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Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Which fruit is good to eat in summer for hydration?

Melons: Melons contain quite a bit of water, but this may not be enough for rehydration in hot months. Drink plenty of water as well. ...Read more

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What is a good overall grouping of vitamins or multivitamin to take as a male in their 30s?

What is a good overall grouping of vitamins or multivitamin to take as a male in their 30s?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

That depends: There are benefits to both soluble and insoluble fiber. They affect the gut bacteria in different ways. So it's hard to say if it's "as beneficial". If the wrap mostly organic, I would continue to include it in your diet and I would fill it with lots of fresh vegetables! ...Read more

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How can you keep up a healthy amount of protein in a vegan diet?

How can you keep up a healthy amount of protein in a vegan diet?

You can't: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Soy is terrible. ...Read more

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Please describe a good balance for carbs and protein in a healthy diet?

Please describe a good balance for carbs and protein in a healthy diet?

Healthy eating: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I add a chopped banana to oatmeal & cook. Cooking dissolves it in oatmeal.Will nutrition of the dissolved banana be the same as in raw banana or less?

I add a chopped banana to oatmeal & cook. Cooking dissolves it in oatmeal.Will nutrition of the dissolved banana be the same as in raw banana or less?

Cooking wil: destroy some of the nutrition in the banana but some will be retained. Consider putting the banana in at the last minute and just warm it up a bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a half banana, a salmon and avacodo/tomatoe/onion/spinach leave/parsley/pepper sandwich on whole wheat with water to drink a human healthy lunch?

Is a half banana, a salmon and avacodo/tomatoe/onion/spinach leave/parsley/pepper sandwich on whole wheat with water to drink a human healthy lunch?

Sounds ok: The sandwich sounds ok, especially if it has no sauce/spread, or just a small amount. Healthiness of a sandwich can also depend on how big a sandwich it is, and on how safe the ingredients are (cooked foods are safer because cooking decreases food bacteria). ...Read more

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Better to eat a very small amount of a high GI food or a lot of a medium GI food, in general?

Better to eat a very small amount of a high GI food or a lot of a medium GI food, in general?

Healthy diet: It's best to eat a balanced, healthy diet. Balance your plate as follows: 1/2 green (vegetables, salads, etc), 1/4 protein (fish, chicken, eggs, tofu, cheese, occasional red meat) and 1/2 complex carbohydrates (brown rice, quinoa, baked potato, sweet potato, whole wheat breads/pasta). Don't get too caught up in eating or avoiding one particular food. Keep it balanced. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to mix a green leafy vegetable with a water vegetable on the hCG diet?

Follow diet exactly: One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage. ...Read more

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If eating healthy shouldn't you still adhere to portions? Is eating a whole cantaloupe and a whole honeydew melon in one sitting for a meal excessive?

If eating healthy shouldn't you still adhere to portions? Is eating a whole cantaloupe and a whole honeydew melon in one sitting for a meal excessive?

Med. melon 186 cal: If you adhere to a 2000 cal per day plan, one medium melon as a meal is not excessive. Be mindful, your body may like the water and sweetness of the melon and want more at your next meal. Consider the melon as your early morning option then plan a large midday meal followed by a short walk and engaging afternoon tasks. Finish with salad, soup and fruit shared with family/friends at evening. ...Read more

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Is fruit a great addition to a diabetic's diet?

Is fruit a great addition to a diabetic's diet?

Balance sugar: Fruits are good, as long as you keep in mind the high content of sugar in most fruits. See the site below for guidance regarding diabetic diet: http://www.Umm.Edu/patiented/articles/what_general_guidelines_a_diabetes_diet_000042_2.Htm. ...Read more