While no particular food is certain to prevent breast cancer, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, “a nutritious, low-fat diet (30 grams or less) with plenty of fruits and green and orange vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.” Fall is a great time to bring in kale - one of the cruciferous vegetables highest in phytochemicals - to complement October’s shining star - pumpkin! And don’t throw out the seeds, they’ll add crunch in your salad! Check out this month's recipes to try them out.
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August 7-13 marked the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week. If you haven’t made it out to a farmers market yet this summer, now is a great time to do so! Minnesota has nearly 200 throughout the state! While early summer stands were sprinkled primarily with greens, August farmers markets shine with the full colors of the season. If your farmers market roasts corn on site, you know it’s hard to pass up. And there’s no need to do so since corn is packed with fiber and antioxidants. Another fiber filled treat, blueberries are so sweet right now, you might not make it out of the market with any left. A superfood, they have a long - and growing - list of health benefits. Sweet and colorful tomatoes are in full season right now as well. Not only can they be used in countless ways, their cardiovascular benefits are especially important.
It's no surprise that June is the month chosen for National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Farmer's Markets have started up and every week brings another produce pick. Eating what's in season means you're getting the freshest foods - and saving money! You can plan your meals around summer's prime produce with this helpful chart. Then stock up on the freshest fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market in your neighborhood. You can find farmer's markets by zip code and even day here. There are 20 within 10 miles of our office alone!