Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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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Diabetes Cases are Dropping

For the last 20 years, Diabetes cases have been on the rise in staggering numbers. From 1990 to 2009, it was at a peak. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar is too high. This is your main source of energy and comes from the food that we intake in our bodies. Diabetes occurs when your body makes too much or not enough insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas.

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Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gabrielle Hungate, a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! Everyone! but if you have a gluten intolerance, maybe you don’t get to love them as much. So here’s a recipe to solve that.    1/4 cup brown … Continue reading

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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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Toutiere(French Canadian Meat Pie)

This recipe is a strong contender in the French Canadian culture. It is a meat pie that we call Toutiere. It is a meat pie that is made with a variety of spices. I grew up eating this every Christmas. It was a tradition for every patriarch to make one see who had the best one while keeping it a secret of the different ingredients. It was never a holiday without this baking in the oven. This particular recipe is one that my mother, my grandmothers, and my aunts, as well as their mothers, made.

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