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Tip of the Month

  • Berries

    July is a berry good time to incorporate some fresh berries into your meals.  That is because July is National Berry Month!  Berries are great sources of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.  Why are fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants important?  Fiber helps you feel full  and helps your digestive system move food along.  Vitamin C helps wounds heal, prevents us from getting sick, and helps our skin stay healthy. Antioxidants protect your body against cancer and heart disease, and boost your immune system.

    Berries are in season in the summer time and include strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

    Some fun ways you can incorporate berries into your meals include:

    • Adding them to your yogurt or cereal
    • Topping your salad with some berries
    • Bake them into breads 
    • Make a smoothie
    • Dehydrate the berries and save as a snack for later

     

    Information Courtesy of https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/food-fun-young-children/its-berry-fun 

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