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Is there a list of high potassium foods?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

You can find a list of good and excellent sources of potassium in our Key Nutrients section.

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Can you clear up truth about the use of chlorine on produce (”baby” carrots in particular) and the white color that occurs on the carrots, or direct me to some reputable resources to check? Thank you.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Baby carrots are washed in a dilute chlorine bleach solution to clean them, but chlorine evaporates fairly quickly, leaving just water, and so poses no health risk. (Remember that chlorine is also used to  Read More

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My sister’s doctor told her she needed to eat blue food, what falls into this catagory?Thanks.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Blue fruits include blackberries, blueberries, black currants, elderberries, purple figs, purple grapes, black olives, plums, dried plums and raisins. Blue vegetables include the purple varieties of asparagus, Belgian endive, cabbage, carrot, eggplant, potatoes, peppers and black salsify.
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I am participating in Relay For life which is a large community fundraiser. Our team would like to establish a prevention or Health and Fitness pitstop. What activities could we do to incorporte eating friuts and veggies in cancer prevention.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
You might consider helping folks to figure out how much produce they should eat every day, why they should eat it, what to eat and ways to incorporate eating more. You can find out how much produce is  Read More
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my husband is on a low saltdiet and was told not to use no salt because of the high potassium is there a lot of potassium I am looking for something to use in place of salt that he can use

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Herbs and spices are excellent replacements for salt. Try basil, oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary to name a few. Onions and garlic, dried herb mixtures, chili and curry can add sizzle to foods. Mrs Dash®  Read More

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Hi, my name is Kelly Daniel, I’m interning this summer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. One of my co-workers gave me an assignment to do, she wanted me to find out how many ”Eat 5 A Day (for better health)” flyers would cost if she ordered about, 25 (the thin long rectangular shaped with a red border around it). -Thanks K.Daniel

Friday, July 24th, 2009

5-A-Day has been replaced by the Fruits & Veggies More Matters® campaign, so 5-A-Day materials are no longer available. Please visit our on-line catalog here to see our current materials. Thanks!

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I am told not to eat fruits after meals. but to eat then first because they ferment in the stomach. and can cause problems. is there any truth to this

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

You can eat fruit before, during or after meals without ill effects. You can find out how much fruit is recommended  by clicking here. Enjoy!

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How can we make an interesting dish that impress others?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Choose a recipe that you like and find impressive. There are hundreds on our website here to choose from, and many more on the world wide web. Happy eating!
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Does diet affects our energy level?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Yes. Eating more does not necessarily boost your energy level, but consuming a diet that meets your nutritional requirements helps to keep you healthy. Being healthy is one factor that increases energy levels.

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what fruits r good when u r in a low carb diet also veggies?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Many fruits contain sugar which is a carb. Fruits that are lower in sugar include avocado (0g in 1oz.), strawberries (8g in 8 medium strawberries), tangerines (9g in 1 medium), pineapple (10g in 4oz.) and  Read More
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