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Names Of Fruits Vegetables That Spoil Quickly
Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?
No rules: It is generally recommended to use as fresh (soon) as possible, as the deactivation of the most healthy nutrients -and the unpredictable interactions of a particular mix- starts very soon after prepared the juice. No fixed rule about hours is universally the truth (different factors will influence it). Drink it fresh. ...Read more
When we peel the skin of fruits like banana,litchi & eat them -we lose the fiber in fruit's skin right? Fruit without skin more effect on blood sugar?
A bit less . . .: In general, heat used to dehydrate fruit causes loss of heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin C. Aside from that 1/4 cup dried fruit is, for the most part, comparable to 1 cup fresh fruit, aside from H2O content. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/science/01qna.html & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dried-fruit-nutritious-fresh-fruit-7614.html. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?
Glycemic index: Berries, cherries, apples and pears are all "low glycemic index" forms of fruit. They are also nutrient dense and must still be balanced out with heart healthy protein foods such as nuts. Combining a starch with a higher protein food can slow the uptake of simple sugars and reduce the glycemic load. If you are a diabetic be very careful with portion size. Even low glycemic foods can inc glucose. ...Read more
My diet does not consist of too many vegetables. Can i get the same nutrients from those vegetables by juicing them?
Different benefits: With juicing you get a greater concentration of nutrients from inside the plant cells, but you miss out on the benefits of certain enzymes and the natural interaction of food with your body. You also bypass the benefit of fiber. Don't only juice (of course you want to go organic whenever possible). Chew colorful fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.
It's ok: Uncooked soaked oats, like in muesli, are ok. Cooking breaks down cell walls, turns it into porridge, released mucilages and soluble fiber; makes it easier re: digestion, but not likely an issue with normal GI tract. Arguably some of the undigested carbs might increase gas (fermented by bowel bacteria). ...Read more
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
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
I would like to know the foods, vegetables, fruits, and fluid that contain fermentable carbohydrates.
Simple sugars: short chains of sugar molecules,that are easy to break down. Once these sugars reach your large intestine, bacteria rapidly ferment them. So any simple sugar or processed sugars in your diet, containing syrup, fructose, table sugar etc. Most vegetables are low in sugar. The sugar in fruits is usually bound to fiber, and released slowly. Processed foods with added sugars are to be avoided. ...Read more
Soda is one of the: worst things for your body.avoiding it is a really good idea ...Read more
Read labels.: Fresh frozen vegetables usually retain more nutrients, but it depends on the form. The package labels will tell you. All canned vegetables are not alike either. Even salsa can end up with no nutrients at all from over-processing. Read labels,if it has no vitamins, fiber, or protein, it is basically junk. Some canned fruits and some juices have no vitamins at all and are just overpriced candy! ...Read more
There are a lot of purported health benefits associated with eating cacao or cacao nibs. I found these whole cacao beans at the grocery store. Why should I eat these as opposed to tastier chocolate?
to avoid sugar: Cacao has many proven health benefits but is bitter. Chocolate is basically cacao with added sugar. Sugar is toxic with many proven detriments. Thus, with cacao nibs you get all of the benefits without the downside of sugar. However, a good compromise is dark chocolate- at least 70% cocoa solids, but one with 85-90% cocoa solids is even better. See http://bit.Ly/1fnptkt ; http://bit.Ly/1gxkzhb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For nutrition-wise, is it better to eat whole fruits than juice them by the immersion blender, and why? Thank you.
Similar: Eating whole fruits is likely more healthy than drinking fruit juices that are strained. Make juices from whole fruits using an immersion blender may improve micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) availability and maintain the fiber that I robes bowel regularity. The fresher the better. ...Read more
I love my vegetables and i was wondering are frozen vegetables from the freezer aisle in supermarkets nutritionally as good as fresh veg?
Yes: Frozen vegetables in the supermarket are picked ripe and are then frozen and have good nutrients. All vegetable lose nutrients when you cook them though, so fresh raw vegetables and fruits are the best. ...Read more
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