Better than the $1 menu: Superfoods that ring in for 99 cents or less

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Better than the $1 menu: Superfoods that ring in for 99 cents or less Blog Post

Every few months, it seems, there’s hype about the latest, hottest superfood—chia seeds and acai berries spring to mind. But LOTS of foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are “superfoods”—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories.

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5 myths about tea

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
5 myths about tea Blog Post

You probably already know that tea is an incredibly healthy beverage. In fact, studies show that if you drink tea regularly, you may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. But not everything you’ve heard about tea is true. Here are 5 myths about tea busted:

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7 hidden sources of caffeine

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
7 hidden sources of caffeine Blog Post

I’ve been trying to cut down on caffeine. I came to this goal recently as I was sitting cross-legged in yoga and noticed I felt a little jittery. Not good. It was a sign that the second cup of coffee I had had that morning may have been a cup too many. While caffeinated tea and coffee have been linked to some health benefits, such as lowering risk of skin and liver cancers, caffeine has some downsides. Some people are more sensitive than others and in addition to jitters, it can deplete sleep quality, especially in folks over 40, amp up anxiety, and it’s addictive.

Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them)

Monday, October 15th, 2012
Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them) Blog Post

Ever read a food label on a product and wonder why certain ingredients are called out as “Allergens” (e.g., “May contain soy, peanuts, etc.”)? Although one could develop food allergies to many foods (I know people who are allergic to fava beans and strawberries), there are eight foods and food groups that represent the most common food allergies—what are known as the “Big Eight.” In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food manufacturers to list these eight common allergens on food labels.

The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it) Blog Post

There’s a super-important nutrient that, chances are, you’re not getting enough of: omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are a nutrient powerhouse, shown to improve heart health and mood. There are two kinds of omega-3s, in particular, that are important for overall health: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).