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What is the nutrition info for peanuts?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Q. Could you please provide the Nutrition Facts label and serving size for peanuts? This information does not appear to be listed under the Nut Nutrition Database. Thank you.


A. A nutrient label for a  Read More

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Can you eat green fruits and vegetables when on blood thinners?

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Q. Need amounts of vitamin K in food servings plus green tea. My cousin had stroke and is on a blood thinner. Told to not eat anything green. I think  Read More

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What fruits are low in sugar to help improve my acne?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Q. experience acne breakouts after consuming sugar and handle my diet well except for fruits. Oranges and blueberries seem to be OK, bananas are terrible. Please  Read More

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I don’t eat vegetables and I lack energy, how can I get better?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Q. I do not eat vegetables at all, in fact, I do not eat healthy. I sometimes go three four days not eating. I am bipolar and I have no energy. I will sleep for two days constantly and then cannot sleep  Read More

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Should I use a vinegar wash to preserve berries longer?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Q. What do you know about a vinegar wash to preserve berries for a week or more in the refrigerator?


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

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How do I purchase products from you regarding fruit and vegetable storage?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Q. Hello I recently attended a health fair and received a wheel of some sort that allows you to select a fruit or vegetable and get storage/handling/nutrients information. Would this be available to order  Read More

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I consumed a small bit of banana that had a red, crunchy inside. Is this dangerous to my health?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Q. A banana had a reddish brown center about a eighth of an inch long all the way down its center. I had bit into it and  Read More

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What nutrients are in tomatoes?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Q. Which nutrients does a tomato have?


A. Tomatoes are an outstanding vegetable! Tomatoes contain valuable nutrients such as vitamins A and K, and are an excellent source of vitamin C.   Read More

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Is it okay to eat fruit on an empty stomach? Does it help with weight loss?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Q. Please tell me what fruit is healthy to eat on an empty stomach and will it help me lose weight?


A. Any fruit can be consumed on an empty  Read More

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Do you have a list of vegetables that contain uric acid?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Q. I need a list of vegetables that contain uric acid please. Thank you.


A. Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down compounds called purines. Foods high  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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