Frozen Yogurt: A Sweet and Healthy Treat by Zoyos

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July / August 2015

Americans are enjoying frozen yogurt in increasing numbers. From 2011-2013, consumption of frozen yogurt, or froyo, as fans like to call it, has increased by 74%! So, why the rise in popularity? Zoyo’s selection of frozen yogurt flavors is constantly changing and guests have 45 toppings to choose from, which range from fresh fruit, to chocolate candies. Although the numerous new frozen yogurt flavors are delicious by themselves, froyo fans enjoy topping their salted caramel, pumpkin spice or original tart yogurts with fruit, chocolate, gummy bears and a variety of available toppings, making their treat even sweeter.

Berry Wise

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By Darlene Staheli

May / June 2015

Ever eat a blackberry?

If you have, you not only pleased your taste buds, but you gave your body some incredible nutritional power! Blackberries are low in fat, calories, and sugar; yet high in fiber, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K. They are filled with large amounts of phytonutrients, which are compounds only found in plants that have extraordinary beneficial effects for the body. Phytonutrients are the “good guys” that get rid of the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, the “bad guys”. It’s been found that “every cell in the human body is hit by an estimated 10,000 individual strikes by free radicals each day – a factor in aging and degenerative disease onset.”1 Our cells are trying their best to work hard, but 10,000 hits challenges even the Hercules among our cells.

Supplements: Necessary or Needless?

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March / April 2015

By Dr. Serge Gregorie

We constantly hear from different sources that we do not need supplements if we eat a variety of healthy foods. But is this true? Let’s analyze this question from a scientific perspective.

Green is Your Favorite Color!

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January / February 2015

By Darlene Staheli

What is the number one food missing on the plates of most people today? Would you be surprised to learn it was something simple to find, relatively easy to grow, inexpensive to buy, and best of all, easy to prepare? If you answered vegetables, you’re right! If you answered green vegetables, you are very wise. If you answered dark green leafy and cruciferous vegetables, you are a nutrition rock star!

Are Organic Foods Worth The Hype?

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January / February 2015

By Dr. Serge Gregorie

Over the last few years, we have heard regularly from various media sources about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and organic foods. For some reason, they have been trying to convince us that organic foods are not different from conventionally grown produce. The ramifications of this advice are trifold: the genetic modification of our food supply, the intense spreading of pesticides on crops, and the deteriorating nutrient density and quality of our food. We we are going to discuss the latter two issues.