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Cacao | For the Love of Chocolate

Lauren Silva

Cacao | For the Love of Chocolate

We can all agree that chocolate is simply delicious, however, it’s necessary to know the difference between the raw form known as, “cacao” and the more commonly known, “cocoa.” The difference between the two will have you realizing that eating chocolate may be the new way you choose to start and end your day. At the source, cacao and cocoa are the same: seeds from the Theobroma cacao tree. This tree produces pods full of seeds, known as cacao beans. These beans, which look similar to espresso beans, can actually be eaten raw, however, manufacturers will typically ferment and dry...


Plant Based Protein

Lauren Silva

Plant Based Protein

Getting enough protein seems to be the biggest concern for those trying to keep their diet plant-based. Luckily, protein comes in all shapes and sizes – not just meat! Plant-based protein sources aren’t just for vegans and vegetarians. Everyone can benefit from eating a plant-filled diet. Eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds naturally increases your daily intake of fiber, minerals, and phytonutrients, but with a few simple additions, your colorful plate could offer more protein than you think. Vegetables and fruits have protein themselves, however, there are a few specific sources you should be aware of when eating a...


Kale | The Superfood

Lauren Silva

Kale | The Superfood

If you’ve been following health trends, you’re well aware of one of the star players: kale. We know you’ve heard that getting your daily dose of greens is integral to a “healthy diet,” but this leafy green offers so many benefits making it a true power source. Like most greens, kale is very low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat. While that may be good enough for some, we wanted to share all of the other lesser known perks kale can bring to your health. Did you know…   Kale is known for its high levels of...


Probiotics + Gut Health

Lauren Silva

Probiotics + Gut Health

By this time, we’ve started to understand that our gut plays a major role in our overall health. With such a direct link, it’s no surprise that we are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain a healthy gut. But first, let’s break down this “forgotten organ: the gut.” Playing host to good-for-you bacteria, yeasts, and hundreds of other microorganisms, the gut is comprised of a very complex community that is known as the “gut flora.” Manufacturing vitamins, performing metabolic functions, protecting the gut lining, and stimulating the immune system are only a handful of the many necessary roles...


Adaptogens | Nature's Greatest Gift

Lauren Silva

Adaptogens | Nature's Greatest Gift

It’s no secret that life can sometimes feel like it’s moving in hyper speed. There seems to be more stress and pressure in today’s world than any other time in history. We’ve all felt stressed, uneasy, or slightly out of balance because this fast-paced lifestyle can be too much. These unsettling feelings caused by an overload of stress can begin to physically manifest in the body leading to serious health conditions, such as, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and an overall weakened immune system. Stress is so prevalent in our everyday lives that our bodies are beginning to associate these...

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