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Summer Sips: Which Are the Healthiest of the Bunch?

by in Grocery Shopping, July 2, 2014

summer drinks
Looking for something refreshingly fun to beat the heat this summer? Check out these sensible sippers. Read more

Food Fight! Lemonade vs. Iced Tea

by in Food Fight, Healthy Tips, July 22, 2013

lemonade and iced tea
Looking to quench your thirst with one of these summertime classics? First, check out which drink came out on top in this battle of the beverages.

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How to Cut the Sugar from Summer Drinks

by in Healthy Tips, May 20, 2012

summer drinks
This country is on a never-ending sugar high! We consume over three times the daily recommended amount of added sugar each day. One easy way to drop your sugar intake is to skip the sugary mixes and bottled beverages and take control of how much sugar’s in your drinks.

Sugar Overload
The American Heart Association recommends that women should eat no more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) of sugar each day, while men shouldn’t eat more than 9 teaspoons (150 calories). Studies reveal that we’re overindulging on added sugar, consuming 475 calories of added sugar every day.

Close to 40% of added sugar comes from sugary drinks like soda, sports and energy drinks, according to published data in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  A 16-fluid ounce container of a sports drink has 7 teaspoons of added sugar (105 calories) while the same amount of soda has over 12 teaspoons of added sugar (180 calories). Energy drinks are full of added sugar too, with an 8.3 fluid ounce can of a popular brand containing 6.5 teaspoons (98 calories).

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Blueberries 5 Ways

by in In Season, June 28, 2010

blueberries

We’re continuing our summer berries celebration  with a salute to antioxidant-rich blueberries. Despite their small size, these nutrition powerhouses are packed with vitamins and minerals.  Serve them up in these five fun recipes, from classics to new twists.

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Market Watch: Home-Grown Lemons

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, May 17, 2010

Lemon Tree

I usually write about my favorite finds from the farmers’ market or my CSA box, but I also grow some of my own food. After a few years of TLC, my lemons trees have produced their first harvest. I couldn’t wait to dig in!

I didn’t want to waste one bit of these plump and juicy Eureka lemons, so I found a use for everything from the juice to the peel.

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Lemonade, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, June 29, 2009

Lemonade
There’s nothing better than than an icy glass of lemonade on a hot day, but who needs all those extra calories from added sweeteners? Instead of turning to sugary, packaged mixes, make your own light and fresh versions. Here are our tricks.

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