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when did five a day start

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The 5 A Day program began in 1991. Fruits & Veggies—More Matters ®, which was launched in March of 2007, has replaced 5 A Day.

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HiMy husband recently has half of his stomach removed and tend not taking solid food as well as vegetable as to avoid vomiting. In order for him to have vegetable intake. I put cut up vegetables in a bowl with little water and steam using pressure cooker. After cooking, I liquidize everything in the bowl to make a thick soup.Please tell me if liquidising process kills vitamin and nutrient.Thanks.

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Liquefying fruits and vegetables will not kill vitamin and nutrient content. Some vitamins are affected by exposure to light, air, and cooking in too much water. Prepare vegetables as close to serving as possible, and store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

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Foods with protein

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The richest sources of plant proteins are dried beans and nuts. Half a cup of dried peas or beans, (like kidney beans, garbanzos or pinto beans) or one ounce of nuts contains as much protein as an ounce of meat.

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what do antioxidants do for us?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Antioxidants reduce the harmful effects of oxidation in some chemical reactions in the body. Oxidation causes free radicals to form, and these are associated with several diseases, including heart disease  Read More

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I am learning to love salad, especially the loose-leaf mixes now available in my grocery store. But I don’t really know how to store it so that it stays fresh without getting all slimy in the plastic bag. What is the best way to store salad greens in the fridge?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Wash the greens well under running water- a colander is helpful. Gently shake off as much water as you can then blot the leaves with paper towels, or dry in a salad spinner if you have one. Wrap the whole  Read More

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Are there any fruits or veggies that increase HDL levels? I know the more soluble fiber they have the better, but are there any others proven to increase levels? Thanks!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I’m afraid not. HDL levels usually increase with exercise and weight loss. Eating fruits and vegetables can help with weight loss and by doing so, improve HDL levels.

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I would like 200 copies of the small brochure “fruits&veggiesmore matters” to distribute to employees–where do I obtain them?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

You can find them in our online catalog by clicking here.

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Have any recipies for Artichokes?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

You can find some delicious recipes for artichokes on this site by clicking here. Enjoy!

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Do you know anything about this new berry out in the supermarkets that comes from Brazil called Acai berry?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The Acai berry has been used by natives of Brazil for a long time. It is harvested from a specific palm tree found in the rainforests of Brazil. It is a small, round berry that is available dried or as  Read More

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I eat a LOT of Spinach is there anything in spinach that would make my feet to tingle at night if I eat alot of it?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I am not aware of anything in spinach that would make your feet tingle if you eat large quantities. If this is something that has been going on for awhile, I would suggest you consult with your doctor in case it is a symptom of something else, and minimally, to be comfortable.

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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