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Eating Berries Can Reduce Risk Of Diabetes


Grab a couple of friends and join us on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. for a canvas painting workshop. All supplies will be provided as well as a light meal. The class is limited to 20 adult participants and the registration fee is $25. The class will fill up fast so call the extension office to register at 675-2730 and remember, you must pay the fee to be considered registered for class.  

Our Healthy You exercise classes are free and continue meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Make sure that you wear cool, comfortable clothes, good walking shoes and bring some water to drink. The nurse will be here on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8:45 to 9 a.m. to take glucose and blood pressure readings. All exercise participants are encouraged to come and take advantage of this free service. 

The Evening Create MHV Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10,  at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office located inside Multi-Purpose Building in Coffeeville.  Janet Calder will be the project leader and we will be making a Burlap Monogram.  Supplies needed include a sharpie, burlap (1/2 yard), canvas, ribbon (for hanging) and a staple gun.

The United Y.C. MHV will once again be offering Renasant Bank’s preview of the 2017 Travel programs at the Extension Office on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Ms. Ann McMillian will be here to tell about the upcoming programs and the bank will have refreshments immediately following.  The public is invited.

The 4-H Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Clubs (Clover Buds ages 5-7 and Yalobusha Buddies ages 8-18) will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4: p.m. at the Extension Office in the Multi-Purpose Building.  We will be preparing some delicious fall treats. To make sure we have enough ingredients for everyone, please call Pamela at the Extension Office at 675-2730 to let us know your child will be attending.

The FCS 4-H Club is selling stuffed Christmas tree ornaments that they made.  The ornaments are $4 each and can be seen on our facebook page at MSU-Yalobusha County Extension Service or come by the Extension Office and pick out your favorite from our wide selection. 

A ServSafe Food Safety Certification Class will be taught Dec. 13-14, beginning at 9 a.m. on both days. The certification exam will begin around 3 p.m. on the 14th and should be completed by 5 p.m.  The class will be held at the MSU Extension Service in Grenada County.  The Cost of the course is $140 and the deadline to register is Nov. 14. 

 

Berries and Diabetes:

Have you seen the latest meta-analysis from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition? The article, “Associations of dietary intakes of anthocyanins and berry fruits with risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies,” explored the link between the anthocyanins in berries and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The results are very encouraging. Apparently eating anthocyanin-rich berries could reduce a person’s risk of diabetes by 15 to 18 percent! This data comes from over 400,000 people.

What Are Anthocyanins?

Anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments that belong in the flavonoid family.

The flavonoid family, in turn is a collection of phytochemicals. These compounds help fight oxidation and improve health.

Great sources of anthocyanins include…

•Blackberries

•Blackcurrants

•Blueberries

•Cranberries

•Grapes

•Raspberries

•Red Cabbage

You can also find anthocyanins in the skin of eggplants (a.k.a. aubergines) and some apples. Certain red-hued peaches can also contain these fantastic phytochemicals.

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