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9 09, 2020

Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

By |2020-09-09T14:47:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

You probably have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit. You may have seen the MyPlate graphic, which depicts a picture of a plate that is 50% covered in fruits and veggies. So why don't you eat more of them? Better Health, Better Mood [...]

29 06, 2016

Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

By |2019-06-26T13:54:17-04:00June 29th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|2 Comments

"Eat your greens" said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a "hot bed" in which he'd start some greens or small plants, like tomatoes [...]

11 03, 2014

Try A New Vegetable for National Nutriton Month®

By |2014-03-11T20:25:20-04:00March 11th, 2014|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Try A New Vegetable for National Nutriton Month®

When I was a kid, my father and grandfather grew a huge vegetable garden. Between the two of them we had a variety of tomatoes, peas, string beans, greens, squash, broccoli, corn, onions, potatoes, carrots, and beets. There's a picture in my parent's family album of me holding [...]

26 06, 2013

Cheers to Cherries for Your Health

By |2013-06-26T11:00:10-04:00June 26th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cheers to Cherries for Your Health

Cherries are in season and are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help the body fight inflammation and cell damage. Research has shown that tart cherries or tart cherry juice may help reduce inflammation and lower uric acid levels (high levels lead to gout). Some markers of inflammation associated with [...]