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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Five Foods to Beat Stress

Life is stressful. Whether it’s work, school, family or the seemingly increasing number of weddings you’re getting invited to, it’s hard to juggle and cope with everything without the occasional stress-eating. (Binging on potato chips or cookies sound familiar to you?). That said, the key to feeling better might just be at the end of your fork. […]

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Five Popular Health Foods That Aren’t Really Healthy

Nowadays so many foods come with health claims attached that it’s hard to keep track of which ones are actually good for you. With every diet trend hitting the market, a new brand of “miracle cookie” comes out promising to make you healthier. Next time you take a trip down the grocery aisle, beware of these […]

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Drinking Alcohol in a Healthy Diet

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, you’re probably gearing up to celebrate—and it’s very likely alcoholic beverages will play a part of the festivities. The question is: How big or small a part should alcohol play? The good news is that drinking alcohol in moderation has health benefits. That said, drinking in excess will negatively […]

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