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My 2.5 year old daughter is not eating enough. Do you have any advice?

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
 

Q. HiMy daughter is 2.5 years old. she donot wannat eat any food.she is just drinking milk through fedder about 4-5 times a day in 4 ons.By force i am trying hard and giving her porridge half bowl with  Read More

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What fruits are helpful in controlling blood pressure?

Friday, April 4th, 2014
 

Q. I am allergic to bananas. I just found out that I have high blood pressure. Is there another fruit equivalent to the benefits of the banana that you can recommend. Thank you

 

A. There are many  Read More

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Is it ok to mix various fruits for smoothies?

Friday, April 4th, 2014
 

Q. I have such a hard time staying away from fast food. but i just discovered that i love frozen fruit shakes and smoothies. I had read some time ago that some fruits are  Read More

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What exactly are ‘healthy foods’?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
 

Q. which means “healthy food”?

 

A. To help with the understanding of what is healthy and what isn’t, the USDA introduced the MyPlate Icon, which demonstrates the dietary guidelines for  Read More

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How can I help my 17 year old lose weight?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
 

A. I Have a 17 yr old over weight how can I help her to loose wait.

 

Q. Rather than overly restricting food, which can make somebody feel deprived and then want to overeat,  Read More

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Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
 

Q. Are nuts a good source of zinc? What are the benefits of zinc?

 

A. Yes, nuts, beans, and whole grains can provide zinc, though the best source is lean red  Read More

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Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

Friday, March 21st, 2014
 

Q. Can you freeze Swiss Chard? Does it lose nutritional value?

 

A. Yes, you can freeze Swiss Chard. Cut off stems, rinse, blanch them, cool in water bath, and then store in freezer Ziploc bag. (To  Read More

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How can I find out the amount of sodium in fruits and vegetables?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. Is there a simple way to know if a particular fruit or vegetable has sodium in it and how much it might have?

 

A. Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database. There you’ll find sodium  Read More

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Should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
 

Q. should i increase my fruit and vegetable intake as i age?

 

A. Fruit and vegetable requirements are typically based on how many calories you burn each day. If you are less active as you age, you might  Read More

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Is hummus considered a vegetable?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
 

Q. Is hummus considered a vegetable?

 

A. Hummus is as dish that contains chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Try one of our hummus recipes.

 
 
 
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