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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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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