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What fruits and vegetables are more nutritious when frozen?

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Q. The website states that some fruits and vegetables are more nutritious if they are canned or frozen. Which fruits and vegetables are more nutritious if they  Read More

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What are the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Q. ¿Previene, contra o elimina qué cancer?

Translation: Do fruits and vegetables prevent against cancer or help with what?


A. There are several reasons that the  Read More

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How do you weigh one cup in ounces?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Q. How do you weigh 1 cup of berries or melon in ounces?


A. There is a difference between an ounce and a cup. An ounce is a measurement of weight and a cup represents volume.   Read More

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How do I modify vegetarian recipes to exclude beans, lentils, and soy?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Q. I have a lot of food allergies, I can find a lot of vegetarian and vegan recipes, as that is the easiest way for me to eat, but most of the recipes are beans,  Read More

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Where can I find white grapefruit?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Q. Why have white grapefruit disappeared? They are so delicious and I haven’t seen them in years. Thank you.


A. White grapefruit is still a very popular choice for eating along with  Read More

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What fats will help me absorb vitamins from fruits and vegetables?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Q. I understand that vit D and veggies rich in vit K are fat soluble. I don’t eat fish. Can you recommend foods with the right fat that are not expensive to add in  Read More

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What is the best way to burn belly fat?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Q. Hello, can you suggest a diet plan for reducing belly fat?


A. It is difficult to ‘spot’ reduce, but eating more fruits and vegetables (because they are low in calories) and exercising  Read More

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How do you eat pummelo?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Q. What is the correct way to eat pummelo?


A. A pummelo can be eaten any way that you would eat a grapefruit. You can peel and eat it (the rind is very thick, cut the top portion off to peel),   Read More

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Are colorful fruits and vegetables healthier than green produce options?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Q. Are bright colors as in red, yellow, purple, etc., generally better than green vegetables?


A. Color is a good, but not an exclusive, indicator of  Read More

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I would like to be vegetarian. How do I start?

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Q. I would like to be vegetarian. How do I start? Should I take supplements to supply vitamins that I need?


A. A plant based diet rich in fruits and vegetables is  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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