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What Is The Nutrient Content In Gatorade
A great question!: Arianna, I think you will get a lot of different answers on this depending on what one believes is "healthiest": anti-oxidants for disease prevention, lowering cholesterol/blood sugar, etc. Consensus would revolve around kale, broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, squash, sweet potato, eggplant, onions. Most important: the healthiest veggie is the one you like and eat! Check out whfoods.com ...Read more
Some studies are showing that frozen vegetables have higher nutrient content than fresh, because they're frozen when ripe, while fresh is picked before ripe and decays during transport. Is this true?
Depends on the : Veggies tested & the practices of the grocer/purveyor who sells them (how long are they kept before sale/disposal, in what condition?, where were they grown & how long did they spend in transit, etc). Don't get overwhelmed with these issues tho, step 1. Increase your vegetable intake (esp green veggies. In whatever form YOU like them & are most likely to eat them). If u can do that, ur doin great! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits: Kiwi is a great source of vit C and fiber. Bananas and strawberries are rich in potassium. Make sure you include a variety of fruits in your diet to make sure you have good nutritional balance. It's not about a single fruit or vegetable, as with everything you need variety and moderation. ...Read more
Total, saturated and: Transfats. You should limit the intake of fats to less than 30% of calories, reduce the intake of saturated fats as much as you can and avoid transfats altogether. ...Read more
How does organic have more nutrients? Is it because the pesticides and chemicals in spray bug repellents for plants lower the nutrient content?
Plants protect by...: A recent very extensive review of over 400 studies found organic produce has significantly higher levels of phytonutrients & minerals & lower levels of heavy metals. Plants produce antioxidant phytonutrients to protect themselves from pests, so conventional produce has less need to produce these. Also, organic farmers use more traditional methods to create healthy soil. See http://bit.ly/1kiaHLS ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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