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What is the benefit of flaxseed in your diet?

What is the benefit of flaxseed in your diet?

Many: There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, breast/colon/prostate cancer, stroke, & diabetes. Eating flaxseed daily may help your cholesterol levels, too. Pregnant women and possibly breastfeeding mothers should not supplement their diets with ground flaxseed. ...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 is the benefit of ginger root in your diet?

What is the benefit of ginger root in your diet?

Several benefits: Ginger root has been a remedy used in ancient china for a variety of ailments. Most commonly, it is believed that ginger can aid in digestive issues. In addition, it can help with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of flaxseed?

What is the benefits of flaxseed?

Benefits: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. ...Read more

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What are the best sources for vitamin a through e in terms of diet and supplements?

What are the best sources for vitamin a through e in terms of diet and supplements?

See below: A through e covers them all. They don't give us nearly enough room here to answer this so i will refer you to this excellent web site where you can find good info on the best food sources for every vitamin, as well as minerals: http://whfoods.Org/essential-nutrients/ for supplements see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ for independent ratings of 101 different brands of mulitivitamins & comment:. ...Read more

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What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

Prevent constipation: It improves the transit time of the food and helps prevent constipation and diverticular disease. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

Healthier: Excess sugar consumption can do major damage to your body functions and make you unhealthy. Some sugars are worse than others - the worse seems to be the sugar produced from corn (contents of most soft drinks). Artificial sugar is said to be worse than natural sugar. ...Read more

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What is the health benefits of the ketogenic diet? Lots of buzz, interested in trying it out. Thank you!

What is the health benefits of the ketogenic diet? Lots of buzz, interested in trying it out. Thank you!

Ketosis is a state: in which you use the energy from and burn calories from your own fat. Low carb and higher protein intake does this It can be helpful but needs to be done under the guidance of your doc for safety reasons. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of peppers?

What is the benefit of peppers?

Pepper nutrients: Bell peppers are good source of vitamin c, thiamine, vitamin b6, beta carotene, Folic Acid & antioxidant phytochemicals like zeaxanthin; red bell peppers are high in lycopene, a carotene that may protect against cancer & heart ds. Chili peppers are also high in vit a b & c & antioxidant bioflavinoids as well as beneficial minerals (potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium). Capsaicin, the heat—>. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of black seeds oil and is good to take in a daily basis?

What is Medicine?: This is not a prescription medicine or even something commonly used in american medicine. This question is most likely outside of the scope of this application. ...Read more

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Is the eating of the rice make a belly fat? Or the bread? Which one of them has the most benefit?

Is the eating of the rice make a belly fat? Or the bread? Which one of them has the most benefit?

Both: Both rice and bread, being carbs from grain, can cause weight gain if too much is eaten. Rice may be slightly healthier than bread, both ok in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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What are the health risks from a diet high in arginine?

What are the health risks from a diet high in arginine?

Arginine: Arginine has been associated with being a causative agent in herpes infections. It can also cause low blood pressure if overconsumed as well as gout. ...Read more

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What is the value of the family meal?

What is the value of the family meal?

Huge: The family meal has been shown to have huge benefits in a number of ways. It allows the family to slow down, decreases stress, and open communication channels. It gives the children a sense of unity and solidarity, helping with social development and confidence. Plus the family dinner is much more nutritious than most "grab and go" type meals, helping with weight and obesity. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase the intake of iron in my diet?

Is there a way to increase the intake of iron in my diet?

Yes: My militant vegetarian friends won't like me saying this, but by far the most available and best source of iron in your diet is meat, especially red meat. Foods that anti-meat-eaters claim are "great sources of iron" (peanut butter, raisins, molasses, tofu) actually aren't, and iron in spinach can't be absorbed except by Popeye. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

What is your opinion of the paleo diet?

Paleo Diet: I'm a fan of the paleo diet - here's a quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

Carbohydrate source: High starch, low protein and fat. Great food for geriatric patients. It is a fruit that is a staple in african and andean regions. Resembles a banana but there is no formal botanical distinction. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a raw diet?

What are the benefits of a raw diet?

Less calories: Raw takes longer time to eat, and slows you down, Im assuming mostly fruits and vegetables, so lower in calories as well, which is high in fiber and help in blood sugar control and weight loss. I don't suggest raw meat or fish due to parasites and bacteria. (especially in ground meat, chicken or turkey. Good luck to you ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat for a female of 22 years that is involved in low activity?

What is the recommended daily intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat for a female of 22 years that is involved in low activity?

Fat RDAs: Ther really isn't a recommended allowance of fat since fat is not a necessary nutrient such as vitamins or minerals. Usually a diet will break down the amount of calories per day into a percentage of fat, protein and carbohydrate. For example, if you follow a diet that is 35% protein, 35% carbohydrate and 30% fat, then break down the fat to less saturated fat and mostly mono and poly fats. ...Read more

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What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

1: Low fat and bland diet provokes less acid stimulation and hence tolerated better in patients with peptic ulcers. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more