Category Archives: Produce

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

By Laura Slatalla, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Sometimes normal processes in our bodies result in unstable free radicals, which damage other cells on contact and create more free radicals. Some common vitamins, like vitamin C and E, counteract the free … Continue reading

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Fill Your Plate with Watermelon

By Kevann Jordan, Recent ASU Nutrition Student   This delicious melon requires a long growing season; Arizona’s warm climate is perfect for thriving watermelon cultivation. In 1998, Arizona was ranked 5th in the United States for watermelon production, with much … Continue reading

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The Fill Your Plate Blog is Pouring its Heart into Healthy Eating

By Bailey Roden, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern The month of February isn’t just about hearts of love, but also healthy hearts. During this month many organizations work to raise awareness for heart disease. This awareness is to remind people of … Continue reading

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Ginger-Mushroom Spring Rolls

By Cameron Saylor, Recent ASU Nutrition Student Spring is around the corner. Okay, in Arizona it’s already here. When I think of spring I think of spring rolls. Well, yes, because it’s in the title. But they are light, refreshing … Continue reading

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Quality Carbohydrates

By Alise Robers, Recent ASU Nutrition Student The most important thing about carbohydrates is the type you choose to eat. Carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and fibers that work as the body’s main source of energy. We are probably most familiar … Continue reading

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