Posts Tagged "vitamin C"

Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it a challenge to see who can find the best apple. She usually makes it her mission to find the apple with the best shape, color, and size. With all the apples in season this...

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Vitamin C: More than Just Your Average Vitamin

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Vitamin C: More than Just Your Average Vitamin

Ascorbic acid is everywhere. It’s in your food, it’s in your pharmacy and you quite possibly might even be taking it as a supplement. That’s because ascorbic acid is better known as vitamin C, one of the most commonly consumed vitamins around. Deficiencies in vitamin C are uncommon in western culture- but back in the day, vitamin C was the primary cause of a disease called scurvy. It caused dried up mucous membranes and fevers. When scientists discovered that fruits with high vitamin C...

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Life’s A Peach

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Life’s A Peach

I bet you’ve all been wondering what the food of the month is for August. I’ll give you a hint- it’s round, orange-pink, and has some fuzz. If you guessed peach, then you’re right!   Peachy Keen   I happen to love peaches! I would definitely place them among my top 3 favorite fruits. One of my favorite things that I have discovered over the years about peaches is that there are so many varieties! We all think of peaches with an orange interior and a peachy-colored exterior but did...

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Don’t Judge a Fruit by its Size! It’s National Blueberry Month

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Don’t Judge a Fruit by its Size! It’s National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month! These fruits may be small in size, but they are packed with nutrients and have great amounts of potential health benefits.   To start off, blueberries have been around for hundreds of years, dating back to before the British settled in North America. The Native American tribes harvested them and referred to them as “star berries” because at the bottom of each berry is, what resembles, a star shape! The Native Americans relied on blueberries for many...

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A Juicy Bite at Health

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

A Juicy Bite at Health

Strawberries are among the most eaten fresh fruits enjoyed in the United States, so it is no wonder why today, February 27, is National Strawberry Day. While strawberries are available for fresh picking across the country, most of the strawberries you will buy from a grocery store will be from California or Florida due to their warm climates. This means that strawberries are available in stores throughout the whole year, although peak season runs April through June. Depending where you live,...

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