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Carbohydrates: Grains such as barley, rice, wheat and oats are higher in complex carbohydrates. If processed, and the fiber removed, they are not good selections for diabetics because they raise your blood sugar sooner and higher than their high fiber counterparts. Most plants and vegetables are lower in calories and high in fiber. They are good healthy overall choices and should be 1/4 of your plate at meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Infection of plants is an entirely different issue than infection of animals (and humans). Plants frequently are toxic to animals to prevent consumption by those same animals.But that is not common illness. ...Read more
All medicines: including those made from plants - have potential side effects. ...Read more
Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more
Knowledge: Barring any incidents that damage the integrity of the facility such as that which happened in japan you should have little to worry about. Checking air quality in the area and looking for radiation levels through your local government should help set your mind at ease. It might not hurt to have some potassium iodide tablets available in the event of an incident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a better idea: If you're concerned about GMO foods (and I do not know any scientist who avoids them, though there are physicians here who do), you are welcome to purchase food that's labeled as GMO-free. Stay health-conscious, but to make a huge, time-comsuming, costly venture like what you propose just because you are 'worried' would enslave you to every other fearmonger as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
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