How to Choose the Best Kombucha

Photo Credit: Amanda Paa of Heartbeet Kitchen I’ve learned more about kombucha over the last two months than I ever thought I’d know. (I guess working for a kombucha company will do that to a person). It’s been fascinating, and if there’s one thing I feel compelled to share it’s that not all kombucha is created

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6 Ways to Reduce Kids’ Sugar Intake (Without Giving Up Treats)

I believe treats and indulgence are important parts of a healthy lifestyle. They bring us joy, connect us to family and cultural traditions, and can help us learn about our body’s signals and feelings of satisfaction. So rather than eliminate or heavily restrict sweet treats for my kids, I like to limit the added sugar in their

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16 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

‘Tis the season to buy a fridge full of groceries, only to toss half of them a week later after having lived on cookies & eggnog at unexpected parties and gatherings. Right? Not this year! Since it’s all too easy to waste food (and thus hard-earned money) when our eating routines are all over the place, I asked some

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10 Healthy Foods to Buy Now

Ready to hit the refresh button? Me too. But not with a cleanse, detox or new diet – because none of those things work. What’s always worked for me is thinking about what I can have and what I do get to eat when I’m getting back on track with a wholesome eating routine. Instead of

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How to Choose the Healthiest Bread

To make bread, you need 4 ingredients: water, flour, starter (or yeast) and salt. Yet most breads on supermarket shelves these days have 20+ ingredients. These non-essential ingredients serve three primary purposes: Increase shelf-life, so that a loaf of bread may last a few weeks instead of a few days. Speed up the bread-making process so companies

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How to Choose the Healthiest Yogurt

The yogurt aisle is perhaps the most confusing aisle of the grocery store. With so many options, each offering something that supposedly makes it superior, you could spend all your precious shopping time just reading yogurt labels. I’m here to provide some guidance. While yogurt selection of course boils down to personal preference, some are definitely healthier and more high quality

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9 Ways to Make Organic Food More Affordable

6. Use meat as an “accent” ingredient. That is really good advice. Our modernized, industrialized agricultural system often furnishes consumers with meat that contains excessive omega-6 arachidonic acid. Moreover, meat is often deficient in the the omega-3 family of fatty acids. Excerpt from a British Medical Journal editorial entitled “The importance of a balanced ω-6

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