A Day Trip from Portland: Sauvie Island

May 19, 2015 3:52 pm

Just 15 miles north of Portland lays Sauvie Island, a picturesque community treasured by locals with scenery that rivals national parks and coastal beaches.

Sauvie Island is a choice getaway of Portland residents, and favorite activities include hiking, biking, bird-watching, and photography. Local farms allow you to pick your own produce, roam the fields, or enjoy a picnic in agrarian paradise. There is something here for just about everyone. For history buffs, there are the historical sites including Warrior Rock Lighthouse and Fort William. For visitors just looking to relax, there are endless eateries and gardens.

For information on all the activities available to you on Sauvie Island, be sure to visit their website.

Sauvie Island
17100 NW Sauvie Island Road
Portland, OR 97231

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Two Surprising Sources of High Fructose Corn Syrup

May 12, 2015 12:34 pm

High fructose corn syrup is a main ingredient in many packaged or processed foods, a fact that's caused quite an intense debate among many nutritionists and other food authorities. While some think that it isn’t so bad for you, others argue that high fructose corn syrup is one of the major causes of our nation’s rise in obesity. If you want to avoid the controversial ingredient, here are two surprising products that you should steer clear of at the grocery store.

  1. Juices. Though fruit juices may seem healthy, many of the store-bought brands are actually fruit juice cocktails rather than 100% fruit juice. If a juice is more of a cocktail juice, there’s almost a definite chance that it contains high fructose corn syrup. A simple way to avoid these types of juices is by looking for types that aren't made from concentrate, or you can also check the ingredients list to look for the sneaky syrup yourself.
  2. Cereals. Even supposedly healthy breakfast cereals often contain high fructose corn syrup. Don’t believe that just because a cereal also contains whole grains or wheat it’s necessarily healthy; in fact, those types often need the syrup to make them taste more flavorful. Always check the ingredient label before you purchase your next box, or get to know a few brands that don’t use high fructose corn syrup in any of their products.

Corn Syrup in Unexpected Foods [HuffPost Healthy Living]
Surprising Products that Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup [Divine Caroline]
(Not So) Sweet: Surprising Foods Containing High Fructose Corn Syrup [Babble]
6 Popular Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup [FitDay]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2015 11:30 am

Happy Mother's Day! How are you planning to celebrate mom today?

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