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Sacha Inchi Pesto Sauce

December 4, 2018
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Almost every variation of pesto recipe known to man utilizes olive oil as the base of a pesto sauce. And while I get it—it’s a savory oil with a distinct taste and high antioxidant content—I’ve been wanting to try a new oil in a pesto recipe. Finding a high-quality oil with an abundant supply of omega fats and antioxidants isn’t easy with many cheap, oxidized vegetable oils such as canola on supermarket shelves. Sacha inchi oil isn’t very well-known, but…

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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

May 3, 2018
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We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time…

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Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie – Gotcha Covered

March 27, 2018
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It’s blood orange season! And while all our citrusy friends are known for being high in vitamin C and antioxidants—perfect for keeping your immune system strong on these cold early spring days—the blood orange takes the slot for our favorite citrus thanks to its beautiful red color. The star of a colorful smoothie This tart blood orange sipper gets a hit of sweetness and omega-3 essential fatty acids from Flora’s Flax Oil (US/CA). This premium organic oil provides omega -3 and -6…

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Flax Seed Oils are Natural Magic

March 20, 2018
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We don’t believe there’s a magical “cure all” shortcut to a healthier you—it’s about balance, diet, supplements, and time. We do believe in the truly magical power of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on your body’s overall health. Say hello to Flora’s Flax Seed Oils (US/CA), one of the richest forms of omega-3 EFAs on the planet. So why are flax oils so good for you? Flax oil is one of the richest sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the omega-3 from…

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Apple Sesame Spice Muffins Featuring Flora Sesame Oil

March 13, 2018
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Healthy, omega-rich cooking oils can be used for a whole lot more than making salad dressings and greasing pans. In fact, cooking oils rich in healthy fats can be used for some of your favorite baking. Take EFA oils to the sweet side with everything from cakes to cookies and even muffins. Here’s to healthy fats getting the tasty love they (and you) deserve. Try your hand at one of our favorite pastries with these Apple Sesame Spice Muffins with…

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Bring EFAs to Your Diet with Flora’s Premium Culinary Oils

March 6, 2018
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Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are an integral part of a healthy diet. They help with proper development and functioning of your brain and nervous system.* They help support normal blood pressure.* They even have a hand in the development and maintenance of healthier hair and nails. EFAs are heavy hitters.* While the body can synthesize some of the good stuff it needs to properly function, EFAs are the foundational fats your body needs but just can’t make on its own.…

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Fats That Heal – Premium Omega Oils

February 20, 2018
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Not all fats are created equal. The word “fat” often gets a bad rap. But the reality is some fats actually make your body flourish and boost your brain power. Say hello to our premium omega oils, ranging from an Omega 3+6+9 Blend (US/CA) to our DHA (US/CA) and high lignan boosted (US) formulas designed to deliver the good fats your body needs to properly function, improve cognitive abilities, and support your overall health.* If you’re looking for a healthy…

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

Morning Rush Detox Smoothie

January 7, 2018

Loaded with digestion-boosting, metabolism-revving, colon cleansing, inflammation-soothing, blood-sugar-regulating, enzymes, antioxidant phytochemicals, and fiber. Print Morning Rush Detox Smoothie Ingredients • ½ cup water • 1 1-inch piece fresh peeled ginger (or ½-1 teaspoon ground ginger) • ½ cup frozen berries • ½ apple, peeled and cored • 4 oz. juice, tart cherry or pineapple • 1-2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice • 1 tbsp. Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA) • 1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar • 1 scoop…

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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017
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The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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Pesto Pizza Featuring Flora’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

December 14, 2017
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I almost never have fresh herbs on hand. But I whipped this pesto up with a spinach base and it was so good. In your blender goes: 2 cloves garlic 1 c fresh spinach 2 tbsp. Flora extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. walnuts 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast Spread on your favorite pizza dough, add toppings of your choice—I went with roasted tomatoes and almond-based ricotta cheese—and bake as directed. Enjoy!   Rebecca…

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