What is a safe, effective dietary supplement?
Topic: What is a safe, effective dietary supplement?
November 17, 2019 / By Darnell Question:
I don't want anything with caffeine or that will make my heart feel like it's going to explode. Are there any pills or herbal remedies that can help curb my appetite? I already exercise and eat healthy, so don't tell me that's the only thing I can do, I just want to cut back on portions. I'm 5'8 and 140lbs.
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Azuriah | 7 days ago
How about this?
Natural Weight-Loss Food: Parsnips
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Natural Weight-Loss Foods: Parsnips
Parsnips may seem like an exotic vegetable that is unfamiliar to many, but what they have to offer your diet is twofold: Their fiber content will make you feel full and their sweet taste will help alleviate hunger pangs, allowing you to faithfully stick to your true course toward weight-loss.
Parsnips look like white-yellow carrots, and they boast a delightful flavor sweeter than carrots. In medieval times they had a reputation as an aphrodisiac.
Parsnips shine as a fiber source. They're high in soluble fiber, the type that helps lower cholesterol and keep blood sugar on an even keel. They're a surprising source of folic acid, that B vitamin women planning a family need to help reduce the risk of certain disabling birth defects. Folic acid also plays a role in reducing heart disease and may help prevent dementia and osteoporosis bone fractures. And potassium, an aid to blood pressure, is present in ample quantities. Unlike their carrot cousins, however, parsnips lack beta-carotene.
Parsnips, Fresh, Cooked Serving Size: 1/2 cup sliced Calories: 55
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 0 g
Saturated: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 8 mg
Vitamin C: 10 mg
Folic Acid: 45 mcg
Manganese: <1 mg
Potassium: 287 mg
Selection and Storage
Parsnips are root vegetables that are creamy yellow on the outside and white on the inside. They're available year-round in some markets but are easier to find in winter and early spring. The later parsnips are harvested, the sweeter they will taste, as the extra time and a frost help turn the starch into sugar.
Choose small- to medium-size parsnips; they'll be less fibrous and more tender. They shouldn't be "hairy" with rootlets or have obvious blemishes. The skin should be fairly smooth and firm, not shriveled. If the greens are still attached, they should look fresh. Before refrigerating, clip off any attached greens, so they won't drain moisture from the root. Parsnips stored in your crisper drawer in a loosely closed plastic bag will keep for a couple of weeks.
Preparation and Serving Tips
Scrub parsnips well before using. Trim both ends. As with carrots, cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch off the top (the greens end) to avoid pesticide residues. Scrape or peel a thin layer of skin before or after cooking. If you do it after, they'll be sweeter and full of more nutrients.
Small, tender parsnips can be grated into salads, but most people prefer them cooked. To cook large parsnips, cut them in quarters lengthwise and remove the fibrous core; you can skip this step if the parsnips are small, about 5 to 7 inches in length and not too fat. Cut into evenly sized pieces and steam until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
The most flavorful way to enjoy parsnips is to roast them in the oven. Cut into 3- inch-by-1/2 -inch sticks, toss with a little olive oil, and place in a single layer on a baking sheet (add carrots for extra color and nutrients!). Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, turning once, until tender, about 20 to 40 minutes depending on thickness. They'll come out fragrant and sweet.
Some people like to substitute parsnips for potatoes. Serve them whole, cut up or pureed like mashed potatoes. If you puree, resist the urge to top with melted butter. Instead, try a dollop of nonfat, plain yogurt or a drizzle of olive oil. For savory flavor, basil, parsley, thyme, and tarragon complement parsnips. If you're looking to bring out their sweetness, try ginger and nutmeg.
Parsnips are great in soups and stews. Add them near the end of cooking time so they do not become mushy. Parsnips can also be used to make a flavorful stock, or pureed for a tasty soup thickener.
Note: Peeled or cut parsnips will turn brown quickly, so either cook them right away or hold in a bowl of water with a bit of lemon juice added, then drain and cook.
Parsnips, with their dual advantage of high fiber content and flavorful taste, will make a wonderful addition to your culinary repertoire and help your weight-loss routine.
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Originally Answered: Dietary supplement for teens?
I could ebe wrong but Ive heard dietary supplenemnts were just to give you extra vitamins.
Its not a weight loss pill.
If you wna ttooo loos ewieght eat right, dont eat bread, sugar, rice, potatoes, sodas.... exersice, and take the deitary supplement every day to keep you strong.
They have them for teens Ive seen them on tv....
carry five grocery bags from the car to the kitchen and put the food away take out the trash wash the dishes and wipe down the kitchen counter
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Hoodia is supposed to help but I personally was just as hungry when I was using it. Are you eating right for your metabolic type? If not you could be hungry. Are you drinking enough water? Sometimes thirst causes you to think you are hungry.
