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Master Gardener Tips May 31, 2024

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By Debbie Post, University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Garden vegetables have a variety of unique health benefits. Peppers contain capsaicin which has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce heart disease. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and potassium. Spinach is good for boosting your immune system while broccoli helps to keep blood sugar stable. Carrots provide huge sources of vitamins A and B. Mushrooms are great for reducing many types of cancer risks. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene which helps slow the aging process. Adding more vegetables to your diet will help minimize your calorie, fat, and cholesterol intake. Plant a garden, get healthy.