Category Archives: Food Facts

More on COVID-19 and Vitamin B6

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   A study published in Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that the anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombosis properties in vitamin B6 might help protect people against severe COVID-19 infection. Researcher Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee said that lower levels … Continue reading

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Did You Know, We Grow Chickpeas in Arizona

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   I’m beginning to think we grow everything in Arizona. Well, okay, we don’t grow soybeans. But, this ancient bean has been getting lots of attention in recent years. Over the past 10,000 … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Reduce Your Glycemic Index?

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director   I often must ask myself, “am I eating too much sugar or poor-quality carbs?” The holidays are our excuse to often ignore this question. But a recent study is creating more conviction … Continue reading

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Part Two: Let’s Talk About Healthier, Natural Sweeteners

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Stevia Stevia does come from a plant, but it’s sweetness can cause cravings for sugar. Some brands like Truvia are processed with other ingredients that can cause a not-so-tasty aftertaste.   Recipes: … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Heathier, Natural Sweeteners

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Let’s face it, you just can’t make a dessert taste good without a little sugar, no matter how healthy the ingredients are. But you CAN use sweeteners that are natural and a … Continue reading

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