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Should Toddlers Eat Pickles
Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more
OK but...: I have looked at Naturebox snacks and they look OK but you can do better. While non-GMO, I don't see any that are organic. For example, organic almonds are far healthier than conventional almonds, which not only has pesticides but residues of the fumigant propylene oxide. Rather than more processed snacks get organic nuts and fruits from your local health food store; this will be even healthier! ...Read more
My 2 year old just like to eat whole grain pasta, scrambled eggs, sandwiches, turkey, fruits, juices, yogurt but can't get her to eat other things!
He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?
See nutritionist: It sounds like a visit to a nutritionist would be a good idea. Also just a discussion with the family doctor could help with understanding the long term problems with such a diet. Please also understand that people have to be motivated to change their behaviior (or food) or all the education in the world will not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why?
He ate whole canned fruit.
Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more
How many fruits should I eat each day? I don't understand servings. Should I eat 5 fruits a day. For example, pear, Apple, grape fruit, banana, ect?
Fruits & Vegetables: combo of 7 -13 cups per day is now recommended by the US govt. It can be hard to do. A greens powder added to water can help. Eat low on the glycemic index, e.g., lots of berries. Too much sugar from fruit can imbalance blood sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m tryin to lose some xtra calories! i daily eat freash vegies cooked in chilli and soy sauce! are these sauce fattening?
Not directly, but...: The calories are extremely low - so in that way they're not fattening. Also veggies are not fattening. Even a bit of healthy oil (olive, canola) for cooking is fine. Other herbs & spices won't add calories either. But.... The sodium in soy sauce may cause water retention, etc so don't over-do that ingredient. Use a low sodium type or substitute / supplement with lemon or lime juice. Good for you! ...Read more
What s more good to eat cooked veggies or boiled veggies ?. Generally I use to boil veggies blend it and drink. I do not like to eat cooked veggies.
Probably cooked: Boling vegetables may destroy essential nutrients like water soluble vitamins. However it is puported in some studies that cooking vegetable like tomatoes and carrots make antioxidants more available for absorption.Steaming or microwaving or roasting the vegetable is better than boiling them to mush. Perhaps you needs to try some new recipies. ...Read more
I normally get pasta, mac n cheese, rice, potatoes, chicken, veggies, cereal, eggs, milk and pancakes. What should I stop or start buying?
Gym membership: This or some other intensive way of staying aerobically conditioned will do you much more good than fretting over food choices. What you are doing now is basically sound. Build your cardiovascular and muscular systems by exercise, and limit calories as needed to achieve lean athleticism. Food choices, despite all the hoopla, are less critical for ordinary folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!
Growing into Adults: There will be several opportunities in your life to change you life for the better. I would like you to re-read your question as if you are the teacher in class and there is a stubborn student who is clever and yet just cannot say the right answer. To be healthy you need to change your life. It is growing up and taking responsibility. Eating a balanced meal and living for health is possible. ...Read more
Why do people need to eat healthy foods? Can't people just eat what they want (big macs and candy bars) and take a multivitamin daily?
Unfortunately NO: Would you put the wrong fuel in your car? Food is the fuel that our bodies have to burn to create the energy for function. The nature of the questions on this forum clearly indicate that poor diet is making millions sick. Trouble is that they are being treated for headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, anxiety state, pains and aches, post nasal drip/allergies etc. ...Read more