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Stop Seeing Red! Make Your Taste Buds Smile with Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato season is in full swing, with no scarcity of local yield from local area farms. As you browse for nutritious victuals at your grocer’s produce section, you may have run across a tiny section of strangely colored and weirdly shaped fruits marked as heirloom tomatoes.

Clinical Weight Loss: Is It for You?

Every day, news sources post articles about how to lose weight, get a flatter stomach, shed love handles or reduce the dimpling of your thighs.

Beauty potions, diet secrets and a variety of gimmicks on the market today all promise to make a slim, svelte you, usually in unreasonable amounts of time. America’s preoccupation with the scales drives so many of us to develop eating disorders and spend collectively $60 billion and up annually, according to data from Marketdata Enterprises, a market research firm that tracks trends in specialized industries.

Benefits to Eating Locally, Seasonally

Because Tucson’s late spring outdoor temperatures can be compared to summer in many parts of the country, we have a prodigious combination of foresummer crops coming out of local gardens to grace our dinner tables.

We can thank greenhouses in part for the early bounty, but many Tucson and surrounding area gardeners were able to get started earlier in the year with seedlings than in most other areas of the country. Summer here is a force to be reckoned with, but the low incidence of frost are certainly in our favor.

3 Quick and Easy Snacks for After School

After kids hear the last bell of the school day and return home, the usual first thing they do after throwing backpacks aside or parking their rolling bags is to open the refrigerator door. And their favorite foods that are ready to grab will be the first candidates for after school wind down snacks.

3 Nutrition Bar Favorites to Energize Your Active Lifestyle

Life is a high-demand undertaking for most people today, and much more so for those who are also physically active. Tired souls are always in search of extra energy to carry out long, busy days, and the many tonics, pills and supplements available in stores attest to that growing need.

5 Reasons Why You’re Still Hungry

Many dieters are pointing the finger in the wrong direction when it comes to weight problems. Say what you will about too many carbs and fats or quantities consumed of your favorite foods, but there are usually deeper, underlying reasons for why you just can’t seem to get full.

Spring Cleaning with Whole Foods

Spring cleaning time is upon us, both for our homes and our bodies. Now is the time health and daily living magazines feature the latest cleansing tonic and exercise routine.

After months of winter’s culinary indulgences, your body needs lighter dining fare. Foods with warmer properties are no longer necessary, yet the summer time’s sumptuous, luscious melons are not yet in season. During this time, changing food habits is like rotating your wardrobe; you may begin phasing out rich foods that are like a warm coat to favoring foods that are more like a light, long-sleeved shirt.

Power Up! 5 Essential Whole Foods for Athletes

Tucson’s gorgeous winter weather brings more people outside for their exercise throughout the day. Cooler weather is ideal for athletes going the distance to get out and get some serious duration while summer’s warmer temps are best for building speed.

Athletic performance demands much from your body. While proper training techniques are essential to avoiding injury and making the most gains from your workouts, athletes require special nutrition to feed those hard-working body parts and help them recover.

5 Not-So-Healthy Health Foods to Avoid

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier this year? If so, you may be surprised to learn which foods are really not as good for you as you once thought.

Light. Reduced Fat. Reduced Sodium. All natural. Essential vitamins and minerals. Give a nod to the companies that are actually trying, but consider the flaws in foods carrying some of those labels. It’s guaranteed that the more a food is processed the more it becomes junk, regardless of claims on the label. But don’t be fooled! The following list of health foods that are actually junk may shock you:

Getting Around Diabetes for the Tucson Holiday Season

Feasts of rich dishes and sweet, sumptuous desserts are cooking up for this holiday season. Americans will observe several little holidays throughout the year that are centered on indulgence, but October, November and December are the most sugar-glazed months of the year.

Really, most American holidays share a common theme of sugary foods. We just can’t get enough of it, simply because…it’s just GOOD!


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