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Pesto for Pasta Salad

May 30, 2019
pesto

Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ lends itself perfectly to pesto, adding a hint of health to this simple, delicious and classic Italian sauce. Print Pesto for Pasta Salad Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ cups chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves ½ cup Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup…

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Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts

May 28, 2019
herbal

If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out there. It can be hard to know what is myth and what is fact. The good news? You’re about to get some clarity. Let’s clear up some myths and facts about herbal supplements, shall we? MYTH If you see a larger ingredient quantity on an herbal supplement label, it means you are…

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Fitness Health

Why Magnesium Is Just as Important for Athletes as Calcium

May 17, 2019
magnesium

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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Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019
running

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
moms

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
papayalicious

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
ACV

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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Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole

April 27, 2019
guaca-mole-mole

Guac lovers, rejoice! Your favorite party snack just got even better. Adding tomatoes and onions to creamy avocados—high in fiber and potassium, among other nutrients—adds great texture and zest to this popular dish, but what sets the Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole apart is the addition of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, turning this dip into a healthy, green, superfood nutrient delivery machine. Print Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 large ripe organic avocados ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 medium organic tomatoes…

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Health Recipes

Spring Break Borscht

April 25, 2019
borscht

It’s not lost on me just how lucky I am to be married to someone with such a passion and skill for cooking. A recipe with more than a few ingredients has me sweating and stressing in the kitchen. In contrast, Christina is in her element and seems to execute flawlessly the more challenging the dish. Consequently, I have become a master level dishwasher and only occasionally raise an eyebrow at the amount of cookware piled high in the sink!…

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Health Lifestyle

Stay Regular on the Go!

April 23, 2019
regular

Whether you’re traveling or just having a very busy week, it can be so hard to stay regular! Yup, we’re talking about that taboo topic, poop. Your colon loves a regular schedule. Regular food, regular hydration, and the same schedule day in and day out. The truth is life isn’t always regular. Meetings get booked in the morning, work schedules get erratic, and early morning flights make it all more difficult. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Travel…

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