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is it ok to loose weight as a young teen if you do it healthy

Monday, May 19th, 2008

It is generally recommended that young teens do not lose weight, but instead, try not to gain any more as they grow. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help. Click here for great recipes using fruits and vegetables, and here for help with ways to get more into your diet.

 
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What is the negative effect of waxing fruit?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The wax that is used on fruits (and vegetables) is applied to stop them from drying out.

It is safe to eat. In fact it’s similar to the wax that is found in chocolate bars, so most of us eat it without even  Read More

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is the food we eat in the school safe when the cafeteria is not clean and the food taste stale due to the way they serve us. becuasse we recieve the same thing everyday and some of us play sports and could use more food

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I’m sorry to hear that you feel that your school meals are unsafe. The Student Council might try to get help from the parents (a petition drive for example) then approach your Principal about improving the  Read More

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Why healthy food is important for us?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Healthy foods provide the nutrients, (like protein and vitamins), that our bodies need to be healthy. You can find some of the nutrients that are in fruits and vegetables by clicking here.

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What about grains the new pyramid has 6oz.

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The new pyramid suggests 6oz of grains per day for some groups, including girls age 14-18 and boys age 9-13. Half your grains should be whole grains. These are in addition to the fruits and vegetables you  Read More

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I have alot of peppers that I would like to preserve so they don’t go bad- what is the best method to do this

Monday, May 19th, 2008

You may preserve your peppers in a variety of ways, including freezing, drying and pickling. Click here to find instructions from the University of California at Berkley on how to do this. You can also find some great recipes for using peppers by clicking here.

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I have recently had surgery and now have a lap-band. I need to eat nutritionally dense food but with an inphasist on non-starchy vegetables. I’ve just been diagnoised with Type two diabetes. Can you direct me to such information links. Thank you before hand for any help you might send. Take care, Gala parker

Monday, May 19th, 2008

It may be good for you to get some help from a Registered Dietitian. You can find one in your area by clicking here. I encourage you to attend any post-surgery nutrition classes offered by the hospital where  Read More

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My wife has ovarian cancer. A nutritionist advised not eating fresh fruits since they contain sugar and sugar is considered a “cancer feeder”. Fruit supplements were recommended as a substitute. My wife loves fruit. Are there any fruits that have sugar content low enough to not be problematic for her?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

I am not aware of any recommendation to reduce fruit intake for patients with cancer. While fruits do contain sugar, they also contain a whole array of nutrients that may be tremendously beneficial, and  Read More

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Can I freeze zucchini w/o cooking?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Yes. Simply wash, remove the stalk, slice or shred, and freeze. You might consider freezing the amount you expect to use in the recipe in separate bags or containers, so that you will be able to thaw only the amount you want to use. You can find good zucchini recipes here.

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I was looking on the website for a downloadable picture for a presentation I’m doing. Are they still doing the 7 to 13 a day for better health? And if so, can I download it from somewhere?

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The new Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® program has replaced the previous 5 to 9 A Day for Better Health Program. Although the current recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake for most adults are in the  Read More

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