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7 Small Snacks to Keep Your Metabolism Up All Day Long

We’ve all experienced the dreaded mid-morning or afternoon crash. Sometimes it hits you after the morning coffee’s effects have worn off, other times it’s when you’ve had a big lunch and just feel ready to quit for the day. But fear…

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Pregnant? What Not to Eat

With the recent recommendation from Consumer Reports that pregnant women should avoid canned tuna completely due to concerns over mercury, we started wondering what else women should be cautious about eating when they’re expecting. Here’s what we found. Dairy The…

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Sweeteners Decoded: The Truth about Sugar Substitutes

To make healthier versions of your favorite foods, many companies swap out real sugar for sugar substitutes. These sweeteners often contain fewer calories than plain old sugar, and thanks to their concentrated taste, require lower amounts to achieve the same…

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Veg Out: Top Vegan and Vegetarian Spots in Grand Rapids

If you don’t eat meat, you won’t soon run out of amazing places to fill up in Grand Rapids. As diners have shifted their eating habits away from animal sources due to environmental, health, or moral reasons, the city’s restaurants…

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No Joke: Sometimes You Should Eat The Yolk

The code has been cracked: egg yolks aren’t as bad as you thought. Though they certainly shouldn’t be eaten all day, every day, there are some nutritional properties found right in the middle of the egg.  Over one third of…

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5 Great Stops for a Healthy and Fun Day in Petoskey

Whether your idea of fun is getting active outdoors, curling up with a good book, shopping or dining, Petoskey has it all. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, in northwest lower Michigan, the resort town provides…

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Easy, Healthy, Inexpensive Meals to Make in a Dorm Room

Adjusting to college life is hard, especially if you live in a dorm. Junk food surrounds you at every turn and you probably don’t have access to a full kitchen. That’s where these healthy-cooking tips and recipes come in. They…

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Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

It’s almost fall and you know what that means…pumpkin flavored everything! If you’re not a pumpkin fan though, fear not, a plentiful variety of fall produce are also in season. Based on traditional Michigan crop harvest calendars, here are some of the…

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4 Reasons To Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconut seems to be a hot nutrition trend that isn’t going away. That’s probably because it is such a versatile fruit, or is it a nut…or a seed? Whatever it is, the coconut rocks! In the past the coconut has…

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