Category Archives: Food Facts

Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is something that most of us know is obtained from the sun, and it is an important part of our daily makeup and how our bodies function. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood. We also need Vitamin D for the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium. Additional benefits of Vitamin D are that it helps regulate insulin levels, support lung function and promote healthy bones and teeth.

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Guess What’s Growing in Arizona On an Old Football Field

I’m beginning to think we can grow anything anywhere in Arizona. Why? It’s innovative thinkers like Chaz Shelton of Merchant’s Garden in Tucson.

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March is the Month for Food

March is surely the month for food get really because this month is a food lovers paradise when it comes to national food days! There is a wonderful treat for almost every day.

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French Canadian Shepard’s Pie

Coming from a French-Canadian family in New England, this recipe goes back for close to 100 years. This started off as something that was inexpensive yet would hold you over. The recipe stuck through the years and is something I grew up on as a child. Personally, I gave up meat and dairy so there are many substitutions that can be made. All of the versions are a great meal on a cold day.

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The Most Underrated Superfood

When we think of superfoods we usually think of foods like acai berries, goji berries, cacao, green tea, or spirulina. There is one superfood that was extremely popular many years ago but has disappeared from Americans’ plates for many years.

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