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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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What fruits and vegetables can help relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Q. Like many older men, I deal with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Are any particular fruits and vegetables helpful in dealing with the symptoms?


A. There are no specific fruits and vegetables  Read More

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How much Maradol papaya can a diabetic person eat?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Q. How much Maradol papaya should a diabetic person eat when trying to keep insulin down since papaya seems to be high in carbs?


A. All fruits can be worked into a meal plan for diabetes, but since they  Read More

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Do fruits and veggies lose nutrients once they pass their point of ripeness?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Q. Do fruits and vegetables loose nutrients if they pass their point of ripeness and begin to rot on the vine/tree?


A. The nutritional value  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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