Eating Healthy, Fresh Food

A Farmers Market Guide: Maximizing your Shopping Trip

From Detroit’s massive, beloved Eastern Market, to the small community markets that dot the metro area on weekends, to the farm stands you pass as you drive up-North, southeast Michiganders have a plethora of options for buying local produce during the growing season (late spring through early fall). Whether you’re …

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Healthy Recipes

What To Do With Asparagus? Make Guacamole! (Plus Other Tips)

Did you know that asparagus is one of the few vegetable plants that is a perennial – meaning that once planted it comes back every year? It’s also one of the earliest treasures of the spring and early summer harvest in Michigan. That means there’s plenty of it available this …

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Staying Hydrated

Why You Should Drink More Water (And 5 Tips On How To Do It!)

Did you know that hot water weighs more than cold water? Or that 90 percent of the earth’s fresh water is in Antarctica? How about the fact that 60 percent of your body is composed of water – it’s in every cell, bone, tissue and organ? While there are countless …

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Heart Smart® Recipe

A Healthier Dessert: Triple Berry Brownie Pizza

A little sweet treat doesn’t necessarily have to be off-limits when you are trying to watch your weight or eat a heart-healthy diet. The name of the game is moderation and trying to make sure that the desserts you do consume are as healthy as they can be by cutting …

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Eating Healthy

Salad Sabotage: 5 Fixins’ That Can Ambush Your Waistline

Foregoing those fries in favor of a salad may seem like the responsible food choice, but it could actually be worse calorie-wise if you’re not careful. Yes, before you pat yourself on the back for self-control, you should examine the contents of your salad to ensure that what you’re adding …

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Eating Healthy

The Scoop on the Chia Seed Trend

One of the hottest health food trends right now is chia seeds. (And the answer is yes –they are the same seeds that have been used to grow grassy “hair” on those pets from the TV commercials back in the day.) A seed of plant primarily grown in South America, …

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Nutrition Tips

Antioxidants: What’s All The Hype About?

With so many food fads these days, it’s easy to get sucked into a trend without really knowing what it’s all about. But one trend that’s getting attention for good reason is the antioxidant craze. But before you load up on anything that says those words on the label, you …

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Nutrition Tips

How To Eat Well On A Budget

Many people believe eating healthy costs more money, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, the opposite can be true if you know how to play it. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to becoming a grocery-shopping guru on a budget. Think seasonal. Buy fruits and vegetables that are …

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Childhood Nutrition

Does My Child Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Good nutrition is important throughout life, and setting a foundation for your child is key. March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s eating habits and decide whether he or she needs a daily multi-vitamin. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates …

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Eating Healthy

The Real Reason You Should Eat Your Spinach

Sure, Popeye knew that eating spinach would help him grow big and strong. But it turns out we may have overshot spinach’s role in beefing up this beloved cartoon icon. In fact, while spinach is high in many nutrients and vitamins, the true level of iron it contains (Fe, for …

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