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By Garrett Simpson, NASM-CNC, Community Health Leader Did you know that cherries offer a plethora of health benefits thanks to their rich array of protective plant compounds? Notably, their anti-inflammatory properties may aid in conditions such as gout, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Meanwhile, stands out for its nutrient density, boasting essential vitamins like vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Its gluten-free profile makes it a go-to option for those seeking alternatives to wheat flour in gluten-free baking and cooking. Additionally,

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   This Kale Pesto is a great way to kick off the month. As part of a heart-healthy diet, kale can reduce the risk of heart disease by helping lower LDL cholesterol or “bad cholesterol.” Kale offers an abundance of nutrients that support heart health, including potassium, fiber, folate, and calcium. Basil provides additional heart-protective benefits, containing compounds like flavonoids and polyphenols that may contribute to cardiovascular health. Garlic is known for its potential to lower

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   January is pomegranate and citrus season, so this salad is the perfect combination to enjoy these fruits at their best. Citrus fruits are rich in multiple nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber can reduce inflammation. Pomegranates can aid in skin health and in digestion. So give this recipe a try and start your year off with a bright and zesty kick!   Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader   With the new year right around the corner everyone is trying to set themselves up for success. The best way to set yourself up nutritionally is to eat probiotics daily. Probiotics help your body maintain healthy gut microorganisms. Greek yogurt is full of probiotics that help prevent obesity. It’s a great source of calcium and can keep you satisfied for longer. Dark Chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants. It may improve blood flow and

Come join us for a live cooking demonstration! Chef Garrett will lead an interactive, healthy cooking demo on preparing the Fresh Rec Stop recipe of the month, Cranberry Mousse. Healthy St. Pete’s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to fresh produce at affordable prices in convenient locations and provide monthly healthy recipe tasting opportunities at Fresh Rec Stop locations. 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., St. Pete,

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader For many that don’t know, December is in the middle of pomegranate season. Even though they stain my hands and clothes, I can’t get enough of that sweet and sour fruit. Pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and inflammatory activities. It is demonstrated that certain components of the pomegranate, such as polyphenols, have potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic effects. Greek yogurt contains

By Chef Garrett, Community Health Leader As we head further into fall, it's time to excited for the family gatherings and the food that comes with the season. Cranberries always taste like the holidays. Many people consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. In fact, research has linked the nutrients in cranberries to a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) the prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood