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Healthiest Summer Drinks

Long, hot summer days and warm summer nights call out for refreshing drinks. Summer opens up a new world of cold drinks, but not all of them are great for you (more on that next week). Today, check out the best summer drinks for your health. Iced tea: You’ve heard that tea is a healthy […]

5 Health Reasons to Eat Strawberries

Juicy, seed-studded strawberries are having their season. Apart from their candylike flavor, there are several reasons to indulge in these red berries: 1) They help ward off wrinkles One cup of strawberries (that’s about 8 large berries) delivers 140 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C, the same as a cup of oranges. Vitamin […]

5 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus’ green spears are a sure sign of spring. If you’re wondering about the health benefits of this seasonal must-have, this blog’s for you. It’s low in calories: Five large spears have just 20 calories and 2 grams of fiber, making this a flavorful guilt-free food. It’s nutrient-dense: Asparagus packs a lot of nutrition. It’s […]

Money-Saving Make-at-Home Foods

Alton Brown’s Granola The past few years have seen a rise of the DIY movement, as urban homesteaders, hipsters and thrifty folks alike have taken to pickling and preserving produce from farmers’ markets and CSA shares. Not only does making certain staples from scratch impress your friends, it also saves you money. Try making these […]

Mediterranean Diet Myths Busted

Unlike many fad diets, the Mediterranean Diet just doesn’t seem to go out of style. That’s in part because of a persistent influx of research touting its benefits. To be clear what we’re talking about here, the Mediterranean Diet is a pattern of eating that features a bounty of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts and […]

Tofu: Healthy or Not

Tofu is one of those controversial foods (like milk or wheat). Some people say it’s a health food, while others say to avoid it at all costs. Which attitude is correct? Should you eat it? Find out.