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I Care About Eye Care

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We should be taking care of every part of our bodies, even the parts we can’t see. That’s right, I’m talking about our eyes! For optimal eye health, it is important to consume foods with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamins A, C and E. Consuming foods with these nutrients...
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Super Superfoods

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Superfoods are foods that are especially beneficial to our health and can give our diet a nutritional boost, while reducing our risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems. This is because these foods are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other essential nutrients. Basically, th...
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5 Tips for a Healthy Summer

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Summer fun doesn't mean you have to abandon healthy habits. Check out some tips on how to enjoy the heat while watching what you eat!      1.      Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market. Foods picked locally are at the height of their nutritional value because they have a shorter time between harvest a...
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Mango Madness!

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Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Mangoes provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit. Try some Indian fusion by adding a traditional mango lassi to ...
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Back to Basics with Whole Foods

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100% grass fed, pasture raised, non-GMO, cage-free, all-natural….The list of claims, like these, can go on and on when reading labels, and for good reason. The demand for total transparency, in regards to what is in our food, continues to increase as we become more health-conscious and informed abou...
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What’s Up Doc?

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Carrots are what’s up! Carrots get their color from beta-carotene, the building block for vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Did you know that carrots come in different colors, such as white and purple, in addition to traditional orange? Give them a shot, or ...
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Spring Clean your Diet

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Spring cleaning is not just for your house; it’s great for your diet as well. Physiologically, our bodies are prepared to lighten the load from winter and accept the new beginnings spring has to offer. Say goodbye to the comfort foods of winter and hello to the lighter, delicious foods of spring.  ...
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It’s Bananas!

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Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, sodium, or cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6. Research shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers. Enjoy a well-balanced breakfast wit...
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Berry Good!

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Berries are the ultimate brain food! Berries are loaded with antioxidant-rich plant compounds called flavonoids that provide potent health protection. Eating more berries helps your brain age better, think better, learn better and remember more.   Have you heard of acai berries? Acai are a small p...
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Rise and Shine the Healthy Way!

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National School Breakfast Week is the week of March 4th, but breakfast isn’t just for kids! Breakfast is the best way to start your day, no matter your age. A balanced breakfast will give you steady energy throughout the morning and help you focus better since you won’t be distracted by hunger and t...
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Sweet Potato - Such a Sweetie!

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These orange-fleshed potatoes are known to be a great source of beta-carotene. They also deliver good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and are full of manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and fiber. Give this fun recipe a try to bring more “sweetness” into your life!         Sweet Po...
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Food that Fuels Your Heart!

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Food is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy heart. Not only can food taste good, but choosing heart healthy options can make us feel great as well! However, there is not just one food group that is best for the heart; there are a variety foods from each group from which to choose.   Whole gr...
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Let’s Get Squashed!

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Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. A one-cup serving of winter squash provides about half of the daily requirement of vitamin C, and 4.5 times the daily requirement of vitamin A. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. Some...
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Leading the Industry in Environmental Consciousness

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Whitsons is committed to taking a leadership role in environmental conservation. As a company, we continuously strive to conserve and preserve the earth’s resources by recycling, reusing and reducing our global footprint. We believe we all play a critical role in safeguarding our planet.   In doin...
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Pear-fection!

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Did you know that pears are members of the rose family and are related to the apple? Depending upon the variety, their paper thin skins can either be yellow, green, brown, red or a combination of two or more of these colors. Make sure not to peel the skin off, as that‘s where the most nutrients are ...
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Load Up on Natural Immunity Boosters

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Winter is a season known for many things—blizzards, snow angels, gifts, cold temperatures, hot chocolate, school closings and sickness. Not to sound pessimistic, but for many of us, it’s just a matter of time before the coughs, sneezes, fevers and more manage to get the best of us. Keeping healthy d...
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Perfect Peppers!

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Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds, but most people think of them as vegetables. Red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen, which give them that richer flavor. If you are a lover of all pep...
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Brain Food for Brain Power

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If you’re feeling forgetful, a number of reasons may be at fault, such as a lack of sleep, poor physical activity or having too much to do. However, food also plays a role in brain health—eating right can actually improve your memory. The best method for boosting brain function encourages good blood...
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Apples are So Apple-ing!

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Did you know that one apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal? That’s equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber. Apples are also loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease. Apples are so diverse, you ca...
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Nutrition On-The-Go!

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Nutrition on the run isn’t always easy. Here are a few tips to help you on your way!   Eat breakfast. Breakfast means “break the fast,” and though it is the most important meal of the day, that doesn’t mean it has to be time consuming. Good, quick options include yogurt, whole grain toast with nut...
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