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Is blended beetroot safe to drink while trying to get pregnant?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
 

Q. Can I drink blended beetroot while trying to get pregnant?

 

A. Absolutely! Beets are an excellent source of folate which protects against brain and spinal cord birth defects in growing fetuses.

 
 
 
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What is folate and what are antioxidants?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
 

Q. What is folate and antioxidants?

 

A. Folate is a b-vitamin that is needed by the body for cell division, DNA synthesis and other metabolic processes. Folate is crucial for pregnant woman to prevent  Read More

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What fruits, veggies are good for preventing kidney stones and infections?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
 

Q. Please list fruits and vegetables good for kidney stones and kidney infections.

 

A. The cause of kidney stones is unknown, but research  Read More

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What fruits, veggies should I feed my anemic 2-year-old to boost his red blood cells?

Friday, May 8th, 2015
 

Q. What can I give my 2 year old as far as fruits and vegetables because he has anemia? I’m trying to build his red blood cells  Read More

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How does McDonalds keep the bags of apples in happy meals from turning brown?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 

Q. How do you keep the fruit in the bags when we buy them in the happy meals at McDonalds and they do not turn brown?

 

A. Sliced apples will  Read More

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What fruits and vegetables are lactose and gluten free?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
 

Q. My 4 month old little girl is lactose intolerant. What vegetables do not contain lactose or gluten for her to eat? Her father and my son were the same way.

 

A. All fruit and vegetables are lactose  Read More

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What are the RDA’s for different nutrients?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
 

Q. What exactly are the RDA’s for nutrients and vitamins for people?

 

A. RDA (recommended dietary allowance) is a recommended amount of a daily nutrient that is sufficient to  Read More

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What are the similarities and differences between an apple and orange?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
 

Q. Describe similarities and differences between an apple and an orange, if any?

 

A. Other than the fact that apples and oranges are both fruits and they can be juiced, they don’t have much in common.  Read More

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Where can I find the Fruits and Veggies More Matters wheel?

Friday, May 1st, 2015
 

Q. Where can I get the Fruits and Veggies More Matters wheel? It has fruits on one side and vegetables on the other. I would love to give one to each of my dialysis patients. So helpful for potassium  Read More

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What projects would be good to help my community stay healthy?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
 

Q. What kind of project should I do to help my community stay healthy and strong?

 

A. When promoting health there are lots of different options. You could  Read More

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