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What are some foods beyond junk food that I should refrain from?

What are some foods beyond junk food that I should refrain from?

Eat your veggies: The term "junk food" means different things to different people. Avoid fast food as much as possible as to me it is the quintessential junk food. Avoid excessive sugars and all foods that come in a box, as they tend to be overly processed. In general, foods that are the closest to how they are found in nature are the most healthful. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, grass fed meats are best. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk.Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more

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Aside from drinking lots of fluids, what foods should I eat or not eat to prevent my hemorrhoids?

Aside from drinking lots of fluids, what foods should I eat or not eat to prevent my hemorrhoids?

None: Food is not the cause or cure for disease. High fiber foods will help prevent constipation which may aggravate hemorrhoids, butt won't cure the problem nor does it cause it. If you want to prevent hemorrhoids walk on all fours like a gorilla ...Read more

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What foods are i allowed to eat that are not acid?

What foods are i allowed to eat that are not acid?

Most foods are fine: There are few foods which you might call 'acidic'. This may include oranges and other tart foods. Most of the acidity in our stomach is produced from the normal acid secretions of the stomach which can bother some folks especially if they have acid reflux problems. This can be easily controlled with antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Prilosec is even more effective. ...Read more

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What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

Healthy ones: If you're in recovery from meth, that is a hard road. You've used a lot of your resilience in your habit, and now need to build it up again. As many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can eat, leafy green salads, and lean meats like chicken and wild alaskan salmon would be good. The latter will help replenish your omega-3's to stabilize neuronal membranes. Whole foods that are not processed. ...Read more

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Wat are some foods to stay away from if you have ibs?

Wat are some foods to stay away from if you have ibs?

Important but varies: Diet plays a crucial role in managing ibs but there are many different ideas ; different things work for different people so it may take trial ; error. But avoiding certain fruits, gluten, dairy, beans ; cruciferous veggies often helps. For some good ideas see http://ibs.About.Com/od/ibsfood/a/ibsdiet.Htm ; http://abt.Cm/16tmrig ; http://abt.Cm/1atlrad ; http://bit.Ly/17hz82a. ...Read more

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Some junk foods are obvious. Others i'm not so sure. How do I tell if a food is a junk food?

Some junk foods are obvious. Others i'm not so sure. How do I tell if a food is a junk food?

Sugar and fiber: high processed sugar. Look at the amount of sugar in the food That would be the first indicator. Most junk foods are low in fiber- If the food doesnt have any fiber and is high in sugar, it would classify as a junk food. ...Read more

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What are some foods that I can consume after periodontal surgery?

What are some foods that I can consume after periodontal surgery?

Soft foods: Yogurt, eggs, well cooked pasta or rice, oatmeal, delicate types of fish such as sole, soft breads. ...Read more

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I tend to burb excessively after eating food. It seems to occur with all types of food. Not from eating too fast.

I tend to burb excessively after eating food. It seems to occur with all types of food. Not from eating too fast.

Dont swallow air: In general eating slowly and making sure not to swallow air might help. If you feel it is still a problem after doing this - go see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Could you recommend foods that i need to avoid while loosing weight. What are processed foods?

Could you recommend foods that i need to avoid while loosing weight. What are processed foods?

Eat whole foods: Processed foods are foods that are created and sold by our nutritional industrial complex. If something has more than 4 or 5 ingredients in it, stay away if possible. Eat mostly vegetables, fruits and natural products and the weight will come off. Before eating, ask yourself.......Was this a food 75 years ago? If the answer is yes, then enjoy it! ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are high in protein and what foods should I stay away from?

Please suggest what foods are high in protein and what foods should I stay away from?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Food to help lower LDL, Food to completely avoid. No need for a lesson about cholesterol please, just eat this not that?

Not the key: Despite all the "pop" talk, diet is not the key to managing high LDL cholesterol. It's mostly genetic, and the decision as to whether to medicate should be made judiciously. Limit very-high cholesterol foods, and prepare for a welter of contradictory studies -- some very poor-quality -- about omega-3's, saturated fat, and so forth. Aerobic exercise will help you far more than food choices. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods that will keep me from craving sweets like twinkies?

Are there any specific foods that will keep me from craving sweets like twinkies?

No: You need to exercise your own self-control and consciously think of eating healthy things. Frankly, there is absolutely no reason to ever eat a twinkie - it has absolutely no nutrition. Read the packaging - it is all chemicals. As for sweets in general, healthier sweets like fruit, raisins, or even rare consumption of crackers and some cookies may be ok. Always keep in mind the risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

What foods or additives are the worst to consume if ibs?

It depends.: It depends on whatyou can eat. If you have a problem with foods that are spicy, rich, or acidic, then avoid those foods. You might need to avoid lactose foods, like milk. Avoiding stress and an overall high fiber, bland diet would help a great deal if not already done. A visit to your doctor to get tested, and work out therapy can help. ...Read more

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Realize best nutrients are from food,but if I'm not eating right, do you believe in the nutritional drinks like ensure,boost &etc? If so which is best

Realize best nutrients are from food,but if I'm not eating right, do you believe in the nutritional drinks like ensure,boost &etc? If so which is best

Supplements: I do think that such supplements are a good idea to enrich a diet that lacks adequate calories. Ask your pharmacist which supplement is best for you. Ensure does have a good track record but others may have less sugar,etc. Take a multivitamin daily as well. ...Read more