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Fruits and vegetables contain varying amounts of water. Juicy fruits, such as citrus fruits are about 87% water by weight, or provide about ½ cup in a medium sized fruit. Dried fruits, like raisins may only Read More
i am 75 years old and i am 5ft 7in tall and weigh 194 i have started walking on the thread mill for 1 hr a day for 3.5 miles i would like to find a good meal planWednesday, February 25th, 2009
You can create a meal plan for yourself at www.mypyramid.gov
You will find healthy recipes in our recipe section here.
My 19 year old son has Nephrotic syndrome,He is vegetarian,he can take milk and cheese,Can you suggest some KIDNEY FRIENDLY FOODS?Thank youTuesday, February 24th, 2009
Please check with your child’s physician for foods that are recommended for his condition. You can find many excellent recipes which include fruits and veggies in our recipe database here. Good luck!
You can find the information about the so called “dirty dozen” from the Environmental Working Group here.
Since there are many different types of apples are their nutrition facts the same as to how much vitamin, minerals, calories, etc. they provide?Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
There may be slight differences in the nutrition content of different varieties of apples but nutrients will also vary by the degree of ripeness, how long they have been stored and the soil in which they Read More
I’m looking for a flyer put out by the CDC “5 A Day: Tips: Washing FRruits and Vegetables. It gave 10 tips for handling. I know 5 A Day changed to Eat More. How can I find this information.Monday, February 23rd, 2009
The CDC describes how to wash fruits and veggies on their website here. There are a number of their publications that you can download here. We have information on handling many fruits and vegetables in our database here.
I have to change my diet to plant-protein instead of meat and cheese. Please send me a list of these protein filled plants that are in the form of veggies an perhaps fruit.Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Dried peas and beans, including kidney, pinto, garbanzo, black, lentils and many others are all good sources of protein. Click here for information on the nutrition content of dried peas and beans in our database; click here to search for recipes using dried peas and beans.
I have had this question asked many times: Are pulses – beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils – considered to be a vegetable as well as a meat alternative? We recognize that pulses are a good source of protein and when paired with a cereal grain they provide a balanced source of protein. However pulses are plant material and they are rich in nutrients found in vegetables, including fibre and folate. The US MyPyramid considers pulses to be a part of both the vegetable and meat alternative subgroups. I don’t see them promoted as part of the More Matters program. Could they be promoted as a vegetable in ad campaigns?Thursday, February 19th, 2009
When beans, peas and lentils are consumed as a meat alternative, they are considered to be the protein for the meal. However, when they are not used as the main protein source for the meal, they would be Read More
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