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Everything You Need to Know About Eggplants

Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. Eggplants have a savory flavor with sweet notes, but bitter alkaloids dominate in the peel and reside in the seeds, particularly in overly ripe eggplants and an important component of the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian cuisine. Read this blog to learn everything you need to know about this wonderful vegetable.

The Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is a healthy vegetable and a great source of potassium, copper, calcium, iron and phosphorus. It is also rich in insoluble fiber and vitamins which makes asparagus a key ingredient in a healthy balanced diet. Read this bulletin to learn everything you need to know about asparagus and obtain a delicious soup recipe!

How to Build a Mediterranean Diet in 3 Simple Steps

Increasing evidence suggests that following a Mediterranean Diet could counter diseases associated with chronic inflammation, including metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary diseases, and cognition disorders. In this bulletin we will learn how to follow this beneficial diet and you will get great resources to help you to transition into it.

Survivor Spotlight: Caroline Tunkel is a 3-Time Cancer Survivor

Facing cancer once is a challenge, but Northeast Florida resident, Caroline Tunkel, is a three-time cancer survivor who refuses to let the disease win. She now dedicates her time to speaking about her cancer journey and providing mentorship, encouragement and guidance to patients who have been recently diagnosed.

The Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients

Yoga integrates your physical, psychological and spiritual components through postures, breathing exercises and meditation. It has been shown to offer many health benefits to patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Good Nutrition Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

Eating a healthful diet and staying active is important to overall health throughout your life, but diet takes on an even greater significance during and after cancer treatment.

Does working nights increase your risk of cancer?

Night shift workers are at a higher risk for developing certain cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases linked to sleep cycle disturbance.

All About Mustard Greens

Mustard greens have many health benefits - they can help you lower high cholesterol, and are full of anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. They also taste great and are found in many delicious recipes!