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Urban Eden: Farming in Detroit

According to the 2010 US Census, about 80 percent of the population lives in what is considered an “urban” area, meaning only approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population lives rurally. Historically, it tends to be more difficult to find fresh fruits and veggies…

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Best By (insert date): Easy Ways to Know if Produce is Expired

Let’s be honest, we all can admit of at least once eating a food that had an expired date. Whether it was the barbecue chips in the back of your car or the apple hiding in the pantry we figured…

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5 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know Were Found at the CHASS Mercado Until Now

Just when you thought Southwest Detroit was famous enough for its great food selections, this summer it took its reputation to a whole new level! In case you haven’t already heard,  Community Health and Social Services Center, better known to Metro Detroiters as CHASS, set up shop last month for their…

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Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at ktcaputo.com and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…

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Uh Oh, You Might Be Cooking Your Veggies All Wrong

Ask any nutritionist whether you should eat more vegetables and the answer will be yes. But then you have to decide how to cook those veggies. You probably know that deep-frying isn’t encouraged (as delicious as French fries are, they…

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Why Eating All Five Food Groups Is Essential to Your Health

  There’s a lot of truth to the phrase “you are what you eat.” What you eat every day determines how well your body is fueled and how efficiently it functions. Our bodies run – or drag – thanks to…

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Surprise! These veggies are packed with protein

When it comes to reaching your daily protein goals (46 grams of protein per day for women and 56 grams a day for men), the usual go-tos are lean meats, beans, eggs and Greek yogurt. Those are all great options,…

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Spring, sprint and salivate for Michigan agriculture!

After a dreadful, long, painful winter, spring is finally here! In Michigan, that means farmers markets will start flooding their shelves with homegrown crops and Michigan just so happens to be one of the best places for diverse agriculture. We…

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The truth behind how antioxidants keep you healthy

Antioxidants are healthy, that much you probably know. But beyond that, how much do you really understand about how they work or where to find them? If you’re like most people, the answer is “not much.” According to a recent…

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