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What are the health benefits for peaches?are they good for you?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Not only are all fruits good for you, vegetables are as well! There are several reasons why the consumption of fruits and vegetables are essential to your everyday diet! Every year there is new evidence that  Read More

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On the Menu a Day there is a meal Broccoli Chicken casserole with a list of ingredients but no recipe. Where is the recipe?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I’m glad you’re enjoying our menus! When developing the menus, we tried to tie in recipes currently in our database that use common ingredients but we also wanted to provide variety over the 30-day Menu A  Read More

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Two questions; When freezing Jalopenos is it necessary to remove the seeds? Could I puree then freeze with success.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

When freezing jalapeños it is not necessary to remove the seeds. You can freeze your jalapeños whole, chopped, pureed, etc. It does not matter what form you have them in, they can be frozen in any form.  Read More

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Why do babies eat more food

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Babies are growing at a very rapid pace (I am sure you can tell this from how quickly their shoe size and clothes sizes change). Therefore, their metabolism is much faster. Babies tend to eat a lot of  Read More

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Do you need to drain eggplant everytime u use it or only for certain recipes?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

When determining if you need to drain the eggplant you first need to assess what you are trying to do with the eggplant. Usually the recipe will tell you to drain the eggplant if it is required. In general  Read More

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Is calcium found in liver,leafy vegetables, fish oil, wheat germs, or citrus fruits Thank You

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The major sources of calcium are dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt), leafy green vegetables (kale, broccoli, spinach, etc.), beans and peas (tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, kidney beans), canned salmon  Read More

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I don’t like red meat so i really need to eat stuff that high in Iron.. so i just wondering will its lose any percentage of MG if i cook my food.. etc i can’t eat spinach raw becoz it taste funny.. so i make soup out of it.. will it be o.k?

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I am assuming that you are asking if the cooking process decreases the amount of milligrams of iron in food. The cooking process can alter the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables slightly. Cooking can  Read More

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I am trying to get more fiber in my diet by eating more fruit. Can I get the same high fiber out of frozen rasberries/blackberries, etc. than the fresh fruits? Is this true across the board?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
The process of canning or freezing fruit does not impact its fiber content. The flesh, seeds, and peeling of the fruit all contain fiber in varying amounts.  So to get the maximum amount of fiber from the  Read More
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Why is the consumption of fruits and vegetables so imporant?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

There are several reasons that the consumption of fruits and vegetables is very important! Every year there is new evidence that comes out about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables so naming all the  Read More

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I am on a 1,200 calorie intake a day diet. I normally eat tilapia w/ steam veg. and when i get hungry a munch on raw veg. and fruit….do u think that by eating fruit it would mess me up…. after all it does have lots of natural sugar…

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
You are correct that fruits contain natural sugar! The type of sugar found naturally in fruit, however, is less concentrated than table sugar because of the water in fruit. Fruit also contains fiber which  Read More
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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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