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Pros And Cons Of Organic And Inorganic Foods
Depends on ripeness: Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk. It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more
Yes: Con- chewing begins digestion in the mouth and helps your stomach secrete acid by site, smell and taste. Digestion begins and sets the stage early. By drinking a liquid drink- you are minimizing these functions that help digestion. Pro- to a liquid diet, may help to break down hard to digest foods, by already liquefying them. ...Read more
Natural History: The benefit of eating organic food is that the thousands of chemicals they (naturally) contain have been tested by nature over the millions of years of evolution, and found compatible with the ecosystem in which they developed. This may not be true of man-made chemicals, but at least the man-made chemicals have been tested for safety, whereas thousands of natural chemicals remain untested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are organic fruits and vegetables really better than non organic? What are some of the differences?
Dirty dozen: Eating organic fruits & veges allows you to reap all the benefits and nutrients without exposure to potentially toxic pesticides. Choose organic for fruits/Veges with higher pesticide levels: aka 'the dirty dozen:' Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Spinach Sweet bell peppers Nectarines (imported) Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Potatoes Snap peas (imported) & Blueberries (imported) Hot pepper ...Read more
What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?
Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more
Pork & beef fair: Plant based diets are best for us to prevent diseases, so pork & beef are the lowest on the health benefits scale. They contribute to cholesterol, inflammation, many infectious diseases in the world. The benefits are when lean they provide B12 (which can be supplemented), iron (which can be supplemented). If you eat them, eat them rarely, use organic and lean cuts. ...Read more
Why?: Though i'm no expert on this subject, i can't think of any advantages. And the disadvantages of eating dirt seem too obvious to mention. ...Read more
are that eating dirt of any kind has NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE and can result in anemia (particularly Iron Deficiency Anemia) the PROS as far as I know are NONE! (Despite the many "claims" of benefits to bowels, joints, hair etc etc etc ) In my opinion NONSENSE!
My Opinion only!
Hope it is helpful
Dr z ...Read more
Depends. : The fruit has the same benefits of vitamins and fiber etc. but some people feel that organic fruits and vegetables have less toxic pesticides on them so you consume less. Organic farmers use pesticides that are felt to be safer. But is unclear how much pesticide humans actually consume from the food and whether those small amounts have any actual effect on you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Proper Dosage: A person needs at 8-10 full glasses of water each day just to take care of the normal cellular activity of the body. The vast majority of people never take the required minimum per day therefore they are in a continuous state of dehydration. However, drinking a great deal more than that can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. The key is dosage. ...Read more
Is there a list of vegetable and plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness or badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Meat eating pro/con: Some of the pros of eating meat are, it's a good source of protein, and the only exogenous source of cholesterol and vit. B12. Some of the cons of increase meat consumption are that it has been linked to heart disease, outbreaks of food-borne illness and high protein diets have recently been linked to cancer. ...Read more
Health effects: Smoking causes a host of diseases including lung cancer, bladder cancer, heart disease, blood vessel disease and chronic lung disease. In addition it diminishes the sense of smell and makes your breath smell bad. It is a major cause of house fires as well. The only good thing is that you smokers pay a lot of taxes and provide employment to those in the tobacco industry. ...Read more
Many benefits: result from drinking lots of water. Maintaining good hydration helps people to feel better, and reduces the risks of headaches, muscle cramps, stomach problems, kidney stones, and constipation. These are only a few of the potential benefits. The only con is that drinking huge volumes of water without taking in enough electrolytes can result in water intoxication but this is extremely rare. ...Read more
Metabolism of food!: Water has endless benefits. Itis needed for the breakdown of the food you eat, and most other biochemical processes of the body! ...Read more
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