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Chocolate: Hard candy is simply sugar entirely with no nutrients at all. Chocolate candy will contain some anti-oxidants and mild solids which have a slight additive advantage. So calorie per calorie, chocolate is better. In no way is candy of any kind considered a portion of a "healthy" diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Likely gluten-free: Peanut butter is usually gluten-free, but one should check the brand's label or website. Peter pan peanut butter is gluten free, according to its 2011 website. It is possible that some peanut butters may have additives that come from wheat, barley, or rye (gluten-containing grains). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty good : Avocados have a very healthy fat that is great for the body and skin. Bananas are high in potassium and calm the brain with tryptophan. Peanut butter is ok, but get an organic brand with cashews instead. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and exercise. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more
Perhaps, if dry...: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving. ...Read more
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
Yes: Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly include nuts or peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who rarely eat nuts. Although it is possible that nut eaters are somehow different from, and healthier than, non-nut eaters, it is more likely that nuts themselves have a lot to do with these benefits. ...Read more
It is nutritious but: Is fattening, so don't be excessive. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories, 6.7 g of protein & contain: 12% magnesium, 10% phosphorus & 29% of manganese (daily requirements). Peanuts have 14 grams of fat but only 1.9 grams of saturated fat as well as 4, 393 mg of omega 6 fatty acids but only 0.8mg of omega – 3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Today ate large egg salad sandwich cocoa out drink energy drink sugar free double cheese burger and non sweet tea. Is this too much carbs?
Yes: Nothing to eat or drink for 12 hrs before test. Do not indulge in sweet desserts before having your blood drawn if you don't normally eat sweets. Your body converts excess calories into triglycerides and stores them in fat cells until the body needs energy. Avoid over-eating in the days before having your blood tested to get an accurate triglyceride measurement. ...Read more