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My almost six year old son is almost 80 lbs. I cant get him to eat anything but starch, dary, brocoli and manderin oranges in juice. I have him help prepar food and vegies, even deserts with friut, but he wont eat it. Also he is hungry every 30 minuts. Any sugestions?

Without knowing your sons’ height, it is difficult to judge where his weight falls on a growth chart. As for your son being hungry every thirty minutes, does he have any underlying medical conditions or take any medication? If the answer to both of those questions is...   



HELLO-I AM 44-YRS-OLD AND OBESE AND NEED TO EAT HEALTH FOOD AND LOSE ALOT OF POUNDS.THANK YOU:-)ANGIE MILLER-PRICE

Of course, fruits and vegetables should play an important role in losing or maintaining one’s weight when they are eaten in place of high calorie, high fat foods. However, we recommend that you see your physician or a registered dietitian for personalized weight coun...   



what is a good diet 4 me

Your best bet for identifying your specific dietary recommendations would be to visit www.mypyramid.gov.   You can create your own individual plan.  In general, a healthy diet is low in fat, sugar, and salt, and high in fiber from fruits and vegetables and w...   



I looking for healthy quuick dishes I can make to take to work for lunch and dinner. I never eat at home cause I am always at work

Preparing quick and healthy meals to take to work for lunch and dinner can seem daunting, but it’s easier than you might think, especially once you get started.  Some initial planning to identify what you need to keep on hand is a good first step.  There ar...   



How can I find information on Balsamic Vinegar that would be a credible source to use it fir a health benefit or disease prevention?

The most credible source would be through PubMed, the National Library Medicine database of scientific publications. (You can google “PubMed” and a link will appear.)   Entering ‘balsamic vinegar’ and health benefits produced 17 references...   



Where do I find nutritional info for raw and common foods. I need info for proper nutrition labeling.

As part of the Agricultural Research Service section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a public national nutrient database has been established listing nutrient information for many common raw and processed foods.  The National Nutrient Database for Standa...   



What vegetables are good to help lower triglycerides ?

Including all fruits and vegetables in your diet in place of other foods that increase triglycerides in the blood is beneficial.  There are no specific vegetables that will lower triglycerides.  Some vegetables, such as legumes, contain soluble fiber that may hel...   



Is there a sugar content in fresh veggies?Where can I find a chart of percentage rate of sugars in fresh fruits and veggies?Thank you

Fruits and vegetables do contain natural sugars.  Perhaps the best resource with a fairly comprehensive list would be the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The following link will take you to a publication entitled:  “USDA Database for the Added ...   



How can I incorporate food as a healing tool for fibromyalgia? Please advise with any information that may be of help.Thank you!

There are personal reports of dietary approaches for fibromyalgia, and they tend to differ from one another. To date, there are no conclusive studies regarding effective dietary treatments for fibromyalgia.  I suggest you ask your physician what he/she recommends or s...   



how does watermelon stack up with other fruits in overall nutritional value?

Watermelon is loaded with vitamins A and C. It also has a phytochemical – lycopene which has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer. Watermelon has the most lycopene second only to tomatoes. To see the nutritional content of watermelon and other fruits, click her...   



I NEED HELP!!! My son wants nothing but junk food and its making me sick. I have tried all of kinds things and he just doesnt eat. He is already underweight and I am very frustrated because I dont want him to continue on this pattern.

Getting kids to eat healthfully, including fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a challenge. The first step is to limit the how available the ‘junk’ foods are in the home. Offer healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks, and encourage...   



What are the health benefits of peaches

Peaches are low in calories and fat, and they are a good source of Vitamin C.   Additionally, they contain beta-carotene, which gives them their orange color and forms Vitamin A in the body.  Click here to learn more about peaches....   



How many calories are in garlic broth and lemon juice?

The calorie content is most likely negligible.  Garlic broth, assuming it’s made only with garlic and water, would not have any calories.  One tablespoon lemon juice has about 3-4  calories; ½ cup has about 60 calories. Without knowing amounts, ...   



What kind of exercizes/healthy eating habits can I do to boost my metabolism?

Your metabolism is the rate at which you burn calories, and so this determines how quickly you gain or lose weight. Having a higher metabolism means you burn energy faster, and lose weight faster. The healthy way to boost metabolism is by building muscle. Muscle uses more ...   



What is so great about whole grains?

