Welcome to the 31st episode of the Living Healthy podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, Debbie James, RDN, answers some questions about fruits and veggies. Can they lose nutrients if they’re frozen? Is there a difference between organic and non-organic? We even get to hear the Drake story Brittany teased us about at the end of Episode 30. 

Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and many more. Then, don’t forget to come back for Part 2! We’ll be talking about super-fruits and veggies, giving you some cooking tips, and discussing whether you can change your taste buds to make veggies taste better! You don’t want to miss it!

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This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – Fruits and Vegetables – Podcast Ep. 31, Part 1 


Begins at 0:01 

Introduction of Registered Dietician – Debbie James 


What Do Fruits and Vegetables Contain That Our Bodies Need? 


Are Any of These Nutrients More Important Than Others? 


In General, How Many Servings Should We Eat Per Day? 


Is There a Difference Between Organic and Non-Organic Produce? 


Nutrional Value of Different Types of Fruits and Veggies – See Chart* 


Do Fruits and Vegetables Lose Nutrients if They’re Not Consumed Whole? 


Do Fruits and Vegetables Lose Nutrients if They’re Frozen? 


Are There Certain Veggies You Can Eat to Lose Weight or Bulk Up? 


Fruits and Vegetables – What You Can Expect in Part 2 




* Image Source: The contents of this chart were originally published in the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Volume 8, Fruits and Vegetables. They have been edited and updated from the original for brevity and relevance. For the complete and original chart, please see the following citation: “Chapter 1: Definitions and Classifications for Fruit and Vegetables.” IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Volume 8, Fruit and Vegetables, by Harri Vainio, IARC Press, 2003, pp. 20–21.

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