Don’t Let Winter Freeze out Fresh Produce

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WinterProduce-webThe farmers markets are closed and your motivation to venture out to your local grocery store is as low as the temperatures outside. Winter tends to bring out the laziest in all of us as the cold weather tempts us to stay inside with the warm glow of the TV screen supporting our idle position on the couch. Although the cold may make your trip to the store difficult and uncomfortable, don’t give up on finding healthy produce during the most frigid season of the year.
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Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP

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New_OrangesWhen we get enough, vitamin C can help detoxify our bodies, promote healing of cells and help us handle stress. It also supports good bacteria in the stomach, neutralizes free radicals, protects us from pollution, and much more. Continue reading “Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP”

Apples Are a Top Health Pick

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Crunch on this: Apples are a major source of disease-fighting nutrition neatly packaged in a delicious, easily portable, portion-controlled fruit. It turns out “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is based in fact. Science shows apples’ multiple health benefits — from your brain to your bowels. Continue reading “Apples Are a Top Health Pick”

A Berry Good Way to Stay Healthy

SubscribeButton-webberry goodYou’ve probably heard by now that dark chocolate is actually good for you thanks to a host of compounds it contains, including antioxidants. Add another yummy treat to the “good for you” list: berries. Continue reading “A Berry Good Way to Stay Healthy”

Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development

SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

A Collective Call for Higher Vitamin Intake

SubscribeButton-weboptimal nutritionIn 2002, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) began advising all adults to take multivitamins to help prevent such common chronic illnesses as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. Continue reading “A Collective Call for Higher Vitamin Intake”