Fruit and vegetable recommendations vary by person depending on age, gender and activity level and range from 7 to 13 servings a day for most adults. These numbers represent total intake of fruits and Read More
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hola tengo 2 niñas una de 7 y 1 1/2 quisiera saber que tanto de frutas y vegetales puedo darles diario.graciasFriday, January 23rd, 2009
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We have that list available for you. Click here for our Key Nutrients page which lists the nutrients and the fruits and vegetables that supply each nutrient.
I just read that legumes are vegetables. True? If so, how much hummus do I need to consume to equal one vegetable serving?Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Legumes are vegetables (and are also in the Meat/Protein group of My Pyramid). Half a cup of chick peas constitutes a serving of vegetables, but the volume is reduced when the beans are pureed to make Read More
how much carbs is ok to have in a day? Can you eats carbs everyday? What is too high of carbs to eat?Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
You can find out how many carbs you need in a day at www.mypyramid.gov
My 4 year old daughter will not eat her veggies! She’ll eat some fruits but no vegetables. She does like V-8 Blends, Berry Blast…is this a good compromise? Will she get her necessary nutrients from this?Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Veggies are a vital part of any diet…
Do fruits and veggies loose there nutritional value as they age? Forexample I bring a bag of apples home from the grocery store and aweek later start to eat them. During that week did they loose some ofthere vitamins?Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
All produce loses nutrients during storage. Some nutrients are lost more quickly than others. After a week in the refrigerator your apples would still retain most of their nutrients. You can find some Read More
How do you eat kale? I am trying to put it in a smoothie, but am not sure if I use just the leaves or the whole stalks/stems?Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Kale is usually cooked before eating to soften it, though some of the smaller leaves can be shredded and added to salads. The stems tend to be tough and so are usually removed before use. It may be easier to Read More
Four bananas supply about half of the potassium you need in a day. It is always best to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Please help me to know in which fruits and vegitables there is more calcium… i m having calcium deficiency and because of that my legs n hands are paining badlythank youSunday, January 18th, 2009
You can see which fruits and vegetables are good sources of calcium in our Key Nutrients section.
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