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Fresh Corn Are There Any Health Benefits?

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The best way to serve fresh corn? Shuck it, place on foil with olive oil, cajun spices and squirt of fresh lime. Wrap it up and grill it or bake it.  Truly the tastiest and most tender... plain ole boiled with nothing on it would be fine for me too! Nothing like fresh corn!

Health benefits you ask?

Yellow corn has what is called zeaxanthin and is a cancer fighting lutein. The corn downside would be to carb haters, yes it is full of carbohydrates but still a great source of fiber!

The plant substance in corn called phtonutrients in the carotenoids family can promote heart and vision health which long term can help vision degeneration.

Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic these are great health benefits

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Tomatoes through researchers have been known to lower the risk of certain cancers along with cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Tomatoes are the number one most important non- starchy vegetable in the American diet. It's no wonder researchers have embarked upon such a great find. Lycopene has been found to be a very powerful antioxidant. Also Vitamin A in tomatoes will keep your eyes healthy and your hair!  Keep eating tomatoes your body will thank you for it!

Garlic is a natural antibiotic.  Studies show it can help with lowering blood pressure, protect against prostrate cancer, breast cancers and aids in the blood flow to help protect your heart. Researchers have not yet studied the pills long enough to know if they are beneficial, however eating up to 12 cloves of garlic a day is said to help prevent many ailments. Some of the concern is how your digestive system reacts not everyone can digest that much easily. Moderation in every thing we do is always recommended as a bes…

Hydration can be Scrumptious in Summer Heat

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Eating lighter in the summer is a good thing to do. Water is a necessary ingredient to a healthy diet. Hydration in hot weather is essential to your well being.  Eating more green leafy vegetables and fruits will keep your metabolism on the right track. Sure you should splurge a little on those awesome picnics fun outings with a burger or two, but limit your meat content and heavy over eating. Fill up with a healthy alternative to the artery clogging foods. Your body will thank you.
Watermelon is a wonderful fruit in summer for hydration, it's 95% water! Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. Freezing watermelon making a puree adding some pineapple juice can make an fabulous healthy slushy sorbet!

Water is a major part of our make up.

Other healthy foods to stay hydrated in hot weather include:
Coconut waterCucumbersWatermelonFresh lemonadeCabbageFresh Iced Teas made with herbsGreen SaladsApplesPeppersPineapplesGrapefruitCeleryBerries CarrotsTomato Try a great fresh salad …