January 28, 2016

Onions are a great source of in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals. Phytochemicals, also called phytonutrients, are compounds found in fruits and vegetables that react with the body and spur beneficial response. They are believed to help reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Polyphenols are one of the largest categories of phytonutrients in food and are beneficial in the prevention of diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

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Featured on YouTube: Chestnuts

December 24, 2015

In this week’s featured YouTube video, Peter talks about the health benefits of chestnuts. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ... a Christmas tradition that's good for you!

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Sweet Fennel

November 11, 2015

Fennel is a slightly sweet, crunchy winter vegetable that is best from autumn through early spring . Used widely in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, it is gaining new popularity as people look for healthy alternatives to add interest to their diets. It's distinctive flavor and myriad health benefits make it a great choice! A single cup of raw fennel offers 14% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, 11% of fiber, 10% of potassium, 9% of manganese, 7% of copper, 6% of both folate and phosphorus, along with good amounts of magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B3 and pantothenic acid. All for 27 calories! This tidy little package of goodness comes with some great protection for your health!

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Latest on the Mediterranean Diet

November 05, 2015

For years,he Mediterranean diet has been lauded as a healthful, delicious way of eating . It's known to be heart healthy and reduces risks of cancer. It helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and promotes overall longevity! These claims are supported by years of research.

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Featured on YouTube: Pumpkin

October 30, 2014

In this week featured YouTube video, Peter discusses the health benefits of pumpkin ... October's most popular squash!

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July 17, 2014

Flavorful and juicy with a sweet tang, tomatoes are the most popular fruit to be consistently treated like a vegetable in our diet. They're plentiful year-round, but especially tasteful in the summer months. They are as good for you as they are delicious!

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