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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel.…

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Instructions for a Happy Gallbladder

August 24, 2017
gallbladder

Have you ever thought about your gallbladder when you last sat down to your favorite meal? No? Well, you’re not alone. This friend to our digestive system is commonly forgotten. Your gallbladder’s job is to store bile, which is made by the liver. And bile plays a big role in our digestion. It’s main job is to emulsify fat, but it also contains any fat soluble toxins the liver wants removed from the body. Emulsifying fat is a super important…

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Featured Recipes

Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce

August 21, 2017
Miso-Ginger

This sweet and crunchy salad is perfect for hot summer days when you can’t stand to turn the oven on. The salad is packed with spinach, julienned carrots, celery, banana chunks, raisins, shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, and walnuts. Tossed in a miso-ginger sauce: Print Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce Ingredients 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp. agave 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger a pinch of cayenne 1 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) 2 tbsp. Flora Sesame Oil…

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5 Signs You Have a Fat Deficiency

August 18, 2017
fat

I’m a nutritionist and I’m asked this question often—what is the most common problem you see? And the answer is easy—a fat deficiency. You may be thinking…fat deficiency?? In our high fat world, how is this possible?? Well, I’m a holistic nutritionist, and most of the people I see are already eating a pretty healthy diet. They’re enjoying lots of kale, brocolli, and everything healthy. They’re not your average fast food eater. But this issue applies across the board. Those…

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4 Steps for Healthy, Youthful Looking Skin

August 10, 2017
skin

Can we reverse time and bring back the youthful glow to our skin? YES! We can peel years or even decades off our skin with just a few simple steps. First, let’s talk about why our skin ages, and a big part of that story is collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin it’s firmness, elasticity, and the plumpness of youth. We’ve got tons of collagen when we’re younger, but as we get older our collagen production slows…

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Recipes

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

June 27, 2017
vinaigrette

Perfect for a fresh summer salad paired with your favorite berries! This sunflower seed oil-based vinaigrette is super flavorful and offers some of the benefits that come from sunflower seeds themselves—such as increased energy, uplifted mood, and support for your cardiovascular system. Talk about good mood food! Sunflower seeds have been cultivated for thousands of years, originally by the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru. Brought to Europe by Spanish explorers, the seeds have since played a significant role in…

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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017
fatty acids

How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

May 12, 2017
mother

Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s hard to find another role with similar pressures and demands. The…

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Chocolate-Sacha Inchi Banana Cake

April 30, 2017
Sacha Inchi

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi oil (US/CA) provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids. With a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste, Sacha Inchi can be enjoyed daily drizzled over salads, in sauces, soups, sandwiches, pasta, juices, and any other cold or hot dish. You can even use Sacha Inchi Oil to…

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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017
aging

I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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