Health Tips

May Food of the Month- SALMON!

May’s Food of the Month is the delicious Salmon! Salmon, and other cold-water fish like tuna, mackerel and sardines, are considered a good source of protein and healthy omega 3 fatty acids. These beneficial fats (DHA  and EPA) are believed to contribute to heart health, brain function and reduced inflammation. New evidence suggests omega 3 fats may also…

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Tuna for Heart & Brain Health

Both canned and fresh tuna are healthy sources of omega 3 fats, which have been shown to contribute to lower blood pressure and prevention of heart disease and stroke. Omega 3 fats are also associated with reducing inflammation which can boost the body’s ability to fight other chronic diseases like breast, prostate and colorectal cancers and macular degeneration. Omega 3 fats are also important for fetus development and improved infant health outcomes.

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Give Turnips a Turn

Let’s kick off the New Year by highlighting a much-underused vegetable great for winter soups and stews, salads and dips. Turnips look like a root vegetable but are actually members of the cruciferous or cabbage family. Like its family members broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale, it contains sulforaphane, a compound found to be protective against cancer. These beauties are also high in fiber and vitamin C and the greens are a great source of calcium.

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