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How do you microwave red potatoes?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Wash the potato well, removing dirt and particles on the skin. Poke the potato several times with a fork to create holes for the steam to escape so your potato doesn’t explode. Place on a microwave-safe  Read More

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We are currently participating in a wellness program at the company where I work. Please give me some recipes and/or tips for healthy snacks when you are dealing with a large group of people. I know soups and things of that nature would work well for luncheons, but we are in a bind as to what to present to our employees other that would be healthy and feasible to prepare for about 80 people. Thank you in advance for your time. Kim Pope

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Soups and salads work well for large numbers of people, as you said. Vegetable casseroles (like vegetable lasagna) and stews with extra vegetables can also be healthy choices, as can pasta dishes made with  Read More

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(i) What is the importance of consuming at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables?(ii) What is the role that fruits and vegetables play in decreasing Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Fruits and vegetables are important because of the wide variety of nutrients they provide that can’t be obtained from other foods. The serving recommendations are to assure that adequate amounts of these  Read More

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Does the sugar content of apples effect the blood sugar for diabetices if so, which one has the least amount of sugar? Would it be the ones with tartness? like pink ladys or granny smith.thank you for your help I have a customer that has turned to me for the ansewer.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Since apples contain carbohydrate, they have the potential to affect blood sugar. However, this does not mean they cannot be eaten by a person who is following a diet for diabetes. The sugar content will not  Read More

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I come from Europe. One year ago I recovered from acute pancreatitis. I figured out my diets (made of fresh fruits, cooked vegetables, nothing grilled or fried and mostly with no spices).I am feeling completely alright since. But now I am about to visit USA-Vegas and I am desperate to find enough info on dining-options, facilities, grocery stores, shopping possibilities, appropriate foodstuffs which I all had to figure out back home. Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

It’s great that you worked out your diet and are feeling well now. Many of the same things that you are doing now will apply when you come here. For instance, avoiding fried foods and high fat foods, eating  Read More

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How come cucumbers,pickles, and tomatoes are veggies but they are really fruits?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Botanically, they are a fruit because of what part of the plant they are. In a cooking sense and in terms of how they are used in meals, tomatoes and cucumbers are a vegetable. Believe it or not, there was  Read More

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I have been trying to find a list of fruits and veggies that contain very little or NO POTASSIUM. I have high levels of potassium in my blood and have been told cut down on my potassium intake>

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Some fruits and vegetables that are low in potassium (with less than 100mg of potassium in ½ a cup) are: Applesauce, blueberries, cranberries, lemon or lime (½ medium), pears, cabbage, cucumber, green beans,  Read More

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Do you believe the government are providing enough legislation on healthy eating in the UK and if so what?…and why?thank you

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Fruits & Veggies More Matters is based in the USA and we are not experts on the nutrition legislation in the UK.
 
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How many cups of mixed leaf salad would equal one portion of the 5 a day plan. Generally speaking, do you consider one cup or one half cup of either a fruit or vegtable as equaling one portion.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
One cup of leafy greens counts as a serving. For non-leafy vegetables, ½ cup is a serving, and for dried fruit a serving is ¼ cup. Click here to see how many cups you need each day.
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Suitable Fruits and Vegetables for Pregnant Lady

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Pregnant women should ideally eat a great variety of fruits and vegetables to make sure that they get a wide variety of nutrients. All fruits and vegetables are suitable, and trying to eat fruits from every  Read More
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