The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Have you ever stopped to think about just how pervasive sugar is? Forget about desserts, candy, and sodas; we have come to expect sugar in what we all accept as the sweet stuff. But 12 grams per serving in Newman’s Own Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce? It’s scary when you start reading packaging on processed foods, with sugar seeming to be almost sneaky in how it ends up in so many things. Fructose,

Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies

We all know that a healthy diet consists of multiple servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Nothing is more important to kids as they grow than getting the vitamins and nutrients that fruits and veggies provide. Yet ask any parent, and they’ll tell you war stories of how their kids just won’t eat veggies (they’re pretty much sold on the fruit side, but that’s because fruit has sugar). (more…)

5 Ways to Stay Well in Winter

It’s that time of year again, and people are calling in to work with the flu from coast to coast. As if the dealing with the winter doldrums during this time of year isn’t enough, our bodies are vulnerable to illness as well. No need to panic, if you haven’t gotten sick yet, we’ve got five great natural ways to boost your immunity and get you through “sick season.” 1. Vitamin D Remember when 

Your Food, Your Blood, and Your Health

Ok, we're not trying to gross anyone out here on a Monday, but could the key to a healthier you be in the blood? Here at the 3B (BerryBreezeBlog), we’re always looking for insight into the relationship between a healthy diet and a higher quality of life, and recently we’ve come across a dietary approach that focuses on the unique biochemical make up of your blood. According to the Eat Right for 
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How to Dine With Friends When You’re Dieting

The life of a dieter is filled with awkward moments—your friends order apps for the table and you can't eat. . . any of them. You're at a dinner party and almost nothing served fits in with your meal plan. Take heart, noble dieter. It doesn’t have to be this way! Follow these steps to navigate the tricky situations: 1. Contact the necessary people prior to the event. Are 
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The 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Making You Smell Bad

You already know that eating copious amounts of garlic will leave a tell-tale scent in your wake, but garlic isn’t the only food that reveals what you ate for dinner last night. Different foods (and drinks) escape your body as smell in various ways. The following five substances join with garlic as some of the worst offenders: 1. Alcohol - Alcohol dehydrates your body, and a dry mouth is a smelly mouth. 
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Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Year’s Resolution to Eat Healthier

If you’re like many (if not most) people, you’d like to eat healthier or get more fit. The Hacked Mind reports, “One of the most common New Year’s resolutions involves losing weight, which is why gym memberships swell in January by up to 30% in some urban areas.” If eating healthier is a goal for you, do yourself a favor: don’t make it a New Year’s resolution. Why We Fail Studies show that between 80%