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An Athlete’s Take on Re-balance and De-stressing

September 17, 2020

By Jen Segger For over twenty years, I have been pushing myself to the limit in the endurance world. I’ve demanded a lot from my body – I’ve repeatedly asked it to carry me up mountains and through rain forests for days upon end, to bike across vast landscapes all over the world and to paddle remote waterways – so that I could explore outer islands and passages where very few get to go. I’ve raced at the elite level…

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Red Pesto

August 13, 2020

What an easy way to spice up your pesto recipe. I love swapping out basil for other herbs or greens and using beet crystals as a source of betalain — beets are great for the blood and capillaries. I’ve used this on pizza, over pasta, in salad dressings and on chicken. The color is striking and the flavor is savory and intense. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Red Pesto Cook Time: 5 minutes 5 minutes…

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4 Ingredient Mini Pancake Cereal with Pink Power

June 23, 2020

Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right? I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”. And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals! Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want…

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The Link Between Cardio, Respiratory and Immune Health

May 26, 2020

In these pandemic times, there’s been a massive upswing in people’s interest in exercise to support their immune, cardio and respiratory health. With gyms being closed in most areas over the past few months, it’s no wonder that online sales of things like weight training equipment and bicycles have skyrocketed. There’s also been a very noticeable increase in people jogging –and what’s not to like? It’s free, outdoors, accessible and reduces your stress while improving numerous measures of health. There…

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12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause

April 14, 2020

Midlife – when female athletes struggle most with fitness The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the 80s, exercise might be getting more challenging. Being a female athlete means you have special needs, both nutritional and lifestyle-related, and these considerations become exponential as you race towards the finish line of your reproductive years. It’s not you, it’s your hormones…

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Veggilicious Donair with Pickled Turnip

March 19, 2020

This recipe is perfect for spring. Not only is it hearty enough to fuel your outdoor activities and bursting with color and flavor, it is designed to promote cleansing and detoxification. This vegan donair recipe features powerhouse detox supporters like cruciferous veggies and beets (pickled turnip with Red Beet Crystals), turmeric, fiber, and greens (flax, lentils, and Green Blend/Beyond Greens), and alliums (onions and garlic). Below is everything you need for a vegan-friendly donair feast at home! Feel free to…

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Red Velvet Truffles

December 19, 2019
red beet red velvet truffles recipe

Most red velvet purchased today gets its colour from loads of unhealthy food colouring. Traditionally, beetroot was used to create the lovely reddish-chocolate hue! For these creamy-and-dreamy Red Velvet Truffles, I used Salus Red Beet Crystals. These crystals are a staple in my pantry and add amazing nutrients and antioxidants with only a mild sweet & earthy flavour. Don’t let the avocado in here scare you off! Avocado and cacao are a match made in heaven. Even if you think…

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Beet ‘N’ Berry Overnight Cauli Proats

October 25, 2019
beet and berry overnight oats

This is one of my absolute favorite overnight oat combos.  Honestly, I am addicted to the color, the taste, and how happy and satisfied I feel after eating them. Salus Red Beet Crystals have become a staple in my home. Even if you don’t like beets, these are worth a try. They’re naturally sweet, less “earthy” than regular beets, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant-based compounds such as betalains and nitrates.  Among their many benefits, these compounds may help…

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Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
udos oil popcorn

Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favorite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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