Summer may have come to an end, but your gardening doesn’t have to. Whether your passion is for growing ornamentals or vegetables, you can continue to reap the health benefits of gardening into the fall and winter months. Fall is a great time to take stock of your gardens and plan for new additions.  Local…

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Purple foods like concord grapes, plums and sweet cherries are delicious, but what do they do for your health? During Healthy Aging Month, we are covering topics that can help you live a long, healthy life. Our eBook “Healthy Aging: Planning to Live Your Best” goes into more detail on the physical, nutritional and financial…

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When we looked at the top 100 foods as ranked by scientists, several peppers and pepper-derived foods made the list. But chili powder and chili peppers ranked higher than the others. Why? Peppers have a combination of nutrients like vitamin C, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Some extra benefits might come from a chemical…

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We previously talked about the ties between processed foods and cancer. Do sugary drinks like fruit juice and soda have a similar link? A new study published in The BMJ not only linked cancer risk to consuming sugary drinks, but also found that “just a small glass of a sugary drink per day” could increase a person’s risk…

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Today is the first day of summer—and time for delectable meals made with fresh produce! Whether you’re heading to a backyard barbecue or quiet picnic in the park, you’ll want to stock up on what’s in season. According to the USDA, the following fruits and veggies are in season during summer: Fruits Apples Apricots Avocados…

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