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Tasteful Tip Tuesday: July 2019

Don’t Let Ticks Ruin Your Summer

The warm summer months mean you’ll likely be spending more time outside. Unfortunately, summer is the season when ticks are the most active, putting you at a higher risk for tick-borne illnesses. The best way to avoid contracting a tick-borne disease is to practice proper preventive measures, which include the following:

  • Wear light-colored clothing, including long-sleeved shirts and pants when in wooded areas, and tuck pant legs into socks or boots. Keep long hair tied back.

  • Wash your body and clothing after all outdoor activities.

  • Look periodically for ticks if you have been outdoors, especially if you have been in wooded areas or gardens.

  • Remove ticks within 24 hours to greatly reduce the risk of contracting disease.

  • Talk with your veterinarian about tick repellent for your pet.

  • Check your pet’s coat if it has been in a possible tick-infested area.

Shop Seasonal This Summer

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base.

One great way to add variety to your diet and to make sure you are eating enough fruits and vegetables is to look for seasonal produce. Additionally, choosing in-season produce can help save you money, as the abundance of the fruit or vegetable typically makes it less expensive.

This summer, be mindful of what fruits and vegetables are in season near you.

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