Four Food Safety Tips to Stay Hale and Hearty

Did you know that one in six Americans gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year? According to the CDC, what this also means is that almost 130,000 Americans are hospitalized annually. There’s no doubt food safety is a serious matter. So you’ll want to follow the right food safety procedures whenever you’re preparing a meal. Here are four ways to […]

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Why Seaweed Is So Good — and Good for You Too

Seaweed is among the healthiest foods on the planet. A staple of various Asian cuisines since historic times, seaweed comes packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Whether it’s the nori that’s used to wrap your sushi roll or the wakame that was simmering in your miso soup, you’ve probably tried seaweed in one form or another. […]

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Condiments 101: The Lowdown on the Top Five

Condiments are a fast and easy way to dress up foods that may be lacking in flavor. Some condiments have health benefits, while others just tack on extra calories. Here are five of the most popular condiments and the lowdown on their nutrition content. Condiment #1: Ketchup It seems like no restaurant table is complete without the signature […]

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Zipongo Welcomes New Hire Jason Prodoehl

“I love being in San Francisco, and especially being able to explore swimming and hiking year-round.” Jason Prodoehl, who joins Zipongo as its new office manager and executive assistant, hails from the mighty Midwest. Wisconsin to be exact. He moved to the Bay Area 12 years ago and has worked in the engineering field for […]

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The Best Granola Brand – Taste-Test Approved

At Zipongo, we’re huge fans of granola. But, of course, the kinds of granola we favor are wide-ranging, leaving us wondering which is the best granola brand in terms of taste and nutrition. In general, granola’s a healthy food. It’s full of whole grains and complex carbs, which makes it perfect for breakfast or a light snack. […]

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Does Counting Calories Really Work?

We’ve all seen foods like “100 Calorie Pack Chocolate Cookies” in grocery stores. The idea being that limiting yourself to just 100 calories worth of chocolate cookies will help you slim down and reach your health goals. The thing is, counting calories alone won’t lead to long-term successful weight loss. Whatever your goals are, keep this in mind […]

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What Oils Should You Cook With?

Fat is such an important ingredient in cooking — using the right kind of cooking oil is a key element in making food that’s appealing and tasty. But not all cooking oils are created equal: Some oils are better for cooking and baking, while others are more suited to making vinaigrette or dressing a finished dish. And […]

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Five Hidden Sources of Sugar

Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to figure out which foods come loaded with sugar. There are the expected sources like soda, candy and cookies. Other times, heavy doses of added sugars show up in places you might not realize. Next time you take a trip down the grocery aisle, keep a look out for these five […]

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Three Healthy Snack Ideas

We’ve all experienced the 3 o’clock slump. It’s usually only remedied by two things: coffee and a snack. You reach for a banana, but it’s not as filling as you thought it would be. That’s because your body isn’t getting all of the nutrients it needs to feel full and satisfied. Building a healthy snack […]

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How to Build a Green Smoothie

It’s easy to look cool while you’re drinking a green smoothie. We here at Zipongo prefer smoothies over juices because they keep the whole fruit and veggie intact. This helps your body better absorb all of the good stuff. What goes into a green smoothie? Lots of things can! For a tasty, health-boosting treat, follow these […]

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