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How many pounds of bananas do I need for approximately 800 runners?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
 

Q. How many pounds of bananas do I need for approximately 800 runners?

 

A. One medium banana (~7” long) weighs 118 grams. Four bananas are equal to 472 grams or 1.04 pounds. So, for 800 runners you would need approximately 208 pounds of bananas.

 
 
 
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Do you have any examples of information that should be included in a health policy?

Monday, April 6th, 2015
 

Q. I coordinate a program for a small non-profit and we are trying to create a policy around nutrition. We have had a strong  Read More

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How can I reduce sodium in my post-workout energy drink?

Monday, April 6th, 2015
 

Q. I’m drinking an energy drink to regain energy after aerobic workout that contains orange juice, lemon juice , lime juice, and celery. What can I substitute for the celery which is the sodium part of  Read More

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What are the benefits of Chayote?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
 

Q. What are the benefits of Chayote? Can you suggest some recipes?

 

A. Chayote squash is a good addition to any diet. One cup of diced chayote contains about two grams of fiber and  Read More

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How do you know when a mango is ripe?

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
 

Q. I bought my 1st mango. How do I know when it’s ripe?

 

A. A mango is ready to eat when the skin color changes from being all green. As mangos ripen they turn yellow, orange, red  Read More

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Does microwaving change the nutritional value of food?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
 

Q. Does microwaving food and water negate their nutritional value? I need a SCIENTIFIC SOURCE!

 

A. Microwaving is actually a good way to minimize the loss of  Read More

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How are large quantities of berries sold?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
 

Q. When purchasing strawberries and raspberries, you do not order by the “case” instead you order, how?

 

A. Large quantities of berries are usually ordered by the flat. A flat contains about 8 quarts or  Read More

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Is it best to eat alkaline foods?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
 

Q. Greetings, I have been reading about alkaline and alkaline-producing foods, especially fruits. All charts show watermelon to be very alkaline, though one site made the distinction  Read More

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What is the best way to find the name of exotic fruits?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
 

Q. Can you help me find more info on an exotic fruit? How can I send you a picture of it? Thanks

 

A. If you are looking to put a name to a fruit, the easiest way would be to search the internet for  Read More

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What vegetables are good for high blood pressure and diabetes when mixed in smoothies?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
 

Q. Just bought a magic bullet… I need to learn what veggies to use for my high blood pressure and diabetes…. Can you help me? I  Read More

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