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What is the possible risk/consequence of eating nearly every hour if you only eat nutritional foods, like raw veggies - cooked squash- fruit-tofu..?
Lack of a balanced life: Given all the wonderful things to do in this world, one should not try to eat something every hour. While this kind of behavior is not dangerous, it would certainly interfere with leading a healthy balanced life of work, play, exercise, sleep and eating. I would be worried about underlying anxierty/control issues if eating every hour would become one of my patient's priorities in life, and want to investigate further into why that patient would even want to try such a thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.
What are some high protein vegan foods, other than tofu? Would like to know the high protein, low fat ones.
Beans, nuts, seeds: All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein rich in essential fats. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. While nuts and seeds do have some fats, these are relatively healthy fats. See nutrition/protein. ...Read more
Looking for high protein vegan foods. What percent of tofu (regular square blocks, medium or hard type) is protein, fat, and carbohydrate?
Beans, nuts, seeds: 1 cup of tofu has 20 grams protein, 10 grams of fat & 4 grams of carbohydrates. All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. See http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/protein.Htm for more info. ...Read more
Is tofu really healthy? I am switching to a whole food plant based diet to combat my depression and anxiety, I am seeking help and on Zoloft.
Lean meats: Lean meats are healthier, so one should trim away excess fat before grilling. Also, steaks are safer than ground beef, because ground beef is more prone to bacterial contamination (unless the burgers are cooked well-done). Of course, be sure to have plenty of vegetables with each meal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to gain weight quickly, safely abd inexpensively? Also, what foods should I eat?
Why?: Why do you want to gain weigh? Even if you are underweight, increasing your weight rapidly is not a good idea. Eat a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's three...: BROCCOLI: Rich in fiber & antioxidants, it helps in cancer prevention & "detoxifying" your liver; RASPBERRIES: Also rich in fiber and antioxidants, they offer a whole series of cancer fighters, as well of as heart protection; WILD SALMON: Fish oils fight heart disease, cancer, depression. Salmon is also high in vitamin D, & the pink pigment in particular is an anticancer agent. Ref. HopkinsHealth ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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