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I have read you should eat fruit on an empty stomach. Is that true?

Friday, February 14th, 2014
 

Q. i have read that you should eat fruits on an empty stomach and if not they will rotten in you digestive system. is this truth?

 

A. No, it is not! You can feel good about eating fruit at any time.   Read More

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What is the safest way to transport large amounts of fruits & vegetables?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
 

Q. Hi,I would like to ask, I purchase fruits and vegetables from the market in huge quantity to supply at different locations. My first location distance is 4 hrs from market. I put fruit and vegetable in  Read More

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How can my husband keep his blood sugar down?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
 

Q. My husband has just been told that if he can’t get his blood sugar down with diet he will have to go on medication. He is on Warfarin blood thinner and can’t eat many greens or salads. He has  Read More

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How long does canned fruit keep the nutritional levels after opening?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
 

Q. How long does canned fruit keep the nutritional levels after opening?

 

A. The nutrients are relatively stable after opening. Check out our Fresh, Frozen, Canned, Dried, and 100% Juice and 5 Facts about Canned Foods sections for more info.

 
 
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Is V8 (or tomato juice) considered a fruit or a vegetable?

Sunday, January 19th, 2014
 

Q. Is V8 (or tomato juice) considered a fruit or a vegetable?

 

A. Botanically tomatoes are considered a fruit, but since we all use them like vegetables, we put them in the vegetable category.

 
 
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How can I safely change the color of watermelon?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
 

Q. Is there a safe way to dramatically change the color of a watermelon and serve it a a party without harmful sideeffects?

 

A. I’ve never heard of any ways to change the color at home. Yellow-fleshed watermelons are coming soon though.

 
 
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What is a good diet to help me lose 30 pounds?

Friday, January 10th, 2014
 

Q. I NEED the good diat food I HAVE 30 pouns more please you can help

 

A. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain, a diet rich in fruits & veggies and  Read More

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What is the percent of American adults and kids that eat enough fruits?

Friday, January 10th, 2014
 

Q. What is the percent of American adults and kids that eat enough fruits?

 

A. Please check out our Research Section for information about U.S. consumption of both fruits and vegetables.

 
 
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Can you eat the leaves of Swiss Chard?

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
 

Q. I bought (chard) for the first time ,what do you do with the leaves ? Is it editable or not?

 

A. Yes you eat the leaves! I like to sauté them in olive oil with garlic salt. Check out our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Swiss Chard.

 
 
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How much iodine is in a Yukon Gold potato?

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
 

Q. I found your general article on potatoes and wanted to know how much iodine is in a Yukon Gold potato (and other varieties of organic potatoes I can buy at Trader Joe’s stores in Seattle. They sell  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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