Making the Case for Eating Fruit

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Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of […]

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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Losing weight is confusing enough without all the gimmicks and conflicting advice, but what’s the deal when your weight loss efforts suddenly stall? Vibrant health, a strong build, and effortless weight management are a natural outcome when hormone levels are healthy. However, there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our hormones and keep us […]

Can Fruit Make Us Fat?

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By now, most folks are aware that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a bad idea for a country suffering from an obesity epidemic. Even the food industry has gotten the memo loud and clear, and the HFCS in soft drinks and sweetened comfort foods is being replaced by cane sugar. What many of us […]

8 Top Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair From Dr. Oz

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Of course you care how your hair looks. Who doesn’t? Ever since humans emerged from caves, we’ve used our hair to broadcast two messages: “I’m healthy and powerful,” and “Hello, honey, how about it?” Some politicians get elected just because of their healthy hair. What you feed your body also feeds each of the 150,000 […]

Nope, They’re Not Always Green

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Fruit is all the more sweet in the summer – it’s such a refreshing foil to hot, sunny days. (Although I must admit that today is pleasantly overcast and not so hot. I can hear my garden sighing in relief.) And bright-colored fruit makes summer days even more festive. In fact, doesn’t this golden kiwi […]

No-Cook Desserts for Hot Days

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If you’re looking for refreshing, not-too-sweet, and hits-the-spot desserts, the world of raw cuisine has a lot to offer. (It also has a lot to offer when it comes to incredibly fresh salads, spicy/savory nut dishes that’ll make you forget about meat, innovative noodle recipes involving crunchy kelp strands – those would be the aforementioned […]

Head to a Local Farmer’s Market This Summer!

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Farmer’s Markets are great in the spring and summer months. You can buy local produce from a farm near you. Support Michigan’s agriculture as you try new fruits and veggies! Here is a list of great Farmer’s Markets, flower markets and Cider Mills near you! Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market – Rochester All products grown or […]

Crepes: So Much Easier Than You Think

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Today’s post is more of an ideas post than an actual recipe, but it’s an idea that you can take in uncountable directions, be that sweet or savory or as a main dish or a dessert. Another neat thing about this culinary concept is that you get to play the part of a pastry chef […]

Berry Of The Week: Acai Berry

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In the past few years, we’ve been hearing all this buzz about the amazing acai berry, supposedly packed full of healthy antioxidants. Maybe you’ve even tried it because of the acai berry products claiming to help with weight loss. The truth is the acai berry is very nutritious, but hard to find in the healthiest […]

Love Our Berry Posts? Here’s More On Strawberries!

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Want healthy, glowing skin? Get it naturally by replacing high-calorie snacks with berries. Berries are great sources of cancer-fighting nutrients, like vitamin C and fiber, says the American Institute for Cancer Research. The strawberry, in particular, is packed with ellagic acid, which can prevent skin cancers. Plus, a strawberry has high antioxidant levels that help protect […]