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What is the effect of too much water on the above. For instance, in the grocery store, they spray the veggies all the time. And when you bring them home, soaking them in the sink to clean them.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Grocery stores spray many vegtables to keep them from dehydrating when exposed to air, like leafy green and other vegetables without a thick skin. You’ll notice that berries and grapes, for example, are not  Read More

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what do you recommend for me as a student who doesn�t have enough time to prepare meals with vegetables…

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

If you find yourself lacking the time to prepare meals, take advantage of all of the quick options that are available such as frozen and canned items that can be reheated quickly, bags of ready-to-use salad  Read More

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I want to make a pasta/veggie salad and I planned to add some frozen stir fry vegetables into the mix. Must they first be heated, or can I just thaw them before eating them?Thanks for your help.Neil

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Many frozen veggies can be thawed then used as they are without cooking such as peas, carrots, corn, green beans and onions. Other frozen items must be cooked before use such as potato dishes or those that  Read More

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Do u know the nutrition facts on grapples?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Grapple are similar to other other apples. According to the producers of grapples:

 

 

Grāpple Brand Apples Nutrition Facts:

 

Serving Size:  1 Medium Apple (154g/5.5 oz.)

 

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How can I incorporate food as a healing tool for fibromyalgia? Please advise with any information that may be of help.Thank you!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

There are personal reports of dietary approaches for fibromyalgia, and they tend to differ from one another. To date, there are no conclusive studies regarding effective dietary treatments for fibromyalgia.   Read More

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hi dr.elizabeth=)i take calories less than i need but i meet over weightwhy???!thank u =)

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

It can be very frustrating to not see the scale move when you are trying very hard!  However, since many factors can affect weight change, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact reason why you are not seeing  Read More

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First of thank everyone for this site, I use it all the time to help watch my calorie intake. My question is this. if I go to the nutritional info for bananas I see:1 medium 126 g is 110 calories.Is that with or without the peel? After all banana peels weigh a good amount so my snack tonight weigs a total of 240 grams. if that includes the peel it is 210 calories. Without the peel it would probably be more like 150 calories. Sooo is that measurement here with or without the peel?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The weight for any fruit or vegetable is based on the edible portion only. So, 126 grams of edible portion of banana is 110 calories. Check out our fruit and veggie database to see the specific information for bananas.

 

 

 

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Are purple potatoes richer in vitamins and other nutrients than other potatoes due to their color?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The general nutrition content of all potatoes is roughly the same.  Many people are surprised to find out that they are a good source of both vitamin C and fiber!  Potatoes do come in different colors, so  Read More

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i used to drink cows milk when i was younger but for the passed two years ive only drank soymilk but i still take calcium vitamins to make up for the calcium lost. is this the right approch?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Your daily calcium requirements depend on your age and sex.  The amount of calcium you obtain from soy milk varies depending on the brand, whether it was fortified with calcium and how much you drink.   Read More

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whats the difference between the sugars in fruits and brown and table sugar. Are the sugars in fruits bad for you too?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Table sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets. Molasses comes from refining sugar cane or sugar beets. Brown sugar is simply white sugar whtat isn’t as refined and still contains the molasses. This gives  Read More

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