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  • Getting to Know B Vitamins: Part 2

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2018

    nuts+seedsLast week we touched on half of the B vitamins and what they do. To learn more about B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B5 (pantothenic acid), click here. This week we will look at the remaining four: vitamins B6, B7, B9 and B12.

    B vitamins as a whole are important for converting food into energy levels. In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that physically active individuals with low levels of B vitamins perform worse during high-intensity exercise than those with adequate levels. The study also found that low levels of B vitamins contribute to a reduction in the body’s ability to repair muscles and build muscle mass. Read more

  • Dinner Tonight: Rutabaga and Parsnips

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2013

    When I opened my organic bin this week, I wasn’t really sure what to make of some of the contents, particularly the rutabaga. Round and purple, this root vegetable had me stumped. What do I do with this? After some thought, I decided to treat it like a potato or a carrot... or a parsnip. Parsnips look like creamy white carrots and as I found out, paired well with the rutabaga.

    Both rutabagas and parsnips are chock full of fiber. Parsnips are also a great source of folate and potassium, which are important for cardiovascular health. Rutabagas also offer calcium and vitamin B6 (needed for optimal nervous system health).  Read more

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