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R Block7 Farmers Markets To Visit This Summer

It seems to be basic human nature to take everything outdoors in the summer. Answer us this: Why dine at the kitchen table when you could have a barbecue out in the sunshine? Who hits the treadmill when they could take a breezy sunset jog? It’s simple – when the weather’s nice, we want to be out in it, absorbing all that wellness-inducing vitamin D. Read more »

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R BlockSummer Cycling With Aspen’s Little Nell

There are certain bragging rights that come with riding my beat-up used bike as I slalom between the trucks and taxis in New York City. Last July, however, I decided to exchange the exhaust of Manhattan’s avenues for the pristine air of the Rockies and my $200 Taiwanese ten-speed for a state-of-the-art Orbea road bike as I put my vacation in the hands of the “adventure concierges” at Aspen’s Little Nell. Read more »

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5 Natural, Low Sugar Sodas To Try This Summer

It’s one of the biggest dietary don’ts: If you’re looking to trim up as the weather heats up, then you can’t drink your favorite carbonated beverage anymore. We say such rules are made for breaking, though. Read more »

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R BlockA Juicy Secret

 

A Best Seller Touts the Weight Loss Power of Grapefruit Juice and Caffeine

Should Starbucks sell grapefruit juice? If you’ve read Tim Ferriss’ New York Times Best Seller “The 4-Hour BODY” you might recall his mention of grapefruit juice and its effect on caffeine. While Ferriss himself is not generally in favor of much fruit or fruit juice in his diet, he does mention the benefit (or detractor, depending on your viewpoint) of a certain flavanoid found in grapefruits which extends the fat burning properties of caffeine.

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R BlockMany Reasons to Eat Local

Have you ever wondered why it might be good to eat foods according to the season?  You probably notice how there are certain fruits and vegetables available in the fall (apples, pears, squash) versus what is seen in the spring/summer (melons, papaya, asparagus).   You most likely gravitate to buying and eating these foods because they are plentiful, they are what is grown regionally and can only be gotten in surplus at that time.  Do you think it may also be what the body craves? Read more »

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R BlockThe Miami Cleanse

For many, Miami is simply synonymous with the party scene. The very idea of a getaway to this fabled city conjures up images of a Kardashian takeover, a young Will Smith rapping to bikini-clad models on sandy shores, and raucous nights at the Fontainebleau’s ever-hyped LIV. Read more »