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Digestive Tips for the Holidays

Digestive Tips for the Holidays
Digestive Tips for the Holidays December’s here, and food wise, that means it’s temptation city. Everywhere you look, it seems like someone is trying to get you to go against your better instincts. That cookie platter in the break room. The chocolates at your hair salon. Those seasonal goodies lining the shelves of the grocery store. Not to mention all the rich and sweet foods you’re probably making at home. It’s enough to make anyone overindulge. ...

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Celebrate Mothers

Celebrate Mothers
It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your life? You can still buy th...

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse
What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe makes e...

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Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar

Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar
A deliciously spiced tender and tasty fruitcake Like classic fruitcake, this recipe calls for nuts and dried cherries, but incorporating vegetables gives this cake a moist texture halfway to carrot cake. It has ginger, vanilla, almond and cinnamon for flavor and a festive aroma. The layers of orange (from both juice and zest) and tart fresh cranberry give the cake some bright acidity, as does the apple cider vinegar drink. Historically, adding vine...

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

Celebrate Health This Holiday Season
From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their lifetim...

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Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consider ...

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Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential

Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential
The holidays are just around the corner, and in a normal year, that means travel for loads of people. Of course, this year is different, as the pandemic has put a kink in the travel plans of many a family. In fact, a new report says 21 percent of those who would normally travel for the holidays are planning on staying put this year. But 39 percent are still making the trip.[1] If this is your first long-distance trip in a long time, you may be exci...

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Spiced Matcha Dalgona with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Spiced Matcha Dalgona with Pumpkin Seed Oil
Trick or treat yourself with this Spiced Matcha Dalgona, made extra spooky & creamy with Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil!  Notes This recipe can easily be made in larger batches for more people. Using a hand mixer will cut down the time required significantly. I have tried this recipe with powdered monk fruit sweetener and granulated sugar with success. A heavier sugar such as coconut sugar may need extra whisking and might not come out as light and flu...

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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey

Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey
It is summer in full force right now. I’m talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don’t really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients! Ingredients 3 1/2 cups fresh strawberries 1/3 cup Flora Mānuka Honey 1/2 cup water Instructions Add the strawberries...

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The Art of Holiday Eating

The Art of Holiday Eating
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/b...

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away
A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as ...

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Three Cozy Drinks for the Holidays

High-Protein Eggnog Latte 1 ½ cups hot brewed Flora Rooibos Chai made with 2 bags 3 tbsp vanilla or chai flavored protein powder 2 tbsp coconut cream or heavy cream 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg yolk Add the brewed chai, protein powder, cream, nutmeg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until well-mixed. Add egg yolk and blend again until fluffy. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve...

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