Is Vinegar Really Essential to Your Health?

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There are all types of vinegars including balsamic, rice, wine, white, malt, coconut, and among the most common, apple cider vinegar. I’m sure you’ve heard that apple cider vinegar is healthy and much needed for reducing symptoms and health conditions such as lowering blood sugar, fighting diabetes, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, and the list goes on… The truth is, it is not essentially good for your health and on the contrary, can cause more problems … Read More

Fruit Sugar: Is it good or bad for your health?

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There are many concerns that surround fruit sugar.  Most of which stem from the constant reminders from the media that sugar is toxic and a hazard to our health.  The problem is, sweet JUNK sugar does not fall into the same category as fruit sugar but somehow, there seems to be a misconception among healthcare professionals and the media. So, what’s the difference? Sugar from whole, natural, fresh fruit, promotes health and provides your body with all the necessary nutrients, … Read More

Top 20 Energy Boosting Foods to Naturally Fuel Your Body

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Restore your energy levels and recharge your mind and body with these top 20 powerhouse foods.  Loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, these foods will give you the boost you need to jumpstart your day and keep your energy juices flowing ALL day long. The best way to start your day is to eat fruit in the morning while on an empty stomach.  This is the time of day your body is craving for nutrients and hydration.  The body undergoes its own … Read More

The Power of Beets: Raw & Alive Beet Juice Recipe

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If you are welcoming the New Year with a hangover or the holidays have left you feeling all kinds of yuckiness, then rehydrating and detoxing your body are a must. Beginning with this powerful Raw & Alive beet juice recipe that will leave your body feeling nourished, re-energized, and ready to take on the New Year fresh and clean! Powerful Raw & Alive Beet Juice Makes 2-12oz servings (may have an extra 4-6oz left over) Ingredients: ½ head of romaine … Read More

Debunking The Protein Myth

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The consumption of protein has greatly become an obsession in today’s society.  The idea that protein is the primary need for your body couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the primary function of protein is tissue repair, growth, and cell replacement; not to be confused for increasing energy, staying strong, or to prevent from getting sick which is what most are under the impression of. Protein is a minimal requirement in adults compared to a growing and developing … Read More

10 Essential Raw Vegan Protein Foods

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The question vegans are commonly asked is, “Where do you get your protein from?”  Since protein has become such an obsession in today’s world, it is of great concern among most people. How could it not be when clever marketing campaigns have been implemented by the meat, dairy, and egg industries to convince the public that protein is vital to your “health”. On the contrary, the body’s primary need is for calories, not protein. Protein is essentially found in almost … Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Eating Mono-Meals

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Wondering what in the world is a mono-meal? It is very simple actually… A mono-meal is simply eating one single food option, typically a raw fruit but can also be comprised of a single raw vegetable.  This does not mean eat one piece of fruit such as one apple or one orange.  It wouldn’t be enough to fill you up long enough before your next meal.  Also, not eating enough would only lead to junk food cravings and in turn … Read More

10 Foods to Eat for Hydration

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What exactly does “eat your way to hydration” mean?  It means that it doesn’t necessarily require 8-8oz glasses of water to hydrate your body; eating the right foods will do it for you.  When you eat high water content foods, you are not only feeding the body with the purest, most natural form of water available but you are also nourishing it with abundant nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  It’s a win-win! With summer drawing near, what better way than to … Read More

Juicing vs. Blending: Know the Difference

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If you are lost in confusion between juicing and blending while wondering what in the world the difference is between the two, you are not alone.  I used to wonder the same myself so I can totally understand where you are coming from.  Two of the most commonly asked questions are, “What is the difference between juices and smoothies?” and “Should I juice or should I drink smoothies?” I have been religiously juicing and drinking smoothies now for about 4 … Read More