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National Vitamin C Day

April 4th is National Vitamin C Day, which is the perfect time to check if you’re getting enough. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant. It’s important for your skin, and bones, promotes healing, supports growth and repair of tissues, assists with good immune function, and helps with the absorption of iron....

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Spring Clean Your Pantry

When spring rolls around we often “spring clean” our homes. One area that usually gets over looked; however, is the pantry. Items collect in the pantry and get pushed to the back, never to be seen again. By eliminating the foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value, we are setting up our families and ourselves...

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Lighten Up Your Meals for Spring

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways we can lighten up our meals as we move away from the colder months. Spring is usually a time for fresh starts. One of the best ways to refresh ourselves is to change up our diet. Spring vegetables start to arrive in stores and farmers markets. Below are...

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February is American Heart Month

Each February the American Heart Association along with other national and local organizations come together to highlight the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle to protect against and raise awareness of the risks of heart related diseases. One in every five women in the United States has some form of heart disease making...

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National Canned Food Month

No, we are not making this up. National Canned Food Month is real and it will last throughout all of February. So, get ready to delve into the wonderful world of canned foods! National Canned Food Month was enacted in 1987 as a way to clear up many myths about canned foods such as the following: Canned Food Myths 1. Canned...

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Whole Grains. Your Healthy Choice.

The US Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of your daily grain choices be whole grains. Research has supported that a high intake of whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is not always easy to identify what food is truly a whole grain. The majority of fiber and nutrients...

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January is National Soup Month

Nothing goes better than soup on a cold winter’s day. Well, with January being National Soup Month, you’re sure to have plenty of options to help warm you up while satisfying your taste buds. Soup can be very easy to prepare, is budget friendly and nutritious. To help you make healthier choices, when buying pre-prepared soups,...

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Seasonal Food Safety for Cookie Dough and Baked Goods

Making holiday cookies and other yummy desserts are a classic holiday tradition for young and old; yet did you know it could make you sick? Raw eggs can contain salmonella and raw flour can be contaminated with E. coli, both of which can result in food borne illness. Flour is not treated to kill E. coli and other germs....

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