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What Are Some Habits To Promote A Healthy Circulatory System
1st, avoid caffeine!: The b vitamins are necessary to a healthy nervous system. If you'll read up on the various deficiency syndromes caused by the lack of these vitamins, you'll see why. Next, it's a good idea to take a 1200 mg soft gel fish oil capsule daily, that will cover your need for omega-3 fatty acids. Third, "nac " n-acetylcysteine, 600 mg twice a day, seems to help stabilize neuronal cell membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin e; magnesium; folate; fiber; heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats; phytosterols are all nutrients that are heart healthy. Please see the below website for top 25 heart healthy food. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/25-top-heart-healthy-foods. ...Read more
Cardiovascular healt: Polyunsaturated fats from fish, nuts, fruits & vegetables are main ones. ...Read more
Protein and energy: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as cofactors (vitamins and minerals). Immunity is based on other cells but require almost the same basic components but put together. These are interrelated and work together always. Poor nutrition means poor healing and poor immune responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aim for at least 5: Servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Make it a goal to eat fresh, organic produce of varied colors. All of these different colored foods carry varied enzymes. ...Read more
Is it right to reward our children to make them eat vegetables and fruits? Can this create a long term habit? Are there any other strategies?
Healthy diet: The best way to get healthy digestive system is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid highly processes foods, substituting whole grains, generous portions of vegetables and fruits. Eat appropriate portions. Proteins can come from meats, fish, cheese, yogurt. Generally "wild" or free range have better balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Greek yogurt is a good natural "probiotic". ...Read more
Staying Healthy: Keeping your immune system healthy and active is very important to protect your body against diseases, infections and other ailments. Some ways to keep it healthy are by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin daily and exercising regularly. Seems simple enough, but if your body is run down or not getting proper nutrition, it can make it easier to get sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a severely overweight person (150kg/6ft). Trying to change this with diet and exercise. What are some good snacks that i can eat that are healthy?
Nutritionist: Fruits and vegetables including carrots, celery, berries, and even some nuts are healthy alternatives. You may want to discuss options with a nutritionist. ...Read more
What are some good foods to include in our daily diets to keep the immune system healthy, esp. During cold/flu season?
Protein + hydration: I'm not much a believer in foods 'enhancing' immune function beyond the concept of good nutrition as a whole. But go for some extra protein. And keeping yourself well hydrated will help mucus production to clear the bad bugs from your respiratory passageways. Chicken soup anyone? ...Read more
Eat a healthy: Hi fiber diet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily, 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise. And never do any of those colon cleansing scams. They are not necessary, are of no documented value or need and all they do is redistribute your wealth to those who are selling you that garbage.Get a colonoscopy at age 50 or if having symptoms or at high risk due to famil. ...Read more
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