Picking the Freshest Fruit and Vegetables

By Mary Brown
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Most fruits and vegetables are not grown all year round. They are grown in their most fruitful season then frozen, stored and sold as needed. This can cause a lowering of freshness and flavor, especially when the season of freshest produce has been a while. For example have you ever bought a tomato in the spring time, only to bite into it and taste a watery, grainy tomato? Tomatoes are freshest in the summertime, usually late summer.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy As You Age

By Brad Gillman
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There are many health-related issues that occur through aging. The body and mind begin to break down and slow down. You may feel physical changes in your bones, muscles, and heart while changes in your brain’s function, such as memory loss and motor skills, might be more subtle.

Yet there are steps you can take to help slow the toll and keep your brain healthy and alert.

Say No to Sugary Soda

By Caroline Shugart
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It's football season, and along with the fantastic receptions and bone-jarring tackles that I’ve come to expect, there are occasions when that most desperate of all plays, the “Hail Mary pass,” is used.  You know this play.  Usually near the end of the game, and with the slimmest chance of success, the quarterback heaves the football toward the end zone, hoping that one of his teammates will catch it and win the game, a physical manifestation of a miracle.  It is a last ditch effort, plain and simple.

 

I was reminded of this play when I read that a major soda manufacturer (I’m not about to give them any free publicity by mentioning their name) was bankrolling an organization dedicated to the proposition that the obesity crisis is primarily about inactivity, and not about how much we eat and drink.