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Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more


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Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Yes BUT: You need to read the labels carefully. Some have few carbohydrates and others as many as over 40 grams of carbohydrate . The numbers of calories therefore vary quite a bit. Some are sweetened with stevia while other flavors of ths same brand might be flavored with a sugar alcohol. ...Read more

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Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount replenished will be different than Gatorade. Some athletes use coconut water, but, to get the proper ratio of electrolytes you need to add sodium (i.e. table salt). It may be easier to stick with the low sugar versions of Gatorade. ...Read more

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With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?

With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?

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Does soaking okra in water and drinking the water lower blood sugar ?

Does soaking okra in water and drinking the water lower blood sugar ?

No: The carbohydrate in okra supposedly slows the uptake of sugar into the blood.stream. But this can be said of the soluble fiber in lots of foods. It is not a treatment for diabetes. I can't believe okra water would do even THAT much. ...Read more

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Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Yes: Mother nature takes care of us if we respect her. The trouble is that farming practices are not as good as they should be so try to find organically grown fruit and veg. Best place is the farmers' market. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to drink lots of water with biotin?

Are you supposed to drink lots of water with biotin?

You can and its ok: Yes it is ok to drink lots of water with biotin as long as you do not have a kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can fasting and drinking plenty of water lower blood sugar?

Can fasting and drinking plenty of water lower blood sugar?

Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will kick in mechanisms to bring it back up and often over corrects it initially. Fasting for short periods is good for health - reduced caloric intake is the only proven method of life extension - meaning we all eat way more than we need! think paleo diet. ...Read more

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Is distilled water the best available water to drink? I heard that it leaches out inorganic minerals & toxins that build up with everyday metabolism.

Is distilled water the best available water to drink? I heard that it leaches out inorganic minerals & toxins that build up with everyday metabolism.

Not true: There are no particular health benefits to distilled water over regular water. If you do an internet search you find sites that say distilled water is good for you, distilled water is bad for you. I say it's neither, it's just distilled water. ...Read more

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Will drinking 4 or more litres of water per day lower electrolytes such as potassium and salt?

Will drinking 4 or more litres of water per day lower electrolytes such as potassium and salt?

Four or more: litres is a fair amount if not exercising or perfoming vigorous manual labor and could cause a dilutional effect, but if you lose water through sweat, heavy and rapid breathing or heavy exercise then not to worry. ...Read more

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How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?

Electrolytes: Colon prep is not likely to affect the electrolyte balance of normal adults significantly. Drinking these sport drinks will not hurt you and perhaps help the economy. ...Read more

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Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults. ...Read more

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Coffee consumption: can caffeine make my body lose vitamins and minerals?

Coffee consumption: can caffeine make my body lose vitamins and minerals?

Probably not: Most such claims are internet exaggerations of real scientific work. Caffine is the most popular and probably the most studied of all drugs, and serious adverse effects in real life have resisted demonstration. There are "pop" claims about caffeine interfering with absorption of iron and vitamin d; if there were any real effect on real human beings, it would be obvious by now. ...Read more

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Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?

No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read more

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