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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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Is this a healthy breakfast whole grain whole wheat cereal with vitamin d or almond milk with two eggs and a banana other days i eat a pbnj w/ banana?

Is this a healthy breakfast whole grain whole wheat cereal with vitamin d or almond milk with two eggs and a banana other days i eat a pbnj w/ banana?

HiCarb ↑esObesity DM: You're describing a breakfast which is high in carbohydrates; the grains are no longer hole, they have been ground into flour which dramatically increases their glycemic index ; bananas are a high glycemic index fruit. The eggs are fine yet everything you describe is low fiber content, a highly relevant issue given your stated history. All foods are marketed as healthy because this increases sales. ...Read more

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Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?

Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal?  What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?

Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more

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Is eating 100g parsnip, carrots, sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli, banana, multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement a day enough to live a healthy life?

Is eating 100g parsnip, carrots, sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli, banana, multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement a day enough to live a healthy life?

Many components to: health. Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily ...Read more

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

What leafy vegetables contain vitamin d?

Not many: Vegetables, as a rule, are a lousy vitamin d source. The best vitamin d comes from your skin when it's exposed to sunlight. The best source of dietary vitamin d is cold water fish. Further, whether vegetable derived vitamin d (d2) does the same thing as that which comes from animal sources (d3) is still a matter of dispute. Many vitamin d experts think that it does not. ...Read more

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Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

No: Fresh is fresh. Organic may be the source , but jam is proceesed. Need to look at the label to check on additives and sugar content. ...Read more

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I eat some grains, very limited fruit I mostly eat animal products, coconut oil, some veggies, and tons of water. Is this healthy?

I eat some grains, very limited fruit I mostly eat animal products, coconut oil, some veggies, and tons of water. Is this healthy?

Healthy Diet: The most healthy diet contains 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables, 1-1.5 grams of protein per Kg of body weight, and fats mostly from vegetable sources. If your are trying to lose fat, limit carbs to less than 100 grams daily. Limit refined sugar as much as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is fruit and veg whole healthier than smoothies (liquidised)?

Is fruit and veg whole healthier than smoothies (liquidised)?

Yes: Because with whole fruits and veggies, you get the fiber which results in less consumption and quicker satiety (fullness). Smoothies have more sugar from the fruits and veggies due to more being used to make the smoothie. Plus, most smoothies have added ingredients like sugars, syrups, powders, etc - unless you make it yourself. ...Read more

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What about juice plus as a whole food supplement?

What about juice plus as a whole food supplement?

Not needed: If you are having a mixed diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products, you do not need supplements like juice plus. ...Read more

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What food is rich in vitamin e?

What food is rich in vitamin e?

Green veggies: Some of the most rich source of vitamin E are in green veggies - spinach, kale & collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens and broccoli. Red bell peppers have vitamin e. Tropical fruits are also a good source, as are some nuts, such as almonds when eaten raw. ...Read more

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Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

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 more

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