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Is drinking/cooking only with distilled water harmful? Increased acidec levels of liquids and depletes needed minerals in food making it toxic?
No: Drinking/cooking with distilled water is unlikely to cause any problems. ...Read more
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Because after boiling ,vegetables lose nutrients in water. Can I drink that water ( veg stock) to get nutrients in my body?
Soup/stock: Yes, you can drink vegetable stock but you should also eat vegetables, too. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) water and prune juice, how much are the parts to drink?
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Yes!: Water is water -- warm or room temperature or cold -- stay hydrated! ...Read more
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
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
Read the labels: The best way to find out is to read the labels. ...Read more
Drinking lots of fluids will help avoid orthostatic hypotension. Is plain filtered water enough or electrolyte water preferred?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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