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Phytochemicals

“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are compounds produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. Phytochemicals contribute to the health of the plant. When humans eat plant […]

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Important Vitamins and Minerals for Women

Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals helps your body function well and keeps you healthy. Vitamins and minerals are an important part of a healthy diet in both men and women, but the needs for and effects of these nutrients can vary between the two groups. Let’s take […]

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Colorado Apples

Did you know? Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants in an apple are located in the skin! Food-grade wax sprayed on apples helps to maintain the freshness and moisture content of apples. Apples have a long recorded history of consumption throughout civilization, most likely originating in the […]