Tag: fruits and vegetables

$52 Million to be Invested in Pharr providing a positive economic impact

$52 million is being invested in the city of Pharr. Three companies are moving into town which officials say will provide more than 100 job opportunities for Pharr residents with an economic impact of more than $170 million. “These will be cold store facilities that will support the international trade when it comes to fruits and vegetables.” A press conference making the announcement will take place tomorrow at the Pharr economic development building located at 1215 south Cage Boulevard at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome to...

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Delightful Fall Decorations for Deck, Porch, or Patio

  The autumnal equinox toward the end of September means that it is officially fall. But we lovers of the great outdoors are not quite ready to come inside and hibernate until next spring just yet … especially if we’re lucky enough to be in the midst of a late spell of gloriously mild, sunny weather. So how about a compromise? Keep on enjoying your porch, deck, or patio, but give a nod to the new season with these easy-to-do decor updates. Materials Plants. Mums and marigolds are the quintessential fall flowers, in shades of tangerine, gold, and crimson. Place a pot or...

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Custom Carpentry to Make Your Backyard Say “Summer”

There are at least 3 great things that we can think of about summertime. 1. It’s summer. 2. You can spend the whole day out in your garden without freezing your nose off. 3. There are all kinds of fun wooden furniture pieces and other installations which simply and inexpensively add a very special seasonal (read: relaxing) touch to your backyard. Here are 6 ideas that we especially love. Potting Shed Every backyard that belongs to a gardener, whether an old hand or a newbie, needs a potting shed. A shed is a handy spot to store landscaping tools and supplies. But...

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Combating Alzheimer’s Disease with the ‘Mind Diet’

Following the mind diet may lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are calling the mind diet a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet-which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The hybrid diet is high in fruits and vegetables and lean meats. A decade long study followed one thousand people and found their risk for Alzheimer’s decreased by 53 percent by following the diet. In other health news, counties across the U.S. are getting their health report cards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They compiled health data such as smoking, adult obesity, physical inactivity...

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Keep your Heart Healthy by Adding Fiber to your Diet

Today is ‘Go Red for Women Day’ and there’s no better way to boost your heart health than with a high fiber diet. Dieticians recommend eating fiber that comes from natural sources. Fruits and vegetables are your go to fiber sources. They are packed with two types of fiber your body needs, soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber found on the skins of fruits, helps us stay regular. Soluble fiber is found in beans, oranges and pears. This type of fiber lowers bad LDL cholesterol levels and fights off diseases. Some foods like oatmeal contain both types of fiber but the key is to make sure you are getting enough. Foods however that have added fiber—like fiber bars or crackers are not the same and should be...

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