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Is it true that if we make porridge from several fruits (apple, cherries, cherry plum, banana, medlar, peach) will lose their vitamins?

Is it true that if we make porridge from several fruits (apple, cherries, cherry plum, banana, medlar, peach) will lose their vitamins?

No- unless cooked: I don't know why anyone would think that or any possible way that would happen unless you mean a cooked porridge- cooking destroys vitamin c in particular. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 7 month baby to eat 200gr of fresh fruit porridge (banana, apple, medlar, cherry, cherry plum, peach) between meals?

Is it normal for 7 month baby to eat 200gr of fresh fruit porridge (banana, apple, medlar, cherry, cherry plum, peach) between meals?

Childhood Obesity: Nope. Not at all. That is 800 calories. You are the parent. You are responsible for the health of your child. This is obscene and to me child abuse to allow your child to become grossly obese. If they are not obese they soon will be at that rate. 800 calories in a 7 month old between regular meals? That is extremely unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is the juice from cherries going through the cherry pitter good to drink?

Is the juice from cherries going through the cherry pitter good to drink?

Delicious!: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. They are low in fat & sodium.Viva la cherry! ...Read more

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Are grape juice and apple juice bad because it turns creatine into creatinine?

Are grape juice and apple juice bad because it turns creatine into creatinine?

I doubt it: You're taking creatine for muscle-building, right? Some folks have expressed concern about acid in some juices breaking down creatine, but these juices are far less acid than your stomach, you're not going to let the stuff sit in the juice, and we know creatine makes it through your stomach fine. Mix it with whatever seems right. ...Read more

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My friend's child drinks only fanta grape cool drink mixed with little water, Is that unhealthy?

My friend's child drinks only fanta grape cool drink mixed with little water, Is that unhealthy?

I consider it so: This is just flavored sugar water. It has no true benefit to a child's nutrition from this, most juices, or similar products.If you want to pattern a kids brain to crave sweets or sugar, you let them do this.If you want them to use sweets sparingly and avoid the weight issues involved, you give them water. ...Read more

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Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more

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My friend has leukemia and i heard about the new cancer fighting properties of graviola. Is it safe to give her dynamic health graviola juice blend in?

My friend has leukemia and i heard about the new cancer fighting properties of graviola. Is it safe to give her dynamic health graviola juice blend in?

Cruel fraud: This is the thorn-apple, a semi-poisonous plant. The hateful language that many of its salespeople use about a "conspiracy to suppress a cure" should be enough to tell you that it's phony. I'm sorry about your friend, but don't give a penny to the people who are seeking to make a fast buck by smearing the physicians who've tried to save her -- and still may. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Hi, my baby is nw 10mnths old.Im giving him idly, rice, carrot, beetroute n banana juices .are there any other good food to increase baby body growth?

Hi, my baby is nw 10mnths old.Im giving him  idly, rice, carrot, beetroute n banana juices .are there any other good food to increase baby body growth?

Family food: for a 10 month old normal family food with variety including different kinds of food is the best. Make sure it is soft and not too much ...Read more

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I love to drink vegetable juice.. Like celery and pineapple into one.. What are the goods of it in doctors opinion?

I love to drink vegetable juice.. Like celery and pineapple into one.. What are the goods of it in doctors opinion?

Vitamins, fiber: Vegetable juice is fairly healthy; just remember not to overdo it on fruits and starches, as this could be a significant source of carbohydrate calories as well. ...Read more

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Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?

Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour"  any suggestions?

Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read more

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Gerber baby food I've noticed has more ingredients than beechnut, but my daycare provides Gerber. Is Gerber okay, or should I bring my own?

Depends: If your kid does not have any food intolerance/allergies to the products they use the differences are not worth worrying over.Any problems would show up as a food reaction like hives/chronic diarrhea/etc. ...Read more

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Any data on effects of two gays raising a chinese girl they adopt?

Any data on effects of two gays raising a chinese girl they adopt?

Dont know: However the basic desire for parenthood between two caring people will trump any physical or sexual role. Please remember this is a life job time that can trump anything else. Talk, deeply. Be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy? She's not dieting.

My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy?  She's not dieting.

Hi fiber & hi carbs: If her daily diet has as little variation as you describe, then no she is not eating a balanced healthy diet. While she is getting a considerable amount of fiber, she is eating little protein or fat. Please explore with her the reasons for her self-imposed dietary restriction/ choices then suggest she may benefit from nutritionist counseling to best achieve her longterm dietary requirements. ...Read more