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March is Nutrition Month

Winter Superfoods
Beans:  High in fiber and proein:  also a good source of magnesium and potassium (non-gmo soybeans)
Pomegranates:  High in flavonoids and tannins, and a good source of folate, potassium and vitamin K. Helps improve memory.
Parsnips:  High in fiber, vitamin C, folate and manganese
Winter Squash:  High in fiber and a great source of vitamin A and carotenoids (acorn squash)
Pumpkin:  High in fiber and vitamin A
Cranberries:  Contain resveratrol and proanthocyanidin
Sweet Potatoes:  Great source of vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium
Superfood Nutrients and what they do for you:
Vitamin A:  Protects against infections, as well as promotes eye and skin health
Vitamin C:  Helps heal wounds and aids in iron absorption
Vitamin K:  Aids in digestion and blood clotting
Folate:  Helps the body make red blood cells
Potassium:  Promotes heart health
Carotenoids:  Help decrease the risk of disease
Magnesium:  Vital to muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation
Manganese:  Helps metabolize protein and provide the body with energy
Flavonoids and Tannins:  Protect body cells from damage by free radicals and reduce inflammation
Resveratrol:  Beneficial to heart health and good blood pressure
Proanthocyanidin:  Protects against urinary tract infections
[Source:  Loma Linda University Health “a Healthy Tomorrow” Mar/April 2017]

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