<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Healthy Week]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcmiami.com/feature/healthy-weekhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.pngNBC 6 South Floridahttps://www.nbcmiami.comen-usMon, 20 Nov 2017 01:08:20 -0500Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:08:20 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Get Sleep, Lose Weight]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:40:07 -0500https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/153091697.jpgA new study links sleep with the way human bodies burn fat. Compromising sleep can affect one's weight, vision, and organ function in the future.

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For food lovers who want their vegetables shipped the day after they’re picked, Teena’s Pride Community Supported Agriculture program in Homestead may be the answer.

“People buy an annual subscription to vegetable boxes that contain our heirloom tomatoes and many other varieties of tomatoes that we grow here on the farm,” said Diane Diaz, who helps run the program.

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Subscribers get a weekly shipment of freshly grown vegetables for their contribution to the farm. Diaz said that when buying from the CSA, mother nature can play a big role – similar to buying stock.

“And that’s the one risk people run when they join a CSA,” she said. “As long as mother nature treats us well, and fortunately Isaac only dropped some rain on us so we didn’t have any losses, but we if we do get a freeze or another hurricane it could destroy all of this and we have to start all over again.”

Members pay upfront so the farmer has the money needed to start growing. Diaz told NBC 6 South Florida that the plants are grown with on the family farm.

“Using the best possible practices of sustainable growing that can ever be made, and they are just ultra-fresh when they are picked and packed the very next day,” Diaz said.

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Teena’s Pride packs boxes of produce and ships them to distribution points from South Miami to Aventura. The program hopes to expand into south Broward soon.

“There’s nowhere you can get vegetables that are cut the day before you receive them. Nowhere,” Diaz said.

Beginning Nov. 4, Teena’s Pride CSA will hold farmers markets once a month where the public can come and buy what’s available.

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