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I do understand and follow the combined nutritional importance of fruits and vegetables, being a vegetarian myself. I also maintain a healthy weight, but would like to know about anti aging fruits/veggies. Now that I turned 40, I am seeking to know what are the truly tested fruits/veggies that can surely help fight wrinkles and sagging skin, since I donot want to use cosmetics and would rather go the natural and safe way. Any suggestions would help.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

I’m afraid that there are not any fruits, vegetables, or any other foods that prevent wrinkles or sagging skin. Wrinkles are caused by many factors, including smoking, your life-long exposure to the sun and  Read More

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what fruits and veggies start with the letter I?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Iceberg lettuce, Indian corn and Ita Palm (grown in South America) all begin with “I”.

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Should baged salad mix that is pre cut and washed be washed again?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

It depends on the label. Some say “ready to eat” and those are fine to eat without washing. If it does not have that statement, it would probably be safest to wash it again.

 
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what does serving mean when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

A serving is one quarter cup of dried fruit, one cup of leafy vegetables, like lettuce, and half a cup of everything else. We’re moving away from servings and moving towards cups, so you can see how many cups are recommended each day by clicking here.

 
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slow cooker in order what takes the longes to cook?meat,onions caarrots,then pototos what should be put in first and then added last.THANKING YOU PATRICIA

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Slow cooker recipes usually suggest adding all but the quickest cooking vegetables together, and in this case, meat, onions, carrots and potatoes would go in together. You can find other recipes using fruits and vegetables here.

 
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Dear Dr. Elizabeth, I was talking to my friend the other day and he told me that he lost 100 pounds from eating celery amongst other fruits and vegetables. He advised that celery increased his matabilism which caused him to loose weight. Is there any truth in this statement??? Thanks.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Celery does not increase the metabolic rate. Celery is however very low in calories- one 8” stalk contains only 6 calories. This makes it very useful for weight loss, since one can get a lot of eating  Read More

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I eat a lot of palm hearts I wonder are there any benefits to this,also I’m a type 2 diabetic,best raw or cooked?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

One cup of heart of palm contains more than 20% of the daily value for vitamin B6, potassium, zinc and copper. It also contains more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin B2, vitamin C and iron. It is low  Read More

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My husband just got diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and I wonder if it is a good idea to get a juicer machine to help include healthy fruits and vegetables into his diet.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Including juices in his diet is okay, especially vegetable juices which are lower in sugar. Juice from sweet fruits and vegetables would still have to be “counted” in the carbohydrates in his diet. The very  Read More

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does grapefruit have sugar in it ?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Yes, one medium grapefruit contains about 20 grams of naturally occurring sugar. Click here for information on grapefruits and other fruits and vegetables.

 
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I have a problem with constimpation.. All Doctors tell me i need a diet high in fibers how can i start?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good sources of fiber. Click here for fruits and vegetables that are good and excellent sources of fiber. Click here to find out how many servings of fruits and  Read More

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