Categories: Health/Wellness

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    January 30, 2012
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    Have you ever noticed feeling extra tired during the winter months? Less energy to do the things you usually do, like exercising or playing with your kids? As we shift into winter, the sun goes down earlier and rises later, the temperature drops, and our energy levels tend to follow. Not all of us are prone to the winter pull; some find the cold reenergizing. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, the below tips may boost your mood and help you feel stronger and healthier during the winter months.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    December 4, 2011
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    With the holidays quickly approaching, I always get questions about how to prepare for the season to avoid weight gain or overdoing it when all the tempting, delectable treats appear on the scene. I am a huge sucker for my grandma's fresh baked rolls and brownies cooked using Equal Exchange dark chocolate. Luckily, I have found that these tasty delights can fit into a healthy, balanced diet, without guilt. How? Everything in moderation! What is moderation?

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    October 6, 2011
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    Costumes, candy, haunted houses, apple cider and the crisp fall air! There's much to love about Halloween. But then, there are other aspects that can come along with it"”children on candy-induced sugar highs, cavities, and obesity. The bad news: candy and sweets eaten in excess can lead to all of these realities. The good news: you and your family can still enjoy Halloween and not wake up the next day with cavities, hundreds of calories, and a sugar hangover.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    August 2, 2011
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    Equal Exchange's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from Palestinian small farmers in the West Bank. We are excited to offer you a product with a powerful story, delicious taste and nutritious contents. Here are some nutrition FAQs about our olive oil.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    June 6, 2011
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    Recently at Equal Exchange, we received the question, "Is it true that coffee dehydrates you?" Water is one of the most essential nutrients for your body. So, pour yourself a glass of your favorite chilled Equal Exchange drink and read on!

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    March 21, 2011
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    The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    January 25, 2011
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    What is a heart-healthy diet? A heart healthy diet is low in saturated and trans fats (mostly found in animal products), high in omega-3 fatty acids (ex: olive oil, fish), high in fiber, and low in salt and sugar. Do not forget healthy unsaturated fats (mostly found in plant based oils such as nuts), as these fats are very important to consume in moderation as part of a heart-healthy diet. To help you out, we created a fun Heart-Healthy, Small Farmer Breakfast-In-Bed menu.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    September 21, 2010
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    I get more excited about drinking hot tea when I remember that each warming sip is packed with antioxidants. Unfortunately though, those delicate tea leaves are very sensitive to air and light. For example, after six months on the shelf, an average of 32 percent of the antioxidant content in green tea is lost.

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    August 5, 2010
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    A curious Equal Exchange tea lover recently inquired, "Is rooibos or green tea higher in antioxidants?" So, let's start from the beginning...

  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
    March 23, 2010
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    A fellow Equal Exchange chocolate lover pointed out to me the surprisingly high amount of iron per serving, thus giving us an excuse to consume more. How does chocolate get so much iron and is it readily absorbable? -

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