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

Friday, September 28th, 2007

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  Read More

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Do pickled vegetables such as beets, cauliflower, green beans, etc.. have any nutritional value?

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Pickles are the cooked vegetable, preserved with vinegar and salt. They contain all of the fiber, and most of the minerals and vitamins that were in the fresh vegetable. Unfortunately most are high in salt  Read More

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what is it that i could learn from you’ll.

Friday, September 28th, 2007

This website contains tons of information about fruits and vegetables, how to select and prepare them, delicious ways to prepare them as well as tips from moms about including fruits and veggies at meals.   Read More

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Is there sugar in Grapes?

Friday, September 28th, 2007

All fruits contain sugar in varying amounts naturally, primarily in the form of fructose.  Per serving, the amount of sugar is relatively small compared to an equal volume of a food that has added sugar.    Read More

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what type of veggies are best for diabetics? can you please advise me of some recipes for braakfast, dinner and supper thanks.

Friday, September 28th, 2007

All veggies are appropriate to include in a diet for diabetes.  Some veggies have more carbohydrate than others, such as potatoes, peas and corn.  Depending on how you are managing your diet, you will need  Read More

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How do I prepare califlower so I can freerze it?

Friday, September 28th, 2007

First, you should trim off leaves of the cauliflower and cut the heads into pieces about 1 inch across. You should then blanch the cauliflower by lowering them into boiling water or steam for 3- 4 minutes  Read More

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I added fresh kiwi to my jello salad and would not gel? Why? Can you cook kiwi? Does it change properites of the fruit?

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Kiwifruit does not work well in gelatins, due to an enzyme, Actinidin, which breaks down collagen. This same enzyme also makes it a great tenderizer for meat. You may want to briefly cook the fruit to  Read More

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Hello, I have 2 questions. 1 – I read in a magazine that one can store vegetables in a glass jar. Is it true? And if it is, then can different vegetables be stored together in one jar , with a closed lid or not? 2 – Are there any nutritions left in fruits and vegetables (fresh or cooked) if they have been stored in the refrigerator for a longer period of time than recommended (1-1.5 weeks after purchase, for example). Thank you.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

People who preserve fresh vegetables by canning at home

us e glass jars for that purpose.  They are processed in a specific way

us ing a hot water bath or pressure cooker in order to be stored safely at room  Read More
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What are the health benefits of peaches

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

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.

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It’s pack week and I am wondering if the same color of fruits and veges have some of the same vitamins and minerals. Or is it only the phytochemicals that are the same for the color?

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Color generally does not give an indication of the vitamins and minerals in fruits and veggies.  One exception is that many yellow and orange vegetables contain beta-carotene which is used by the body to  Read More

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