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What is the best protein shake to consume after quimoterapy?

What is the best protein shake to consume after quimoterapy?

Depends: For most people boost shakes provide enough protein and other nutrients. However, for diabetics there are lower sugar options. For an expensive way to make a shake similar to boost - add carnation instant breakfast to whole milk. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more


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Is it ok if i drink about 6-8 liters of water daily? What is the recommended amount?

10 glasses good: Need enough to have the body cells function. However too much messes up your electrolyte balance in the body. ...Read more

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2.2 gm/kg what does this mean( it is about protein intake)?

2.2 gm/kg  what does this mean( it is about protein intake)?

Based on Weight: It means they recommend you take in 2.2 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight. As a side note, that seems like a lot of protein. The us fda recommends about 0.5 to 1 gm per kilogram per day for an average adult. Your protein intake depends on your goals (muscle building etc). Please consult with your doctor before beginning a specific diet regimen. ...Read more

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What is the best "detox" tea drink?

What is the best "detox" tea drink?

No such thing: Detox is such an appealing concept... It seems logical we can take a tea or herb or medical preparation and sweat or bathroom out all the carcinogens, toxins, bad food and bad habits we are exposed to. But sadly there is no magic bullet here... Colon cleansing, detoxifying, are all not helpful and can often be dangerous. Once stuff is in the colon, its already on its way out. ...Read more

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How bad is diet soda for you body?

How bad is diet soda for you body?

REALLY BAD!!!: Diet soda is extremely toxic & one of the least healthy "foods" you can ingest. The chemical sweeteners can cause a myriad of serious health problems & are proven to cause weight gain. Anyone interested in being healthy should never drink these! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ also see comment for new info that these drinks may increase risk of cancer! ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a hangover? Gatorade and ibuprofen? What about a greasy meal?

What is the best cure for a hangover? Gatorade and ibuprofen? What about a greasy meal?

Avoid the next one!!: It's been a long time (med school) since i had to try to figure that one out. It would seem that all of your suggestions would make one even sicker. Why put yourself through that again--2 times in my life were enough for me. The same way 2 cigs were. Suggest finding your own tolerance for etoh, drink under that, 1drink 1hour max before driving (or dd), and learn how much more fun party is sober. ...Read more

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What is the best time for me to drink protein shakes?

What is the best time for me to drink protein shakes?

Protein shakes: One good time is within 1 hour of waking up. The protein shake can be your breakfast -- combined with coconut or almond milk, ground flax or chia seed, frozen veggies or fruit, etc. There are many tasty variations that you can experiment with. ...Read more

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How much protein powder is it safe to drink after a 2 hour workout?

Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of nitrogen in protein can burden your kidneys. Protein is fine after exercise, as it keeps your metabolism up and contributes energy that you have burned. A balanced approach (bar with protein, carb, and lipid) might be better, however. ...Read more

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Is drinking lemon water good for the body and what benefits does it have?

Is drinking lemon water good for the body and what benefits does it have?

The good and the bad: Lemons have vitamin c. Vitamin c is an antioxidant and is considered to be a healthy supplement. Vitamin c is citric acid and is erosive to teeth. If your teeth are in contact with citric acid for hours, the enamel on your teeth may microscopically erode. Best to rinse with plain water after minimize this. ...Read more

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What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

What makes you fat? Is it carbs or sugar?

Comsuming XS calorie: Essentially consuming more calories than you burn results in weight gain. Body fat can be considered how body stores unused calories. Both carbs & sugars are high calorie foods.Some people burn fewer calories for same amout of activity than others like difference in fuel consupmtion by hybrid & non-hybrid cars.Thus message is count your calories & consume both carbs & sugar in moderation & xs->fat. ...Read more

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My water content is 30% which is very low how to increase it 2 litre of water every day?

My water content is 30% which is very low how to increase it 2 litre of water every day?

Water content of bo: If you have normal kidneys and heart, the kidneys will regulate the amounts of sodium and potassium in your blood. If you are dehydrated you can drink water. You don't state your weight. If you weigh 154 pounds or 70 kgs your maintenance fluids would be 1900 ml/24 HR or about 76 ml/HR. If you drink more water than that, you will just pee out the excess, not retain it! ...Read more

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What is equivalent to red meat in diet ? and what actually is a balanced diet. i really wanna know

What is equivalent to red meat in diet ?
and what actually is a balanced diet. i really wanna know

Balanced Diet: I commend you for your interest in Balanced Diet, Have •Plenty of fruit and vegetables •Starchy foods, such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta •Some meat, fish, eggs, beans, Lentils •Some milk and dairy foods •Small amount of food and drinks that are high in fat and/or sugar •Vitamins and Minerals For premature ejaculation, avoid alcohol, do not put pressure to perform and see a Therapist. ...Read more

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In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.

In terms of protein powder for protein drinks, what is the best absorbed type? I'm thinking of trying whey protein.

Whey: Whey protein seems to be absorbed well. One thing to remember is that liquid protein tends to rush through the digestive tract quicker, yielding less absorption. To improve absorption, some recommend a digestive enzyme supplement to breakdown the protein and maximize absorption. According to studies, it is absorbed better than casein or soy. I would stick with that and 1g protein per pound/day ...Read more

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What is considered best: to drink protein or to eat foods that have high amounts of it?

What is considered best: to drink protein or to eat foods that have high amounts of it?

Makes no difference.: Protein is protein. At least from animal sources. I prefer lean meat over a protein shake! meat has many vitamins and minerals. Whey protein is protein only! ...Read more

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What is a drink that is high in carbs, low-protein? This drink is to help with the metabolic system.

Any fruit juice: Most drinks are low in protein.Dried fruits, especially apricots, raisins and currants have the highest protein content though these are still relatively low in protein value. Vegetables, especially beans, are relatively high in protein value so be careful of smoothies and even v8 type juices.Milk and other dairy products have relatively high protein. Most soda alcohol contains very little protein. ...Read more