Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Bai5 is a beverage brand founded in 2009. It recently received an equity investment from the Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group. In just 5 short years, the brand has reached an impressive annual revenue of over $50 million. Bai is a sweetened … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Pecans

10 Things to Know About Pecans

Happy National Pecan Day! It always cracks us up to discover that a trade organization has created a holiday around the product it is selling. However, in the case of pecans and other healthy foods, we have no problem sharing … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Guinness is Good for You”. That’s what the brewery claimed about its Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on the scientific method of asking people how they felt after drinking a pint! Most answered that they felt better. … Continue reading

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To Juice or to Blend?

To Juice or to Blend?

Fresh liquid nutrition is really big these days. Cold pressed juice stands are popping up all over metro areas. Jamba Juice and competitors have hundreds of branches nationwide, and companies like Vitamix and Blendtec are selling $500 machines like hot … Continue reading

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10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

10 Things to Know about Honey (Is Honey Really Healthier than Sugar?)

1. Honey is the only human food that insects produce. 2. After collecting nectar from flowers, bees return with full stomachs to the hive, where they will turn the sweet juice into honey. The bees add an enzyme to the … Continue reading

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Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

Is Organic Produce Healthier and Does it Really Matter?

The web is abuzz with news of a recent meta-study that proves that organic produce is healthier than conventional. The study analyzed from over 300 peer-reviewed articles and found that: Organic crops have lower pesticide residues (the frequency of pesticides … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Antioxidant Power in Processed Snacks?

Take a look at the “health” claims on this package of tortilla chips: Contains Antioxidant POWER Gluten Free Made with non GMO ingredients Added Fiber It’s not a snack, it’s a health food! That’s what manufacturers would have us believe. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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