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Grocery Store Traps to Avoid

by in Healthy Tips, January 6, 2014

You probably head to the store with the best of intentions — namely, to buy only the freshest healthiest food, stick to your list and stay within your budget. But by the time you reach the cashier, your cart inevitably holds several impulsive, and possibly less healthy, purchases. It’s not entirely your fault. Grocery storesRead more

Why You Need Prebiotics (and Where to Find Them)

by in Healthy Tips, January 4, 2014

  The food we eat should not only be enjoyable, but also nourishing as well. With the recent surge of research on digestive health, the promotion of probiotics has become common. But without the right “food,” those healthy bacteria won’t last long –  much like a seed can’t grow without water. Enter prebiotics!

5 “Health” Foods That Are Overrated

by in Healthy Tips, December 27, 2013

There are plenty of things that are — without debate — good for you. A plate of steamed vegetables with brown rice, for example. Or a bowl of fresh fruit. Or a piece of poached salmon. But there’s a long list of other foods that, despite wearing a so-called “health halo,” might not be theRead more

5 Foods Nutrition Experts Think Deserve More Love

by in Healthy Tips, December 14, 2013

There are always a couple of trendy foods du jour — currently, it’s kale and chia seeds — that seem to get all of the attention. But there are many unsung healthy heroes that should find their way into your diet on a regular basis. Here, nutrition experts weigh in on the top five foodsRead more

Smoothie Add-Ins: Worth It or Waste?

by in Healthy Tips, December 1, 2013

When you’re already plunking down five dollars or more for a smoothie, it can be hard to justify the additional cost of the various supplements and mix-ins offered on the menu. But with names like “recharge,” “immune booster” and “cold fighter,” the pricey additions can be hard to resist.

3 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

by in Healthy Tips, November 26, 2013

Many people are addicted to sugar, even if they don’t realize it. Sugar is hidden in cereal, bread and sauces. It’s poured into desserts, soda and coffee drinks. It lurks in processed foods in many forms (syrups, cane juice, fructose and turbinado, to name just a few). Consuming all of this sugar increases our desireRead more