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Nutrition

Antioxidants What Do They Do ?

In simple (skillet) terms, antioxidants prevent oxidation. When something is oxidized, it is damaged or destroyed, such as what happens when an oxidized iron hinge fails on a gate (a process commonly known as rusting!).  Exposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays, the pollutants from cigarette

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Nutrition

Spring Veggies What Are They Good For

Buying and eating seasonal fruits and vegetables adds variety, flavor and nutrition and cost savings to your family’s diet.  Enjoy scouting out your local farmers market and grocery this spring for your favorites and for some surprises. Although availability differs throughout the country,

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Nutrition

Vitaminology 101 Ten Truths

Nutrition myths abound and the tall tales about vitamins are some of the most outrageous. Claims are made offering them as prevention and/or cures of health issues ranging from obesity and infertility to hair loss and even the chronic diseases of aging. To be sure, we are still learning about the complete

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Nutrition

Breakfast is a Must No Ifs Ands or Buts

The back to school bell is ringing and kids and adults are anal sex readying themselves for a new school year. The next size shoes are needed as is a sturdy backpack filled with school supplies.  However, to get the most out of those classroom hours kids, (and you too!) need a healthy breakfast.

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Nutrition

Phytochemicals or Fighto Chemicals

Your mama was right when it comes to eating your fruits and vegetables.  As it turns out, they really are good for you.  Below are just a few of the thousands of phytochemicals naturally occurring in plants.  None of these are considered essential in the diet, yet many have health promoting

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Nutrition

A, B, C, D, E..F ?

Vitamins generally cannot be synthesized at all or in amounts sufficient to meet bodily needs and therefore must be obtained from the diet or from some synthetic source. Vitamins are referred to as “essential nutrients”. Historically, as vitamins were discovered they were named in alphabetical

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Nutrition

SUPER Duper FOODS

Superfoods are just that….real food that Mother Nature has packed with a super array of health promoting chemicals. Generally speaking fresh fruit, veggies, whole grains and nuts are ALL superfoods. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber and other health promoting plant

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Health and Fitness

Help Protect Your Eyes

Summer usually means more outdoor activities for most of us.  Wearing sunglasses is important because they protect your eyes from sun damage, including corneal sunburn.  Even children need protection.   Your eyes are exposed to two types of ultraviolet radiation while in sunlight: ·        

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Cooking

Homemade Seasoning Mixes

Have you ever run out of a particular seasoning mix?  Would you like to decrease your sodium intake?  How about decreasing your grocery bill? Prepackaged seasoning mixes and packets are often heavily salted, sometimes contain undesirable additives and are usually

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