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Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet includes Vegetable, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds. It does not include any dairy products. Good Nutrition is necessary for having Energy to function well. Grains are complex carbs that body uses for energy. Since they digest slowly, energy is lasting instead of spiked. Both are Healthy part of Diet. Cooked grains with some olive oil and spices give more flavor and taste. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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What are the foods too eat on diet like nuts eggs fish turkey chicken vegetables?

What are the foods too eat  on diet like nuts eggs fish turkey chicken  vegetables?

Please clarify : I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking about a weight loss diet? There are many types of diets, including many weight loss diets. I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet for both overall health and weight loss, but there other good diets too. See http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Copper in diet: Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are good sources for copper. Using copper vessel to cook also can supply some copper. Sea foods and animal meat is rich in copper ...Read more

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Is cereal healthy or whole grain bread?

Is cereal healthy or whole grain bread?

Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.12: WHOLE GRAINS: For years, we've been urging our patients to eat three to five servings of whole grains a day. There's good reason: they are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, as a 2013 Danish study of 108,000 people has found. What's more, whole grains offer protection against other chronic conditions, including heart disease & type 2 diabetes. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read more

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Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast healthy?

Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast  healthy?

No: Eating raw eggs is not very safe. Bacteria such as salmonella from the chicken can be transmitted to the person eating raw eggs. ...Read more

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Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

See below: I'm not familiar with the frozen atkins meals. Most frozen meals are really not the best for you to consume. If you want to lose weight. The best way to do it is to learn how to eat for you. Find out what makes you fat. There's lots of great literature available. Gary taubes book is a good start.www.weighstation.net, you may contact our dietitian for some pointers. It's for free. ...Read more

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Is fruit and veg whole healthier than smoothies (liquidised)?

Is fruit and veg whole healthier than smoothies (liquidised)?

Yes: Because with whole fruits and veggies, you get the fiber which results in less consumption and quicker satiety (fullness). Smoothies have more sugar from the fruits and veggies due to more being used to make the smoothie. Plus, most smoothies have added ingredients like sugars, syrups, powders, etc - unless you make it yourself. ...Read more

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Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

No: Fresh is fresh. Organic may be the source , but jam is proceesed. Need to look at the label to check on additives and sugar content. ...Read more

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How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?

Nutritious Diet: I commend you for avoiding processed foods and limiting meat! For Good Nutritious Diet, eat: Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables- kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, collards, mustard turnip greens, and spinach. Beans and lentils, soy foods Walnuts, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, seeds Salmon trout or herring twice a week Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

Healthy starches: The best way to lose weight is to avoid starchy carbs, so the best way to gain is to eat lots of starches, but choose relatively healthy ones like whole grains and organic potatoes. Foods high in fat pack calories too, so nuts are also a good choice for gaining weight. Also, eating later in the day tends to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What vegetarian foods are low in fibre but still healthy?

What vegetarian foods are low in fibre but still healthy?

Low fiber foods: Most canned or well-cooked vegetables and fruits without skins or seeds. Fruit and vegetable juice with little or no pulp, fruit-flavored drinks, and flavored waters. White rice, plain white pasta, and crackers. Refined hot cereals, such as Cream of Wheat, or cold cereals with less than 1 gram of fiber per serving. Not sure how strict you are but fish, eggs, milk products and tofu also low fiber. ...Read more

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How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

Unclear question: Do you mean how to gain weight on a vegetarian diet? If so, why do you wish to gain weight? If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease and may be better for you. At the age of 40 the only body growth you are likely to experience is increase in body fat and i would not recommend that. ...Read more

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As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

Total Health: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health. Let the Wise Person within you Guide you for Total Health: •Physical- Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants; and Exercise •Intellectual-Perspective, Logical Reasoning •Emotional- Taking care of stress, feelings, needs and expectations •Social –Relationships and work •Spiritual Health ...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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Need advice on what is the the best vegetarian food for hardworking men ?

Variety: Great for cardiovascular health. Several pro athletes also vegetarian or vegan. Best to eat a variety of veggies, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, seeds and avocados. If adding tofu, look for nongmo usually labelled as organic, great source of protein. Congratulations on a healthy choice. Supplement with good multivit and multimin to get b12, zinc and other nutrients needed. ...Read more

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Vegetarian food that contain b12?

