, most smoothies have added ingredients like sugars, syrups, powders, etc - unless you make it yourself. ...Read more
(1250 caloric deficit) losing 15 pounds in 6 weeks. Food choices being: chicken, fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, whey protein, and water. ?
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What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?
You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more
Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more
High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fruits & veggies: Fruits are among the most digestible of all foods -- they contain a lot of water. Bananas, apples, pears, peaches, melons, berries & papayas are easy to digest. Citrus fruits may irritate the stomach. Veggies like potatoes, yams, carrots, beets, squash, and spinach are easy to digest, but beans & cruciferous ones like broccoli and cauliflower can be harder. http://tinyurl.com/m6ezvgd. ...Read more
Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?
Yes: No doubt. (nutrients loss, chemicals involved in the process). ...Read more
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