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July is National Berries Month!

Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and cranberries are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C and K and are also a good source of fiber! Living on Long Island we have a variety of these berries right at our fingertips at local farm stands and farmers markets, some allow you to even pick your...

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Arugula

Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable... whose origin can be traced back to the Mediterranean. It can be harvested in June and throughout the fall season. Arugula has a bitter, peppery taste which adds an interesting flavor to salads and pizza. Arugula contains a powerful anti-oxidant, sulforaphane, which may reduce ones’ risk of...

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World Food Safety Day - June 9

Summer Grilling Safety Tips Always wash your hands before and after handling food Marinating raw meats prior to grilling to cut down on the formation of cancer causing chemicals as a result of cooking at very high heat Never marinate foods outside of the refrigerator and avoid reusing your leftover marinate Always use a food...

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June 3rd is Egg Day

June 3rd is Egg Day, and as part of a heart healthy diet, eggs are certainly a valuable protein source. A single large egg supplies 72 calories, and at 6 grams of protein is 10% of the daily need for protein, along with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, including choline, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B 12, phosphorus and...

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Healthy Habits for Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer on the right foot. Memorial Day marks the start of barbecues, picnics and festive outdoor gatherings. For many, this may bring chips, burgers, hotdogs, ice cream and soda. If you’re worried about the toll this could take on your body and health, take part in these healthy Memorial...

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May 4th is National Orange Juice Day

May 4 recognizes National Orange Juice Day, America’s most popular breakfast drink. We typically think of orange juice as being a great source of vitamin C, but did you know it also contains folate, thiamin and potassium? One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 mg of vitamin C, which is perfect for preventing colds. Natural...

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Earth Day, April 22, 2019

Every year on Earth Day people recognize the environment. Below are some ideas to help you do your part in supporting the earth by making small changes in your kitchen, shopping and diet on Earth Day, April 22, 2019 and every day. Stock up – Make use of your vegetable scraps. Save the trimmings of sturdy vegetables such as...

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National Vitamin C Day

April 4th is National Vitamin C Day, which is the perfect time to check if you’re getting enough. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant. It’s important for your skin, and bones, promotes healing, supports growth and repair of tissues, assists with good immune function, and helps with the absorption of iron....

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