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Does using TVP count as a veggie? How much TVP equals one veggie?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Even though TVP is made from soybeans, we do not count it as a vegetable. Only soybeans in their natural form count towards your daily vegetable recommendation. Visit our Fruit & Veggie Database for information about the selection, storage and nutritional benefits of soybeans.
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Hi,I know that the recomendation is always to try to buy organic, but that is not posible always. Which products you recoment to buy always from organic store?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Organic fruits and vegetables have not been proven to be more nutritious for you than traditionally harvested fruits and vegetables. Some have expressed concern that pesticide residues on fruits and  Read More
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Doesn’t the flu shot make the flu more prevalent? Every kid in our church that has got the shot has got sick and then infected others. How is this helping?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

The flu vaccine is used to prevent many different strains of the flu virus. Each year new forms of the flu develop. Therefore, the flu vaccine does not protect against all of the flu strains. It just  Read More

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What are some good sources of Vitamin A for children?

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Vitamin A is present in many fruits and vegetables. Orange and red colored fruits and vegetables tend to be good sources of vitamin A. Our Best of: Vitamin A lists fruits and vegetables that are good and  Read More
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i know that fresh is best but what do you think about using a product such as JuicePlus to fill the gaps?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Research has shown that supplements do not provide the same health benefits as eating whole foods. Therefore, it is recommended that you consume whole foods whenever possible. Remember, all forms (fresh,  Read More
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i would like 2 find a chart that explains what each fruit

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
I am not sure of what you are specifically are asking for, but our What’s In a ½ Cup Chart lists the top 25 fruits and vegetables nutritional information. Our Fruits & Veggies Produce Wheel provides  Read More
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Whenever i start consuming alcohol i then start to grow fat though with regular excercise. What do i do?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Weight gain is related to consuming more calories than you are expending. Many people who consume a lot of alcohol tend to put on weight for many reasons. These include, not realizing how many calories they  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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