Whole grains provide a wide range of nutrients and phytochemicals that optimize health. There is substantial scientific evidence suggesting that whole grains may reduce the risk of some diseases....   



POTASSIUM DAILEY REQUIREMENT

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults consume at least 4,700 mg of potassium from foods a day. This recommendation can easily be met by consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables each day to meet recommendations, which you can see here. To see f...   



MY SON HAS CIRROSIS OF THE LIVER.I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SHOP AND COOK WITH NO SODIUM, SUGAR,POTASSIUM, ETC. I NEED HELP.DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX DIFFERENT MEALS FOR SUCH A SERIOUS ILLNESS? SINCERELY, BONNIE

Cirrhosis of the liver is often treated with a low sodium (salt) diet. Many processed foods are high in sodium, so it is best to prepare meals yourself, without adding salt. · do not use salt at the table · Reduce the salt used in food preparation. Try 1/2 te...   



What does it take to be healthy.

There are many behaviors that are associated with better health, including a well balanced diet that is low in fat and contains a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. It is important to be at a healthy weight, which can be achieved by balancing calorie intake with exerci...   



I am a recently graduated dietetic major working with WIC, and looking for "More Matters" handouts all we have is 5 a day where can I get some? thanks

Different educational materials are available for purchase in our online catalog, which you can view by clicking here. There are a few downloadable items free of charge in the Kid’s section of our website, which you can view by clicking here. Finally, you may find so...   



Does the sugar content of apples effect the blood sugar for diabetices if so, which one has the least amount of sugar? Would it be the ones with tartness? like pink ladys or granny smith.thank you for your help I have a customer that has turned to me for the ansewer.

Since apples contain carbohydrate, they have the potential to affect blood sugar. However, this does not mean they cannot be eaten by a person who is following a diet for diabetes. The sugar content will not be affected by the degree of tartness. If this individual is uncl...   



I work 3rd shift from11:30pm -7:30am I don't eat breakfast except on the weekends does it mater if I eat something before I go to bed in the mornings or am I fighting a loosing battle .Also I'm trying to get 64oz. of water in a day should I keep track of it from the time I get up or in a 24hour time span?

The primary consideration for weight management is overall calorie intake for the day in relation to your physical activity. Since most of your activity takes place during the hours you are awake, it is best to consume more of your calories during that time since that is w...   



My mother is 84 years old and her appetite is'nt very good. I would like her to drink V8 funsion juice, but some are too sour - can I add water and have the juice still be an effective source of nutrients? Serving is 1 cup - I added 1 cup of water.

Adding water to juice will dilute the concentration of nutrients in the juice. If she is drinking the full 2 cups of diluted juice, she will get the amount of nutrients that was in the 1 cup of juice that was diluted with 1 cup of water....   



I just enrolled in the Weight Watchers program and need the nutritional value for the cranberry/orange muffin sold in your store located in Paramus, New Jersey. I need calories, total fat and dietary fiber. I appreciate your assistance!Jeannette

We do not have such a store anywhere. We sell educational items through our online store. If it is a retail grocery store, they may be able to provide that information to you through the corporate office....   



I am a diettetic intern and am currently planning some nutrition month activities. I want to talk about importance of fruits and vegetables to the adult audience. Can I use any of your wonderfull colorfull brochures? Can I purchase them from you, or get them for free?ThanksAnya

Our brochures are available through our catalog, which you can access by clicking here. As far as free downloadable materials, there are some in the kids section of this website, or can be found on our children’s website at http://www.foodchamps.org/. Other free mate...   



Hi,is there fruits and veagtables that heal.

There are no specific fruits and vegetables that promote healing. However, when one is recovering from surgery or an injury, it is important that dietary choices are healthful, and that includes having fruits and vegetables in the diet. Nutrients in fruits and vegetables a...   



is there any mushrooms which count as 1 of your 5 a day? if so what size of portion?

All edible mushrooms can count towards your intake of fruit and vegetables. One serving is ½ cup. By the way, did you know that recommendations have increased from 5 a day? Click here to see how much you should be eating each day. You can find some delicious recipes...   



I am Lactose Intolerant and would like to know what types of milk products I can purchase to use on my morning cereals and where I can purchase such products. I also understand that that some cereals contain lactose; how do I know which cereals to purchase. Thank you for your assistance!!!

