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What is the best way to cook a fresh artichoke?Thanks,Fran

Monday, May 21st, 2007

One of the more common ways to prepare whole artichokes is to first cut off the stem, remove the outermost leaves and trim the sharp barbs off the ends of the remaining leaves with scissors; open the flower  Read More

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I have a juicer and I make fresh vegitable juice. HOw would I break down the serving of vegitables example: I put it 1/2 cucumer, 1 head of lettace, 1 green pepper, 3 carrots. The juicer obviously juices everyting to a glass of juice. How is that considered in my servings of vegitables since the pulp is not in the juice?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Juicing is definitely another way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.  As you point out however, the pulp is not in the juice, so you will be missing out on fiber.  Because of this, I would  Read More

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We have two adult children that have just found out that they have a gluten intolerance and we are finding it very difficult to find breads and pastas that are fit to eat even when they are made from scratch at home. Both children are already thin and need to have some way to keep their weight in control…I hope you will have suggestions.

Monday, May 21st, 2007

There are several resources on the web that are specifically for individuals with gluten intolerance.  Two of them are www.gluten.net and www.celiac.com.   They have, information, recipes and resources to  Read More

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how much fruit juice is considered 1 serving

Monday, May 21st, 2007

4 ounces (½ cup) of 100% juice is considered a serving per USDA.

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i m always use fruits an vegitables in everiday food im working woman i work 10 hours my body feels very tirdnes after working i cannot continue my daily excecise my age is 32 but my waight is 65 kg im over waighterd especilly my hips and apdumen is over balance plese give me suggesion to lose weight and i feeel active

Monday, May 21st, 2007

It’s great that you include fruits and vegetables in your meals.  Keep up the good work!  For weight loss, I suggest that you consult one of the reputable commercial weight loss programs such as Weight  Read More

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Can you name the fruit and veggies, that have vitamin C in them? What vitamin when cooked in water,will lose its vitamin? When should you add the veggies to soup?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy.  Many fruits and vegetables are considered dietary sources of vitamin C, and some are even considered good or excellent sources.  Check  Read More

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I need some recipes for smoothies?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Here are a few recipes for delicious smoothies from our own website, http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=34.  Get creative and change them up with your own fruit preferences!

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Is there a sugar content in fresh veggies?Where can I find a chart of percentage rate of sugars in fresh fruits and veggies?Thank you

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Fruits and vegetables do contain natural sugars.  Perhaps the best resource with a fairly comprehensive list would be the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The following link will take you to a  Read More

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I sometimes get confused with what is a fruit as to what is a vegetable. Is it true all produce with a sedd in it is a fruit? Would this include avacado?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

It is easy to get confused.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the term “vegetable” is generally defined as all plant life or plant products (vegetable matter), more specifically, the edible portion  Read More

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Is it ok to combine meat, fruit, and vegetables in one meal. Will a person get the same nutrition if all are eaten at one meal setting. For example: morning, pork sausage, plums, lettuce, and tomato and boiled eggs. Should I wait a certan amount of time inbetween each item eaten.

Monday, May 21st, 2007

It is absolutely fine to combine meat, fruit and vegetables in one meal.  Part of the enjoyment of a meal is the combination of flavors and textures that different foods provide.  In some cases, absorption of nutrients may be improved by eating different foods together.  Enjoy!

 

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