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May 4th is National Orange Juice Day

May 4 recognizes National Orange Juice Day, America’s most popular breakfast drink. We typically think of orange juice as being a great source of vitamin C, but did you know it also contains folate, thiamin and potassium? One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 mg of vitamin C, which is perfect for preventing colds. Natural...

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Earth Day, April 22, 2019

Every year on Earth Day people recognize the environment. Below are some ideas to help you do your part in supporting the earth by making small changes in your kitchen, shopping and diet on Earth Day, April 22, 2019 and every day. Stock up – Make use of your vegetable scraps. Save the trimmings of sturdy vegetables such as...

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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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