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Dr Russ Blog - April 2014
 
Washing Produce - What's Best?
Created on 4/25/2014
The word is out and most of us have heard it -

"Clean your vegetables and fruits before you cook or eat them."

This even goes for bagged produce.

But what is the best way to wash produce?

It turns out, sometimes the old-fashioned ways really are the best.

In this instance, the old-fashioned way is cool, clean running water. Read More>>
Healthy Product Not Available? Just Ask!
Created on 4/18/2014
You've heard about a new healthy product that you'd like to try.

You scan the store shelves but can't find it.

What to do?

It's easy - just ask.

Go to the Customer Relations desk and request that the product be carried in the store. There's a good chance your request will be granted. Read More>>
Drink Milk to Protect Your Joints?
Created on 4/11/2014
Most of us grew up with the idea that drinking milk is good for us. Then came data suggesting that other foods containing calcium might be even better for us.

Now comes research suggesting that drinking a little milk each day might help protect joints against damage related to osteoarthritis.

However, eating cheese every day worsened joint health.

These data are preliminary, but a little milk might go a long way towards promoting joint health in the presence of osteoarthritis.  Read More>>
"2 + 5" and Stay Alive?
Created on 4/4/2014
2 + 5 = 7  -  no news there!

And the Australian government has for some time recommended eating 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables a day.

Nice.

Catchy.

And based on recent evidence, eating 2 + 5 is potentially very healthy for you.

Read More>>
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