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Top Sources of Protein from Plants

May 4, 2017 By

We have been told that only animal products pack the protein punch to provide our nutritional needs.  However, all plants have protein as well. Protein is a nutritional building block made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. There are 22 different amino acids, but nine of them are specifically called essential amino acids because we can only get them…

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What Happens to Chia Seeds Soaked in Water?

April 1, 2017 By

Chia Seeds are an amazing, highly nutritious little seed. But of the most interesting characteristics of chia is what happens to chia seeds soaked in water (or any liquid). Have you tried it? If you combine chia seeds with liquid, minutes later it has expanded and become very gelatinous in its texture. It’s not even remotely what you started with! This…

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6 Easy Ways to Eat Raw Cacao Every Day

February 13, 2017 By

I eat raw cacao every day. If you spend any time with me, you’ll quickly find out that I love raw cacao and when you find out how good it is for you, you will too! It’s simply a fantastic superfood for your body. I’ve shared seven of the many health benefits that cacao gives your body in this blog….

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Why Eat Superfoods? 5 Surprising Reasons You Should

January 13, 2017 By

I’ve spent the last 15+ years hunting superfoods around the world. One of the first questions I get asked when I tell people my job is the question, “What’s a superfood?” A superfood is a food that has more nutrients (antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals) for your body when compared calorie for calorie with another food. You can literally be…

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Why You Should Care About Chia Seeds!

November 29, 2016 By

Tiny, little chia seeds were first cultivated and eaten in central Mexico dating back at least 2000 years ago.  These small, but mighty seeds have reemerged in grocery stores and are growing in availability because of their nourishing, digestible, and low-caloric properties. Learn more about why you should care about chia seeds in this video with SuperLife founder, Darin Olien!…

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Why You Should Care About Pumpkin Seeds

November 28, 2016 By

Pumpkin pie gets the spotlight during Thanksgiving and the holidays. While I am a big fan of healthy versions of pumpkin pie (here’s my favorite vegan pumpkin pie recipe) I am an even bigger fan of the pumpkin seeds that are discarded when making pumpkin pie! Pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, are actually packed with a lot more goodness than…

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7 Key Superfoods to Boost Your Immunity

November 4, 2016 By

Every year tiny little invaders, germs, adapt new strategies on how to sneak past your defenses and settle in like unwanted visitors! Those germs come in, unpack, and eat all the food; not cool! OK, not really, but it can feel like that. This tug of war has been going on for thousands of years. Germs try to move in….