Lactaid® Milk is cow’s milk with the lactose reduced and soymilk, rice milk and almond milk contain no lactose. You can buy the first three in your grocery store; almond milk can be found in health food stores. If your cereal contains lactose it will have one of ...   



I'm doing a speech about cancer prevention through diet changes. I'd like to provide my audience with reliable evidence that eating fruits and vegetables can prevent cancer, and explain why this is so. Would you happen to know where I could get such supporting information?

The best resource at this time is the most recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund, which was just published in the Fall. It is an comprehensive evidence based analysis of the current literature on diet and cancer, including fruits and vegetables. You can find th...   



why do we need to eat them every day? or once in a while?

A:   I’m guessing that you are talking about fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and veggies everyday is important because they provide nutrients that our bodies need to function at its best. Eating fruits and vegetables every day also replenishes wat...   



Hi, i would like to know what type of foods/fruits/veges are suitable for cancer patients after they had radiotherapy? Any foods we should avoid? Would you mind to provide some easy recipes for me? thanks.

Recommendations tend to be individual based on tolerance, type of cancer etc. You can find some general recommendations and meal planning guidelines from the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. If you are having specific nutrition issues, a registered diet...   



Do you have avialible the nutrition facts of fruits & veggies? Thanks

Yes, you can see the nutrition values for different fruits and veggies by clicking here.  ...   



What can of diet, a person with high pressure can have? Do you have come recepies for the all week or month to choose for this problem?

Generally people with high blood pressure are advised to have less sodium (salt), and to lose weight if overweight. Most fruits and vegetables are low in sodium and can be helpful with losing weight. For these and other reasons, eating more fruits and vegetables improves h...   



What "color" group contains dried beans?

The color of the bean would determine which color group it is in – red or kidney beans in ‘red’, split peas in ‘green’ etc. Beans that are white, tan, or brown would be in the ‘white’ group....   



I have gerd could you give me a list of acidy foos or tell me where to get one ???also is bananas bad for gerdThanks

Bananas don’t tend to be bad for GERD, however, everyone reacts to foods differently.  Avoid them and any other foods if they cause discomfort. Discomfort tends to be caused by caffeine, mint, citrus fruits, tomatoes, soft drinks, peppers, spicy foods, high...   



What % of americans get their 5 a day requirement? what % of kids?

According to government statistics based on the Behavioral Risk Factor and Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), about 24.3% of adults reported that they ate fruits and vegetables 5 or more times a day. However, the current recommendations for most adults are actually 7 to 13 ...   



How do I know how many calories are in my food at school if they just put it on our tray?

School lunches are planned to meet certain standards related to fat, salt, and calories. To get more information, your foodservice director may be able to tell you who to contact at the district level where lunches are planned....   



My wife has ovarian cancer. A nutritionist advised not eating fresh fruits since they contain sugar and sugar is considered a "cancer feeder". Fruit supplements were recommended as a substitute. My wife loves fruit. Are there any fruits that have sugar content low enough to not be problematic for her?

I am not aware of any recommendation to reduce fruit intake for patients with cancer. While fruits do contain sugar, they also contain a whole array of nutrients that may be tremendously beneficial, and whole foods are a much better choice than supplements. (All our cells ...   



What about grains the new pyramid has 6oz.

The new pyramid suggests 6oz of grains per day for some groups, including girls age 14-18 and boys age 9-13. Half your grains should be whole grains. These are in addition to the fruits and vegetables you should be eating each day. Click here to see how many fruits an...   



Why healthy food is important for us?

Healthy foods provide the nutrients, (like protein and vitamins), that our bodies need to be healthy. You can find some of the nutrients that are in fruits and vegetables by clicking here....   



What is the best way to become a vegetarian after giving birth?

Depending on what type of vegetarianism you plan to follow, you need to become familiar with what foods will meet your dietary requirements. If you are breastfeeding, your requirements for calories and nutrients will be higher, and you need to be sure you are meeting ...   



is it ok to loose weight as a young teen if you do it healthy

It is generally recommended that young teens do not lose weight, but instead, try not to gain any more as they grow. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help. Click here for great recipes using fruits and vegetables, and here for help with ways to get more into y...   



I have a problem with constimpation.. All Doctors tell me i need a diet high in fibers how can i start?

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good sources of fiber. Click here for fruits and vegetables that are good and excellent sources of fiber. Click here to find out how many servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended each day. It is also important to drink enoug...   



