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What is the best way to keep celery fresh in the refrigerator? Is it a good idea to wrap it in foil wrap?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

We usually suggest storing in a plastic bag which prevents it from drying out, but foil may work. Celery absorbs odors from other vegetables (like cabbage), so you want to store it in something that will keep it separate from other foods.

 
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does all the chemicals, from fumigants to pesticides to chemical cleaners and such seep into the fruits. Are the chemicals taken in by or left on the outer of the fruits? My logical guess is yes. What’s your expert experience with all the chemicals used in our agric. industry today? Thank you, Greg

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Some chemicals may end up inside of the fruit, but most remain outside and can be removed by washing thoroughly. Researchers maintain that the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables far outweigh any risks that may be caused by any chemicals that remain on them.

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Do you have a list of the best cancer fighting fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

There is evidence that diets rich in fruits and vegetables and low in fat can reduce the risk of cancer. The American Institute of Cancer Research suggests that the following fruits and vegetables may be  Read More

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Hi! I have recently started to blend various fruits and veggies, to make consumption a little more ‘routine’. I especially have started to use spinach in smoothies. My question is : is using frozen spinach any less healthy than using fresh? Also, will having 2 smoothies a day contribute to too much daily sugar (even if I am using only bananas and other fruits)? thanks in advance NA

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Great! Frozen spinach is just fine and very convenient. By blending you are using the whole fruit and not only the juice, which means that you are getting the benefit of the whole fruit including the fiber.  Read More

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I have IBS and slow motility. I am allergic to statins and have lactose intolerance. I have a history of diabetes and I am borderline diabetic. I need help with diet

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

You could use the services of a Registered Dietitian. You might try finding one at your local hospital, or you can find one in your area by clicking here.

 
 
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I have high bloodpresure, RA and I,m overweight how much do I eat of Cal. Fat Salt and sugar. my bmi is 31

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

You could use the services of a Registered Dietitian. You might try finding one at your local hospital, or you can find one in your area by clicking here.

 
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is there an amount of fruit per day that ends up being too much or harmful to your health?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Eating fruit is a very healthy thing to do, and most of us don’t eat enough. If you are eating so much fruit that it prevents you from eating other healthy foods like vegetables, protein foods, grains and dairy products however, then you are probably eating too much.

 
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hello i neeed information in spanish please, i have child the 8 years old with obese, and need help for nutritional plan. thanks, Sandra Neira

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

You can plan your child’s diet (in Spanish) at www.mypyramid.gov A Registered Dietitian would be able to help you. Try to find one at your local hospital or by clicking here.

 
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what is a serving?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I’m assuming you mean fruits and vegetables. A serving is considered to be ½ cup of vegetables and cut up fruit, ½ of 100% juice, ¼ cup of dried fruit, and 1 cup of lettuce.

Generally, a small to medium  Read More

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want to know how many servings of meet to have and how many calories i should have my height is 5ft 2in and i weigh 145lbs can you please help!

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Resources at www.mypyramid.gov will help you determine how many calories and how many servings from each food group you should have each day.

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