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Be Fructose-Smart:How to Enjoy Fruit and Not Go Overboard on Sugar

“Eat your fruits and vegetables.” That’s something we hear every day. It’s not terrible advice, but it’s not the best, either, because fruits are high in sugar. (It would be better to say “Eat your vegetables and fruits” to emphasize the less-sugary of the two.) Fruits can be good for us, yes, but it’s good

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Delicious Ways to Get More Probiotics

You can’t open a health magazine without reading something about probiotics.  They have been positioned as the cornerstone for optimal health, but how do you get more of them in your diet? CLICK HERE FOR EXAMPLES

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Springtime is Salad Time!

Looking for a light and delicious spring lunch?  Salads are perfect at this time of year especially in Michigan where lettuces are abundant right now.  Red or green leaf, Romaine or buttery lettuce like Bibb all make great salad options.  I suggest you avoid iceberg lettuce as it lacks not only flavor, but also nutrients. 

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Cleaner and Greener this Springtime

Springtime is a great time to start looking at your local farmers markets for cleaner and greener foods, especially fruits and vegetables! The highest sprayed (Dirty Dozen™) and the least sprayed (Clean Fifteen™) are two lists published by The Environmental Working Group that can guide you in selection at your local farmers markets! Print the

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In Support of Coconut Oil

To eat coconut or not to eat coconut? Recently, the American Heart Association weighed in on the subject, issuing a Presidential Advisory statement urging Americans to avoid saturated fat, including saturated fat in the form of coconut oil. Given how popular coconut oil has become, this has led to an outcry of confusion from the

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DIY Dressing: So Simple, So Much Healthier

When you look at what’s in grocery store aisles, dressing is the #1 thing you should make and not buy. Why? Because commercial dressings rely on commercial-grade, heavily refined oils like soy, canola, grapeseed, corn, and safflower, none of which will do any favors for your fresh spring salads. (Because any plant-derived oil can be

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