Nutritional Benefits of Frozen Vegetables

  • Posted on: 23 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I can't always find or afford fresh vegetables like spinach or Swiss chard, let alone have the time to cook them. Can I get the same nutritional benefits if I eat frozen varieties of these vegetables?

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Alcohol and Increased Breast Cancer Risk

  • Posted on: 23 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I recently attended a heart screening event and was told that having one glass of red wine per day can reduce the risk of heart disease in women by 30 percent. But I have a family history of breast cancer and have heard about an increase in risk for breast cancer when alcohol is consumed. Is the benefit worth the risk for me?

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Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid

  • Posted on: 23 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I have been reading about conjugated linoleic acid and its benefits. It seems that the results are good in animals, but as far as I've found, no substantiated positive tests in humans. Have you heard otherwise?

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Diverticulitis and Problems With Fiber

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I have had a few bouts of diverticulitis and have to be careful about what I eat. High-fiber foods cause me to have a lot of gas and gassy bowel movements. If I put vegetables in a blender and mix until they are like soup, will my body process them in the same way as if they were whole? In other words, will they cause as much gas and discomfort? Would it make a difference if they were cooked or raw when I blend them?

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Vegetarian Diet Plan

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

Two years ago I became a vegetarian. I do eat eggs and dairy. I'm finding it challenging to understand how to eat a balanced diet and have put on lots of weight. Is there anywhere I can get a simple vegetarian diet plan to lose weight and stay healthy—a simple plan that tells me what to eat on a day-to-day basis over a week or a month, how to cook it (recipes) and what quantities?

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When to Take Calcium Supplements

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I take 1,000 mg of calcium each day in two pills. Since I drink milk with my breakfast, is it best to take those calcium pills with lunch, then again with dinner for best absorption? I have osteopenia so I'm trying to get the most calcium I can. Can I just take a calcium pill with some fruit at my morning coffee break at work?

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How to Gain Weight

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I share information I receive from HealthyWomen with several of my friends, one of whom would like to gain weight. She has breast cancer and finished her last chemotherapy treatment one month ago. Do you have any helpful tips I can pass along to her regarding gaining weight in a healthy way?

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Cleansing Fasts

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I've been curious about cleansing fasts since a friend of mine did one last year. A doctor supervised his over a two-week period. Is it necessary to seek a doctor's guidance before starting one of these juicing fasts? What do I need to know to get started?

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