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  1. Tea Time at Nugget Markets

    A Drink with Jam and Bread

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    Jan 28, 2014 8:29 AM

    Besides water, tea is by far the world’s most popular beverage. Tea drinking, a common ritual in many countries offering guests a welcome or an afternoon spot of relaxation, is also a good practice for your health. “Tea” tea (green, black, white and oolong—all from the same tropical Camellia sinensis plant) along with herbal teas come from plants, which contain powerful health boosting antioxidant compounds. Here’s a quick run down on tea types and benefits.

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  2. House Kombucha

    Kombucha in the House

    Jan 27, 2014 9:15 AM

    Back in 2009, during San Francisco’s underground food renaissance, Rana Lehmer–Chang transformed her mother’s traditional kombucha recipe to include high–quality white, green, and black teas blended with fragrant flowers, and the company now known as House Kombucha was born.

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  3. The Good Cooties

    Probiotic Goodness

    Jan 24, 2014 3:21 PM

    Your digestive system has more going on inside of it than you may realize. There are literally trillions of bacteria that live mostly in the lower parts of your intestines—the colon. These bacteria establish a “city” of sorts with many different “neighborhoods” of friendly (healthy) and non–friendly (harmful) bacteria types. Your immune health depends upon the friendly bacteria out–numbering the non– friendly neighbors. Scientists view the intestinal track as the first line of defense against illness, so maintaining ample friendly bacteria ultimately keeps you well. Stress, poor sleep, sporadic eating or poor dietary choices can each disrupt the balance of friendly versus non–friendly bacteria. Take these simple steps to promote healthy bacteria in your intestines and a strong immune system.

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  4. 21-Day Challenge Shopping List Week 2

    Jan 21, 2014 11:30 AM

    Print your shopping list for week 2 of the 21-Day Challenge.

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  5. 21-Day Challenge Shopping List Week 1

    Jan 21, 2014 11:21 AM

    Print your shopping list for week 1 of the 21-Day Challenge.

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  6. Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

    Flaxible Benefits

    Jan 21, 2014 7:29 AM

    Rich in fiber and Omega–3’s, flax seed has been renowned for its myriad of health benefits since ancient times. In fact, the early Greeks and Romans snacked on a handful or two of flaxseeds. Add flaxseed meal to your hot or cold cereal, pancakes, and waffles for a robust nutty flavor, and save the raw whole seeds for when you want to add a little crunch. Try using ground flax seed instead of eggs in baking and cooking. Simply add 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons warm water, let sit until a gel forms and use for 1 egg in recipe (pancakes, quick breads).

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  7. 21-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge

    Jan 20, 2014 3:52 PM

    Instead of starving yourself and biting off more than you can chew at the gym, embark on a different journey, one that changes your lifestyle and health for good. This straightforward three–week eating and fitness program, designed with busy people in mind, is more about making good–for–your–body decisions rather than punishing you with cutting calories and tough–to–do workouts.

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  8. 21 Day Challenge Shopping List Week 3

    Jan 20, 2014 2:53 PM

    You're in the home stretch! Print your shopping list for the final week of the 21 Day Challenge.

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  9. Pacific Hemp Milk

    Hemp Day

    Jan 19, 2014 10:11 AM

    Been experimenting with milk alternatives lately? Consider hemp! Lightly sweetened with brown rice syrup, Pacific All–Natural Hemp Milk (in original and vanilla flavors), is a smooth and creamy addition to your coffee, cereal, or even your favorite recipe.

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  10. Redmond Bath Salt Plus

    Bath Salt of the Earth

    Jan 17, 2014 10:18 AM

    Extracted from an ancient dead sea bed in Utah, Redmond Bath Salt Plus may help you detox, rejuvenate, and soothe those tired, sore muscles.

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