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Is too much spicy food bad for you?

Friday, March 16th, 2007

There’s no scientific evidence to suggest that eating highly spiced foods are in any way “bad” for you. Certain spices (and spicy or hot peppers) may aggravate pre-existing conditions such as gastric or  Read More

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What nutritional value does corn and onions have?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

One medium ear of corn has about 90 calories and is considered low fat and a good source of vitamin C.
One medium onion has about 45 calories and is considered to be a good source of fiber and high in vitamin C.

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My almost six year old son is almost 80 lbs. I cant get him to eat anything but starch, dary, brocoli and manderin oranges in juice. I have him help prepar food and vegies, even deserts with friut, but he wont eat it. Also he is hungry every 30 minuts. Any sugestions?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Without knowing your sons’ height, it is difficult to judge where his weight falls on a growth chart. As for your son being hungry every thirty minutes, does he have any underlying medical conditions or take  Read More

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How do I know when my fresh pears are ripe?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Pears ripen after harvest, so choose firm fruit.  "Check the Neck for Ripeness" daily by applying gentle pressure to the stem end of the pear with your thumb. When the neck yields to gentle pressure, it is ready to eat.

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