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    Old 02-18-2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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    Hi,

    What is better for the body? Are frozen fruits and vegetables in a bag better than canned? I also love kidneys beans, especially in chili. Alot of people do not like kidney beans. I also love to eat baked potatoes and sweet potatoes. I was just curious about the fruits and veggies. Anyone have an answer or opinion on this question? How much of the veggies and fruit can I eat?

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    Old 02-19-2020, 07:44 AM   #2
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    Re: Fruits and vegetables

    The recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies are 5 servings of each a day.. a serving is about the size of what you can hold in your hand.

    Baked potatoes have very little nutrients, however, sweet potatoes have alot of vitamin C!

    Frozen vs canned - there isnt allot of difference; both are picked and frozen or canned at the peak of their ripeness and both are good for you; especially if you cannot get fresh.

    Kidney beans are full of protein and fiber and also contain magnesium and copper; elements which are all necessary for a healthy diet. Just keep in mind that they are also fattening!

    Keep eating your fruits and veggies!
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    Old 02-19-2020, 08:31 AM   #3
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    Re: Fruits and vegetables

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    Hi,

    What is better for the body? Are frozen fruits and vegetables in a bag better than canned?
    Canned fruits are sometimes packed in syrup. Even when drained they are supper sweet. That's not healthy so read the label. Frozen fruit or berries are good if nothing has been added. Fresh fruit, when you can get it, is the best.

    Canned vegetables often contain added salt and "low salt" isn't much better. Frozen peas, for example, with no salt added, is the best. Avoid anything with added salt. Always read labels.


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    I also love kidneys beans, especially in chili.
    Whether or not kidney beans are good for you depends on what's in the chili. But the beans themselves are healthful. If you like chili a lot, it's likely very salty and/or fatty. That's not good. Beans of all kinds are very good for your health. But the problem is with the dressing - depending on the dressing, it could end up being a poor choice.


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    I also love to eat baked potatoes and sweet potatoes.
    If you're trying to lose weight, it might be best to skip the white potatoes, unless it's a very small potato. Sweet potatoes are better, I eat small amounts without dressing. I don't think it's a good idea to fill up on potatoes.

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    How much of the veggies and fruit can I eat?
    With veggies, I would say eat all you want of those that are non-starchy. The more the better, in my opinion. Fruit should have a limit somewhere. Don't make a meal of fruit. Have one or two servings before a meal. There could be a big difference between sweet and non-sweet fruit. I favor non-sweet fruit.

     
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    Old 02-19-2020, 10:17 AM   #4
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    Re: Fruits and vegetables

    Hi JohnR,

    Thank you for the usefull information. I am trying to change my diet around a bit. I also like cottage cheese, but it isn't low fat. I usually skip dinner and eat a banana. I don't know if bananas are healthy or not. I will take your great information and use it to my advantage.

     
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