Doctor insights on:
Nutritional Facts For Spelt Flour
Raw glutinous rice flour:
No, is good!! This high raw rice salad is satisfying, delicious and oh so nutritious!
High raw rice salad
What on earth is a “high raw” salad anyway? Well, high raw basically means “mostly raw”.
In other words, a high percentage of the ingredients are raw, so you know you’re eating as much raw food as possible.
This particular high raw rice salad was created after I read “The Starch Solution” by Dr John McDougall.
His approach to healthy eating involves eating as much low-fat, high-carbohydrate (starchy), vegan food as you like, and there are plenty of people who’ve lost heaps of weight and, more importantly, healed all kinds of illnesses and medical conditions by following his guidelines.
So when we’re looking for ways recently to increase our calories without adding more fat to our diet, this was one of the ideas we tried. ...Read more
1c green plantains::
181 kcal fat 1 gm sat fat 0 gm chol 0 gm
na 6mg k 739mg mg 54.8mg
phos 50.3mg zinc 0.2mg cu 0.1mg
sel 2.2mcg h2o 96.6g om3fa 37mg
om6fa 63.6mg fiber 3.4g sugars 22.2g total carbs 47.2 g vit a 1668 iu vit c 27.2mg vit e 0.2mg vit k 1mcg vit b6 0.4mg thia 0.1mg ribo0.1mg folate (folic acid) 32.6mcg
choline 20mg pantothenic acid 0.4mg
protein 1.9g. ...Read more
Amanranth is high protein, high fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins a, b, k, c, folic acid, and riboflavin and minerals potassium, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, phosporus, and manganese.
The oils in amaranth have been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease.
It's very tasty, and is utilized in many carribean, asian, indian & other ethnic dishes. ...Read more
Healthy diet & supps: I am not sure what you are asking. The foundation of nutritional support is a healthy diet. No one diet is best for everyone but a diet emphasizing a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds & possibly organic dairy/eggs/meats in moderation is a good foundation (though it can be argued that a vegetarian or vegan diet might be healthiest for many). See comments for further advice. ...Read more
The best advice is to eat a healthy balanced diet. With that said, increasing the amount of protein can help tremendously with wound healing.
There are many other suggestions for wound healing, but little else has been proven --in scientific terms-- to absolutely benefit the patient.
Some of these other things are the use of additional zinc, vitamin c, specific combination of amino acids, etc. ...Read more
USDA: There are many resources but looking for the usda nutrient tables is a very broad base and those sites will be a start. There are other sites that maintain nutrient values for different foods. You will find some differences, depending on the source. ...Read more
Probably not: There is no evidence that it affects your body in bad "or good" way. ...Read more
Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more
The fat balance!: The new heirarchy is monosaurated fats (peanut, olive, canola), satuated fat (coconut), polyunsaturated fat (safflower, corn). ...Read more
No: It depends on how long they are steamed -- steaming to mush is not a good idea. But moderate steaming is generally a very tasty and healthy way to cook veggies. Some, like broccoli, even become more digestible when steamed. Colors become more intense green too! ...Read more
IV of NG Feeding: The provision to (and absorption by) a patient of macro and micro-nutrients to satisfy metabolic needs but bypassing the normal eating mechanisms. ...Read more
Elderly nutrition: Because of loss of intrinsic factor and hcl in the stomach, many older people have trouble absorbing vitamin b12. Also vitamin d can frequently be deficient (that's true in younger people also!) more generally, many older people may not be getting enough fiber and water in their diets -- leading to chronic constipation. ...Read more
Yes. Vit A, D E K: The ileum (the last 5 feet of small intestine) absorbs fats and fat-based vitamins (a, d, e, and k). These vitamins can affect wound healing, bones, vision, and blood clotting along with other functions. Usually, they don't take the entire ileum at surgery, and you can just take additional vitamins. Clearly you should get periodic blood levels. ...Read more