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Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
 

Q. Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

 

A. Yes, nuts, beans, and whole grains can provide zinc, though the best source is lean red  Read More

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Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
 

Q. Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

 

A. Yes, you can freeze Swiss Chard. Cut off stems, rinse, blanch them, cool in water bath, and then store in freezer Ziploc bag. (To  Read More

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How can I find out the amount of sodium in fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. Is there a simple way to know if a particular fruit or vegetable has sodium in it and how much it might have?

 

A. Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database. There you’ll find sodium  Read More

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Should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

 

A. Fruit and vegetable requirements are typically based on how many calories you burn each day. If you are less active as you age, you might  Read More

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Is hummus considered a vegetable?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
 

Q. Is hummus considered a vegetable?

 

A. Hummus is as dish that contains chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Try one of our hummus recipes.

 
 
 
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Do you have a list of low-glycemic foods?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
 

Q. Can you please provide a more accurate list low glycemic foods? I am interested in choosing more healthier foods. Thank you

 

A. The Glycemic Index is a tool that is used to help maintain blood  Read More

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I have 2 cucumbers that are 6 months old but look and feel he same as they did when I picked them. How is this possible?

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
 

Q.I have 2 cucumbers that have been sitting on a plastic shelf in my kitchen for 6 ( six plus ) months. They look and feel, nearly the same as they did when I picked them. My question is ”how is this  Read More

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What green veggies can I eat to avoid gout flares?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
 

Q. What green veggie can I eat to avoid gout flares I like collard green, book choy,, okra,kale etc

 

A. Foods high in purines are those that may be limited for  Read More

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Is it good to drink mixed fruit juice or should I drink single fruit juice?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
 

Q. hi i am 18 years old my date of birth is 10-02-1996 i started drinking fruit juices i used to bring fruits from market on every sunday, i  Read More

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Why do the apples from McDonalds taste as though I’m getting ready to bite into my medicine cabinet?

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
 

Q. Why do the apples from McDonalds taste as though I’m getting ready to bite into my medicine cabinet? Because of this my child won’t eat them? She says they smell like medicine.

 

A. Some studies show  Read More

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