Lettuce

Spolars have grown almost every kind of lettuce from curly endive to colored red leafy, spinach, romaine, and salad bowl. Each one is packed with a different array of nutrients. Bagged lettuce has already been factory washed. Therefore, washing at home can increase cross-contamination. Enjoy lettuce…

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Broccoli

If anyone knows broccoli, it sure as heck is me. Broccoli plants have been my sidekicks for 50 years. As if human, the broccoli seem to know what I expect of them: performance. Although it’s a seasonal veggie and my growing season is short, I know what the plants can produce regardless of the weather. Many veggies do not mature fast enough to be plentiful in short seasons. I learned that if I give my broccoli what they expect of me, the gardener, they feed my ego for being good to them. To me it seemed somewhat like a human trait. The Journal of Food Science reported that nuking veggies offers more vitamins. Microwaving preserves more than 90% of cancer-fighting nutrients. Nutrients leach into the water, which gets discarded. Wouldn’t the normal person realize this when the water looks greener than the broccoli? It’s harder getting used to the fact that my sidekicks all summer would be eaten that winter by my family so they could stay healthy.

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Beer Pong

Studies show that more and more teens and college students are playing Beer Pong. Beer companies like beer pong because beer is part of the game. Therefore, beer sales are up. What this group of young adults doesn’t realize is the fact that the beer pong ball rolls around the floor, is touched by everyone, and everyone sips after all of the players before him or her.

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Folic Acid

Folic acid seems like a brain saver. Don’t think though if you take more of any vitamin that they work better. Sometimes they tend to trigger other things. Folic acid, a B vitamin, is found in leafy green veggies, citrus fruits, and dried beans. It helps stop clogging of blood vessels. Blueberries, strawberries and spinach also offer a promise of stronger brainpower.

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