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What is your favorite book for nutrition information?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Q. What is your favorite book as a source of interesting nutrition information?


A. What dietitian’s find interesting, you may not. As nutrition professionals, we collect nutrition facts from current  Read More

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Are black eyed peas a vegetable or bean?

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Q. My friend is upset because black eyed peas are stocked in the military commissaries in the vegetable section instead with regular canned beans. In the military category  Read More

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Is it safe to cook napa cabbage that has black spots?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Q. I bought some napa cabbage and it has black spots on ot. I thought it was only on the outside. Is it safe to cook.


A. Typically black spots on the outside of Napa cabbage won’t affect the inside  Read More

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Rubbing ginger on the scalp … is this good for hair?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Q. Hi i heard that rubbing ginger on scalp is good for hair


A. Ginger has been used in medicinal remedies for thousands of years, but the mechanism on how or why it  Read More

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Are sweet potatoes a starchy food?

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Q. are sweet potatoes a starchy food


A. Sweet potatoes are considered a starchy vegetable, but they are also a great source of nutrition. Starchy vegetables are usually higher in calories than  Read More

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What fruits and veggies are good for weight loss?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Q. Hi, My son is getting married in March of next year. I already started eating healthier, but I want to know what fruit and veggie are good for weight lose?Thanks


A. Congratulations on your son’s  Read More

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Can you freeze fresh vegetables?

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Q. Can you freeze fresh vegetables?


A. Yes. It’s a good idea to blanch vegetables before freezing. To blanch, bring a pot of water to a boil, submerge vegetables for 2-3 minutes and then drain in a  Read More

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Do you have a list of healthy lifestyle books for kids?

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Q. Do you have a list of recommended or award winning birth to 5 years of age books with the subject of healthy lifestyle (exercise and eating) ?


A. We do not have a list of educational books for kids  Read More

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What are some ways to get kids to eat healthy foods?

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Q. My 2 3/4 year old grandson does not eat a variety of foods. We (mom and I) are trying to incorporate other healthy foods in his diet to no avail. He will go without eating if he doesn’t get the same  Read More

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What is the most absorbable magnesium supplement?

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Q. What is the most absorbable magnesium supplement?


A. At Fruits & Veggies More Matters we promote getting key nutrients from food. Some of the best food sources of magnesium come from nuts, beans,  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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