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What fruits and vegetables are good for skin diseases and blood infections?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Q. i am suffering from Skin deceases and blood infection , which fruits i need to prefer. please advice me.


A. There is no one fruit or vegetable that provides everything our body needs. Fruits and  Read More

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Where can I find nutrition, selection and storage info for fruits and veggies?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Q. I teach health education classes at Community Hospital of San Bernardino. I would like to request the Fruit and Veggies sliding wheel that you have provided our Health Education Center in the past. It  Read More

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How do I ripen a cantaloupe after it has been cut?

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Q. How do I ripen a cantaloupe after it has been cut?


A. Unfortunately once a cantaloupe has been harvested it will no longer change flavor. If you accidentally purchase a green cantaloupe with hopes of  Read More

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Do you have info on a salad bar marketing campaign that students can promote in each of the high schools?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Q. Hello,I am a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. I am looking for a standardized salad bar intervention to use for my thesis research. I will be evaluating two high schools in Mississippi  Read More

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What fruits and veggies can I eat to support fertility?

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Q. how can I increase fertilitysuggests me fruit. and veg


A. Human research is scarce concerning reproductive health. We do know, however, that men and women both need folate for red blood cell growth  Read More

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Does cutting or crushing the Stalks and stems on leafy green vegetables affect the nutritional value?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Q. Does the size of the stalks, stems really affect the nutritional value – fiber content of the leafy vegetables ? In other words ,if you cut, crush the stalks ,stems of the green vegetables like spinach  Read More

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What is a sensible amount of sugar in a “per serving”?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Q. I read the nutritional labels on the “per serving” amounts. But where does the sugar come in.? The label only mentions the number of grams. What is a sensible amount of sugar in a “per serving”?   Read More

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What’s a good recipe for veggie + fruit smoothie?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Q. I have a whole food smoothie recipe that my hubby will drink if I can make a few changes to it. He is not a veggie fan at all. The recipe has kale, avocado, nectarine,  Read More

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Will the vitamin K in green beans affect Coumadin?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Q. Do green beans have vitamin K in them that may slow the medicine Coumadin from having the right effect it should have?


A. Green beans do contain vitamin K, but in a very low amount. Consult with your doctor to determine a safe amount of vitamin K from dietary sources.

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What can you tell me about the ph balancing benefits of consuming lemons?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Q. What can you tell me about the ph balancing benefits of consuming lemons?


A. There is a claim that alkaline-producing diets counteract acidity, help the body regulate its pH, and thus prevent  Read More

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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