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I HAVE SOME BAGS OF FROZEN VEGETABLES THAT HAVE EXPANDED SINCE I BOUGHT THEM. THEY HAVE BEEN FROZEN THE ENTIRE TIME, BUT NOW THEY ARE SO FULL OF AIR THAT I CAN’T SQUEEZE THEM. IS THIS A PROBLEM?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The expansion is probably due to ice and not air. Vegetables contain water, and water expands when frozen. This expansion can cause the cell walls to break. Any slight thawing causes the water to leak out of  Read More

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I CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO OVERCOME THIS ONE OBSTACLE TO EATING MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES. I DISLIKE REFRIGERATED COLD FOOD. I LIKE ALL OF MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES ROOM TEMPERATURE. I DRINK ROOM TEMPERATURE BEVERAGES AS WELL. IF I KEEP MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES IN THE FRIDGE, I DON’T EAT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO COLD. IF I KEEP THEM UNREFRIGERATED, THEY SPOIL, AND I DON’T EAT THEM. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO KEEP FRUITS AND VEGGIES IN A READILY EDIBLE STATE AT ALL TIMES. THIS IS MY DILEMMA! HELP.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Eating more fruits and veggies is an admirable goal. Dried fruits and vegetables might work well for you and there are many varieties available now. You might try dried cherries, cranberries, mangoes,  Read More

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i want informations with white potatoes……! please!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

You can find information about white potatoes on this site. Click here to learn about buying and storing potatoes, as well as the nutritional benefits. There are some delicious recipes using white potatoes  Read More

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Does drinking too many sodas affect gout attacks.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The triggers for gout attacks can be very individual. Drinking too many sodas isn’t necessarily a trigger by itself. However, drinking too many sodas may be a sign of unhealthy eating, which can be a  Read More

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What are the three names for salt?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The chemical name for the salt that is used at the table is sodium chloride. There are other salts that are used in salt substitutes such as potassium chloride. There are also different types of salts such  Read More

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How do I decipher the expiration code on Green Giant canned vegetables?

Tuesday, November 27th, 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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My 8 year old son is having intestine problems. His doctor says he needs to eat fiber, fruits and vegetables. He refuses to eat anything except nuggets, fries, pizza and sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwhiches. What can I do? He will literally try to starve himself if it is given to him.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Your situation is challenging, but not impossible. As a first step, you might explain to your son that discomfort that he is having could be helped by including fruits and vegetables. Take him to the store  Read More

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Where can I find a daily menue listing for a 7 year old very active boy. He has weekly trouble at school, will not eat veggetables, Mom does not medications usuage. My nephew eats fast foods daily, little or not veggetables. I want to help my sister-in-law with good recoures and examples. Just stating avoid these foods, does not give a good example for this family. Thanks

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Some resources for your sister-in-law can be found on this site. There are kid-friendly recipes and suggestions for getting kids involved, which can be seen by clicking here. She can check out our mom to mom  Read More

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I just bought a juicer and was wondering if using previously frozen fruit or veggies give you as much nutritional value as fresh

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Frozen fruits and vegetables are usually frozen immediately after picking so they retain most of their nutrients. While the nutrients will be retained, the texture is a bit different, so the final juiced  Read More

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what all can you prepare raw

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Most fruits and many vegetables can be eaten raw. They should be washed before you eat them, and some can be washed ahead and stored. They can be eaten alone or in salads, salsas, and smoothies. You can find the best way to store your fresh fruits and vegetables here, and healthy recipes here.

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