Vitamin C Health Benefits

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What are the health benefits of increasing the intake of vitamin C? This water-soluble vitamin is found plentiful in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C works to help create important enzymes for food digestion. Research studies indicate vitamin C may be important to protect cells from free radicals in our bodies, thus reducing the risks for […]

4 Healthy Food Shopping Tips

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Learning to eat healthy should begin with the grocery store. Having the right foods in your home can increase your intake of healthy foods and bring variety to your family. Start with a menu. Visit free healthy eating sites such as CookingLight.com to find delicious recipes suitable for your family. Take a list with you […]

Healthier Snack Options

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Snacks are often high in fat, sugar, and calories. How can you make snack choices lower in fat and calories and still taste delicious? Four cookies, a glass of milk, and a handful of potato chips equals approximately 500 calories. This can be more calories than the amount recommended for one full meal. So, take […]

The Nutritional Value of Nuts

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Are you nuts about nuts? If so, there are good reasons to love eating nuts. Nuts are known for their nutritional benefits and many nuts are full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to a healthy diet. Omega-3’s are a polyunsaturated fat, which means a “good” fat, and is thought to lower cholesterol and […]

The Peak Season For Grapes In SETX

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September is the peak season for buying fresh grapes grown in Texas. Select green grapes with a slightly yellow color and red grapes rich in reddish-purple color only. Purchase ripe grapes that are full and plump. Grapes can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator and wait to rinse the grapes until […]

Looking For Ways To Dress Up Your Salad?

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Try easy to make dressings to bring variety to your salads and “lighten up” on the calories while doing so. When choosing lettuce, keep in mind the darker the better. Romaine, spinach, and kale are packed with healthy antioxidant vitamins A & C, folate, and iron. Add other veggies for color, such as yellow squash, […]

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

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Today’s hot/cold containers come in a variety of cool colors, shapes and sizes. Packing a school lunch can be easy and tasty, too. When shopping for school lunches, look for phrases such as “whole grain”, “lower sugar”, “low-fat” to help add healthy fiber and avoid high fat foods. Lower fat milks such as 2% are […]

Who Said Breakfast Is Just For Kids?

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Moms and dads…do you recommend kids shouldn’t eat breakfast? No, so why should adults miss breakfast? Eating breakfast prevents blood sugar from getting too low, leaving you hungry and perhaps overeating at lunch or dinner. No time for breakfast? Make your own egg muffin sandwich the night before with egg, thin cheese, and an English […]

Back To School Breakfast Ideas

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32% of students skip breakfast before school and this may affect learning and behavior while at school. Elementary school children should be taught the importance of eating breakfast as a way to be more attentive and have more brain power. For quick, easy ideas try breakfast tacos try using 1 tortilla, 1 egg, and cheese, […]

What is the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal?

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The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices. Does this seal mean no genetic modification of food products? Product manufacturers are allowed to use this seal when they follow particular practices to ensure their foods avoid using GMO’s; it does not always mean 100% […]