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When are pomegranates in season?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Q. When are pomegranates in season?

 

A. Pomegranates are in season during fall and winter. Pomegranates: Nutrition, Selection, Storage Info

 
 
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Can you gain weight from eating too many vegetables?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Q. Can you overeat with vegetables? can you gain weight by eating too much veggies?

 

A. Vegetables are a great source of phytochemicals, fiber, water, vitamins and minerals. Vegetables themselves are  Read More

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What fruits and vegetables are safe for people with diverticulitis?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Q. I have diverticulitis so what fruits and vegtables are safe to eat?

 

A. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of fiber which may be beneficial  Read More

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Is there a correct order for food consumption to help with digestion?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Q. When eating fruit is it better to eat it before you eat your meals because of digestion issues? I was told to eat my fruit before consuming the other foods because the fruit being eaten after would sit  Read More

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Which fruits and vegetables have the most protein?

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Q. Which fruits and vegetables have the most protein?

 

A. Most fruits and veggies are not rich in protein with the exception of legumes. The best source of protein from  Read More

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How can I get more vitamin b12?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Q. How can iget more vitamin b12?

 

A. Vitamin B12 is readily available in nature from animal meats and dairy foods. Some foods such as cereal grains and non-dairy milks can be fortified with vitamin  Read More

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Can I still eat carrots that have white strings all over them?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Q. Carrots in frig –growing white strings all over it! Can I still eat it–or throw away.Thanks

 

A. Carrots are a root vegetable and are therefore seeking moisture even after being picked by continuing to  Read More

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Which vegetables and fruits should I avoid to eliminate belly fat?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Q. Which vegetables and fruits should I avoid to eliminate belly fat? Should I avoid carrots or is that just a ploy to sell a diet plan?

 

A. Managing  Read More

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What diet is good for arthritis?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Q. Hello Dr.My Dad is suffering from Arthritis. Could you please refer me healthy diet and rich vitamin fruits and veggies.Thanks in advance.Muzamil

 

A. As of yet, there is no specific food or diet been  Read More

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Can I be eating too much fruit?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Q.Can I be eating too much fruit

 

A. Fruit is a great source of phytochemicals, fiber, water, vitamins and minerals. Consumption of fruit would be considered excessive if the fruit is replacing  Read More

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