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Denver Botanical Gardens: See What’s in Bloom

March 4, 2015 5:02 pm

Spend the afternoon admiring the ever-changing landscape of the Denver Botanical Gardens on York Street. A magnificent showcase of diverse plants and flowers from all over North America is on display each day as you wander through the many gardens.

With more than 700 native Colorado plants to view, these gardens are as educational as they are enjoyable. Come during one of the venue's monthly tours to get an in-depth analysis of each garden and have your questions answered by the horticulture experts on staff. The Botanical Gardens is often host to many artistic and musical events, such as the Summer Concert Series, a lovely way to enjoy gorgeous melodies among fragrant flowers.

Check out the space to use for weddings and other special occasions as well. Come for a visit and leave feeling inspired by all the natural beauty in one spot!

Denver Botanical Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501

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Want to Access a Different Part of Your Brain? Try Writing with Your Other Hand

February 27, 2015 9:22 pm

Take a look at this article by Peg Conley from the blog Mind Body Green. She talks about how simply making time to write with your non-dominant hand has some pretty powerful effects on the mind and body.

Click here to read the article!

Also, if you haven't been keeping up with the Mind Body Green blog, you should! There are so many helpful articles about health and wellness.

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How to Get More Vitamin A in Your Diet

February 26, 2015 6:06 pm

Vitamin A provides a number of wonderful eye health benefits, from minimizing dry eyes to helping to absorb light in the retinal receptors. In addition to improving your eye health, it also supports cell growth and improves the health of the kidneys, heart, and other essential organs. Here are just a few surprising food sources for beneficial Vitamin A.

  1. Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are some of the best sources of Vitamin A out of any food, offering a staggering 561% of the recommended daily amount in just one whole potato. Better yet, the delicious sweet potato offers all of its priceless nutrients while adding only 103 calories to your diet. Simply bake one in the oven for a healthy side dish that’s absolutely packed full of A vitamins.
  2. Carrots. This other favorite orange food is equally as rich with Vitamin A. The carrot has been known for its eye health benefits for quite some time, though many people don’t realize that it’s because of the numerous A vitamins inside. One medium carrot offers a full 200% of the recommended daily intake, and it’s a great source of the Vitamins C, K, and B that your body also needs.

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin A [Healthaliciousness]
Vitamin A [NIH]
26 Foods High in Vitamin A for Healthy Eyes [Bembu]

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