My husband just got diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and I wonder if it is a good idea to get a juicer machine to help include healthy fruits and vegetables into his diet.

Including juices in his diet is okay, especially vegetable juices which are lower in sugar. Juice from sweet fruits and vegetables would still have to be “counted” in the carbohydrates in his diet. The very best way for him to increase fruit and vegetable intak...   



Dear Dr. Elizabeth, I was talking to my friend the other day and he told me that he lost 100 pounds from eating celery amongst other fruits and vegetables. He advised that celery increased his matabilism which caused him to loose weight. Is there any truth in this statement??? Thanks.

Celery does not increase the metabolic rate. Celery is however very low in calories- one 8” stalk contains only 6 calories. This makes it very useful for weight loss, since one can get a lot of eating pleasure from celery and consume very few calories. Perhaps most i...   



I was looking on the website for a downloadable picture for a presentation I'm doing. Are they still doing the 7 to 13 a day for better health? And if so, can I download it from somewhere?

The new Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® program has replaced the previous 5 to 9 A Day for Better Health Program. Although the current recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake for most adults are in the range of 7 to 13 servings a day, the program d...   



If you choose to drink purchased fruit instead of to eat a whole fruit what would happen to the calorie content in your diet? what would happen to thefiber content?

I’m assuming you mean drinking 100% juice instead of eating whole fruit. The calorie content of your diet will be affected by the amount of juice that you drink. A serving of juice is ½ cup, and will have a similar number of calories to a small to medium ...   



I have recently had surgery and now have a lap-band. I need to eat nutritionally dense food but with an inphasist on non-starchy vegetables. I've just been diagnoised with Type two diabetes. Can you direct me to such information links. Thank you before hand for any help you might send. Take care, Gala parker

It may be good for you to get some help from a Registered Dietitian. You can find one in your area by clicking here. I encourage you to attend any post-surgery nutrition classes offered by the hospital where you had your surgery. The nutrition staff offering these classes ...   



what does serving mean when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables?

A serving is one quarter cup of dried fruit, one cup of leafy vegetables, like lettuce, and half a cup of everything else. We’re moving away from servings and moving towards cups, so you can see how many cups are recommended each day by clicking here.  ...   



Hi. I am on our school district's Medical Advisory Board. I am looking for good quotable current reference that specifies how many fruits and vegetables children should be getting a day. I have looked over the CDC & USDA websites, but dont see a specific

You can find amounts needed on this site by clicking here. The recommendations are based on those in MyPyramid for age, gender and activity level. You can also view recommended calorie levels by age, and the associated recommendations for fruits and vegetables at...   



what fruits are high in Beta-carotene?

The orange/yellow fruits are high in beta carotene, and include apricots, cantaloupe and mango.  Grapefruits and prunes are also good sources. Click here for information on vitamin A, which is what our bodies make from beta carotene....   



do you have someone that comes out to site like YMCA to talk to children?

No, we do not. I suggest you contact your local dietetic association, a local hospital with an outpatient department, or a college with a nutrition program to locate someone who might be willing to come or can refer someone.  ...   



Can you please provide research sources for the fact that frozen vegetables maintain nutritional value? Thank you. (PS - great site!)

Glad you like our site. Please visit often as we are continually adding new content.   Here are two references:   Rickman, J.C., C.M. Bruhn and D.M. Barrett. 2007. Nutritional comparison of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Part 2.Vitamin A...   



what type of protein supplements are avilable in our shops and pharmacies?

Many different types of protein supplements are available  ...   



what is the fat and calorie difference in natural peanut butter if you discard the oil that forms on top

The difference will depend on how much of the oil has separated and how much you remove. You would need to estimate how much you discard or use a tablespoon to remove the oil. One tablespoon of the oil would contain about 135 calories.  ...   



are there any fruits or veggies that contain iron?

You can see fruits and vegetables that contain iron in our Key Nutrient section. Absorption of iron from these foods can be enhanced by consuming them with a food that is a source of Vitamin C.   Sources of Vitamin C can also be seen in our Key Nutrient sect...   



