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8 Great Gluten Free Snack Ideas

8 Great Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Jul 20th 2017

For some, gluten free is a fad diet, and they dabble in it in the hopes that it might improve health or solve some mysterious physical issue. For others, gluten free is a necessary way of life. It can be difficult to follow a truly glu … read more
Why You Should Choose Non-GMO Fruit

Why You Should Choose Non-GMO Fruit

Jul 7th 2017

The acronym GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms.” GMO’s are increasing being talked about as more and more people become aware of the science behind the food they eat.To be clear, using GMO’s in the manufacturing and production o … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Pears

10 Interesting Facts About Pears

Oct 28th 2016

There are over 3000 varieties of pears worldwide. The majority of pears sold in the United States are grown on the west coast, mainly Oregon and Washington. The United States is one of the largest producers of pears in the w … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

10 Interesting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

Jun 22nd 2016

Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. Cayenne pepper originated from South America. The cayenne pepper plant grows to about 2-4 feet tall. We typically see cayenne pepper in its ground form. Immature cayenne pepper i … read more
5 Reasons to Eat Fruits Post Workout

5 Reasons to Eat Fruits Post Workout

May 26th 2016

A good post-workout recovery routine is just as important as the training itself. The first 15-60 minutes right after exercising is crucial to replenish your body. Complement your workout efforts with portion control foods for weight manage … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Ginger

10 Interesting Facts About Ginger

Apr 27th 2016

Ginger is actually a rhizome, not a root. A rhizome is an underground stem. The ginger plant is an herb. Ginger is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is native to southeas … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cinnamon

10 Interesting Facts About Cinnamon

Mar 30th 2016

Cinnamon comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree. The cinnamon tree can grow up to 60 feet. Cinnamon sticks are also called quills. The 2 most popular types of cinnamon are: Ceylon and Cassia. Cinnamon is high in fiber and cal … read more
Reading Food Nutrition Labels

Reading Food Nutrition Labels

Mar 16th 2016

March is National Nutrition Month and we would like to talk about food nutrition labels! Reading and understanding food nutrition labels may help us make faster, more informed food choices for a healthy diet.(Photo credit: FDA)1. Serving In … read more
Real Fruit vs. Purees

Real Fruit vs. Purees

Feb 18th 2016

One of the main differences between fruit and purees is that sugars and sweeteners are usually added to purees, which increase calories, and purees often have preservatives.The fruit peels are also removed so that nutrients, like fiber, don … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

Feb 10th 2016

Lemons are native to Asia. Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. Lemons are rich in vitamin C. Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year. Lemon trees produce fruit all year round. Lem … read more
10 Fun Ways To Eat Apples

10 Fun Ways To Eat Apples

Feb 3rd 2016

You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doc away! Here are some fun ways to eat them: 1. Apple Slices and Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter or Nutella) 2. Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter 3. Peanut Butter Bana … read more
5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

Jan 15th 2016

Everyone knows strawberries are healthy, but not many people know just how many health benefits these super berries contain. These are the top five reasons you should add strawberries to your diet!1. AntioxidantsStrawberries come in at numb … read more
Winter Fruits + Vegetables

Winter Fruits + Vegetables

Dec 30th 2015

Why eat seasonally?Eating seasonally is healthier and more cost effective. Seasonal foods taste better because they are freshly picked, meaning they have fully ripened and developed. Its abundance also allows stores to stock up, which drive … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

Dec 23rd 2015

The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East. Pomegranates belong to the berry family. Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit. Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 mont … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

Dec 15th 2015

There are about 2,000 varieties of persimmons. There are only 2 types of commercially available persimmons: hachiya and fuyu. Persimmons are typically in season from September to December. Fresh and dried persimmon leaves … read more
6 Benefits of Cranberries

6 Benefits of Cranberries

Nov 17th 2015

Cranberries aid in providing Urinary Tract and Kidney Infection relief because they are natural diuretics.According to recent research, cranberries have shown to help prevent the growth of bacteria.Cranberries have a higher phytonutrient le … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

Nov 3rd 2015

Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. The 5 states known for growing cranberries are: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allo … read more
9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

Oct 20th 2015

Pineapples regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant.Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meat.Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the worl … read more
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Apples

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Apples

Oct 13th 2015

Apples are considered to be a part of the rose family.Apple trees take 4-5 years before they produce their first fruit.Apples float because 25% of its volume is air.Apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.There are approxima … read more
8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries

Sep 30th 2015

The United States produces the most blueberries in the worldBlueberries can be used as a natural dyeBlueberries are grown commercially in 38 statesMaine is the leading producer of wild blueberriesMichigan is the leading producer in cultiv … read more
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bananas

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bananas

Sep 23rd 2015

Bananas float in water because they are less dense in comparison. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet. Bananas grow on plants that are officially considered an herb. The banana is actually class … read more
Secrets For “Cooking” Raw

Secrets For “Cooking” Raw

Sep 10th 2015

The raw diet is quite trendy with health conscious groups as foods preserve their nutrients and natural enzymes, typically lost through heating above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. But, that being said, eating raw doesn’t mean munching veggies lik … read more
Why Compassionate Products Matter

Why Compassionate Products Matter

Sep 2nd 2015

Compassionate products are those that do not contain animal products or bring any form of suffering to the creatures in other forms. That means sans animal testing.A Healthy Body Requires A Healthy DietSome people claim that animal testing … read more
The Many Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Many Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Aug 26th 2015

Apple cider vinegar isn’t just a salad dressing anymore, it’s a holistic treatment for many diseases and conditions and an effective, all-natural household cleanser! Additionally, apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural repellent for m … read more