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Get To Know Our Farm Fresh Cherries

  Source While cherries are grown in several states, we source our red tart cherries from our organic growers in Utah and Washington state. There are several varieties of cherries but we choose the Montmorency varietal for its taste, usability, and nutritional benefits.       History The Montmorency cherry tree is named for an area near Paris, France.  However, the cultivation of this tart cherry dates back to Ancient Rome.  The Romans discovered the fruit along the banks of the Black Sea. They began planting cherry trees along roads throughout the Roman territory for food, as well as, wood to build weapons and equipment. Nutrition Not only are our tart cherries sun-dried and lightly sweetened to perfection, but they...

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Watch Your Mouth

Watch Your Mouth 4 easy ways to keep GMOs out of your diet It may seem like a nutritional wonderland as we meander down grocery aisles bursting with colorful packages that boast phrases like, 'all-natural,' 'whole grains,' 'heart healthy' and 'high in antioxidants.' Although many of these phrases are vague and void of any standard, what should concern us even more are the ingredients inside these products that aren't being displayed in bold print: genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It's been reported that 80 percent of processed foods in American grocery stores contain GMOs. That is a scary number. We at Allgood Provisions believe that food products shouldn't just have fancy labels and empty phrases, they should contain a standard of quality and...

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3 Delicious Reasons to Eat Cherries (Especially After a Workout!)

We checked in with SELF magazine's contributing experts Willow Jarosh and Stephanie Clarke, registered dietitians and co-founders of C&J Nutrition, to the get the health scoop on why you should be snacking on these delicious super treats. 1. They're packed with antioxidants. Tart cherries, also called sour cherries, are rich in antioxidant compounds including anthocyanins and quercitin, which may play a role in reducing total body inflammation as well as fighting free radicals. 2. They soothe sore muscles! Tart cherries have been getting a lot of attention lately based on new research suggesting that they may speed recovery and relieve muscle aches and pains after working out. In one study, one group of participants drank 12 ounces of tart cherry...

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Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet

The staff of Allgood Provisions was recently recommended an excellent book that we would would like to share with our loyal customers. Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet was a great read that provided us with a large amount of insight into how consumers can choose healthier choices for both body and planet. Below is brief description of the book, you can also click on the links to learn more, check it out! "Over the past 20 years, America has been steadily marching toward obesity through a diet that is more drenched in fossil fuel than any nutrient. Not only have our eating habits turned us into an increasingly unhealthy society, but the...

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16 Foods that Naturally Boost Your Metabolism

Diet, schmiet. Ditch your strict eating regimen and give your metabolism a boost by eating. Yes, eating! Just by consuming certain drinks and foods, you can give your body a kick-start in calorie burning, and speed up that seemingly slow metabolism of yours. Here’s how… What to Eat: Almonds: They contain fatty acids that raise your metabolism. Apples and Pears: High fiber makes you burn more calories. Beans: High protein + high fiber = more calories burned. Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin C create a metabolism-rising duo. Cinnamon: Add it to sugary drinks and foods to help your body better metabolize sweets. Coffee: Caffeine gives your mind, body and metabolism a boost. Don’t exceed 2-3 cups a day. Curry: Since it’s...

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