I have a difficult time controling my bad ( a genetic problem) cholesterol even on my meds. What foods should I only absolutely eat and then avoid all the other foods. A funny thing but the medical profession is not so quick to offer much definative advice, just meds and walk on to next patient..I am late 70's and on medicare which is probably why, but I'd like to enjoy life awhile longer with my family and friends. So how do I eat for a difficult to control cholesterol (I have hardening of the arteries. need better and stricter diet advice. Thank you

It’s great that you are interested in reducing your cholesterol with diet. The bottom line is to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fatty foods. You can eat more fruits and vegetables by including them at every eating occasion, and making your plate half fruits ...   



I have been put on a low fiber diet because of some stomach problems. I have to be careful with my fruits and vegetables. I can gradually add some back in my diet now. Can you give me any help on what I can eat and still be able to lose weight and feel full ? thank you. Kathy

For a low fiber diet, canned fruits and vegetables and 100% fruit or vegetable juice work well. Look for fruits packed in juice or rinse the syrup from the fruit to save calories. Click on our weight management section to see more tips for weight control. If...   



hello i neeed information in spanish please, i have child the 8 years old with obese, and need help for nutritional plan. thanks, Sandra Neira

You can plan your child’s diet (in Spanish) at www.mypyramid.gov A Registered Dietitian would be able to help you. Try to find one at your local hospital or by clicking here.  ...   



Do you have a list of the best cancer fighting fruits and vegetables

There is evidence that diets rich in fruits and vegetables and low in fat can reduce the risk of cancer. The American Institute of Cancer Research suggests that the following fruits and vegetables may be particularly helpful: legumes including soy beans, berries, crucifero...   



i want to some fat i walk every day and i still can not lose any whate and it does not mater how much i eat i do not eat fast food at all my am sure it has something to do with my thoried all f*****up but all the docters i have goen to say it is fine but i know it is not and mom sayes the say same thing

We have some tips for weight reduction which are in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section, and in our Weight Management section. You can also develop a meal plan based on your age, height and weight at www.mypyramid.gov. You may also consider consu...   



Is it o.k. to eat strawberry if stomach & intestine disfunction?

It depends on what the particular issue is. Strawberries are high in fiber, and they do contain seeds. Sometimes a high fiber diet is indicated, and other times a low fiber diet is needed. I suggest you consult with your physician or a registered dietitian r...   



I have a piece of your material that states "research indicates that over 90% of Americans do not mmet their recommended intake of fruits and vegetables." Do you know the study from which this stat was pulled?

This information is from unpublished data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The USDA has a list of per capita fruit consumption through 2006- get to it by clicking here.  ...   



I am Food Service Manager for high school cafeteria I need all the help I can get financially and any infi on Food Banks or Food trusts in the Pa. Area Any help would greatly be appreciated

If you Google “food banks” you may be able to find food banks in your area. You can reach the Food Trust at thefoodtrust.org. Good luck! ...   



My family and I have recently changed our eating habits to include alot more plant based foods. I have an 18 month old, a 6 year old and an 8 year old. My husband and I eat only one portion of meat a day. The rest is vegetables, fruits and whole grains. A little cheese sometimes. This is working great for us but I am afraid this is too restricted for my children. I give them whole milk at breakfast and meat at supper. Their snacks are fresh fruit. Their lunch includes peanut butter sandwiches, soups, sandwiches with veggies and cheese. Is this enough iron and protein? I vary our vegetables alot and we eat alot of vegetables. My children are small for their age but I just changed their eating habits and they have always been small. My husband and I are small also.Before we ate a typical home cooked american diet with meat two to three times a day and vegetables and fruit only 4 times a week. How can I monitor their health oustide of their energy and visual. I talked to their pediatrician but there is a real disconnect from diet and I have a hard time getting across to him. I am a very concerned parent and I really want to give all of us the best possible fuel for our bodies. Thanks for your help.

It’s wonderful that you are including more plant based foods for you and your family. It is important that young children, like yours, get enough nutrients to support their growth, and without knowing exactly how they are eating and growing, it is difficult to say if...   



im an 11 year old girl and im womdering, what is the best time of day to have a snak like as my 18year old brother and my 43year old mother.i also want to now how many calories perr day do we all need .

We often suggest two snacks each day, often mid morning and mid afternoon, but it depends on when you eat meals. Snacks are meant to be a “mini meal” to provide nutrients you need and prevent you from getting ravenously hungry before your next full meal. Each o...   



my husbands a1c is always high what should i cook and eliminate.he likes rice and peas and alot of rich soups that are homemade i need help

Please check with your health care provider or the American Diabetes Association for appropriate diets for diabetics. You can find a Dietitian in your area who will be able to help you at the American Dietetic Association.  ...   



