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Doctor insights on: Starchy Foods To Avoid For Diets

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Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Food to eat for fast bone healing? And foods to avoid?

Food to eat for fast bone healing? And foods to avoid?

No magic: Plenty of protein, enough vitamin d, vitamin c, zinc and calcium. Generally, a prudent & healthy diet as you'd do well to follow at all times. A cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement might be in order as you recover from injury. You'd get the idea from the internet that food choice is the key to medical treatment -- it's not. ...Read more

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What are dietary alternatives when trying to avoid refined sugars?

What are dietary alternatives when trying to avoid refined sugars?

Stevia!: Stevia is a powerful sweetener made from the chrysanthemum. It has 0 calories, very little flavor other than sweetness, and is generally recognized as safe. My wife uses it in all sorts of baked goods, we sweeten drinks with it! and we find that it's delicious on plain yogurt. Fruit is a great alternative dessert to anything containing refined sugar too. ...Read more

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How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

Nutritious Diet: I commend you for avoiding processed foods and limiting meat! For Good Nutritious Diet, eat: Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables- kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, collards, mustard turnip greens, and spinach. Beans and lentils, soy foods Walnuts, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, seeds Salmon trout or herring twice a week Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Agree w' : Dr Fairchild. Many of the junk foods however contain ingredients that are addictive (corn syrup). For some people, when they eat a little they can't stop or they will eat more the next day and the cravings will continue. If once you take a little, you have trouble stopping or find that within a few days you are taking a little more, try to stay clear you may be addicted to something in the junk. ...Read more

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What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

Why?: There are good & bad carbohydrates--you shouldn't avoid fruits & whole grains (which by the way are healthy choices for breakfast) just for the sake of "low carbs." by the same token you shouldn't overindulge in fatty foods just to avoid starches. Instead, minimize fats (egg yolks, fried foods) & highly salted products, limit portion sizes, & liberalize your healthy choices of lean meats, etc. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Re: kidney stones: You want a low oxalate diet. Calcium does not usually require restriction. Oxalate is found in spinach, cola, nuts, chocolate, beets, tea, cranberries, and rhubarb. Avoid these. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat to replace bread, pasta etc for a healthy diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat to replace bread, pasta etc for a healthy diet?

Beans and grains: Beans are high in fiber as are grains. Together they make a total protein. One seving of bean and one serving of grain such as black beans and rice. Try to use whole grain rice when possible- since its healthier. ...Read more

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Are there soecific foods to eat to minimize stomach fat?

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Are there soecific foods to eat to minimize stomach fat?

No: Eating low fat low sugar foods can decrease the accumulation of body fat, but there's nothing specific to avoid fat in the stomach area. You cannot choose whether fat goes, just like you cannot exercise to lose fat in a specific area. ...Read more

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What are some foods to eat for a low fiber diet?

What are some foods to eat for a low fiber diet?

Fish, chicken, tofu: Foods high in protein are usually low in fiber but too much protein can also be a problem. Stick with wild fish, tofu, and limit dairy foods, eggs, etc. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful. Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely. Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. ...Read more

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Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more. Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...Read more

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Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease?  No processed foods of course.  ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best to eat for a high fiber diet?

Which foods are the best to eat for a high fiber diet?

See below: Fiber is the non digestible part of fruits, whole grains. Vegetables, beans and legumes. You get it by eating these foods. Fiber is not found in meat, dairy, fowl or fish. When fiber foods are processed ( orange juice for example, or white rice) alot of the fiber is removed in processing. Your best bet to have fiber in your diet is to eat foods in their natural state with minimal processing. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to eat to promote a positive lifestyle?

What are some healthy foods to eat to promote a positive lifestyle?

Aim for at least 5: Servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Make it a goal to eat fresh, organic produce of varied colors. All of these different colored foods carry varied enzymes. ...Read more

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Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more