Tea Time On the Lawn

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Research shows that tea has a wide variety of benefits.  Drinking tea may minimize the risk of having a stroke or a heart attack, can protect bones, give the immune system a boost as well as provide some relief to those with irritable bowel syndrome by calming the digestive system.  Tea is a good substitute for water because it has no calories and comes in a variety of flavors.  Polyphenols, an antioxidant found in tea, especially green tea, are responsible for a lot of these wonderful health benefits.  Although tea has a wide variety of health benefits, it is not […]

Berry-licious!

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The concept of berries being used as a way of preventing cancer started in the 1980’s when Professor Gary Stoner found out that the ellagic acid located in produce prevented the formation of tumors.  Plenty of research has been done in the past 30 years since the discovery by Gary Stoner focusing on berries and cancer prevention.  Blueberries in particular have been shown to minimize and fix the harm that has been done to the body by inflammation and oxidative stress. Blueberries include a wealth of nutrients and phytochemicals including, but not limited to fiber, vitamin C, anthocyanins and ellagic […]

Canned Fruit: How to get the most nutritious bang for your buck!

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Ww all know fruit is good for us. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and C, potassium, folate and magnesium. As well as antioxidants like beta carotene, resveratrol and lycopene. And dont forget the awesome that is fiber! All of these nutrients together promote total body health! As each color provides a different array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it’s important to eat as many different colors as possible to get the best benefits. Heres a great chart to help show which fruits contain which nutrients: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/key-nutrients-in-fruits-and-vegetables While fruit is essential to maintain our overall health, not all […]