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I WORK AT A CHARTER SCHOOL THAT FOCUSES ON TEACHING HEALTH, NUTRITION, AND FITNESS. I REMEMBER READING SOMEWHERE ABOUT HOW EACH COLOR OF PRODUCE WAS GOOD IN A SPECIAL WAY (ORANGE, CITRUS = IMUNE SYSTEM). I CAN’T SEEM TO LOCATE THIS INFORMATION AGAIN AND WANT TO SHARE IT WITH MY CHILDREN. COULD YOU DIRECT ME TO A SOURCE OR FILL ME IN ON THE REST. THANKS SO MUCH! ANNI EGAN HEALTHY LEARNING ACADEMY GAINESVILLE, FL

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

The associations between the colors of produce and their health effects are suggestive, and have not yet been proven beyond all doubt.  The bottom line is that virtually all fruits and vegetables are solid  Read More

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HI I AM FROM INDIA, I AM 9 MONT’S OLS BABY MOM MY WEIGHT 65KG MY HIGHT 5.7 SO PLS SUJEST HOW TO BACK MY BODY SHAPE

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Getting back to your weight before you had your baby can take time. You are less than 4kg (8lb) above your ideal body weight (for a woman with a medium frame size). Eating fruits and vegetables that are  Read More

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I think I over eat in fruits and veggies. I eat 3 meals a day but in between meals I will eat alot of oranges, apples, grapes, watermelon, raw carrots and raw celery. I eat more my intake of fruits and veggies a day for a 38year old lady. But I do exercise 6days a week. Can I gain from this?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Most people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables so good job! Since you are a 38 year old female who is moderately to very active, it is suggested that you eat 4 ½ to 5 cups or more of fruits and  Read More

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my baby is of 7 mths and i do’t know how he ‘ll eat happily he cry when ever i give him any thing any fruit or veg. or any thing can u plz tell me how to make him happy while eating

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

I would strongly encourage you to discuss your concerns with your pediatrician, as there may be other reasons why the baby is crying and unhappy during feeding.  Your pediatrician can help identify what the problem is.

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What do you feel about “sneaking” pureed veg into kids meals- is it as nutritious and how can we teach them how important fruits and veg are

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

“Sneaking” vegetables and fruits into kids’ foods is a way for parents to feel comfortable that their kids are getting the good nutrition from fruits and veggies, especially if they are picky eaters. It is  Read More

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I will like to know what it takes to be a vegetarian. Pls, i will appreciate your advise. Thank you.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

There are many types of vegetarian diets. Some include only vegetables (vegan) while others include dairy products, eggs and/or fish. Vegetables are low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them  Read More

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where can I find the nutrition fact of my personal snack.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

If your snack is in a package, the nutrition facts are shown on the package label. If your snack is a fruit or vegetable, you can find nutrition information on many fruits and vegetables here.

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I am presently on cumadin and was told I could and I could not eat lettuce because of the vitamin K. How high is the percentage of this vitamin in lettuce

Friday, October 12th, 2007

One cup of leaf lettuce, shredded, contains 62.5micrograms of Vitamin K or about 78% of the amount that most people need in a day. This makes it a moderately high source of Vitamin K. Iceberg lettuce contains very little Vitamin K, and so you can eat as much of that as you like.

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What are the nutritional value of apple cider?Is it good for you or does it have to much sugar in it. I am a diabetic and love apple cider, do I need to give it up or can I still drink it?

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Apple cider is 100% apple juice that has not been filtered to remove the pulp. It is fat free, low in sodium and cholesterol free. Each 4oz glass (half a cup) of apple cider contains 14g of sugar, or about 3 ½ teaspoons. Apple cider should be counted in your daily carbohydrate allowance.

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Can you please tell me the amount of acid (if any) there is in a pear? Thank you.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

A medium pear contains about 7.5mg of Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and small amounts of several organic acids. These organic acids include malic, citric, fumaric and shikimic acids, and the amount varies with  Read More

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