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Are You Loading up on Veggies in the Cold Winter?

Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean you should take a hiatus from vegetables. It might not be summer salad season, but your body still needs veggies through the winter. As a resident of Washington, D.C., I’ve had my fair share of winter – and I’ve enjoyed my fair share of winter vegetables as well.

In this short video, I will give you ideas for getting hot veggies in the cold of winter.

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Tomato Pill for Heart Health

kids eating tomatoesIn recent years, the health benefits of tomatoes grabbed some headlines. What got particular attention was lycopene, a bright red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables.

Lycopene has antioxidant properties. Research has shown that it helps combat cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and even male infertility. If tomatoes aren’t your thing, you can get lycopene from carrots, watermelons, papaya… or in a tomato pill. (more…)