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Concentrates and Softgels: Next Best Thing to Fresh

September 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

Fall is the perfect time.   It’s when schedules switch back to the school calendar and life seems to have more purpose and focus.   Sure, I’ll miss the summer’s outdoor activities of campfires, beach walks and baseball, but harvest time signals an explosion of Fall color, the missed excitement of  football games, and those bountiful farm […]

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MixedBerry Bars are Back on the Shelves

June 12, 2009 | Posted by admin

It seemed longer than it actually was.  But for a few weeks last month, Brownwood Acres/ FruitFast call center staffers had the unpleasant task of informing customers,  “Sorry, but we are currently sold out of our Mixed Berry Bars” and listen to their audible disappointed sighs. That is no longer the case. Supplies of the […]

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Shipping Costs Drop on Many FruitFast Orders

May 7, 2009 | Posted by admin

Good news is always fun to share and we have plenty to pass along about shipping costs for our customers. With the introduction of Brownwood Acres/ FruitFast’s newly redesigned website, we now offer a choice of shipping options: United Parcel Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (US Mail). In many instances, even with postal […]

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National Nutrition Month

March 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the American Dietetic Association.  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The ADA recommends using these three points when developing a healthy eating plan: Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole […]

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A Personal Check

March 13, 2009 | Posted by admin

Here’s a test for you.  We all have heard how we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some measure by the servings, saying you should eat at least five servings daily.  Others calculate the needed amount of fruit and vegetables by the cup measure. Either way, are you getting enough?  Do you really know […]

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Fruit for Dieting and Healthy Living

February 25, 2009 | Posted by admin

We read and hear often about the necessity of eating well to maintain our priceless good health. Being a firm believer that if we eat from the major food groups, exercise regularly and stay away from processed and fast foods, we stand a fair chance at living well and longer. That viewpoint was confirmed again […]

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Maintain Good Habits While Vacationing

February 21, 2009 | Posted by admin

Many of us will be traveling for spring break soon.  Oftentimes, a week long vacation means a vacation from not only home, but also from our exercise and diet routines. It’s hard to not be tempted by the fast food stops at every exit, the airport food, and the idea of a week-long respite from […]

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Homemade Play Dough

February 17, 2009 | Posted by admin

There are many interesting and healthful ways to use FruitFast products and we hear about these new ideas almost daily.  This recent tip comes from a customer who is a young mother of a two-year-old.  (That’s Ellie pictured below) With toddlers and babies, it’s normal for most everything they come in contact with to end […]

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Creative Smoothie Concoctions

January 23, 2009 | Posted by admin

Smoothie popularity continues to grow nationwide as a commercially-made beverage that’s a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks.  But they can just as easily be created right in your own kitchen. When I think of smoothies, several thoughts come to mind; • A healthy drink • Easy to make • Inexpensive Brownwood Acres/ FruitFast supplies […]

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