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I have calicification,where my veins turn to calcium,I am looking for a diet that has less calcium intake,as I will have my 3rd surgery on this problem,I have been eating more fruits right now,but need to know the calcium content in the fruits and veggies,I am eating,Thanks Sue

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Calcium is not the first nutrient I think of when I think about fruits and vegetables, so you’re not likely to be getting excess amounts of it from this source.  That said, various greens (spinach, collard,  Read More

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Can you recommend several non-dairy foods that are high in calcium?

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Calcium is an important mineral that is essential for healthy bones.  The following vegetables are considered dietary sources of calcium:  spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, kale, white beans, okra,  Read More

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what type of fruit and vegetables are phytonutrient-rich?

Monday, June 25th, 2007

All fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients.  Some, such as berries and plums for example, have very high antioxidant activity.  However, there are other actions of phytonutrients that make them  Read More

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what is low-calorie vegetables

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. What gets added to them, however, adds most of the calories (such as oils, butters, creamy sauces, sugar, etc.). To make the most of fruit and  Read More

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Can I eat 5 oranges a day to meet my daily intake?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Five oranges in one day would count towards meeting your daily intake.  However, by including a COLORFUL colorful variety of fruits and vegetables each day, you will be getting a wider variety of nutrients.   Read More

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as a pre-diabetic, I am interested in knowing,(highest to lowest?)fruits highest in natural sugar to lowest in natural sugar. thanks in advance!

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The USDA has a database which lists the sugar content of foods, which you can access here.  However, there are a number of factors that influence blood sugar levels, and it’s not likely that particular fruits  Read More

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My son loves fruit leathers and “smooshed fruit” by fruitabu. We buy the kind with no added suqar. Would they count as a fruit serving? The ingredients are fruit puree concentrate and lemon juice concentrate.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Since you are eating the fruit leathers without added sugar, they are a good occassional snack once or twice a week.  But because they are a very concentrated source of fruit, you need to be sure your son  Read More

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How is the best way to wash fruits and veggies?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

It is best to wash most fruits and vegetables just before eating. Rinsing with clean water is sufficient to wash most fruits and vegetables. Some exceptions are leaf lettuce which can be rinsed, wrapped in  Read More

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HiIt is recomded to have 1lb of strawberries (just the fruit without adding anything) in lunch time when i am dieting or for the weight loss purpose.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The best approach to weight management is to eat well-balanced meals with foods from 3 or 4 different food groups, including fruits and vegetables.  An important component of weight management  is to develop  Read More

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How to gain weight the right way. I am 140 I would like to gain at least 10 Pounds. I am 5 8 1/2. I am not sure what my weight should be. Please advise.

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

You can find out what your weight should be by checking here, and clicking on “BMI Calculator”.  Your best bet for weight management would be to consult a registered dietitian who can review your food  Read More

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