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Are fresh picked blueberries high in Vit K? If so, why are they higher than any other fruit?Thanks

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Yes, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 28.6 micrograms of vitamin K. Vitamin K is mostly found in green leafy vegetables, but is found in some  Read More
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which fruits ang veggis are good during pregnancey

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
All fruits and vegetables can be helpful during pregnancy. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a nutritious diet throughout pregnancy, as they provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber to aid in  Read More
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Why do most recipes using fresh beets call for them to be peeled? Aren’t most of the nutrients just under the skin? Are unpeeled beets safe to eat if washed thoroughly?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
It is not absolutely necessary to peel baby beets, as they are edible and safe to eat if washed thoroughly. However, most people do choose to peel older beets, as the skin on older beets can be tough. The  Read More
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I’m thinking of buying a VitaMix blender. One of the claims is the seeds and skins of vegetables have the most nutrition. Is this true, do you get more nutrition if you eat it all?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Juicing is one way to help meet fruit and vegetable recommendations. Ingesting blenderized seeds and skins may have nutritional benefits such as adding fiber and extra nutrients. In some cases the skin and  Read More

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Is it ok to give 4 years old, chappati, vegetable and fresh fruit juice together during luch hours. Thanks

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Yes, that is okay, as it is a good idea to introduce new foods to young children. You might consider including some protein with your child’s lunch, such as legumes or nut butters. Please visit the USDA’s   Read More
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We’re trying to prepare meals to microwave from the freezer for a senior. Can we freeze store bought canned vegetables?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Yes, canned foods can be frozen once they are removed from the can and placed in a separate container. For more information on freezing, the following link is a great informational tool from the USDA. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Focus_On_Freezing/

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How do I find simple recipes for a teenager so she can eat a balanced meal?

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
Visit our website for quick recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. These recipes are simple and nutritious, and the majority of the meet PBH and CDC nutrition standards. You can search recipes by  Read More
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BEST NUTRIENT FRUIT IS WHAT?

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
A nutritious diet is rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables. There is not one individual fruit that is superior to the rest. Try to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day for optimal nutrition. 
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how do I do healthy for diabetis, high cholestrol, high blood pressure at the same time?

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
All fruits and vegetables are cholesterol free, low in sodium, and part of a healthy diet. In fact, the DASH diet, which is high in fruits and vegetables, has been clinically proven to significantly reduce  Read More
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what nutrient value do cirus fruits have

Saturday, June 20th, 2009
Citrus fruits are fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie, low calorie, and high in vitamin C. For nutrition information on individual citrus fruits, please visit our fruit nutrition database by clicking here
 
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