Heart-Healthy Cherries

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Cherries are in season now. Heart-healthy antioxidant vitamins are found in cherries. This fruit even contains a soothing antioxidant called melatonin. Melatonin is known to help produce a soothing effect on the brain neurons, which may help individuals sleep. Researchers who study the melatonin in cherries recommend a serving of cherries one hour before bedtime. […]

It’s Fresh Fruit and Veggie Season!

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Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best grocery store topics right now. This is the season when many wonderful varieties are available, plentiful, and loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. When shopping at Market Basket, we invite you to speak with our produce managers and learn how to select your favorite produce. Learn which fruits […]

Healthy Veggie Recipes

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Including vegetables in your diet is healthy, so why not learn creative recipes to help motivate you, family and friends to consume more veggies? Blue Cheese & Pecan Green Beans Ingredients: 1 lb. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed ¼ C Water 2 tsp. Olive Oil ¼ tsp. Salt ¼ tsp. Pepper 1/3 C Crumbled Blue Cheese […]

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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May is National Celiac Disease Awareness month. Celiac Disease can be initiated by consuming the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with Celiac Disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable […]

Caffeine In Food Products

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Curious about how drinks stack up against each other in caffeine? You may be surprised to find it’s not just drinks that contain caffeine. For example, 2 extra strength Excedrin have almost twice the caffeine as one cup of coffee. Instant coffee contains almost half the caffeine as brewed coffee. Energy drinks have twice the […]

Healthy Cooking Oils

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There are many oils on the market and sometimes knowing which ones are healthy becomes confusing. First, there is canola oil, which is high in mono and polyunsaturated fat (the good fats). Canola oil doesn’t have a strong flavor, so it is easy to use in a variety of recipes. Then, there are avocado and […]

True “Whole Grain” Products

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Having trouble trying to decide which grocery products are truly “whole grain”? Product labels may shout whole grains, yet not be truly whole grain. There are two helpful methods for determining whole grain quality: Look for the “100% Whole Grain” stamp on the package Read the list of ingredients and look for the word “whole” […]

Grocery Shopping Tips

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When planning healthy meals, learning to shop is an important part of planning. Here are some tips before heading to the grocery store: Plan weekly menus Make your grocery list and consider how the store is arranged when making the list Try to avoid shopping when hungry or in a hurry Purchase fresh fruits and […]

Cooking With Peppers

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Interested in spicing up your meals with peppers? This depends on just how spicy or “hot” you like your food. Anaheim, Banana, and Pablano peppers are milder, while Chipotle, Serano, and Jalepeno peppers are moderately spicy hot. Finally, Yellow Wax, Habanero, and Scotch peppers are just plain hot! Fresh peppers are abundant and Market Basket […]

What Gives Produce Bright Colors?

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The color of fruits and vegetables is important. Look around the produce section in Market Basket and notice all the different colors. Phytochemicals are what give produce bright colors. Phytochemicals are natural and work with vitamins and minerals to protect us from disease. Please continue reading to learn more about their important job of helping […]