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Body strength and fitness food sources?

Body strength and fitness food sources?

Mixed diet: Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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How are junk food and healthy food different?

How are junk food and healthy food different?

Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

Start with local: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

Start with CSA, etc.: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

Junk food generally: Junk food is usually higher in sugar and fat content therefore has more calories.Also relatively low in fiber and less filling.Consequently more eaten. ...Read more

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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more

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What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more

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Which food and fruits are required for healthy and fit body?

A mixed diet rich in: Fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains; and low in saturated fats, no tobacco in any form and no more than one drink a day. You may eat any fruits that are in season. Do control your weight and exercise regularly. ...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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What are good protein and carbohydrate diets to gain more power and size?

What are good protein and carbohydrate diets to gain more power and size?

Whole foods: whole foods such as meat, chicken fish, eggs, nuts and seeds are good sources of protein. Good carbs are fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans and whole grains. Try to avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Whey Protein: All protein is made up of Amino Acids in various combinations. Whey protein isolate is the most pure form (contains 90% or more protein) and it has little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. Whey protein concentrate has anywhere between 29 - 89% protein. 60% of whey protein is essential amino acids. See this website for aas: http://www.Nutrabio.Com/products/whey_protein_isolate.Htm#.Uaorezx0syg. ...Read more

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Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

See below: I'm not familiar with the frozen atkins meals. Most frozen meals are really not the best for you to consume. If you want to lose weight. The best way to do it is to learn how to eat for you. Find out what makes you fat. There's lots of great literature available. Gary taubes book is a good start.www.weighstation.net, you may contact our dietitian for some pointers. It's for free. ...Read more

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How many doctors and nutritionists support the use of the usda food pyramid?

Not Many!: Not many should! the original food pyramid was not based on scientific fact and has been thoroughly discounted by most modern physician and nutritionists. The best diet for today's modern person is to eat 1/3 lean protein, 1/3 dark green leafy vegetables and 1/3 power carbohydrates. Avoid the white starches, wheat and corn due to genetic modification. ...Read more

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