Vegetarian food that contain b12?

Dairy, eggs & yeast: The only vegan food proven to contain vit B12 is red star vsf yeast flakes. Dairy & eggs also contain b12. Vegans may also, of course, get B12 by taking it as a supplement. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Name few creatine rich vegetarian foods?

None: Creatine is mainly found in meat and fish but french consider fish vegetarin. ...Read more

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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Copper in diet: Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are good sources for copper. Using copper vessel to cook also can supply some copper. Sea foods and animal meat is rich in copper ...Read more

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What is a good nutrition plan for skinny vegetarian teen?

What is a good nutrition plan for skinny vegetarian teen?

Eat from all groups: Eat from all the allowable food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts etc. Make sure they are getting adequate b12, calcium, iron and zinc, vitamin A and D. These may be low in a vegetarian diet. Nuts are high in protein and healthy fat and can help increase calories in a skinny vegetarian ...Read more

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Where foods can supply you with iron if you are a vegetarian?

Beans/Green Leafy: Dried beans and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. Examples include: soybeans, lentils, black beans, and spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens. ...Read more

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Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

Whoa: Cholesterol actually only occurs in food of animal origin. Heavily saturated plant oils like coconut may raise your cholesterol. Please be discerning here. The latest really big studies show no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when we control for other lifestyle variables. Life's hard enough without people criticizing your food choices. Cheers. ...Read more

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Vegetarian diet: how to get the best nutrition out of your food?

Vegetarian diet: how to get the best nutrition out of your food?

Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more

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What is in naan bread? Is it or the vegetarian food with it healthy?

What is in naan bread? Is it or the vegetarian food with it healthy?

Here are ingredients: Yeast, sugar, water, milk, egg, butter, garic, bread flour, salt. Me myself- id prefer something without added sugar, and higher in fiber like a multigrain bread. I'm not quite sure why it needs butter? ...Read more

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Besides the food, what other lifestyle changes would becoming a vegetarian entail?

Besides the food, what other lifestyle changes would becoming a vegetarian entail?

All about the food: By definition, becoming a vegetarian means not eating meat. No other lifestyle changes are required to be a vegetarian. Some vegans avoid wearing leather, but most vegetarians don't worry about that. Often vegetarians do take up a healthier lifestyle- not smoking, exercising, meditating etc. Many prefer organic foods & avoid food with gmo's.But the only lifestyle change entailed is to eat no meat! ...Read more

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Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Mixed diet: There is no single super food. Try to have a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; avoid foods with saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

Several foods: For calcium from vegetarian sources, you can eat dark green leafy greens like spinach, kale, mustard greens adn collard greens; soy-based foods like tofu that are enriched with calcium; almonds and other nuts like brazil nuts and pistachios. A serving of almonds gives 250 mg of calcium. Many cereals like oatmeal and others are also enriched w/calcium. Dairy like milk & cheese if diet allows. ...Read more

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Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel my hunger is satisfied without meat so i end up eating more food.

Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel  my hunger is satisfied without meat so i end up eating more food.

OK to eat more food: Meat is a concentrated source of fat & calories. It's ok & typical to eat more food on a vegetarian diet. For example, 100 calories of steak has 6.5 grams of protein vs.100 cal. Of kale having 6.8 gr. However, 100 cal. Of steak weighs 1 oz. While 100 cal. Of kale weighs 12.6 oz. Thus you can/should eat 12 times more kale! the kale has many more vitamins, minerals & phyonutrients. Please see comment:. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old, 170 cm , only 48kg weight. MY chest size is 31". I am a pure vegetarian. Kindly suggest me appropriate indian food to gain weight .

I am 22 years old, 170 cm , only 48kg weight. MY chest size is 31". I am a pure vegetarian. Kindly suggest me appropriate indian food to gain weight .

Diet : What you need to do is just increase your calorie count. If you add like 500 calories a day over 7 days that will be 3500 calories. This will make you gain about a pound a week, assuming your not working out at the gym, or doing a lot of physical work like construction. ...Read more