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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Menu Calories
Hey I'm 5ft 2 and I weight 7 stone! How can I put weight on? I'm blending smoothies for breakfast that come to around 1000 calories!
See a doctor: There are many causes of being underweight. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease and other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies and hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic doc can help you find what the problem (s) is/are. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?
Mix Away!: Smoothies are a great way to get the daily recommended number of fruit and vegetable servings! Fresh baby spinach is a mild-flavored vegetable and goes well with all fruit. I recommend a smoothie starting with baby spinach and a ripe banana. From there, add another fruit, ice and water. Frozen berries, pineapple chunks, peach or mango are all very good. ...Read more
Raw Food: I think that medicine may be neutral about this. As long as the vegetables are cleaned properly there would be no health concerns. We eat raw vegetables all the time in salads and such. ...Read more
In order to answer..: ....A question about how to make something healthier, we must first know what's in it now. A smoothie as pretty much anything you throw in a blender, often vegetables, fruits and yogurt. The best way to make a healthy smoothie is to include healthy ingredients. Emphasize the veggies and keep it low fat. ...Read more
Yes: Because with whole fruits and veggies, you get the fiber which results in less consumption and quicker satiety (fullness). Smoothies have more sugar from the fruits and veggies due to more being used to make the smoothie. Plus, most smoothies have added ingredients like sugars, syrups, powders, etc - unless you make it yourself. ...Read more
NO!: Fruit juices are better than milk or sodas, however consuming the actual fruit as a whole is better that just drinking its juice! ...Read more
Rice protein: Powder is healthy and easily digested.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many cups/ounces of veggie smoothies should I have for optimum health every day? Any veggie must haves?
No data: There are no scientific data on this subject, and if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, they're probably pulling your leg. It sounds like your diet is already healthy if you're drinking veggie smoothies, so you don't need to worry too much about quantity or which vegetable to use. Aim for a healthy, varied diet, and then stop thinking about it. ...Read more
It could: Adding milk can be a source of protein in your smoothies, and that would be good for you. However, it can also add calories. Also if you happen to be sensitive to dairy products it may cause other issues. If you tolerate milk well and the smoothie is a carefully considered part of your food plan (not just a thoughtless "why not") it may be fine. Too many of them will cause weight gain, though. ...Read more
Fruits & veggies:
Pick any fruits or veggies that sound good and toss them in
dark leafy greens like spinach are awesome nutrition sources that usually go pretty well in smoothies (blend longer to reduce fibery texture)
eat plenty of whole grains, but if you are not, you could add wheat germ
eat lean proteins, but if you are not, you could add ground nuts, eg walnuts and yogurt
avoid raw eggs/raw dairy. ...Read more
Is it true that smoothies made with pure fruit contain too much sugar, although natural, to actually be good for you?
Yes, sugar is bad: Drinking fruit smoothies, drinking fruit juice, and eating too much fruit, all lead to excessive sugar consumption. Natural sugar is just a bad for the body as "unnatural" sugar is, if the natural sugar has been separated from the plant fiber, or otherwise purified. The best thing to do is to eat very little sugar, and think of fruit as nature's candy or dessert. ...Read more
I just ate some ice cream and I started coughing. I do this a lot with other cold things such as smoothies, snow cones, and especially Rita's. Why?
Reflex-cough: The cold of the ice cream may activate hypersensitive cough receptors in some people. The cough receptors are found throughout your posterior pharyngeal area and the cold may stimulate them in your case. This is not uncommon and happens in many people. Some people with asthma for example will get exacerbations of their asthma in the cold weather. If it becomes a problem, see your Dr. Best wishes ...Read more
My daughter can't keep nearly any food down. She says it makes her naucious. She's always been a very picky eater but it's now she only eats smoothies?
See your doctor: There can be a number of reasons why she is having this trouble. See your doctor to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but rotate the greens you put in the smoothie if you drink a smoothie everyday. For example you can alternate with spinach or kale. Nature, in order to protect greens from extinction, placed in greens a little bit of poison, a minute amount of alkaloids, because otherwise animals like deer, elk and horse would begin to eat plant to extinction. ...Read more
Many say yes: Kefir contains natural robotics which help to establish, support, and nourish the body friendly bacteria. The average person has 3 pounds of bacteria in and on them. Usually we live in balance with these, but some times 'bad' bacteria get inside us, upset that balance and make us sick. With fruit it tastes good too! ...Read more
Fruits: okay: Yes, you can drink fruit smoothies as long as they were not prepared with fatty food mixed. ...Read more
No: They have no proven value.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not enough info: Don't know the contents of the green tea smoothie drinks - so can't give you much info on this one. ...Read more
Why do cold fluids/smoothies cause much more mid. Ab. pain and fullness quicker than food like pizza, meat, etc.?
Dairy?: Have you noticed if these cold fluids have milk or yogurt in them? You might be lactose intolerant and symptoms could be exacerbated by dairy products. Some people experience symptoms with certain products more than others If this is the case try to consume lactose free products and see how your symptoms change. If no response follow up with your doctor. ...Read more