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What are the benefits of having healthy habits and a good diet?

What are the benefits of having healthy habits and a good diet?

Longevity: So far we can not change our genes. The only thing we can do is to have good eating habits ( low bad cholesterol, low sodium, plenty of fruits and vegetabes or increased fiber, plenty of antioxidants) and do regular exercise, and avoid things that are dangerouse like smoking, drugs or excessive drinking, or risky sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Are there health benefits of a vegetarian diet ?

Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of protein-rich diets?

What are the health benefits of protein-rich diets?

Protein-rich diets: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/advantages-disadvantages-consuming-lot-protein-2929.html

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What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You will not take in phosphoric acid that will tend to upset your mineral balance and cause you to pee out your bones. And you may save money and lose weight. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

What are the health benefits of switching from diet coke to water?

Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine will also cause you to diruese- which means you can become dehydrated. Changing from diet coke would give you huge health benefits. ...Read more

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In what ways have you changed your diet habits or exercise and become a healthier person?

In what ways have you changed your diet habits or exercise and become a healthier person?

Many things: I personally have given up artificial sweeteners, and all artificial foods. I have also made some simple changes in terms of food approach. Instead of taking foods away, i focus on adding at least 5 servings of veggies a day with some fruit. I also make myself do some exercise daily. If i don't feel like doing it, i make myself do at least 10 minutes because i always have 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Is zero diet cola good or bad for someone's health ?

Is zero diet cola  good or bad for someone's health ?

Zero cola: cola, whether diet, zero or regular, is not good for your health. It tends to stimulate your pancreas increase the risk of diabetes in the future ...Read more

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Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

No single best but:: No single diet is best for everyone but most folks should eat mostly vegetables, fruit, nuts & seeds with moderate use of dairy & eggs.If you desire meat use in moderation. Minimize sweets, starches & fried foods. Avoid sodas & artificial sweeteners. Avoid excess alcohol. Don't smoke. Stay physically & mentally active. Get enough sleep. Relax/meditate. Be kind, live by the Golden Rule.Be here now. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more