Check out a book called The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott. It was an eye opener and I finally understood things about myself that I never understood before - e.g. why I was always hungry.
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There's a very inexpensive way of losing weight by taking an amino acid called L-Carnitine, it works very well. They say to take 500 Mg 1 hour before each meal but you can take 1 gram or more. Its purpose is to burn fat. There are no side effects because it's a natural amino acid from protein. I've used it ---- and once I was done with it, I gave the rest to my sister and it worked great for her too. (you're not fat so don't stay on this forever, just until you're at a comfortable weight -- or until you're happy with how you look and feel)
I have a strong opinion on dieting, the NORM says to eat more and your metabolism will increase but this also causes more glucose and insulin -- that's very unhealthy -- To test this, chew on some candy and then play with it in your hands -- do you want that going through your veins? -- As far as glucose levels are concerned, there is no difference between eating candy, pasta, bread or fruit, it turns into the same thing in the body -- GLUCOSE!!! -- also, vegetable oil is an oxidant -- the opposite of an anti-oxidant like Vitamin C, E and Green Tea -- Vegetable Oil causes swelling and blood clots because it damages tissue -- I challenge you to read up on the extraction process of soy bean oil and alike -- Vegetable Oil also contains WAY too much Omega 6 which depletes Omega 3 --- Coconut Oil is the most healthy oil you can use for cooking and it's over 90% Saturated fat -- This will keep your veins strong - - - and you will not bruise as easily -- also prevents strokes and heart attacks -- also raises your GOOD cholesterol which keeps your veins and artery walls clean -- -- also protects your heart --
In other words, avoid vegetable oil like you'd avoid rat poison, don't eat fake butter, all it is is vegetable oil -- Eat more fat like I have done for the last year -- because fat is not stored as fat in the body, sugar is -- that's a fact -- If you're not convinced, study lions and their diet -- they don't exercise but maybe 5 minutes a day -- they just lie around and they eat lots of fat -- they don't have heart attacks and they certainly don't develope diabetes or any other illness -- they're not fat -- it makes sense, right? -- Sugar is the major cause of illness in this country, including the fructose from fruit (Fiber does not help, it only delays diabetes and heart attacks)
Of course, since we're all brain washed, it's very difficult for us to see past these lies and myths that "low-fat" will save your life -- that's why some people switch to vegetable oil, it seems to be lower in fat but if they knew what you now know, they'd never touch the stuff --- 500,000 people die each year of heart attacks -- 30% of the population has diabetes -- and half of them don't know it or will die of a heart attack or stroke before they do --
Last but not least -- cholesterol is an anti-oxidant -- it does not cause blood clots -- vegetable oil, high levels of insulin/glucose, and calcium does (unless you take Vitamin K which absorbs 55% more calcium) -- There are other components found in blood clots -- the 4 proteins found are sent there to try to heal the area -- 20% of the clot is cholesterol but it's not as people see it -- Like I said, it is an anti-oxidant -- It is sent there to protect against the damage
Anyways, I eat more fat than anybody I know and my cholesterol is perfect -- if I was wrong about all this I would still have chest pains and I would also weigh over 500 pounds by now. I'm not wrong, this is common sense but like I said, we're all brain washed ---- I could go on for days about how carbs suppress the immune system, cause depression and anxiety, allow heavy metals in, kill our teeth --- but I'd be waisting my time -- it took me years to un-brain wash myself --
I sincerely wish you luck
P.S. You don't need to cut back on the amount of calories and you certainly don't need to count them -- Cutting back just makes your more vulnerable -- Just choose the right foods and you'll be fine -- I'll give you $1.50 if you can go one week without eating more than 20g of carbs a day -- no vegetable oil and more fat -- you can eat all the veggies you want unless they are high in starch like potatoes and yams -- WOW, a $1.50 --
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you may be used to fried foods but there are other sometimes healthier ways to cook including roasting steaming poaching baking braising and broiling
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Its hard to say if any are safe b/c everyones body is different. You could go to he doctor though and get one prescribed. Rather than pills though you should just drink alot of water before you eat, or tea- you dont have to drink green tea (yuck) but regular tea or 100% all natural juice, it will give you the feeling that you are full. also if you can weigh yourself beofr eyou eat- it helps me to eat less.
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Originally Answered: centrum dietary supplement? HELP PLEASE?
just to let you know that although this multi vitamin is cheap it may not be the most effective. Because it is a tablet the amount you will be actually absorbing may be minimal. Studies have shown that tablets are rarely totally dissolved which brings in to question the amount of each vitamin and mineral your body actually gets. Extended care homes refer to these as 'bed pan bullets' because they usually pass through a persons body whole.
You would be much better off (health wise) taking a good multi that is a capsule form. They break down very quickly and are absorbed much easier by your body. You may even be able to take 1/2 the amount of a capsule and get as much as you are in taking a tablets.