The Many Benefits of Sweet Potato

November is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, a month dedicated to educate you on the many health benefits this delicious root vegetable has to offer!  Sweet potatoes are a popular menu item this time of year and with the holiday season upon us, what better time to tell you all there is to know about…

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters®is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.  September is designated as Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®.  According to the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters website, 90 percent of adults and children do not eat the suggested amount…

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Grapefruit – The Forgotten Citrus

Yum, I love grapefruit!  I find that many people forget about grapefruits…when they think citrus, they think oranges!  Grapefruits date back to the early 1700s and were first introduced to Florida in 1820.  Did you ever wonder how grapefruit got its name (or how any food gets its name)?  Grapefruits grow on trees in clusters, very…

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Foods that Will Boost Your Immune System into Full Gear this Winter

The cold crisp chill of winter is finally here and one way to ward off the flu and other colds can be found right in the isle of your supermarket.  The majority of colds come during the fall and winter season because most people stay indoors and bacteria and germs are easily transmitted from one…

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Hooray! It’s “Eat a Red Apple Day”!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!  We’ve all heard this saying before in order to get us to eat more fruits, but there is some truth to it.  With the cold season quickly approaching, the winter cold, flu, and sore throats are inevitable.  Keep your immune system strong with plenty of vitamin C…

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Summer 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Keep your Skin Healthy from the Inside Out! Celebrate National Men’s Health Week Proper Hydration During the Summer Months Enjoy Trail Mix Day this August, but Beware of Fat Traps! Freshen Up this Summer with some Tasty Fruits and Veggies Feature Food of the Month: Quinoa Recipe of the Month: Quinoa and…

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Hemochromatosis

Type 1 Hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder of iron metabolism that is generally adult-onset. These general dietary guidelines can help you manage your hemochromatosis. Check with your physician before starting any new nutrition program. Cut back on red meat consumption. Red meat contains heme iron, the most absorbable form of iron. Avoid foods high in…

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