We are very interested in obtaining free publications on better eating (including fruits

You may be able to download and print materials from a variety of sources, and you can find some of them at our healthy resources. You may also be able to get free materials from government sources including the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/ ,My Pyramid http://www...   



How much fiber do women 30-50need to consume a day?

The recommended intake of fiber is 14 grams per 1000 calories. Thus, depending on calorie requirements, a woman would need approximately 20 to 35 grams per day. Visit www.mypyramid.gov to see how many calorie you require each day. Visit our Fiber page to see...   



We are a produce wholesaler that sells to schools. We have been asked to do a presentation comparing yield and nutrition on fresh vs frozen vs canned. Can you help me find any data?

There is a food buying guide for child nutrition programs from USDA which you can access at http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/foodbuyingguide.html . Click here to see two references regarding nutrient content of fresh vs frozen vs canned. There is also a su...   



What fruit has 383 nanograms of melatonin?

Click http://www.extension.iastate.edu/nutrition/supplements/melatonin.php   for information on melatonin....   



What are the ten most important to buy also know as dirty 10?

You can find the information about the so called “dirty dozen” from the Environmental Working Group here.  ...   



i am 75 years old and i am 5ft 7in tall and weigh 194 i have started walking on the thread mill for 1 hr a day for 3.5 miles i would like to find a good meal plan

You can create a meal plan for yourself at www.mypyramid.gov You will find healthy recipes in our recipe section here.  ...   



My husband is a diabetic and loves eating fruit. He has been eatings delicious apples and red grapes. His blood sugar has become high. What type of apple would effect his blood sugar the least and how often should he eat one. Also, would grapes effect his blood sugar level.I am new at trying to figure out what fruits he is allowed to eat and what portions.

All fruits can be worked into a meal plan for diabetes, but since they do contain carbohydrate, the portions need to be controlled. Blood sugar responses to different foods vary for everyone and are affected by factors such as medications for diabetes, composition of the m...   



What about grains the new pyramid has 6oz.

The recommendation for grain intake, like other food groups, is based on your calorie needs. You can see how much you should be eating of grains, and other foods at www.mypyramid.gov. Click on ‘My Pyramid Plan’ to see recommendations for you based on ...   



I would like to know if papaya is good for breaking up protein in the blood? I do not absorbe protein into my blood and it is building up, I am now in 4 stage renal failure becasue of this.

Papayas contain the enzyme papain, which breaks down protein and is used to make meat tenderizers. I’m afraid that eating papayas will probably not break down the protein in your blood. You might want to speak with a Dietitian who will be able to help you with your d...   



I have just learned recently that I'm diabetic. I need to know how many carbs can I have in a day. Let me see if I have this right, carbs are pasta, rice potoes, bread and popcorn. Please help I am so confused.

I would encourage you to consult with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator, who can help you with meal planning based on your individual needs, including medications you may be taking. Your physician should be able to recommend someone or refer you ...   



what can i do to lose weight?-emily renteria

Losing weight is often a challenging process. You can find helpful information in our Diet and Exercise section by clicking here....   



In comparison to fresh fruit, how healthy are juices that contain 100% juice?Thank you for your assistance!

All sources of fruit, including fresh, canned, dried, frozen, and 100% juice, will contain many nutritional benefits. The fiber content may be lower in the juice, as you consume more skin and pulp (the fiber-rich parts of the fruit) when you consume the whole fruit. Howeve...   



is there a web sight that tells sugar and carb grams for fruits and vegies.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an online nutrient database. To find the sugar and carbohydrate content of a particular food, visit this website: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search. You can submit your food to search for it on the database....   



i'm diabetic,how much carbohydrates i need per day.is carrots juice is not suitable for have thyroid problems?

The amount of carbohydrate you need per day will depend on a number of factors including your calorie requirements, blood sugar control, medications etc. You should consult a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator who can help you with meal planning. ...   



Can I get one of those fruit and vegetable nutrition wheels?

You can purchase nutrition wheels from our catalog by clicking here....   



what is the quantity of fruits and veggies one can consume to reduce weight?

While there is not an exact quantity of fruits and vegetables that one should consume to lose weight, it may be beneficial for you to review the "How Much Do You Need" section on our website for determining how many cups of fruits and vegetables are recommen...