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Ideas to help you eat more green at St. Patrick’s Day (and throughout the year)

As the color green takes center stage in mid-March for St. Patrick’s Day, consider yourself lucky if you like vegetables, particularly the emerald variety. Nutrition science is increasingly demonstrating the benefits of eating green veggies. For starters, here are four reasons to pack more green on your plate: 1. Vegetables aid digestive health. Vegetables are an excellent source of insoluble fiber, and many vegetables are rich in magnesium, both of which will help keep you regular and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease. Vegetables to consider: Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, edamame, peas, and spinach. 2. Vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer. A number of green vegetables contain lutein, a carotenoid, and other anti-oxidants that help keep cancer-causing free …

3 Easy Ways to Grow a Garden in Northern Nevada

Physical activity and mental stimulation can be found as close as your own backyard. Think you can’t grow a garden in Northern Nevada, given our dry climate? Think again! Kim Mason, a registered dietician at Carson Tahoe Health, explains the following easier-than-you-might-think options to grow a garden that lasts all year long!   Option 1 – Grow a “Container Garden” You don’t need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables. Many vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening. With some thought to selecting bush or dwarf varieties, almost any vegetable can be adapted to growing in a pot. even if you want your favorite full-size variety, if you give it a large enough pot and plenty of soil and …

Family Fun: Can You Dig It?

If you’ve been looking for an active, creative way to spend time with your kids or grandchildren, planting a vegetable garden is an ideal spring and summer project rich with teachable moments, exploration, and adventure—right in your own backyard. Don’t have a yard? Don’t worry. Many veggies and herbs can be grown in pots, small planters, or large containers—anywhere they can soak up the sun—be it on a deck, patio, or windowsills throughout the house. No matter if you’re growing tomatoes, flowers, or lifelong memories, gardening is an easy way to enrich the lives of every member of your family by learning how to bring “yard to table.” Studies show children who help plant and care for homegrown vegetables at …

Learn How Gardening is Good for Your Health

Healthy Gardening – Physical activity and mental stimulation can be found as close as your own backyard

What’s the Deal with Kale?

Many consider kale to be the most nutritious vegetable, with powerful antioxidant properties.