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What’s a good recipe for veggie + fruit smoothie?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Q. I have a whole food smoothie recipe that my hubby will drink if I can make a few changes to it. He is not a veggie fan at all. The recipe has kale, avocado, nectarine,  Read More

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Will the vitamin K in green beans affect Coumadin?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Q. Do green beans have vitamin K in them that may slow the medicine Coumadin from having the right effect it should have?

 

A. Green beans do contain vitamin K, but in a very low amount. Consult with your doctor to determine a safe amount of vitamin K from dietary sources.

 
 
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What can you tell me about the ph balancing benefits of consuming lemons?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Q. What can you tell me about the ph balancing benefits of consuming lemons?

 

A. There is a claim that alkaline-producing diets counteract acidity, help the body regulate its pH, and thus prevent  Read More

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Which fruits are good and which are bad for people with diabetes?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Q. Which fruits are good and which are bad for people with diabetes?

 

A. All fruits can be worked into a meal plan for diabetes, but since they do contain carbohydrate, the portions need to be controlled.  Read More

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Are Debbie Meyer green bags available in produce departments in Manhattan KS?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Q. do you carry Debbie meyer green bags in the produce dept. in manhattan ks?

 

A. It would be best to contact the supermarket in Manhattan, Kansas to see if they stock the Debbie Meyer green bags.

 
 
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Is your website supported or approved by the author of the book The China Report?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Q. Is your website supported or approved by the author of the book “The China Report”? If not, why not?

 

A. While we do know Dr. T. Colin  Read More

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Where can I find the nutritional values for edamame?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Q. I was looking on your site for nutritional info for edamame and did not find it listed under vegetables or beans. Just curious why it is not included?

 

A. Edamame can be found under green soybeans in our vegetable nutrition database.

 
 
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What are the nutritional values of fruits and veggies as they relate to color and the cooking process?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Q. Does the values of the bell pepper hold true for any color of pepper or only green peppers? also does the values of the Brussels sprouts change when cooked and is it different if steamed vs grilled?

 

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What types of fruits or veggies help eliminate water retention?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Q. what types of fruits or veggies help eliminate water retention

 

A. Water retention can be caused by any number of reasons. It’s very important to consult with your doctor before trying to treat  Read More

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Mangoes with ‘brown fibers’ … Is this OK?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Q. I have just purchased a Mango from a supermarket and on opening noted that there are very thin brown fibers running through all the flesh. Is it still safe to consume? Thank you.

 

A. The brown spots  Read More

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