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If broccoli turns yellow does the nutritional value decrease?

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
 

Q. If broccoli turns yellow does it still have any nutritional value?

 

A. Broccoli that is turning yellow is past its peak freshness and will start to slowly lose nutrients. Try to use it while it is  Read More

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How many cups of fruits and vegetables should I eat every day?

Friday, June 12th, 2015
 

Q. Do we need two cups of fruit and two cups of vegetables or is it two cups combined?

 

A. It is about 2 cups each. However, your recommended number of cups for fruits and vegetables varies depending on  Read More

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Olive oil contains the same calories as any other cooking oil. What makes it special?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
 

Q. Olive oil contains the same calories as any other cooking oil. Besides its rich flavor, what makes it so special?

 

A. Yes, all oils contain 9 calories for each gram of fat. The difference between  Read More

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Can you eat leeks if you are allergic to onions?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
 

Q. Can you eat leeks if you are allergic to onion?

 

A. Leeks come from the same family (allium) as onions, but so does garlic and chives. If you can handle garlic, then  Read More

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What foods can I eat if I cannot eat fruit, vegetables or dairy?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
 

Q. I cannot eat fruits, vegetables, dairy, onions or garlic. Where do I find recipes or what else can I eat?

 

A. I would encourage you to follow up with  Read More

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Will pears soften when you bring them home?

Monday, June 1st, 2015
 

Q. Do pears soften up after you get them home from the store? I like the really soft kind and I bought a few that I kept for a week and they were still as hard as apples. Thanks

 

A. Pears should ripen  Read More

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Can eating too many fruits and vegetables cause harm to your body?

Monday, June 1st, 2015
 

Q. Can eating a lot of fruits and vegetables cause harm to your body?

 

A. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of phytochemicals, fiber, water, and  Read More

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Can there be health problems with eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables?

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
 

Q. Hi! I eat about a kilo of lettuce and very big portions of others vegetables and fruits (not bio) every day. I would like to ask if I am going to face health problems if I continue eating like  Read More

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Should canned fruit be served cold?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
 

Q. Is it a must do to serve canned fruit cold?

 

A. Canned fruit can be eaten however you like! Try making Perfectly Peachy Waffles, or using canned fruit to make Rise & Shine Cobbler  Read More

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Does an avocado contain fiber or any other important nutrients?

Monday, May 25th, 2015
 

Q. Is avocado good for fiber? What is it best for?

 

A. An avocado is, indeed, a source of fiber. A whole avocado provides roughly 5 grams of fiber. A  Read More

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