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What Are The Best Foods To Avoid When Dieting
Bad food?: Sorry, the only bad foods i can think of are poisons, toxic chemicals etc. I don't believe in any food being forbidden except a food that you are allergic to....Hives, difficulty breathing, etc. I give my patients a basic outline: 30-40% protein, 30-40% complex carbs--limiting refined starches -refined white bread- and 20% fat. Both protein and fat help us feel fuller. More on this subject.... ...Read more
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
Healthy natural food: A woman should eat healthy, natural foods before, during, and after pregnancy. Healthy usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce may worsen heartburn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; your baby is exposed to the different flavors thru the breastmilk so make sure you eat lots of veggies. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64oz a day. Avoid highly refined and processed foods. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What are the best foods to avoid and what are the foods that are okay to eat for gluten allergy/sensitivity?
No 1 right answer: Anemia can be caused by many things. As mentioned above, iron deficiency can cause anemia; the best diet to correct that is one with lots of meat. Folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency cause anemia; lots of green leafy vegetables can correct folate (folic acid) deficiency. Some people have problems absorbing b12; in that case just eating more won't help. Some other tests will help your doctor answer the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com or www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. It's not really a matter of being on a "diet." It's a matter of maintaining healthy nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being. ...Read more
See below: There is no "best fruit". Generally, if you are otherwise healthy with no chronic problems like kidney disease, all fruits are good for you - in moderation. However, depending on specific deficiencies or conditions, certain fruits may be more important than others because of the ratio of nutrients they have. ...Read more
Please what are the examples of foods high in calories? What should I avoid when trying to lose weight. Thanks
Try these...: As recently appeared in us news and world report, some of the best fat-burning foods include oatmeal, apples, almonds, chicken breast, egg whites and asparagus, certified fitness nutrition specialist obi obadike writes. He noted that fish oil and garlic also can help burn fat, as can adding brown rice and tomatoes to the menu. Of course, don't forget to watch portions, cut alcohol, & exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
Veggies: All of them, but high water content is a plus. ...Read more
Complex carbs.: For sustained energy through the morning, focus on complex carbohydrates and fiber. Foods like high fiber breakfast cereals, multi grain bread for toast and berries,will keep you going. A B complex vitamin will help your body use the carbohydrates efficiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A balanced diet.: Probably the best way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet with a controlled amount of food daily. That is, not too much extra food, and the food eaten being choice, like fruits, vegetables, and good meat(s)/protein sources, and whole grain breads/cereals for fiber. Exercise, in addition to this will cap off a complete, healthy effort to lose weight. ...Read more
VAries: Food triggers for migraines vary greatly from person to person, but common triggers include alcohol, cheese, the flavor enhancer msg, processed meats (salami, sausages), artificial sweeteners, caffeine (especially withdrawal after missing your customary morning coffee). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meat and veggies!: Avoid milk-lactose or milk sugar. Non-processed cheese is great! most meats, fish, poultry are excellent. Vegetables, except carrots and peas are all fine. Avoid potatoes, all grain flours, and sugar. Berries of all kinds are ok. Some fruits in moderation, others need to be avoided in toto! ...Read more
Normal diet: Unless there is expected to be prolonged neutropenia, the diet can be anything you feel like eating. Many times chemotherapy well decrease the appetite and in that case one should consider calorie dense foods. In cases where neutropenia is prolonged, you may want to avoid items that may be contaminated with bacteria such as unwashed salads. ...Read more
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