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What are the health benefits of fruits and vegetables?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Q: Gd day Dr…pls i need to no the health benefits of some selected fruits such as banana,cucumber,lemon,pinapple,orange,apple

A: You can search our fruit and vegetable nutrition database for these fruits  Read More

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Should I include more fruits and vegetables in my diet?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Q: I eat apples, bananas, cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers whole and raw almost exclusively for my fruits and veggies. Is this a healthy enough mix, or should I work in more?

A: We recommend eating a  Read More

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What should I do to promote wound healing?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Q: what is the best way of healing wounds?

A: Adequate nutrition and hydration are essential for the wound healing process.  Many vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables are involved in this  Read More

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Are there benefits to buying fresh berries, freezing them and then eating them?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Q: i love to buy fresh mix berrys and frezz them,and heatthem plain,what is the benefite or negative thank you

A:  Berries are good sources of fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients.  They contain   Read More

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Which vegetables promote dental health?

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Q: which raw and crisp vegetables are good for dental health and what are they called in general?

A: Fruits and vegetables, in general, have been noted for decreasing tooth decay and promoting oral health.  Read More

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Does blending fruits and vegetables with cold liquid change their nutritional value?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Q: If I use various mixture of fresh fruits and/or vegetables to make a blender smoothie with nothing added except plain water or skim milk will they have the same nuritional values as if eaten raw?

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Can you freeze daikon radishes? Should you grate them first?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Q: Can you freeze daikon radishes?  Should you grate them first to be recipe ready?  I have too many to eat within the 3 to 5 days that they will keep in the refrigerator. Thank you

A:  Yes you can!   Read More

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Are some fruits and vegetables more nutritious than others?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Q: are some fruits and veggies better then others?

A: There are no good and bad foods when it comes to fruits and vegetables. While they vary in nutrient content, they all provide vitamins, minerals and  Read More

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How long will canned corn last once opened?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Q: I bought a huge can of corn. I opened it and put it in 6 canning jars and put them in the fridge. How long will they last in there? Than you!

A:  Once a can of corn is opened, transfer it to a covered  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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