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Can I drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

Can I drink grapefruit juice one day before colonscopy?

Yes, a little: Clear liquids (water; fruit juices WITHOUT pulp -- apple, white grape; fruit flavored beverages -- fruit punch, lemonade; carbonated drinks; Jello; and tea/coffee without milk/cream) are recommended. So grapefruit juice is not technically a clear liquid. So have a glass if you must, but really better to go with the list above. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Yes: The problem with 5 hour energy drinks is the amount of vitamins they contain (8333% recommended daily intake of b12). This is an essential, water soluble vitamin that is excreted by your kidney. However, taking this much every day could lead to kidney failure or other effects from an excess of vitamin b12. Anything is toxic to your body in extreme amounts, even water and oxygen! ...Read more

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If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

Weight loss: Yes. Weight gain is totally due to the number of calories you eat. Calorie intake can be reduced either by cutting down the total number of calories consumed or by exercising to work off the calories. If you cut your total calories in half you will lose a lot of weight (but one large meal a day diets are difficult to stay with); if you exercise, you will lose even more. ...Read more

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Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

No protein?: Starvation diets and diets that only include sugar calories are the most dangerous and unhealthy choices one can make. This diet is ABSOLUTELY not wise. It will not in any way lead to health! ...Read more

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Ttc do I take my prenatals once a day or three times a day ??? Daily means with every meal right ???

Ttc do I take my prenatals once a day or three times a day ??? Daily means with every meal right ???

Once a day: To help women stick with their prenatal vitamins, a prenatal vitamin tablet should provide all the vitamins needed in a quantity that taking one tablet only per day provides sufficient supply of vitamins. Typically, this is the case. If not, it will say in the instructions on the bottle. Prenatal vitamins can be taken any time of the day - again, when a woman can fit it easily into her schedule. ...Read more

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How many heaping tablespoons of oatmeal per day can I consume? I am 16

How many heaping tablespoons of oatmeal per day can I consume? I am 16

Food Questions: This is getting to be out of bounds for this medical question. You do not go to the doctor to limit your food choices. Medicine has no opinion on how you divide up your calories in your diet each day. ...Read more

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Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

There is a debate: There are two camps when it comes to whey protein derived from cheese. The vegan camp believes a link exists between dairy and cancer and autoimmune diseases. The other camp believes it helpful against inflammation and helps build muscle. My take is that the science is inconclusive either way, no one needs too much protein, and that nuts and grains like quinoa are a better source of protein. ...Read more

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Eating garlic five times a day is alright?

Eating garlic five times a day is alright?

Will not hurt: Other than worrying about your breath, it is not "unhealthy" to eat garlic daily as you are. Several studies show a correlation to heart health with garlic. (and you will keep vampires away too). Best wishes. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar per day befor insulin spikes?

How many grams of sugar per day befor insulin spikes?

Insulin spikes: Too much sugar is no good for anybody but unless you have diabetes or have been told you have "pre-diabetes" don't fuss to much. If you are over-weight, or not very active then be sure to take less sugar. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

Dietary choice: Dietary ingredients may be excreted in urine. Don't worry. Odors like asparagus cabbage or apple may be common. thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

How big a meal?: You need to have a negtive caloric balance to lose weight. It would be better to eat small meals and exercise, one large meal is not a healthy practice. ...Read more

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How many lemon can i eat per day??i eat about 6 lemon per day in tha morrning and befor bed..

How many lemon can i eat per day??i eat about 6 lemon per day in tha morrning and befor bed..

Well balanced diet: While a diet high in fruits/vegetables is good, it needs to be a balanced diet. Please see http://www.choosemyplate.gov ...Read more

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How much vit C can I take per day ??

How much vit C can I take per day ??

No particular limit: Vitamin C being a water soluble vitamin doesn't have a specific cut off for its upper limit of use on a daily basis. You can take as much as you want and you will not overdose as the excess will be eliminated easily. It may irritate your stomach, though, being an acid based vitamin. ...Read more

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If I ate cottage cheese every day & drank water every day, will I lose weight fast?

If I ate cottage cheese every day & drank water every day, will I lose weight fast?

Yes: Loosing weight fast is dangerous can hurt major organs like heart and intestine - safer to do steady weight loss that is balanced. ...Read more

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Is drinking one coffee per day bad for you?

Is drinking one coffee per day bad for you?

Coffee.: Drinking one cup of coffee per day is fine. There are some touted health benefits to coffee. Just make sure it's not one of those fancy calorie-laden store-sold coffee creations. Just have a simple cup of coffee, with milk and sugar if you choose. ...Read more