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Our menu for this week includes Monday, May 7—Turkey and cheese sandwich, soup, crackers, cobbler.  Tuesday, May 8—Cook’s Choice.  Wednesday, May 9—Meatloaf, baked potato, carrots, roll, jell-o with fruit.  Thursday, May 10—Polish sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, peas, bread, cookie.  Friday, May 11—Fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, stewed tomatoes, strawberries with ice cream.

Our activities include, but are not limited to:  Monday–OATS bus to Springfield.  Tuesday—OATS bus to Ozark.  Wednesday—OATS bus to Ava.  Thursday–Driver’s exam in the basement.  Friday—OATS bus to Ava.

While artichokes may not be the easiest food to consume, the sheer volume of nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals found in this extraordinary vegetable make eating them well worth it.  Most people’s favorite part of the artichoke is the heart, but the leaves are actually the source of a vast majority of its health benefits.  Artichokes are packed with phytonutrients such as quercetin, rutin, gallic acid, and cynarin, all working to protect against many health risks including cancer, heart disease, liver dysfunction, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  So seniors, the next time you’re in the produce aisle, look for some artichokes to help keep your body healthy.

Until next week, have a good one!

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