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Hydration Matters

Lauren Silva

Hydration Matters

Summertime is here and with it comes sun, vacations, and time spent outside enjoying the season! Oh, and A LOT of sweating. Sweating is a great way to detox the body, but it’s necessary to replenish the fluid that has just been lost. So if there is one thing to remember during these hot months, it’s the importance of staying hydrated. Drinking enough water is one of the foundation blocks for maintaining good health. Being properly hydrated normalizes your body temperature, supports joint health, protects your spinal cord, and rids toxins from the body. Every part of your body, from...


Farmer's Markets | Why We Love Them

Lauren Silva

Farmer's Markets | Why We Love Them

At DEFINE foods, quality is our top priority. For this reason, our meals are crafted with local, organic produce because we want to use the absolute best ingredients. Often, these ingredients can be found at your local farmers market. From nourishing yourself with the freshest produce to interacting with your local community, there are so many reasons to enjoy your local farmers market.  Here are some of our favorite reasons to check out your farmers markets! Eat with the Season Eating seasonally rebuilds the connection between nature and ourselves. The food found at farmers markets are all seasonally grown. The...


Consultation Benefits

Lauren Silva

Consultation Benefits

People choose to seek nutrition counseling for a variety of reasons. And because proper nutrition is one of the foundation blocks of good health, giving a second thought to your food choices is very worth your while.   Who Can Benefit From a Consultation:   Everyone can benefit from a dialogue that dives deep into your personal health goals. Whether it’s time for a complete diet reset or your simply needing inspiration for new, healthy recipes, there are several reasons to consult. People are recognizing the idea that food is medicine, so a nutrition consult could benefit those looking to...


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...