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Why are beans and walnuts important to a healthy diet?

Why are beans and walnuts important to a healthy diet?

Healthy: they are both good sources of protein. Beans are also a good source of fiber and folate (folic acid). Walnuts have omega three healthy fats and protein as well. Omega three fats are anti-inflammatory. A healthy diet should include all foods in moderation, variety and balance, including protein, complex carb such as whole grains and legumes, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats. ...Read more

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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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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Are vegetables really that important in your diet?

Are vegetables really that important in your diet?

Yes: Vegetables provide mineral, vitamins, fiber, folic acid. The fiber in vegetables is important to prevent constipation, and improve bowel movements. Good bowel movements, enables the body to get rid of toxins and cancer causing substances and maintains good colon health as well. It is good to have a balanced diet and include vegetables as part of the diet. ...Read more

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Why are lipids important in a diet?

Why are lipids important in a diet?

Cell membrane : ...integrity. Cells need some lipids as building blocks for cell membrane stnthesis ...Read more

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What are some good foods that helps maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are some good foods that helps maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Variety: Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Some nuts and low fat dairy. Beans are a good protein source. ...Read more

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In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more

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Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more

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Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Overall well-being: A balanced and healthy diet will make you feel better, more energetic in addition to helping balance your weight better. It will help your whole body be healthier. ...Read more

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What are some ypical carbohydrate foods that should be avoided in a healthy diet in order to lose weight?

What are some ypical carbohydrate foods that should be avoided in a healthy diet in order to lose weight?

Most: All carbohydrates excluding fiber breaks down to simple sugar, which is the main reason for the obesity epidemic that we have. If you want to lose weight, cut out all sweets, juices including fruits, grains, snacks, starchy vegetables etc. ...Read more

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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more

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Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Nutrition: It is recommended that you consume at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. If you ate too much fruit - you could get a lot of sugar from some fruits. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

See below: Depends on what you mean as low calorie..and what you consider healthy I might no so give me more of what you are asking! ...Read more

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Whats a good diet that allows you to eat fats/carbohydrates in moderation without gaining any weight?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. Webpage: drfairchild.Org. ...Read more

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Is eating grease in moderation bad for you? Despite eating healthy for the most part.

Is eating grease in moderation bad for you? Despite eating healthy for the most part.

Natural Origin, No!: The idea the saturated fats were unhealthy was dishonestly promoted by ancel keys, starting in 1953. This was his "theory", though the evidence available to him contradicted his theory. So what did he do? He cherry picked the data - fraudulant, & did not look at other factors. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" foxnews, also nusi.Org. "lustig fatchance", etc. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?

Depends: Any fad diet is not healthy because you will simply regain the weight once you go off it. You need to find a diet that you can stick to for the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. A vegan diet of fruits and vegetables can be healthy as long as you get in enough protein. Typically you need nuts as well as some vitamin supplements. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat for a diabetic diet?

What are good foods to eat for a diabetic diet?

Good Food: Good foods for someone with diabetes are the same as good foods for someone without diabetes. Maintaining a balance between carbs (sugar & starch), protein, and fat is one goal. Another is emphasizing complex carbs over simple carbs to spread sugar absorption out over a longer timeframe and reduce "spikes" in blood sugar. Complex carbs = whole grain, starchy vegetables, beans. ...Read more

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Is bread good for lunch when you are in diet?

Is bread good for lunch when you are in diet?

Bread is fine.: Bread is fine, but it really should be whole grain, not white or even whole wheat. Whole grain bread has a good fiber content, allowing you fill up with fewer calories and stave off hunger longer. What you put in your sandwich is also important - lean proteins, raw vegetables. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

In reality: Focus on a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. If you are interested in a "commercial" diet, people fairly well on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Exercise wise, remember, squeeze it in whenever you can and whatever gets your heart rate up ... try to get in at least 150 mins/week. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more