Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Surprising Facts about Spinach

“I’m strong to the finish ‘cuz I eats my spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man! Toot toot!”     Most of us in the US are familiar with Popeye the Sailor Man; the cartoon character who eats his spinach straight … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about Broccoli That Will Make You Go WOW!!

Did you know? Broccoli, that intensely green vegetable with florets like little trees, is basically a man-made vegetable. Plant scientists and breeders developed broccoli by intensive breeding and crossbreeding of cabbage and other cruciferous crops. A single variety, originally grown … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

Beating Back the Bulges Are you one of the more than nine million Americans (and 1.8 million Arizonians) who have vowed to lose weight in 2015? You should know that you are in good company. From a list of the … Continue reading

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Pass the Milk and the Lactaid, Please

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: I get all sorts of fun questions from our Arizona families inquiring about Arizona agriculture and even specific nutrition questions. But this one that recently came across my Twitter feed is my favorite: “@Cottonaggie … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Eat Healthy, Arizona Style

Twenty-four centuries ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, advised his fellow Greeks: In spite of enormous changes in the world since Hippocrates’ time, this recipe for good health remains the same. Eating the right amount of the healthy foods … Continue reading

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