Healthy Eating

Probiotics: Good for what’s bugging you

Have you heard about probiotics, but find the idea of consuming live bacteria to be a bit hard to swallow? Although you may be hesitant to try them yourself, there is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that you…

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An unexpected way to eat more healthy grains

There’s a lot on your healthy eating to-do list, from getting more fruits and veggies to avoiding excessive sugar and salt. But we’re about to make it easier to cross off one healthy eating task: To eat plenty of whole…

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Go Mediterranean: Eight ways to start eating healthier for life

What’s the big deal about the Mediterranean diet? It’s a way of eating that’s high in plants and fish, low in red meat, saturated fat and sugar, and features healthy grains and fats, such as faro and olive oil. This…

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Think before you dip

Celery, carrot sticks, and strawberries are some of the most popular healthy snack items, and it is common for people to enjoy them with some kind of dip. Celery and carrots are typically enjoyed with ranch while strawberries are enjoyed with…

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4 healthy alternatives to flavored coffee creamers

There are a lot of articles out there telling you to put down the coffee and pick up less caffeine-packed beverages like herbal teas. While we agree that cutting down on caffeine is important, we also realize you’re human and…

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Tired of drinking? Eat your water instead

It’s summertime and the weather is beginning to heat up. People carrying around water bottles to stay hydrated in the heat, becomes the norm around this time of the year. But what if you could ditch the water bottle, and…

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From pie filling to super fruit: Michigan tart cherries are the next “big thing”

Research is confirming what cherry growing families and communities have known for decades: tart cherries are really, really good for you. Once marketed primarily as a pie ingredient, tart cherries are gaining credibility as a super fruit, capable of helping…

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The truth about protein powder

For many people, the term “protein powder” elicits images of a bodybuilder with massive biceps and forearms—probably because that’s the picture often found on the label. But although protein powder may be associated with weightlifters and other hardcore athletes, you…

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Cooking with Cherries: Get flavor and health benefits with fresh summer recipes

Michelle White eats tart cherries in one form or another 365 days a year. White is the founder of Michelle’s Miracle, a Leland-based company that makes tart cherry supplements and concentrates, distributed under the Cherry Works™ brand. She said incorporating…

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