Any food believed to be ‘good for you’, especially if high in fiber, natural vitamins, fructose, etc. Healthy foods may reduce cholesterol, reduce atherosclerosis and risk of stroke, help control glucose, halt progression of osteoporosis, and reduce the risk of infections, cancer
Examples Apples, beans, carrots, cranberry juice, fish, garlic, ginger, nuts, oats, olive oil, soy foods, tea, yogurt
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Healing food, Health-promoting food Nutrition Any food believed to be ‘good for you’, especially if high in fiber, natural vitamins, fructose, etc; HFs may ↓ cholesterol, ↓ ASHD, stroke, help control glucose, halt progression of osteoporosis, ↓ infections, CA Examples Apples, beans, carrots, cranberry juice, fish, garlic, ginger, nuts, oats, olive oil, soy foods, tea, yogurt. See Fiber, Fruit and vegetables. Cf Health food, Junk food, Unhealthy foods.
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Patient discussion about healthy food
Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?
A. fruit sugar
Q. how do you treat being allergic to sort ofood but still have the option to enjoy the food you are allergic to?
A. Severe allergic reaction (e.g. life threatening like anaphylaxis) usually require strict avoidance of the food that causes allergy. In other cases of allergy, there are treatments called immunotherapy in which the body is exposed to increasing amounts of the allergen that eventually makes the body tolerant to it. I heard it’s done for bee allergy, but maybe it’s done for food allergy – anyway, if you have any question regarding this subject, you may consult your doctor (this treatment is done by a specific doctor).
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