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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

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These spring vegetables are coming into season

Eating vegetables seasonally helps cut down transport emissions by preventing import of produce from the other side of the world. It also means your food will be fresher, more nutritious, tastier, and less expensive. If you’re wondering which vegetables this spring are coming into season, look Read More...

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9 vitamin K-rich foods to add to your diet

Vitamin K is not talked about as frequently as vitamin C or D, but this essential nutrient supports strong bones, helps blood clot, and protects against chronic inflammatory diseases. Vitamin K is fat-soluble and found in a number of food sources. If you’re looking to incorporate more into your Read More...

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New study identifies why you should definitely be eating more spinach

We’ve written about how spinach can boost muscle gain and is high in folate, but today we have another reason to eat more of this leafy green. New research from Texas A&M University has found that eating spinach could reduce your risk of colon cancer. In their study, the researchers Read More...

MIT study: Cyborg spinach plan

MIT study: Cyborg spinach plants send emails when detecting explosives

Spinach is often touted as a superfood for its extraordinary nutritional profile. But the leafy vegetable’s abilities to impress go beyond nutrition — as recently demonstrated by MIT researchers who hacked the spinach plant to send emails. You heard that right, in a bid to break the Read More...

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Scientists use spinach to improve the efficiency of fuel cell technology

Thanks to its nutrient-rich profile, spinach has long been touted as a superfood worthy to be included in any diet. But this leafy green vegetable also has the potential to revolutionize fuel cell technology, according to a recent proof-of-principle experiment conducted by a team of scientists at Read More...