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Fall’s Foods: And Why They Are Good For You!

By Kennadee Riggs, Communications Intern   Have you ever wondered if there were any healthy advantages to eating a slice of pumpkin pie? Here is a list of popular fall ingredients and their own unique health benefits!   Pumpkin This … Continue reading

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Corn or Flour Tortillas?

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director Corn or flour tortillas? That’s a common question now at my favorite Mexican food restaurants. Years ago, we never received such a question. But the choice is a good one for several … Continue reading

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31st!

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     I will always remember those days in elementary and middle school when they would teach us about the “say no to drugs and tobacco!” program. They would bring in a presenter who … Continue reading

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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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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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