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
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.
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.
Which is the best way to combine fruits for making smoothies? Iï¿½ve heard that mixing fruits gives your stomach a hard time in trying to digest them. Also that it doesnï¿½t 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
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
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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.
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
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,TraceyFriday, 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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