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is banana good for diabetic people?

Friday, April 24th, 2009
Bananas contain sugar, but like all fruit, can be included in a diabetic diet. You can see our response to including fruit in a diabetic diet in our Frequently Asked Questions.
 
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i’m diabetic,how much carbohydrates i need per day.is carrots juice is not suitable for have thyroid problems?

Friday, April 24th, 2009
The amount of carbohydrate you need per day will depend on a number of factors including your calorie requirements, blood sugar control, medications etc. You should consult a registered dietitian or  Read More
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Can wild morel mushrooms be frozen for later use?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Yes, you can freeze morel mushrooms. Here is a website with guidelines for freezing morels: http://www.thegreatmorel.com/recipes2.html
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what are the best 5 fruits to have daily?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Your best bet is to include a variety of fruits each day based on what you enjoy, what is within your budget, and what is in season. 
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I read that if you eat fresh carrots with other vegetables, you have to add vinegar, otherwise the fresh carrots will destroy the vitamin C present in the other vegetables. Is this true?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
No, this is not at all true. It is fine to eat fresh carrots with other vegetables, such as in a salad or in a stir-fry.
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i took my baby to the hospital and they told me she has low potassium but she does’nt like banana or vegetables that much so what do you recommend

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
If your pediatrician recommended that you try to increase your child’s food intake of potassium, there are many high potassium foods that you might try. Depending on your child’s age, she may not be old  Read More
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Hi,Dr. pivonka. my name is nimo gelle i am 11th Grade student at evergreen high school, in Seattle W,A. this is my first year that i had to do my cluminating project on my sinior year,and my project is “eatting healthy food” and i want a field Expert to answar my questions,so please healp me Dr.pivonka. my first question is 1. what qualifies you to serve as a field expert for this projedt?2.what will i need to know in order to complete this project?3. are there any special suplies or equipment i will need to complete project?4. waht problems or challenges can i expect to encounter inthe course of this project?5.what is a reasonable budget for my project?6.suggest some topics and sources for my research?7.what made this project professional?thank you so mauch Dr. pivonka.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Because I am unsure of the exact requirements of your project, I may not be able to fully answer your questions. However, I can explain my qualifications a nutrition expert and offer suggestions for your  Read More
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is there a web sight that tells sugar and carb grams for fruits and vegies.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an online nutrient database. To find the sugar and carbohydrate content of a particular food, visit this website:   Read More
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In comparison to fresh fruit, how healthy are juices that contain 100% juice?Thank you for your assistance!

Monday, April 20th, 2009
All sources of fruit, including fresh, canned, dried, frozen, and 100% juice, will contain many nutritional benefits. The fiber content may be lower in the juice, as you consume more skin and pulp (the  Read More
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I have a 5 yr old and 2 yr old, many times they will not eat what I cook. I have tried putting foil on it and saving it for later, the 5 yr old says she will just wait until it goes bad. The 2 yr old will not try anything, even things she’s had before, like spaghetti. Please help!

Monday, April 20th, 2009
It is fairly common for children to dislike new foods. It often takes repeated exposure to a new food for the child to readily eat it. When introducing new foods to your children, be sure to include another  Read More
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