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What is the nutritional value of half an acorn squash if you eat the skin too?

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
 

Q. Dear Dr. Pivonka,I learned recently you can eat the skin of the acorn squash. Martha Stewart even has a recipe for baked acorn squash where she says eat the skin too. I tried it once and it’s not  Read More

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What are the potential ethical dilemmas posed by obesity?

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
 

Q. Hello, I am a student at Bioscience High school and I am doing a project on obesity, and one of the questions I stumbled upon were the potential ethical dilemas posed by obesity. If you could please  Read More

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How do I plan low carbohydrate meals for older adults with diabetes?

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
 

Q. Is there a resource I can use to help plan healthy low carbohydrates meals for older adults with diabetes?

 

A. Diabetes based diets need to be  Read More

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What are the negative results of eating only 2-3 veggies (and fruits) a day?

Monday, September 8th, 2014
 

Q. My 17 year-old son does’nt eat enogh fruits and veggies………….What are the negative results of 2-3 veggie(and fruits) a day diet….I eat  Read More

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What are some of the basic fruits besides watermelon?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
 

Q. What are some of the basic fruits besides watermelon??

 

A. A ‘basic’ fruit is hard to define. What some people enjoy on a regular basis, others may not due to taste, texture, and even cost  Read More

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Can fresh peaches be washed then stored in fridge — how long?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
 

Q. after picking fresh peaches can they be washed then stored in fridge — how long?

 

A. Wait to wash fresh fruit until you are ready to use it. Fruit has a natural preservative (that dusty look that  Read More

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Where can I find menu planning for fatty liver diet?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
 

Q. Where can I find menu planning for fatty liver diet.

 

A. Fatty liver can be associated with a variety of diseases and therefore diets should be based on individual needs. Consult with your doctor or  Read More

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What is the best way to eat a pineapple nutritionally?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
 

Q. What is the best way to eat a pineapple nutritionally?

 

A. Pineapple provides vital nutrients when eaten in all forms (fresh, cooked, canned, juiced and dried). Pineapple is an excellent source of Comment (0) Like Share

 

Can I grow a mango tree in Dallas?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
 

Q. I have planted a mango tree in my backyard.can it grow and give fruit in dallas weather environment. thks

 

A. I am not an expert in horticulture, but it can’t hurt to give growing mangos a try! I  Read More

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What are the healthiest things to eat when pregnant?

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
 

Q. What are good things to eat when pregnant? I’ve seen several tips and tricks, but I want to know what is the absolute healthiest, for both the mother and the baby?

 

A. Pregnant women should eat a  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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