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Radish: An Underestimated Root Vegetable

The radish is a member of the same plant family as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collards. This root vegetable is easy to grow in a home garden and is a good source of vitamins A and C and calcium. This bulletin contains a festive-looking salad that makes a refreshing and healthy side dish during this holiday season.

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood because of their great health benefits. These include being fat-free, low sodium, high in fiber, and packed with different vitamins. Check out this sweet potato ravioli recipe in this week's Karen's Wellness Bulletin.

Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk with a Healthy Diet

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women and will impact about 1 in 8 women. However, women can reduce their risk of breast cancer significantly by not drinking alcohol, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy diet.

September is National Fruits and Vegetables Month

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has designated September as National Fruits and Vegetables Month to encourage consumers to eat more fruits and vegetables every day for improved public health. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.