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Fighting Inflammation with Food

Cooling The Fire of Inflammation with Food Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s immune response, helping prevent infection from harmful bacteria that may enter through a cut or damaged skin. When our body is at risk for infection, inflammation comes to our body’s defense! It sends a signal for nutrient-rich blood flow and white blood cells to address any harmful bacteria and begin…

Three Fruits You Need In Your Life

Fruits: Nature’s Sweet Treat Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamin C & A, as well as other antioxidants and a variety of minerals.  Including them in your daily routine will be key to providing your body with the ability to defend against infections and disease. While fruits and vegetables are insanely high in fiber, they are also impressively low in calories. This means you…

Digging around Farmers Markets

A Farmers Market is a place where farmers sell their products directly to consumers. However, most Farmers Markets are privately run, so there are few to no regulations on these markets. Therefore, you may think you are buying fresh produce, but in reality, you could be buying produce bought at wholesale price that is being resold. Luckily, North East Florida is making great strides in…

Use Food To Show Type 2 Diabetes Who’s Boss

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 29 million Americans who live with Diabetes, 90-95% of which have type 2 diabetes, and 86 million more are currently at risk of developing diabetes. While individuals may be genetically predisposed to developing Type 2 diabetes, a dietary lifestyle that is high in fat (especially saturated fat) could be the trigger for diabetes to rear its ugly…

Top 5 Benefits of Attending a Grocery Store Tour

Busy with work, kids, spouses, activities, elderly parents, pets, or binging on the latest Netflix show? Armed with good intentions to eat healthier but never feel like there is a good time much less an easy way to get started? Ever feel like you need an advanced college degree to understand the nutrition philosophies promoted in magazines, internet, or social media? What if you were…

Begin Cooking for a Healthier You!

We all want to eat healthier, or at least know that we should eat healthier. Whether it is nagging parents, spouse, doctor, or your favorite dietitian (blink – blink), we get the point. The benefits of eating healthy are numerous: prevent chronic disease, have more energy, or to turn heads with that new outfit you just bought. But what does it take to eat healthy? Increase fruits and vegetables, while…

Farmer’s Markets Around Jax

North East Florida has more farmers markets to offer than just the ones surrounding the beach area. Two great farmers markets Jacksonville offers are the Riverside Arts Market, otherwise known as RAM, and the Orange Park Farmers and Arts Market. Both of these markets offer a wide variety of vendors, ranging from farmers to artist to food truck vendors! Riverside Arts market is celebrating their 9-year anniversary in…

Farm Spotlight: Biogera Farms

The next farm on our list is Biogera Farms. Biogera Farms aims to deliver the best quality produce for an affordable price. Through technology differentials and local advantageous distribution logistics, they make this possible! You can get in contact with Gustavo Rebello, the farm contact through Telephone: 214-213-9594 Email: Biogera@live.com Biogera Farms is located at 4088 W State Road 235, Alachua, FL 32615. They offer tours almost…