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November 2018

Health Lifestyle

Healing Teas from Around the World

November 27, 2018

Flora would not be complete without our herbal teas. It’s in our DNA as a company—it’s in our name even! Our herbal healing teas are sourced from around the world and from a variety of medicinal traditions spanning Ayurvedic, Chinese, European, and First Nations herbal formulas. These herbs are rigorously tested for identity, purity, and quality and every batch is taste-tested by our quality control team. Our line covers single herbs like peppermint and chamomile, formulations for immune health, digestive…

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Recipes

No-Bake Brownies with a Secret Spicy Ingredient

November 26, 2018
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There are some sneaky veggies in these brownies, which I find beyond delicious! Bulking this recipe up nutritionally is baked sweet potato. While I love sweet potato in this recipe purely for its taste and texture, there are some benefits to consuming it with other fats such as walnuts and chocolate. The bright orange flesh of sweet potatoes tells us that it’s high in the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene. Because beta-carotene is a fat-soluble vitamin, it’s best to consume sweet potato…

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Health Recipes

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites – Vegetarian & Gluten-Free

November 21, 2018

These cheesecake bites have a conversation-starting WOW factor great for a holiday potluck: On-trend color Immune-boosting elderberry Everybody loves cheesecake! I love the addition of elderberry. Good cheer and holiday spirit aren’t the only ‘infectious’ things that spread at holiday parties; this way, you’ve got some protection. Print Easy No-Bake Elderberry Cheesecake Bites Ingredients Crust 1 cup pecans or other nut 6 Medjool dates 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted Filling 16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese ½ cup lemon curd,…

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Health

Bitters: The Secret to a Happy Tummy

November 20, 2018

In today’s world, digestive problems are super common. Whether it’s indigestion, heartburn, or occasional constipation, an estimated 60-70 million Americans have some kind of digestive difficulty.[1] Turns out, our ancestors knew something about how to achieve the digestive harmony we’ve forgotten. What’s their secret? Bitters! What are bitters? Bitters are alcohol-based extracts of the flowers, leaves, bark, and roots of bitter-tasting plants. You may think of them as an essential ingredient to a good cocktail, but they’ve been used medicinally…

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5 Things That Can Happen When You Take Digestive Enzymes

November 13, 2018

Digestive enzymes seem pretty straightforward. They’re enzymes, and they help your digestion. End of story, right? Not so fast. Since all your other bodily systems depend on your digestive system to work efficiently, digestive enzymes affect your whole body. What are enzymes, exactly? If you remember the word “enzyme” from your high school biology class, but you can’t quite remember what an enzyme is, you’re not alone. Simply put, an enzyme is a substance that sets off a reaction. Enzymes…

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Health Seasonal

All Things Pumpkin

November 8, 2018

Pumpkin has long had a health halo around it and gets tons of attention in the fall with both Halloween and Thanksgiving—and certain spiced drinks which shall remain nameless—but its use and benefits extend far beyond just the autumnal months. Flora makes two different pumpkin oils: pumpkin oil and pumpkin seed oil. Different terms for the same thing. Both are delicious and Certified Organic. The Hydro-Therm™ Pumpkin Oil (US) is a delicious, savory culinary oil. The hydro-therm method is a…

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Holidays

Travel Healthy: Keep the Whole Family Well over the Holidays

November 6, 2018

Nothing spoils a holiday trip like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed while everyone else is lighting the menorah or trimming the tree. Luckily, we’ve got six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy wherever you travel this holiday season. Wash your hands When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch what they’ve touched. How…

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