Healthy Spring Desserts

Entertaining this weekend? These easy, nutrient-packed desserts are great for Spring get-togethers. Apple Cranberry Crumble Serves 4 Filling 3 cups chopped apple with skin 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 2 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tbsp of lemon juice Crumble Top 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp whole wheat flour 2 tbsp […]

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Update: The Heartbleed Bug

You may be wondering about CVE-2014-0160 (aka the Heartbleed Bug) in OpenSSL. Zipongo is happy to report that there is no evidence that our servers have been affected. This can be validated here. However, in order to secure our data from this point forward, we’ve: updated all of our servers with the latest patch to […]

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What is Inflammation?

You may have heard the terms “inflammatory” and “anti-inflammatory” tossed around when talking about certain foods. The topic of inflammation is becoming increasingly more important when it comes to health and diets. However, unless you have a degree in something health-related, it might be difficult to understand what exactly inflammation is and why you should […]

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The Skinny on Fried Foods

Deep frying is known for making foods “fattening”. Frying multiplies the fat and calorie content without adding any beneficial nutrients. But, if you have a craving for something fried, there are some tricks you can use to lighten things up as much as possible. What Frying Does Adds Fat and Calories: The most obvious thing that […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Artificial sweeteners are a controversial topic in the nutrition world. Some argue that a no calorie alternative is better than high calories from sugar, while others argue that artificial sweeteners may lead to worse health effects than a high-sugar diet. As added sugars make up a significant portion of the average American diet, food manufacturers […]

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How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Packing your lunch can be a challenge. You want a delicious, balanced meal that travels well and doesn’t take too long to prepare. Never fear! Here are our tips for success. Pack Leftovers The quickest way to throw together lunch is to use something you’ve already made. Plan ahead with your favorite dinners, so you […]

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Homemade Healthy: Infused Beverages

One of the easiest ways to improve your diet is to cut out sugary drinks. While looking for an alternative, the Zipongo team discovered infused beverages. By adding a few fresh ingredients to water or iced tea, you can add refreshing flavors, natural sugars, and antioxidants. Sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no benefit. They contain […]

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Top 5 Fruits and Veggies In Season

Buying fruits and veggies that are in season is an easy way to stay healthy. Buying in-season has tons of benefits: produce is generally less expensive, more flavorful, and more nutritious than out of season produce. The key to a healthy diet is eating a variety of different foods, so buying in-season produce can be […]

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Plant Sources of Calcium

Calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, providing strength and structure. The body also maintains a level of calcium in the blood which contributes to muscle movement and helps communication between brain and body. Calcium in the blood can come from foods we eat or from stored calcium. When the body is forced to draw calcium from […]

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Top 6 Immune Boosting Foods

Whether it’s flu season or there’s a cold going around the office, you can keep your immune system strong by eating certain foods. You don’t need to buy pricey supplements to keep yourself healthy. Vitamins and minerals in whole foods tend to be absorbed better than those in supplements. You are also less likely to get […]

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