Fruits and Vegetables
Getting More Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, only about 15 percent of Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables. Here are my tips for adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
Healthy Foods: How Many Vegetables Do You Need Every Day?
Do you and your family members eat enough vegetables? Learn how many cups of vegetables you and your family members need to eat every day.
What is a Serving of Fruit or a Vegetable?
Understanding serving sizes can be a little tricky. Discover how to measure the serving size of any fruit or vegetable, including fresh, chopped, sliced, and juice.
Tips for Eating More Vegetables
Tell us what you do to get more vegetables into your diet. Or you can read vegetables tips from other About.com readers.
Healthy Recipe: Oven Roasted Potatoes
A recipe for potatoes roasted with olive oil and rosemary.
Fresh Ideas for Serving Fruit
Tired of that same old bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter? Here are a few fresh ideas for serving fruit in smoothies, salads, and desserts.
Should I Avoid Fruit Juice?
Some people believe fruit juice is bad because it contains natural sugar. You may need to watch the calories, but you don't need to avoid fruit juice.
Are All Carbs Bad?
With the popularity of low-carb diets, a reader is thinking about giving up fruits and berries. Find out if fruits and berries are good carbs or bad carbs.
Why Does Eating Asparagus Make Urine Smell Bad?
Some people smell something funny after they eat asparagus. Find out why urine can smell different after you eat asparagus.
Healthy Foods: How Did These Fruits Get Their Names?
Watermelons, cranberries, apricots, pomegranates, nectarines, kiwifruits, tangerines and grapefruits all have interesting names. Learn more about the names of these fruits.
What You Need to Know About Berries
Berries are great sources of vitamins and phytochemicals. Learn more about the different types of berries. I've also got tips on how to get more berries in your diet.
Why Are Dried Fruits Higher in Sugar Than Regular Fruit?
Dried fruit has the water removed so the volume is reduced. That means there's more sugar (and calories) in a cup of raisins than in a cup of grapes.
Why Does Cutting Fruits and Vegetables Cause Vitamin Loss?
Fruits and vegetables have the most nutritional content when they are fresh, but they're still good for you after a few days in the refrigerator.
Are Tomatoes Bad for Your Health?
Historically, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous. But today we know that tomatoes are good for you because they contain vitamin C, fiber and lycopene.
Questions About Fruit and Vegetables
I get a lot of questions about fruits and vegetables. Here are some of those questions and my answers. Learn more about fruits and vegetables.
How Many Calories in Baked Potatoes?
Potatoes are starchy vegetables. How many calories in a baked potato? Find out.