Hay diet

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Hay diet

An eclectic diet described by William Howard Hay, an American doctor, in which major food groups are eaten in separate sessions. For example: carbohydrates are not consumed within four hours of ingesting proteins and acidic fruits; refined and processed foods are forbidden; alcoholic beverages are allowed, but differ according to whether one is ingesting a “carbohydrate” or a protein meal. Anecdotal reports suggest that the diet may promote health and a sense of well-being, and may be useful for treating arthritis, constipation, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, indigestion, obesity and (peptic) ulcers.

It is not based on any established scientific principles.
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5 mm and 14 mm pelleted TMR and long hay diets, ad libitum at 09:00 h after discarding the residue from the previous day.
5 mm, 14 mm and long hay diets is presented in Table 1.
05) final body weight, ADG and food conversion ratio than comparable lambs fed the 14 mm and long hay diets.
05) than comparable lambs which consumed similar amounts of DM from either 14 mm or long hay diets.
The concentrate ingredients used with the long hay diet were pelleted without mixing with hay to form only-concentrate pellets (Table 1).
Loose alfalfa hay in the long hay diet consisted mostly of particles with mean length of 17.
The most likely reason for this would be increased nitrogen retention and associated increases in energy available for growth as opposed to the lambs fed the long hay diet.
Within the fresh cassava foliage and cassava hay diets, the overall concentrations of SCN in plasma were much higher (p<0.