Vitamins and Supplements

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Avocados Can Help You Absorb Nutrients, Study Says

    On their own, avocados are jam-packed with vitamins, omega fatty acids, and minerals, so the case for including an avocado in your regular meal routine is a pretty easy one to make. However, according to new research, adding an avocado to your salad might not only bring you the benefits of the avoca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Organic Fruits and Vegetables Have More Antioxidants, According to New Study

    Although one study out of Stanford University found two years ago that organic produce isn't actually much more nutritious than the GMO or pesticide-laced foods, a new study claims that organically-grown produce might actually contain more antioxidants, which have been found to protect cells from ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    6 Healthy Herbs That Might be Growing in Your Backyard in Metro Phoenix

    If you garden in the Phoenix area this time of year, you likely have a bed or two full of basil, sage, oregano, and other herbs. Of course, herbs are delicious, but you may be surprised that some plants and herbs in your own yard, or nearby, can help you feel better and assist in preventing illness.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Canyon State Beard Club Weighs In on Music's Best Beards

    No doubt the landscape of modern music has become considerably beardier over the last few years. When it comes to indie and rock these days, if you don't have a beard, you're not authentic. (Lumineers, it's the only thing standing in your way!) When you're cultivating your own face mitten or lip ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Good News: Coffee Might Extend Your Life. Bad News: Sugar Might Make You Dumb

    The food science news has been pretty dire the past couple of months. Our fancy beef isn't what it claims, the tacocopter was a hoax, red meat will probably kill you in your sleep, etc. The Good News: This week, researchers at the National Cancer Institute released a study peeking at data collected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Popcorn and Chocolate: Some Wisdom Before You Start Scarfing It Down in the Name of Health

    Why is the Swedish chef stuffing a Costco flat of popcorn into the microwave? Probably because he heard the findings announced by a researcher from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. In short: Air-popped popcorn is not only delicious but also contains high concentrations of a type of anti-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Kale: Stick a Superfood in Your Soup

    Kale is commonly served in salads, as chips, or simply sautéed, but with the weather getting cold and even rainy, it's the perfect time of year to make a kale soup. This superfood has an earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness that pairs well with a lot of other foods, providing for a lot of flexibi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Fight for the Ol' White: What to Expect from Aged White Wine

    Judi Bagnato​To age white wine or not to age white wine? It's not so much a question of whether it can be done. Because it can be. Aged that is. But is it any good? It goes without saying that wine is an incredibly personal experience with varying expectations and varying palates. So what ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011

    Sweet Stuff

    Chow down on some tasty bits

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    December 28, 2010

    Drank "Extreme Relaxation" Beverage: Weed in a Can, or Just Another Gimmick?

    Drank, the "extreme relaxation" beverage​It's been called "weed in a can" and "a can of drag ass" by media, but does Drank really offer a mellow buzz? We must admit, we were skeptical of the powers within this purple aluminum can. When somebody told us about Drank, the "extreme relaxation" b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    TeaTime Chocolate = Wei Good

    This is the kind of math we foodies understand: One part tea plus one part chocolate equals a heavenly escape from the craziness of life, which is exactly what TeaTime and Wei of Chocolate intended for last night's tea and chocolate tasting.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Caffiend: Unbound Energy

    ​There aren't many negative things we can say about Unbound Energy. It's cheap (around two bucks a can), tastes good, and provides a nice energy boost. For years, we've been waiting for an energy drink that we liked as much as Monster -- and we may have finally found it in Unbound Energy.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Chef Sara's Almond Hummus

    Chef Sara Siso's Almond Hummus​This week, Chef Sara Siso shared with us her thoughts about the benefits of a Raw Vegan diet. Now she shares one of her easiest recipes, a twist on the traditional hummus. Listed below are just some of the health benefits provided by the ingredients in this recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Caffiend: Ole Energy

    ​With thousands of different "energy drinks" on the market, it's hard to stand apart. Ole Energy, which is distributed by Sudden Impact Partners in Chandler, tries to make itself unique by including a blend of "adaptogenic herbs."This blend of herbs includes stuff we've never heard of: Eleutheroco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Caffiend: Sambazon Amazon Energy

    E. Groves​It's no secret that constantly ingesting tons of sugars and artificial flavoring and coloring is bad for you, but when it comes to energy drinks, the aforementioned "bad stuff" is almost unavoidable. Most of the energy drinks on the market are full of artificial ingredients, and the hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Eat More Bananas, Lose Weight?

    ​That's the message Dole wants to convey. The company recently launched a "banana diet" plan that includes lots of consumption of the yellow fruit in hopes of trimming down waistlines of consumers. According to, bananas are high in resistant starch, which boosts fat b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    True Food Boosts Diners With New Immune Power Menu

    ​Here's something pretty novel for Phoenix. It's True Food's special prix fixe menu geared to keeping you healthy during cold and flu season, called "Andy's Immune Power Menu." Andy, of course, is the acclaimed wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil, who's been involved with the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Caffiend: Ironclad Energy

    ​According to its shiny aluminum can, the Ironclad energy drink was "specially formulated for the industrial athlete." The drink's blend of Taurine, caffeine, electrolytes, and B vitamins is supposed to provide an unusually high-octane boost for active folks, while also preventing dehydration. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Caffiend: Killer Buzz

    In the beginning, there was Red Bull, and it was said that Red Bull "gives you wings." At its stateside genesis in 1997, the little silver can that could stood alone on the frontier of a new market, soon-to-be-borne of the "energy drink" craze. Now energy drinks have gone forth and multiplied, to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Cooking School Secrets: All Calcium's Not Created Equal

    I've been taking a calcium supplement for years. It was hard to get into the habit, but the tasty chewable ones make it easier. Turns out that I was taking calcium every day but not in a way that was most effective. When you take calcium, what you take with it and how much you take at one time can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Caffiend: Jolt's Wild Grape Endurance Shot

    Jolt Cola, created in 1985, was the first soda to contain obscene amounts of sugar and caffeine, well before the first "energy drinks" started to hit store shelves. So it's not unrealistic to expect Jolt's new Endurance Shots to offer a high-octane rush superior to other energy shots, such as the "5 ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008
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    September 30, 2004


    Letters from the week of September 30, 2004

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    September 16, 2004

    The Real Deihl

    How a Paradise Valley snake-oil salesman sprayed his way to success

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Surf City Squeeze

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Smoothie Shop

    Fresh Blenders Juice, Smoothie and Coffee Bar

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Lock Up, Rub Down

    State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
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    September 20, 2001
  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Herbs of Love

    Pills made from a Peruvian vine known as Cat's Claw are all the rage among Latino health buffs

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    November 16, 1995
  • Dining

    June 1, 1995
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    March 2, 1995