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Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Lean proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I am healthy weight even a little underweight is junk food still bad for me ? Even though I gain no weight.Still eat my veg & fruit

If I am healthy weight even a little underweight is junk food still bad for me ? Even though I gain no weight.Still eat my veg & fruit

There is plenty of: evidence that high fat, high salt foods are unhealthy even though you are at normal weight. Too much fat, carbohydrate and salt can adversely impact your blood fats (cholesterol and triglyceride levels), blood sugar, blood pressure, etc, and increase your risk for future blood vessel problems, cancer and other problems. Keep up with fruits/veggies; junk food is only an OCCASIONAL treat. Stay well! ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I eat to gain weight, but stay healthy?

Please suggest what foods should I eat to gain weight, but stay healthy?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What are healthy ways to gain weight? And what foods can I eat to gain weight?

What are healthy ways to gain weight? And what foods can I eat to gain weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,.... ...Read more

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What to do if i want to gain weight the healthy way. What kind of food should I eat?

What to do if i want to gain weight the healthy way. What kind of food should I eat?

Complex carbohydrate: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates as whole grains, 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Take in more calories than you need and you will gain. ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy foods must i eat to gain enough weight to donate blood?

I am wondering what healthy foods must i eat to gain enough weight to donate blood?

Nothing specific: Eating all healthy foods will help you gain weight. Remember to lose weight you must use more calories then you consume; to maintain weight you must be in balance; and to gain weight you must consume more calories then you use. ...Read more

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What are the healthy ways to gain weight? What foods should I eat? I'm 18, 5'4 and weighs only 90 pounds.

What are the healthy ways to gain weight? What foods should I eat? I'm 18, 5'4 and weighs only 90 pounds.

None.: no artificial ways to gain wt. u should be lucky u don't have a wt problem otherwise u will be obese later. only natural growth, regular food, may include high ca foods, avoid any supplements they all come from food, don't forget exercise. ...Read more

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With what foods can a vegetarian have to gain back healthy weight?

With what foods can a vegetarian have to gain back healthy weight?

Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please explain the healthiest food i can eat to gain weight?

Can you please explain the healthiest food i can eat to gain weight?

Why do you wish to : Gain weight? How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Please consult your doctor before embarking on your plan to gain weight. If you are otherwise healthy, there is usually no reason to try to gain weight. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more