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How do I get my 4 year old twins to try cooked veggies. They like simple foods, not a lot of mixed or casseroles. They are not really eating any veggies but fried okra. They are very unwilling to try new foods. They like snacks, crackers, etc. They will eat fruits. Should I be concerned and what do I do. Not feed them until they will eat the veggies (not the crackers products.)? They do eat yogurt, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, but not much else. Thank for any advise.

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a challenge. It is normal for four year old kids to like simple foods. To begin, try to make the experience of trying a fruit or vegetable positive  Read More

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how much potassium in avacado?

Friday, October 12th, 2007

One California avocado contains about 690 milligrams of potassium. To learn about other nutrients in avocados, click here.

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I am 72 year old, my high is 5″10 and weight 186 pound. Dois that mean I am overweight?

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Body mass index describes the relationship of weight with height. Your body mass index is 26.6 and does fall in the ‘overweight’ range. Click here to calculate your BMI and see the classifications of weight, as well as weight management tips.

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Hi, Do fruits & veggies have more nutrients when they are ripe or not ripe? Is there a difference? Does it vary by type of fruit? Also, Do they have more calories when they are riper (because of increased sugar content)?? Thanks so much.,

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The nutritional value of fresh fruit will be affected by its age.  Harvesting too soon or over-ripening will affect the nutrient content.  Many other factors such as soil, climate, amount of sun etc. also   Read More

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What nutrients are in a coconut and how do they effect us?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

The primary nutrients in raw coconut meat are fat and some carbohydrate, which both provide energy.  One-half cup of shredded raw coconut meat provides 592 calories, primarily as fat and some  Read More

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Can a person be allergy to the skin of a fruit and not the actual fruit?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Allergies to fruits are possible, but not common.  It is also possible, but rare, that there are hidden allergens in fruit.  Therefore, it may be possible to be allergic to the flesh of the fruit, the skin  Read More

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Are the sugars in fruit bad? Will they make me gain weight?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

The primary sugar in fruit is fructose, which some refer to as fruit sugar. When consumed in a serving of fruit, the sugars in fruit, are not ‘bad’ and are not likely to make you gain weight.  It is when  Read More

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how to get all of my fiber

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

You can get fiber in your diet by eating recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables (Click here to see what is recommended), and by choosing whole grain foods, such as 100% whole wheat bread, oatmeal,  Read More

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What fruits and veggies are good to eat for arthritis, healthy joints?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

As yet, it is not known whether there are specific fruits and vegetables that are good to eat for arthritis.  There are a few studies suggesting that diets that include fruits and vegetables are  Read More

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I%u2019m a student at central stint martins and I%u2019m doing research health food in the world. Kimchi is one of the healthiest foods in the world but it is not well-known food. The kimchi ingredients are garlic, ginger, cabbage, chill powder mixed. This fermented veggie can be a 5a-day food?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Yes, ½ cup of kimchi would count as a serving of vegetable in the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters program.

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