COLLAGEN SPORTS GREENS

Starting your day off with a healthy smoothie can have great benefits to your health and overall well-being. Higher levels of folic acid found in greens can help fight against depression. Shakes/smoothies help people get the necessary amount of fruits and vegetables recommended each day.

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ACAI Superfruit

Acai, or aka the Amazonian Berry, is a natural berry native to South American Rain forests.  You may have seen it before in smoothies, or acai bowls.  This fruit has been known for centuries for its superfood qualities being extremely rich in antioxidants, fiber, heart healthy fats, and calcium!

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Storing Spices

The shelf life of a spice depends on the type of spice and the way it is stored.  Overtime spices can loose their potency and not flavor your food the way you had intended.  Storing them properly will help maintain the shelf life of your spices!

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Food By Season

Eating seasonally means that you are eating produce like fruits and vegetables during the time of year they naturally taste the best.  Fruits and vegetables ripen at different times or seasons each year because they grow in a cycle. So what is in season?

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Dairy Free Ice Cream

Finding a great tasting ice cream when you are lactose intolerant or vegan can be pretty difficult. But, dairy free ice creams are often healthier than say, a pint of Ben and Jerry’s!

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Avocados

Are avocados beneficial to our diet? Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Let’s take a look at the possible health benefits of avocados. 

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Dried Cranberries

These sweet little convenient snacks are growing in popularity. These quick good-on-the-go fruits may not be the best thing to grab.  The big question is, are they good for you?  

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White Rice vs. Brown Rice

So, which should you choose? Which one is better for you? Based on the caloric and nutrition standpoint, it’s up to you! If you prefer brown rice, go for it! If you prefer white rice, dig in! There are positives and negatives to both, so the choice is yours! 

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Local Honey: Reduce Seasonal Allergies

Local honey could be the natural remedy to your seasonal allergies.  Local honey is the honey made from local trees, flowers, the things that cause your allergies in the first place.  Using honey to prevent these could be the cool new way to get relief.

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Snacks for the Beach!

A lot of people enjoy summer vacation with trips to the beach. Sometimes, on vacation we enjoy a little too much bubbly and not enough healthy foods.  Vacation is for ignoring responsibilities, eating extra calories, and soaking up the sun. But, we can have good snacks for when we are lounging. 

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Is Peanut Butter Bad For You?

Peanut butter is creamy or crunchy texture and the taste get a lot of people on board. It’s not really a nut, but it is a legume.  Fitness people love to call it healthy, but is it really? For some people, it’s deathly.  There are a percentage of people who are allergic and it can be severe…

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Benefits of Apples

We’ve all heard the saying: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". The apple is supposedly a miracle fruit that we’ve all known it to be the cure all for being preventative.  But is the apple truly that wonderful? What are the benefits of eating an apple? 

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Eat More Dried Fruit!

Everyone knows that fruits are good for you because they contain natural sources of sugar. However, many people don't know that the drying process causes fruit to increase in beneficial properties, stimulating nutrient release and making for an overall healthier choice. Here are the top 12 dried fruits according to fitday.com

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