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What are the best foods for children to eat?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Q. What are the best foods children can eat in terms of health? What are the top vegetables children should be eating? What vegetables should children eat but typically don’t  Read More

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Is eating a diet of only fruits and vegetables healthy?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Q. My 18-yr-old daughter is eating only fruits and veg. which definitely are healthy, but she isn’t eating any meat or milk or cheese and won’t take vitamins. She  Read More

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Can mushrooms lower cholesterol levels?

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Q. I saw a segment on the farm show that mentioned mushrooms might aid in fighting cholesterol. If this is true, is it a specific variety?


A. Research suggests a possible  Read More

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Where can I find fresh mushrooms outside of the U.S.?

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Q. i am in dubai….from where i get fresh mushroom…please send me information


A. You may be able to find fresh mushrooms at local markets, or you may need to have them imported. Inquire at markets or at  Read More

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Can soy cause gas and if so, is there a way to prevent it?

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Q. I eat a lot of soy for protein and am thinking it causes gas. What can I do about it?


A. Excessive soy intake can cause gas in some people. Like beans, soy products are derived from a legume. Some  Read More

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What is the best way to store blueberries?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Q. How do I store blueberries? In the warm or cold?


A. Blueberries are best stored cold. The refrigerator will slow down the ripening process therefore prolonging their  Read More

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Are the seeds inside okra edible?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015



A. The seeds inside okra are absolutely safe to eat. The seeds provide some of the fiber  Read More

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Is endive more nutritious raw or cooked?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Q. Is it better to serve endive cooked or raw, to consume the most phytonutrients and vitamins?


A. Cooking vegetables can reduce the amounts of some vitamins (like vitamin C), but can make other  Read More

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What fruits are okay to eat for someone with type 2 diabetes?

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Q.I am a diabetic patient since 2000, till 2009 I manage without any medicine. Food control and one hour walking every day almost. Now I am taking Glucophage tablets two time. I am taking medical  Read More

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Based on my height and weight, how many calories should I eat to lose weight?

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Q. How do you know how many calories you need to lose weight I weigh 199 and I am 5.1 I am also a pre diabetic.


A. Daily caloric intake depends on activity level in addition to sex, age, height, and  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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