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Some meals are meant to be savored with little regard to fat, sugar and salt content because we deem them special. But a routine embrace of that thinking, followed by habits that linger for months and years, can cost you your health. The spring version of Local Restaurant Week starts on Monday, and presents both an opportunity and a trap for those who want to eat better…

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Beer import rules could not be overcome in time to bring off the first annual Canadian American Beer Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. That's the bad news. The good news: 17 breweries on each side of the New York-Ontario border already have collaborated on two beers apiece – and somebody has to drink it. "We are extremely disappointed to have to postpone t…

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Workers and visitors in the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus have a new healthy dining option – The Byte Wholesome Foods to Go vending machine. Chicken and veggie Buddha Bowls, salads and snacks, and drinkable yogurt, Blackman Farm juices and Bootleg Bucha are among the staples in the refrigerated food purveyor, installed late last month as part o…

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The daughters of Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim and Terry Pegula have opened their second café in a spot where healthful eating matters a lot: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Healthy Scratch grab-and-go café – in the Scott Bieler Clinical Science Center lobby at Carlton Street and Michigan Avenue – will serve Roswell Park patients, staff, visitors and…

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Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …

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The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will move indoors for the next eight weeks. The Holiday Market on Bidwell will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Jan. 13, starting Saturday, at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, a short walk from the home of the outdoor market at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The winter market had been at SUN…

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When it comes to weight gain, we are about to enter the danger zone. Halloween is the first obstacle in these parts when it comes to greater eating and drinking temptations. Coupled with temperatures that are about to sink, and you have a combination that's enough to make the health-conscious scream. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/19/want-better-health-better-weight…

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The couple who run The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar are honorary co-chairs of this year’s Dining Out for Life, which will take place Tuesday at 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. Those restaurants have agreed to donate at least 25 percent of their proceeds to support HIV treatment and prevention services provided by nonprofit Evergreen Health. …

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Eveline Hartz wants people to be smart, and thoughtful, about what they eat, where their food comes from and how it was produced. She and a dedicated group of volunteers look to underline the point annually with World on Your Plate, a two-day gathering of those who wish to learn more about sustainable agriculture, healthy nutrition and what role individuals can play in pre…

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Farmers' markets, a bike ride and several hikes are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Clinton Bailey Farmers & Flea Market: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; same time other weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, th…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions…

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By Holly R. Layer – Contributing Writer Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and don’t we all wish we could, sometimes), you’ve likely picked up on the controversy surrounding soy and soy products. Some people love soy. Some people hate it. Many studies have been done, all of which seem to present conflicting results, ranging from "it’s harmless," to "it causes ca…

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By Holly R. Layer – Contributing writer With the height of summer’s bounty about to approach us, it’s never easier than during this time of year to get your daily dose of plant-based nutrition. "Phyto" is the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrients – sometimes also referred to as "phytochemicals" – are found in fruits and vegetables. Foods made with fruits and vegetable…

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Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submissions…

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Western New York is more slush than sand beaches this time of year but inside many local bars, tropical sensations are just a sip away. Carved ceramic mugs, garish garnishes and two handfuls of ingredients indicate that tiki is in the house. Tiki, as we know it today started 80 years ago with Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood. The restaurant was founded by Ernest Raymond…