Are You Getting Enough Iron?

The Five Aspects of Fitness

Fitness is about that wonderful feeling of exhilaration and power after a good workout. Or is it? Many of us equate fitness with the ability to run, swim, or bike a certain distance, make it through a 90-minute yoga or Zumba class, or perhaps bench press a given weight. But true fitness requires elements of all these workouts put together.

Where's Your Coat, Child?

Be the Blueberry

blueberries-transHello, my name is Violet Beauregarde. You may remember me from Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was the kid who chewed a lot of gum—and I mean A LOT—and while visiting Mr. Wonka’s factory, I got excited and grabbed one of his inventions. Short story shorter, the dang gum backfired, and I turned into a giant blueberry and had to be rolled away by the Oompa Loompas.

Women and Weights 101

Avocados—Like Buttah, Only Better!

Pixies and the Full Moon Fairy

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Springtime mandarin season makes me think of the Full Moon Fairy. I first heard about her when my daughter came home from kindergarten and announced that a fairy would be visiting us—every full moon. Ah, another late-night visitor to add to the guest list. I was already pressed to remember to leave the gate unlatched for Mr. Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, assorted leprechauns, and now the Full Moon Fairy.

The Care and Feeding of Kiwis

Get Fresh with OJ

Orange juice has been a staple of American breakfasts since the Jazz Age; it’s as American as apple pie. But Alissa Hamilton, a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, punched a big hole in our orange juice cartons with an exposé of the industry. In her book Squeezed: What You Don’t Know about Orange Juice, Hamilton reveals that what is sold as “fresh” orange juice in the refrigerated section of the grocery store is not so fresh at all.

A Tangerine in Every Toe!

Winter is a citrus carnival at The FruitGuys. Every region has boxes brimming with bright orange citrus. Throughout the season, we'll see navels, blood oranges, Cara Caras, grapefruit, and myriad mandarins, including satsumas, clementines, Daisies, Dancys, Murcotts, pixie tangerines, and more. Our fruit buyers travel to the southern tips of their regions where the winter sunshine is ripening the fruit.

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