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Would a carrot and celery diet be beneficial to my weight and overall health?

Would a carrot and celery diet be beneficial to my weight and overall health?

No: Extreme diets are not helpful in the long run and may be dangerous on the short term. There is little to no protein in a diet consisting of just carrots and celery. Consult your doctor or a dietician or a nutrionist. ...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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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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Would it be beneficial to go on a veggie and fruit diet/cleanse?

Would it be beneficial to go on a veggie and fruit diet/cleanse?

It can be: First - please talk to your doctor before engaging in any detoxification program. This needs to be researched beforehand to approach in a healthy manner. Foods should be fresh and organic. It is optimum to use juicing (whole food or extraction). The porportion of vegetables is always higher than fruits. Cleanse all foods before cutting. Hydrate well with water & use appropriate supplements. ...Read more

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Is a saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet with veggies limited fruit and little to no grains healthy? If NOT I feel the best on this lifestyle why?

Is a saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet with veggies limited fruit and little to no grains healthy? If NOT I feel the best on this lifestyle why?

See below: Because you feel good on the diet does not mean it is good for you. People feel good on cocaine also! Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...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?

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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I was wondering what would be a good healthy dietary plan that also promotes strength and muscle gain?

I was wondering what would be a good healthy dietary plan that also promotes strength and muscle gain?

Exercise: Exercise is more important than exactly what you eat if you want to gain muscle but it would be best to avoid lots of carbohydrates and instead get your calories from healthy proteins and fats while being sure to also eat 10 servings of vegetables a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a teen to drink green tea?I'm in a diet and I hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.If so how many cups a day

Is it ok for a teen to drink green tea?I'm in a diet and I hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.If so how many cups a day

EGCG is the active: ingredient in green tea. It will boost your metabolism so theoretically it can help weight loss. Practically speaking it is an aid to help w/proper meal plan and exercise. Peace and good health. EGCG capsules will provide more help than drinking the tea alone and you won't need to use the bathroom so much. See doc for appropriate food plan, possibly low carb and higher protein. ...Read more

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I was losing weight after delivery but now it is increasing! can you provide with food diet to reduce weight and still healthy and good for milk?

I was losing weight after delivery but now it is increasing! can you provide with food diet to reduce weight and still healthy and good for milk?

Avoid processed food: 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. ...Read more

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Is brown bread and peanut butter a good option for breakfast..Especially if my goal is to lose weight and shape my body?How many servings in general?

Is brown bread and peanut butter a good option for breakfast..Especially if my goal is to lose weight and shape my body?How many servings in general?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I plan to start juicing fruits and vegetables. Do you think that there is a significant health benefit?

I plan to start juicing fruits and vegetables. Do you think that there is a significant health benefit?

Fruits and veggies: Yes, there are excellent benefits to f&v's including cardiovascular disease reduction, cancer reduction and a weight managment. Good for you! much better than a vitamin. ...Read more

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Besides eating fruits and veggies and the gym, what else can help you loose weight? Is almased good for you?

Besides eating fruits and veggies and the gym, what else can help you loose weight? Is almased good for you?

Fruits, Sugars ↑ Fat: Food choices are key. Ancel keys, 1953, lfhc, mcgovern report promoted foods have driven ?obesity, ?diabetes mellitus, ?htn & ?cvds. Sugar & abundant fruit is rare in nature, all ?ed from production & ? body fat. Study: big fat lies, stossel debunking food myths, how the government makes you fat, science for smart people, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, glycemic index, glycemic load. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read more

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Is saffron beneficial to the general health and working for weight loss?

Is saffron beneficial to the general health and working for weight loss?

Health benefit claim: Saffron is claimed to benefit many medical conditions but it does not help with weight loss. It is helpful when used for premenstrual syndrome, arthritis, boosts immunity, kidney, bkadder and liver diaordered.It has compounds like crocin and safranel which belong to the family of carotene but unfortunately not for weight loss. ...Read more

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If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

Good balance: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Yes,not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation,is good for brain,heart and liver,thins blood,protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl.com/o2eknpt ...Read more