Fitness Health

Why Magnesium Is Just as Important for Athletes as Calcium

May 17, 2019
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It’s pretty obvious that calcium is a key mineral for athletes. After all, athletic performance depends on bone and muscle strength, and boatloads of research have shown calcium helps young people build strong bones and stems bone loss in older folks.*[1], [2],[3] ,[4] But if you’re a competitor, there’s another mineral that’s just as important for you but not as well known: Magnesium! Here are five key reasons why you need magnesium: Magnesium Strengthens Bones, Too. Taken by itself, calcium…

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Peppermint Iced Tea

May 16, 2019
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Hot summer days call for a fresh and hydrating glass of something special. What better way to toast good times, good friends and good health than by raising a glass of refreshing and easy-to-prepare Peppermint Iced Tea, with a healthful twist. Made with caffeine-free peppermint tea, embraced in traditional medicine to soothe the body and lift the spirits, and with the added flavor of tangy lemons, refreshing mint, and a dash of power-packed Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™, this delicious drink…

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Salad Dressing with Sacha Inchi Oil, Thyme & Apple Cider Vinegar

May 14, 2019

Print Sacha Inchi Salad Dressing Ingredients 1/2 cup Flora Ginger and Lemon flavor Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 1/4 cup Flora Sacha Inchi Oil 2 small garlic cloves 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves A couple pinches of pink salt White pepper, to taste Instructions Blend everything until fully emulsified and creamy (it will still be thin, but will change colour and stay together Serve over mixed salad - We used purple kale, loose leaf lettuce and mizuno greens, sliced shallots, and…

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Lifestyle Recipes

Pre-Hike Smoothie from Simply Straws

May 14, 2019

Drink this smoothie with a friend, preferably before enjoying the great outdoors. It is reminiscent of all kinds of lovely spring things—fields of wildflowers, grassy green hills, picturesque sunsets that light up the sky. Print Pre-Hike Smoothie Yield: 2 Ingredients 1 cup frozen mango chunks 2 tbsp. Flora Omega Sport+ 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 tbsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 4 celery spears 1 scoop Green Blend/Beyond Greens Instructions Blend two ingredients at a time for a layered visual treat,…

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Whole Food Baobab Bars

May 10, 2019
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Print Whole Food Baobab Bars 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 35 minutes Yield: 10 bars Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup Flora Baobites 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped Wet 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp…

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Fitness Health

Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019
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Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I’m no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs…

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Taking Care of Yourself on Mother’s Day and Every Day

May 7, 2019
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Let’s face it: moms usually put themselves last. They think about their needs after they’ve met their kids’, partners’, and co-workers’ needs. We get it. Some of us at Flora are moms, too, and we’ve done the same thing. But we’d like to introduce a radical idea. (Drumroll, please.) Moms, you are the star of your own life, and you deserve to prioritize your own wellness. That means self-care is an ongoing need, not just a bubble bath on Mother’s…

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Health Recipes

Papayalicious Smoothie

May 2, 2019
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With a base of sweet, luscious papaya, this easy-to-make smoothie is true to its name. The Papayalicious Smoothie helps this tropical fruit shine, together with your favorite fruit juice, creamy and perfectly tart yogurt, and a hint of natural sweetness. In addition to their distinctive, sweet taste, papayas are rich in vitamin A, plus they bring an especially potent form of beta-carotene to the table – a great addition for healthy skin and eyes. So mix up, drink up and…

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Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine

April 30, 2019
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Once a humble pantry staple, apple cider vinegar is suddenly the new “it” ingredient. Celebrities like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian swear by it, articles about it are popping up everywhere, and people are downing it by the boatload. But while it may be experiencing a surge in popularity, apple cider vinegar isn’t anything new. It’s an age-old food, dating back to the ancient Romans, and people have been drinking up its wellness benefits for decades. What’s new is that…

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2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie

April 27, 2019
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It can be tricky to eat just the right thing before your workout. Your snack has got to have enough calories to give you the fuel you need but not so much that it weighs you down. Your performance provisions should have a good ratio of protein to healthy carbs to help you operate at your best. Enter smoothies. These liquid dynamos may be the ideal pre-workout food: they’re quick, light, and yummy. Plus, smoothie recipes are flexible, so it’s…

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