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how can i find out info about children 4 and over and why they do or do not eat veggies and fruit and do there parents have any say in this problem

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Children are often picky eaters, and it is sometimes not easy to get them to eat their fruits and veggies. You can find out how many fruits and veggies kids need by clicking here. Parents are a very  Read More

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I need to know how much fruits&veggies & meats I can have a day and stay under 2,000 calories recommened for type 2 diabetes I am 72 years old .Please help if you can. Thank You. E.C

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Your best bet is to consult a registered dietitian or a certified diabetes educator who can design a meal plan for you based on your individual medical needs and with consideration of medications you may be  Read More

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Does fruit juice (in flash pasteurized juices) from concentrate have the same nutritional value as fruit juice not-from-concentrate?

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Yes, as far as we know. The evaporation process that is used to concentrate the juice is very quick, so virtually all of the nutrients are retained.

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Is jicama a veggie or a starch?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Vegetables contain primarily starch, however the amount in most vegetables is low since they tend have a high water content. Starchy vegetables like potatoes, peas, corn and legumes are exceptions. Jicama is  Read More

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POTASSIUM DAILEY REQUIREMENT

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

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  Read More

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how do you keep apples from turning brown after you slice them

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Prepare apple dishes just before serving to minimize browning (oxidation). Protect cut apples from oxidation by dipping them into a solution of one part citrus juice and three parts water. You can find this information on the http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/ website here.

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how do you make sunflower seeds or do you eat off the flower

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Seeds are ready to store or eat when the disk at the back of the flower has turned dark brown. You can easily remove the seeds by rubbing two heads together, or just rubbing your palm over the seeds. You  Read More

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how do i read the expiration code on green giant products?

Friday, October 19th, 2007

There is a very complicated formula involved in reading the expiration code for Green Giant Products. So, instead of confusing you any further I have a telephone number you can call to get help with this.  Read More

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Which fruits and vegetables are the best for lowering high blood pressure?

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The key thing to remember is to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables everyday to get a wide range of valuable nutrients like, fiber, potassium, and vitamins. 

 

Furthermore, diets rich in  Read More

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are there any recipe for fresh figs?????

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Here is a recipe for a fig banana smoothie.  I hope you enjoy.

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