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I have an allergic reaction to all fruits except citrus fruit. What can I do about getting daily servings of fruit.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

There are many citrus fruits that you can include in your diet.  Try oranges, clementines, lemons, limes, tangerines, and grapefruit.  Our Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search will provide you with ideas for including these fruits in your diet.

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Experts always recommend a certain number of servings of fruits and vegetables. Can it be JUST vegetables as long as you get the right number of servings? I have yet to find research telling me why it has to be fruits AND vegetables.

Sunday, September 20th, 2009
Eating fruits AND veggies in a variety of colors — red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange —  provides a broad range of nutrients. Learn more about including a variety of fruits and  Read More
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My recommended daily intake of fruits

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Check out our How Many Cups Do You Need section for information on daily fruit and vegetable intake.

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how childrens involve the eating fruits

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Check out our Get Kids Involved section for tips on how to help kids learn about the benefits of fruits and vegetables.

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How I reduce my belly?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Eating more fruits and veggies matters when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight—and it may even reduce your family’s risk of many diseases. Every step towards getting more physical activity also matters  Read More

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Straw berry can eat for high pressure patient

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Yes, you can eat strawberries if you have high blood pressure.  Strawberries are low in sodium and high in anti-oxidants.

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why are they so important in are life and what if we did not eat them will something bad happen ??

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Fruits and vegetables are very important to include in the diet for many reasons. Please see our Top 10 Reasons to Eat Fruits & Vegetables. And visit our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database for more information.

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please send me a schedule for taking healthy food in every session

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Visit our Health Meal Planning section for tips on how to include fruits and vegetables at every eating occasion.

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Which Fruit are vegetable rich in protein..?I am not interested to get protein from Non-Veg Items..Please Suggest me some Veg items…

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Check out our What’s in a 1/2 Cup Guide for vegetables that are high in proteins.  Beans are included on the list and are a great source of protein.


You should also include nuts in your diet as a source  Read More

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Your search for I have a 3 year old daugher and we just found out she has High levels of Uric Acid. She was put on the Alkaline diet and now I can not find a milk to give her. Any suggestions?

Friday, September 11th, 2009

It would probably be best if you consult with your health care provider on this question.

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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