With the warm weather, do you have any good suggestions besides KoolAid?

With the warm weather, my kids are constantly asking for something to drink. I start out giving them juice, but after a glass or two, I switch to KoolAid. Pop is too expensive and I don't want them drinking all that sugar. Do you have any good suggestions? My children are 4 and 21...

What exactly is the Daily Value?

What exactly is the Daily Value? I can't understand all the information on food labels. The Daily Value (DV) for each nutrient is listed for persons who eat 2,000 to 2,500 calories each day. The values are the same as the USRDA values previously found on labels and were based on the 1968 RDA's. The...

I like to snack on dry roasted peanuts. Are they fattening?

I like to snack on dry roasted peanuts. I only eat a handful at a time. Are they really fattening? I thought peanuts were a good source of protein. I've been asked your question frequently. So out of curiosity, I poured several handfuls of dry roasted peanuts. The average number of peanuts was 40 (1/4...

I dislike most vegetables and most calorie cutting menus suggest lots of vegetables.

I have a quick question and I am hoping that you may have a suggestion. I am 5 pounds over the "healthy weight" calculated by another website. However, based on how my body looks it is more like 10 to 15 pounds. I will cut to the chase. I dislike most vegetables. I like corn,...

Do we need 48 ounces of water intake or is it 64 ounces a day?

My question is. Do we need 48 ounces of water intake or is it 64 ounces/day? Thanks. Don't know who came up with the recommendations for 8, eight-ounce glasses of water per day which would equal 64 ounces. There is no research to support this recommendation. An easier method is to pay attention to the color...

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables?

How do I extract juice from raw vegetables? Raw vegetables are high in fiber and the best / easiest way is with a juicer. Otherwise, you could put vegetables in your blender or food processor. However since water content varies from vegetable to vegetable, you may have to add water or juice or broth to...

I did not choose to be a vegetarian. How did my body start rejecting animal products?

Hi. Thank you for your website. The information is quite valuable. I am a hypnotherapist and I have a link to you on my website for my weight-loss clients. I don't know if you have run across many vegetarians like me, but I did not choose to be a vegetarian. Several years ago my body...

How does proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health?

My question is how proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health? You are what you eat. If you eat junk, it will be reflected in your health. If you don't exercise, you will lose muscle mass and calcium density in your bones. The top 10 causes of illness and death in the US have a...

If I go to GNC, they have vitamins that are supposed to increase metabolism. Are they effective?

Thanks a lot. I was just wondering because if I go to like GNC and they have vitamins and stuff that are supposed to increase metabolism. So I was just curious is as to whether or not they are at all effective. Forget supplements unless you eat less than 1200 calories a day, then take...

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content?

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content than conventionally grown fruits or vegetables? This is something that I've wondered for a long time but, haven't been able to prove it. This is for a nutrition class that I am taking. Thank you for your time. According to research, no. Organically grown...