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Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more

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Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

Do food allergies cause long term damage? Newly diagnosed: tomato, barley, tree nuts, coconut. Mild positives: wheat, soy, peanut, egg. How to manage?

No: Food allergies do not cause long term damage, but it is unlikely that you developed true food allergies at your age. And that is quite the laundry list of positive tests. It sounds to me like someone who really doesn't understand food allergies put on a bunch of skin tests or, more likely, ordered a boatload of blood tests. See a board certified allergist to get a more accurate interpretation ...Read more

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Is multigrain or whole wheat bread more healthy?

Is multigrain or whole wheat bread more healthy?

Food Question: Both of these breads are just a bit better for your health than bleached flour breads but, just barely. They are still 100% carbohydrate calories and some brands actually also contain honey or other sugars to add taste. Carbohydrate calories should be taken in moderation and be no more than 25% of your total calories. ...Read more

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I am informed oatmeal, granola, fruit, yogurt smoothies and eggs are healthy-- what else?

I am informed oatmeal, granola, fruit, yogurt smoothies and eggs are healthy-- what else?

Healthy foods: You are well informed. I like the egg (1) without the yolk. Generally chicken/turkey breast and fin fish; salmon, tuna, swordfish, trout, tilapia. Incidentally canned fish is better than frozen fish sich in order to freeze the fish they wash much of the valuable unsaturated oils out also important are fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

Nuts ; seeds, also..: Technically you're not a vegetarian since you eat fish; it's fine to eat-just don't say you're a vegetarian! nuts ; seeds are excellent sources of protein- hemp seeds are among the very best sources.Greens like broccoli ; kale contain surprising amounts of protein- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/faq/question.Aspx?Sid=16;qindex=9 quinoa is also a good source. Your current diet supplies good protein. ...Read more

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Wheat allergy - does anyone know any good gluten free bread recipes or bread that taste real?

Wheat allergy - does anyone know any good gluten free bread recipes or bread that taste real?

Celiac recipes: In response to your question i searched the web for "celiac recipes." the search yielded over 10 pages of websites offering tasty alternatives to baking/cooking with wheat. In addition, recipe suggestions can be obtained from chat rooms and national public education sites dedictated to celiac sprue. Enjoy your web surfing and happy eating... ...Read more

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Are chocolate oat bar good for diet?

Are chocolate oat bar good for diet?

Oats are carbs: And, unless it's dark chocolate, it has milk and sugar in it. There is something called a paleo bar that is better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat is more healthy as it contains less fat, more fiber, more calcium, less sodium, and more protein. ...Read more

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Are kellogg's eggo pancakes and waffles safe for a peanut allergic child?

Are kellogg's eggo pancakes and waffles safe for a peanut allergic child?

No peanut in Eggo: According to the ingredients posted on the kellogg web site there is no peanut protein in french toast or buttermilk waffles and none in blueberry pancakes. The main allergens (allergy provoking substances) in these products are wheat, egg, milk and soy, so if the child is allergic to any of these substances, eggo products should be avoided. ...Read more

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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Might whole wheat pancakes be unhealthy?

Might whole wheat pancakes be unhealthy?

Whole wheat pancakes: Pancakes themselves are just simple sugars (even "whole wheat" pancakes are not complex carbohydrates truthfully) with liquid sugar (syrup) and fat (butter) added. So pancakes are a bad nutritional choice made worse. And we can't rescue any health value by adding things like blueberries or cranberries. If you make them with psyllium husk added, you can at least get some fiber in there. ...Read more

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What are the strawberries i'm activia real strawberries?

What are the strawberries i'm activia real strawberries?

YES: as far as I can tell .....they are indeed "real" Hope this helps P.S It's my favorite Activia flavor Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is oatmeal/fruit-breakfast, chickenbreast sandwich/veggies on whole wheat-lunch, and salmon/chicken and veggies sweet potatoe-dinner a good plan?

Is oatmeal/fruit-breakfast, chickenbreast sandwich/veggies on whole wheat-lunch, and salmon/chicken and veggies sweet potatoe-dinner a good plan?

Reasonable but...: Sounds good overall but advise more protein at breakfast- add walnuts/pecans to oatmeal or have organic eggs sometimes. Advise organic chicken- if not, it's fed gmo feed which may prove hazardous-see http://www.Psrast.Org/ advise wild salmon as farmed has more toxins. Have veggies of all colors & include salads. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx#.Uoobbrymbr2 and see comment:. ...Read more

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Almond milk is good for zeronegative arthtritis?

Almond milk is good for zeronegative arthtritis?

Almond milk is: A great source if protein. Compared to cows milk, it may spare you from pro inflammatory proteins contained in cows milk, indirectly decreasing inflammation in your body... ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet includes Vegetable, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds. It does not include any dairy products. Good Nutrition is necessary for having Energy to function well. Grains are complex carbs that body uses for energy. Since they digest slowly, energy is lasting instead of spiked. Both are Healthy part of Diet. Cooked grains with some olive oil and spices give more flavor and taste. ...Read more