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MCTs: An Introduction

December 10, 2017
MCTs

Omega Sport+™ (US/CA) is a fantastic oil blend that features a unique good kind of fat called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs and omega fatty acids have different physical chemistries. Other oil molecules need to go through a complex digestion process, but MCTs take a shortcut. MCTs are more easily mixed with water or other liquids. They have a different shape and a shorter number of molecules. Thus, they get absorbed easily into the bloodstream from the gut; they…

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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

December 7, 2017
indigestion

Bloating, cramping, and gas: these are very common—and frustrating!—symptoms of indigestion. Most, if not all of us, will feel these symptoms at one time or another… and it’s most common after we’ve enjoyed an over-sized plate of something delicious at a holiday party. Isn’t “bloated and gassy” the last thing you want to be during a nice holiday get-together? It’s not exactly the best accessory for your favorite party outfit. Holiday season indigestion comes from three factors: too much food,…

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Five Ways to Enjoy the Holidays without All the Stress

December 3, 2017
stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly! …and totally stressed out and exhausted. For many, many years, I thought that stress was just a part of the holidays. So many parties, gatherings, and commitments—along with all of the shopping. It was downright exhausting. I would look back to the holidays of my childhood when all I had to do was enjoy the magic of the season. I loved the holidays and looked forward to it all year. Of course, that couldn’t…

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White Chocolate and Pistachio-Dipped Rooibos Chai Shortbread

December 1, 2017
white chocolate

There’s no flavor more fall than the spice of chai tea. With cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, baking with chai is the perfect way to give any of your favorite baked goods an instant fall makeover. Just take our white chocolate and pistachio-dipped chai shortbread cookies. While they sound—and taste—almost too good to be true, the quick boost of flavor from cooking with tea has these tasty fall-spiced goodies ready for your holiday party all under one hour from start to…

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It’s Tea Time with Flora’s Fall Favorites

November 28, 2017
tea

Ah, fall: that time of the year that calls for warmer sweaters, time spent by the fire with friends and family, and a warm cup of tea to fight off that November weather. Get in the spirit while enjoying some seasonal herbal favorites that will give you all the fall feels. Our Cranberry Rooibos (US/CA) blend is chock full of powerful antioxidants and fall spices to help you relax. The mixture of Lemon Ginger and Echinacea (US/CA) is perfect for warding…

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Butternut Squash Soup Featuring Flora’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

November 24, 2017
BUTTERNUT

A friend of mine made some cozy butternut squash soup for our dinner party the other night. It was so delicious, I knew I had to give it a go. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to whip out my Vitamix. This recipe is 100 percent foolproof! Print Cozy Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 1 butternut squash, cubed 1 tbsp Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dash of salt and pepper 1/2 c red onion, chopped and lightly sauteed in extra virgin olive…

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Nutrient-Packed Beyond Greens Hulk Smoothie Recipe

November 19, 2017
smoothie

Here’s a question I get asked all the time: are smoothies even good for you? The answer is, it depends. Most smoothies you buy from places that don’t favor organic produce, or places who load your “fruit smoothie ” with concentrates or yogurts, are likely not healthy. But when made with the right blend of nutrients (fats, minerals, iron, protein, and veggies – not just fruits), smoothies can be very, very nutritious to the body. For those who follow a diet in favour of raw…

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Traveling is a Breeze with Our Travel Care Probiotic

November 14, 2017
travel

There’s nothing better than getting away. Going back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Elderberry to the Rescue This Winter!

November 9, 2017
elderberry

It’s like a scene out of a horror movie: your child comes home from school sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. You know what’s coming next. This new cold will make its rounds through every family member… including you. And you really don’t have time for any of this. Fall and winter are busy! Unfortunately, they’re also prime time for colds and flu. It’s almost like these viruses take advantage of these busy times to throw a great big wrench into your…

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Bump up Your Bacteria: Probiotics Before, During and After Pregnancy

November 5, 2017
pregnancy

We know there are things we can do to have a healthier pregnancy and set up our kids for success. And we want to do them all! But minimizing our stress level is just as important. Learning how to do things like maximize nutrient status and navigate maternity leave benefits can feel overwhelming, especially when paired with body aches and “baby brain.” Fortunately, there are blissfully simple actions we can take to have a healthier pregnancy and still be relaxed…

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