Top 5 Healthy Summer Tips

Summer is here, which means there will lots of sun, fun, and good food to enjoy. Sticking to healthy eating during summer can be tricky, especially with endless snack tables, barbecues, and ice cream shops around. Here are some easy, healthy tips that can make summer enjoyment a little lighter. 1. Hydrate Right Hot summer weather […]

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Do you know about BPA?

BPA is a chemical found in plastic containers and metal cans. You might have spotted reusable bottles that have a sticker saying “BPA-free” on them. The use of BPA is controversial, because too much of it may have some negative health effects. What is BPA? BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used to make […]

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Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index, or BMI, has been used for many years as a way to estimate a person’s body composition. You may have stumbled upon BMI calculators on the web and entered in your height and weight. Calculating your BMI is a helpful way to learn where you stand in terms of disease risk. However, […]

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Mercury in Fish

You might have heard about the numerous health benefits of eating more fish. They are one the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA and EPA (two powerful omega-3 fatty acids not found in plant foods). However, you may also be concerned that eating more fish may pose the risk of consuming too much […]

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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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