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BorgWarner located in Auburn Hills, MI, is planning their first annual health fair at their corporate location. I would like to know if you could refer a chef that specializes in healthy cooking. We would like them to cook for us at our health fair to show the employees how easy it is to cook healthy. Any information would be much appreciated!Thanks!Alyshia Myers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

What a great idea to show people that indeed it is easy to cook healthy and it also tastes good too! A couple of ideas for finding a chef: Check with local restaurants that serve fresh food, or click here for  Read More

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How long should swisschard be cooked as a side dish.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

There are many different ways to prepare Swiss chard. Swiss chard is a tasty green that is an excellent source of vitamin A and also a good source of vitamin C. One way to cook Swiss chard is to wash the  Read More

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which is a healthier chioce fresh vegtables cooked or frozen vegtables raw?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Both forms of vegetables have similar nutritional content. When cooking your vegetables steaming in a small amount of water will preserve any of the water soluble vitamins. This is true for both fresh and frozen vegetables. 

 

 

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What is the purine content of bananas and mangos?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

High purine foods are primarily animal-based foods such as game meats, liver, beef kidneys, brains, and some fish such as anchovies, sardines, herring and scallops. There are some vegetables that have a  Read More

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My husband just had open heart surgery and the doctors have put him on a 2000 calorie ADA diet I am having a hardtime knowing what to cook for him that is no salt and no sugar. Do you know where I can download some recipes to fit his needs? Thank YouLupe Walls

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

There are many books that can be found at your local bookstore for special diets but it may benefit you to consult a registered dietitian. They have the expertise necessary to handle special dietary needs.  Read More

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DOSE CORN HAVE ANY NUTRITION

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Nothing says summer more than a sweet ear of corn. Corn is a good source of vitamin C and one ear contains 2 grams of fiber. It is a delicious and healthy addition to your meal!

 

 

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What is the best way to freeze fresh strawberries?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Wash and drain the trimmed berries in a colander to remove as much water as possible.  Dry them by patting carefully with a paper towel. Then spread the berries on a large baking sheet to make one layer, and  Read More

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Which fruits are best to prevent or help with constipation?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Prevention and treatment of constipation is individual, and it generally involves a more comprehensive approach to diet rather than focusing on one particular type of food. All fruits do contain fiber and are  Read More

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Does dehydrating fruits remove much of the nutritional value?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Dehydrating fruits removes only the water and retains all the important nutrients. Dried fruit is a great way to get more fruit in your diet. It is easy to pack and carry. Just keep an eye on the calories as they are higher in calories ounce by ounce then the fresh version!

 

 

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I juice all day long. What is the specific nutritional values of freshly juiced…ApplesCucumbersCarrotsPearsGrapefruitscompared to eating them whole.Thank you

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

For many juices, the nutritional information available on a label of a commercial juice would give you an idea of the specific nutritional content.  You could also look up the amounts of the exact fruits and  Read More

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