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Nutrition

A true green powerhouse – Eat dark leafy vegetables

When you think of dark, leafy green vegetables, do you realize the variety you can purchase locally in your city or town? We’re speaking about spinach, Swiss chard, kale, bok choy, arugula, herbs such as cilantro, dill and parsley that are rich in vitamin C. That’s a lot of healthy green to choose from! They…

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Be sassy with fiber

Fiber is everywhere – on your nutrition labels, on television ads, in the brochures at your physician’s office.  What is fiber? It’s an indigestible substance that is found mainly in the outer layers of plants. The best of it is that our locally grown produce – both vegetables and fruits – are high in fiber!…

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Be good to your heart!

You probably know somebody, either in your family, friends or a colleague who is taking care of their heart health. You might take your heart for granted – after all, it’s there, beating day and night, providing us with the oxygen we need for our body. But if heart disease runs in your family, you…

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The benefits of folic acid

 ‘I’ve heard about folic acid – but what exactly is it?” Folic acid, also known as folacin or folate is a B-complex vitamin which helps the body produce healthy new cells, support red blood cell production, prevent anemia and keep the heart healthy. Folic acid is water-soluble. What does this mean? Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in…

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