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how much water does fruit and vegetables have

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Here is a useful table by the Kentucky Cooperative Extension with the water content of common fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables have the highest water content compared to most foods. Romaine  Read More

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what are the minimum daily requirement of vitamins …where can i find that on this website?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Depending on your age and gender, the daily vitamin and mineral recommendations vary. You can find a complete list of your daily recommendations here, but an easy trick to meeting your daily recommendations  Read More

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How to get my kids to eat their Veggies?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

It is sometimes a struggle to get children to eat their recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. I know that trying to give your children proper nutrition can be frustrating, but don’t give up! The  Read More

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Would putting vegetables to boil be healthy for my 15 month son

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

There are many healthy ways to prepare fruits and vegetables for your 15 month old son. At this age, your job as a parent is to keep introducing new flavors and textures. Food preferences are set early in  Read More

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Is there a list of usable vegetable combinations?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Our recipe database has over 1,000+ recipes with a variety of fruit and vegetable combinations! Try your own combinations too, by using these 33 tips for cooking with fruits & veggies!

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Do the health benefits of eating fruits and veggies decrease if consumed at one sitting, ie: blended in a smoothie (green smoothie)Would the absorption of certain nutrients decrease – calcium?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The time of day that you eat food or the order that you eat your food has no impact on how it is metabolized.  In fact, some foods are actually absorbed better in the presence of other foods.  For  Read More

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Is it ok for a two year old to start eating cauliflor and broccoli? They don’t like their taste but how can I start with these veggies. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

At this age, your job as a parent is to keep introducing new flavors and textures. Food preferences are set early in life, so help your child develop a taste for healthy foods now. If you two year old is  Read More

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I am considering juicing as a way to improve my health and fitness in the coming new year. I have read your suggestions on how it takes the fiber out of the food. My question is would using the pulp from juicing in muffins and other similar recipes be benificial?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A juicer is a great way to get more fruits and vegetables! The great thing about fruits and vegetables is that there are so many great combinations that taste delicious! Try mixing bananas, oranges and  Read More

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I don’t really like fruit although I love veggies. Any ideas to painlessly get more fruit in my diet?

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Both fruits and vegetables offer a variety of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial compounds. Therefore, if you love vegetables, you are probably meeting your daily recommendation for vitamins and minerals.  Read More

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What kind of holiday drink mix would be healthiest? Many people serve the spiced cider, with Apple juice now in question…what other mixes can be bought or made at home to substitute for a nice winter hot drink? I lke to give gifts of this sort at Christmastime!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Try these holiday drinks:

  1. Warm Fruit Cider. Try a hand at making your own fruit cider. Choose recipes that call for only a small amount of sugar. And add some sliced fruit!
  2. Punch. Combine a variety of  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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