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Is eating an entire lemon (including the rind) more nutritious than just drinking the squeezed juice and pulp?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Eating the whole lemon rind and all will give you 5g fiber as opposed to juice and pulp which is about 1 gram of fiber. The vitamins will be essentially the same. There are many ways to include fiber in your  Read More

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Hi Dr. Pivonka.First and foremost your site is awesome. Very helpful, easy to navigate, and full of information. Great Job!As for my questions. Im something of a nut when it comes to consuming fruit and veggies. Eating, drinking, whatever. I eat as much as i possibly can, however lately since its been so hot, I have been juicing them a great deal. Its not uncommon for me to juice 15-20 lbs of carrots a week, on top of 20-30 orangles, 15 apples, random pears, peaches, melons, and whatever else I can pick up at the farmers market. I drink about 6 ounces of fresh wheat grass a day combined with tons of exercise. I am however unsure of about antioxidant level of my body, ( should I? ) I have noticed the hype of pomegrantes, lychees, gac fruits as well as acai and their anti-aging efects. Is it worth comsuming these or is it suffeccient enough with what im doing? What are the best fruit and veggies for you? I know they are all good for you, but which ones take priority over the rest? Thanks for your time, i look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, July 20th, 2007

It sounds like you are certainly getting your fruits and veggies!   It’s great that you enjoy so many different kinds.  It is unlikely that you will reach toxic intake of vitamins and nutrients through  Read More

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What is 5 a day?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

‘5 A Day’ was the program that preceded Fruits & Veggies – More Matters.  Its purpose was to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables by making the public aware that at least 5 servings of fruits and  Read More

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information on cantaloup what is a proper serving size

Friday, July 20th, 2007

A serving size of cantaloupe is about ¼ of a medium size melon. It is high in vitamin A and vitamin C and is also a good source of folate. For more details click here to go to our fruit and veggie database.

 

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How do you list fruits and veggies? Tomatoes is a fruit, Corn is not. I would like a list of what is considered a fruit.

Friday, July 20th, 2007

It can be confusing, since botanically tomatoes are a fruit, but the way we use them in our food they are considered a vegetable! To see a list of what is a fruit and what is a vegetable, click here to query the USDA’s food nutrient database.

 

 

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Which is the best way to combine fruits for making smoothies? I�ve heard that mixing fruits gives your stomach a hard time in trying to digest them. Also that it doesn�t help to loose weight as if you eat the fruits separately.

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Combining fruits for smoothies is really a matter of personal preference. There is no evidence that combining them makes it harder on your stomach.  There is also no evidence that if you eat the fruits  Read More

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I recently discovered dragon fruit and would like to know its nutritional value, preferably specifics about vitamins and minerals. thank you!

Friday, July 20th, 2007

The dragon fruit was originally grown in

Central America and now being grown commercially. It is a member of the cactus family. It is eaten by cutting open and scooping out the flesh, which has a mildly sweet  Read More
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Do you a an easy to access resource for high school students to determine edible servings per pound of fresh vegetable?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

A good place to check is with the USDA’s nutrient database. It shows the percentage from non edible portions of fruits and veggies. Click here to go to the database.

 

 

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Which nutrients are found with which color of fruits/vegetables.

Friday, July 20th, 2007

The colors of fruits and vegetables may help signify that they are filled with nutrients that are good for you, but not each similar color contains the same nutrients. For example, fruits and veggies high in  Read More

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I do not like raw vegetables, and really I will only eat carrots if they are cooked. I am trying to lose weight and I need to know how I can prepare them and still be healthy?Thank You,Tracey

Friday, July 20th, 2007

You don’t have to eat your veggies raw to become healthier. Cooked vegetables have many nutrients and vitamins, just like raw. There are many different ways to cook your veggies. They can be roasted, which  Read More

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