Five a day keeps the diseases away. We're talking about consuming at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. That's the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevent chronic ailments such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. When you're putting together your plate, it should look like a... Read More
By now, it's common knowledge that consuming five a day - vegetables and fruit, that is - can have some major bennies on your overall health and wellness. Fresh produce is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevents deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Stocking your diet full of fruits and vegetables instead of other high-calorie foods can also help you shed those extra pounds. Keep your... Read More
We all ingest lots of chemicals, one way or another. We breathe them, we drink them, and we eat them. The most troublesome are pesticides in produce. It makes me uncomfortable to think that while we are eating fruits and vegetables in reality we are also ingesting poisons that can accumulate in our bodies and make us very sick. This is food that supposes to be healthy and good for us!
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Instead of concentrating on cutting foods out of your diet, bring new foods to the table. There are probably a whole slew of fruits and vegetables you've never sampled. In order to prevent yourself from feeling deprived, train yourself to look at all the foods you can eat instead of those you should stay away from. Try branching out in the produce section of the supermarket. Instead of buying the usual head of iceberg lettuce for salads,... Read More
Summer means it's time to enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits, veggies and other homegrown goodies. Take advantage of the season and make a visit to the farmer's market fun and educational for the kids. As they have a choice in the foods they're served, they'll be more encouraged to get into the habit of eating fresh fruits, vegetables and much more. You can find homemade pickles, jams and honey at farmer's markets that can enhance the... Read More
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year, the American Dietetic Association has chosen to focus on increasing fruits and vegetables, a great idea for everyone. Locally grown produce and eating seasonally have proven to be the best ways to get the most nutrition from fruits and veggies. As spring approaches, look for farmer's markets to start selling asparagus, artichokes, rhubarb, peas, radishes, fava beans and even pineapple and... Read More