Why a Big Meal Makes You Sleepy

One of the questions I always get is: Why do I feel sleepy after I’ve had a meal? Folks tend to think their sleepiness is associated with a specific food, and yes, this may be true in some cases. But there’s also a scientific reason for the post-meal slump. Eating a Big Meal Takes Energy Most […]

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Zipongo Welcomes New Hire Megan Murphy

“Zipongo is disrupting the food/health paradigm in the B2B space, enabling people to make healthier choices via customized recommendations and the power of convenience.” Megan Murphy, who recently joined Zipongo as its implementation account manager, has experience across the consulting, finance and business development arenas in places like New York, London, Boston, Dallas, Geneva and […]

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Five Foods High in Sodium That May Surprise You

After noshing on an overly salty meal, you’ve probably experienced that cotton-mouth feeling, which has you reaching for a tall glass of water. Besides making you thirsty, eating foods high in sodium can increase your risk for some not-so-good health problems. The maximum recommended intake for sodium is 2,300 mg per day for most people. Some […]

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Can Certain Foods Trigger a Headache?

Ever find yourself with a pounding headache, one that has you popping painkillers in hopes of easing your misery? Well, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that roughly 45 million Americans have chronic severe headaches. Meanwhile, 25% of women and 8% of men will experience a migraine at some point during their life. As it happens, […]

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Meet Zipongo’s Resident Dietitian Jason Lau

“The nutrition field is at a stage where we need to find innovative ways to reach the general public and guide them towards healthy eating habits.” Jason Lau, Zipongo’s resident registered dietitian, has been practicing dietetics for the past several years. Before Zipongo, he was with SPE Certified, a national nutrition consulting firm where he […]

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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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