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What fruits are high in arsenic?

Monday, July 11th, 2016
 

Q. What fruits are high in arsenic?

 

A. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in the air, soil, and water. Since all crops (fruits, vegetables, grains, rice) are dependent  Read More

 

How many calories are in the DASH diet?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
 

Q. How many calories are in Stop?

 

A. I’m not sure what you mean but if you mean how many calories are in Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, the calories are dependent on  Read More

 

Why do people dislike the taste of Brussels sprouts?

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
 

Q. A lot of people don’t like Brussels sprouts. Why is this? Aren’t they just basically mini cabbages?

 

A. If you are a supertaster (about 25% of the population), your brain  Read More

 

Are tomatoes classified as a fruit?

Monday, July 4th, 2016
 

Q. Why do you have tomatoes under the vegetable list when it is a fruit?

 

A. Botanists or scientists classify tomatoes as a fruit because they’re part of the tomato plant  Read More

 

Is seedless watermelon a genetically modified organism (GMO)?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
 

Q. Need to know if the fruit and veggies more are Gm specially the seedless watermelon… thanks.

 

A. No, seedless watermelons are not GMOs, instead they are a  Read More

 

When is an eggplant ready to harvest?

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
 

Q. How does one tell when an egg plant is ready for harvesting?

 

A. The exterior and size of the eggplant are guides for best harvesting. Eggplants should be heavy for their size,  Read More

 

What is the suggested daily intake for sugar?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
 

Q. How many grams of sugar is too many grams?

 

A. The American Heart Association recommends 9 teaspoons or less of added sugar for men a day and 6 teaspoons or less for  Read More

 

Can I ask a question about exercise on your site?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
 

Q. I have a question regarding exercise. Is that something you can help me with? Or, can you refer me to a different site?

 

A. Please feel free to ask any question. We will work to find the best answer or refer you to someone for help.

 
 
 
 

What foods can help with eyesight?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
 

Q. Show me a combination of well-balanced foods that can boost my eye sight. Thanks

 

A. Fruits and vegetables are excellent foods to boost eye health. The dietary nitrates found in leafy  Read More

 

Are mango skins safe to eat?

Monday, June 20th, 2016
 

Q. Is mango skin safe to eat?

 

A. Mango skins are full of fiber and edible if you are not allergic to poison ivy. Mangos contain a chemical called urushiol, this compound is in the flesh,  Read More

 
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