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Health Boost:  Tart Cherry Juice

Tart cherries are filled with antioxidants and disease fighting vitamins and minerals. Research suggests that they may help lower risk of hypertension, improve sleep, aid muscle recovery, and help reduce joint pain.

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With a history of breast cancer, why does one need to avoid soy protein isolate?

Your question is excellent. Let’s start by explaining what we are talking about. Soy protein isolate is the protein removed from defatted soy flakes. It does not have a flavor and is added to processed foods such as shakes, energy bars, and cereals to boost the protein content. It’s…

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What foods will lower my blood pressure without raising my A1C?

I loved this question because eating a healthy diet and including/excluding various foods can certainly help both blood pressure and diabetes. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that approximately one-third of the adult population (an estimated…

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2016 Old Orchard Summer Games

Take advantage of what's left of summer! As the summer winds down and the last BBQs and patio parties are being scheduled, add in your very own backyard games, made out of recycled Old Orchard containers!

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City Star Sweepstakes: Grand Prize Winners

Congratulations to our three Old Orchard City Star Grand Prize Winners! Out of over 200 nominees, these three were randomly selected as our City Stars! We believe all three winners resemble what it means to be a giver and leader in the community.

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What are high protein breakfasts that don’t contain peanuts?

Peanut allergies are scary, so it is good that you are a concerned mom and interested in learning ideas to not only keep your kids safe, but also fill your children with healthy foods! Snacks can be a great way to keep your kids satisfied between meals. Healthy breakfasts should primarily…

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DIY: Pencil Holder

Get things back in order with this DIY Pencil Holder made from a recycled Old Orchard Frozen Juice container!

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Week Two: Featured City Star Nominees

There are two weeks left to nominate your Old Orchard City Star! We continue to read through each entry and learn about all of the amazing individuals each community holds!

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This Week’s Featured City Star Nominees

Over the last week or so, we have had over 90 City Stars that have been nominated! Wow! We have enjoyed reading through all of the nominees and hear the reasons behind each submission. Below, we have chosen three of this week's nominees to honor and feature on our website! Each nominee…

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Cholesterol Crisis: What to Do

One of my closest friends recently called me in a panic. “I just got my blood work done and I need your help, “she said. She told me that her total cholesterol was high, her high density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) was too low and her low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or…

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Each month, Amy Bragagini, MS, RD, CSO answers diet and nutrition questions sent in by readers like you. If your question gets chosen, you'll earn 500 Reward Points!

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