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5 Things That Can Happen When You Take Digestive Enzymes

November 13, 2018
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Digestive enzymes seem pretty straightforward. They’re enzymes, and they help your digestion. End of story, right? Not so fast. Since all your other bodily systems depend on your digestive system to work efficiently, digestive enzymes affect your whole body. What are enzymes, exactly? If you remember the word “enzyme” from your high school biology class, but you can’t quite remember what an enzyme is, you’re not alone. Simply put, an enzyme is a substance that sets off a reaction. Enzymes…

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All Things Pumpkin

November 8, 2018
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Pumpkin has long had a health halo around it and gets tons of attention in the fall with both Halloween and Thanksgiving—and certain spiced drinks which shall remain nameless—but its use and benefits extend far beyond just the autumnal months. Flora makes two different pumpkin oils: pumpkin oil and pumpkin seed oil. Different terms for the same thing. Both are delicious and Certified Organic. The Hydro-Therm™ Pumpkin Oil (US) is a delicious, savory culinary oil. The hydro-therm method is a…

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Travel Healthy: Keep the Whole Family Well over the Holidays

November 6, 2018
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Nothing spoils a holiday trip like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed while everyone else is lighting the menorah or trimming the tree. Luckily, we’ve got six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy wherever you travel this holiday season. Wash your hands When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch what they’ve touched. How…

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Haunted Halloween Monster Treats

October 30, 2018
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Trick or treat? Why choose when you can have both! Trick your taste buds with these haunted Halloween marshmallow monsters combined with Flora’s fermented greens. They’re a scary good Halloween party treat. Flora’s Green Blend (US) / Beyond Greens (CA) is a combination of fermented grasses and greens designed to help you get an extra dose of leafy greens and vegetables. These Halloween goodies transform regular rice krispie treats into your favorite green monster—all depending on how you decorate. These…

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Halloween Gummies with Kinder Love & Floradix

October 25, 2018
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These spooky gummies are a fun way for your kids to get their vitamins this Halloween. The recipe can easily be adjusted so you can use any mold you want! Print Halloween Gummies with Kinder Love & Floradix Yield: 10 - 10 mL pumpkins and 8 - 20 mL spiders Ingredients For Pumpkins: 50 mL Kinder Love (US) / Kindervital (CA) 40 mL 100% juice (orange, mango, carrot, or a blend) 1-2 tbsp. organic gelatin (more gelatin will make a…

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The Real Immune Booster You’ve Been Looking For

October 23, 2018
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We all know that vitamin C is the poster child immune booster. But there’s something else you should actually be grabbing when you feel that pesky cold coming on: probiotics. Why? Because your immune system starts in your gut. Yup, your gut health and your immune system are tied together like two peas in a pod against sickness. “A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract,” says Dan Peterson, assistant professor of pathology at the Johns…

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“Mulled Wine” Apple Tart with Flora Apple Cider Vinegar

October 16, 2018
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Something about fall just calls for baking. This season get festive and stay healthy thanks to one ingredient: Flora’s Turmeric & Cinnamon Apple Cider Vinegar (US/CA). Taken as a shot to aid digestion* or mixed into an apple tart, this fall-flavored wellness shot does it all. Vinegar in a dessert? Yeah, we know it sounds a bit weird. But in the same way that a pinch of salt can amplify the sweetness of a dessert, adding a bit of cinnamon…

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Colorful Fall Slaw with Flora Apple Cider Vinegar

October 11, 2018
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This dish is a light and bright take on slaw. Taking advantage of all kinds of flavors, it’s sweet, tangy and juicy. Our fall slaw features autumn apples fresh from the Pacific Northwest and farmer’s market root veg the colors of fall foliage. Print Fall Slaw with Flora Apple Cider Vinegar Ingredients 1/4 C sesame seeds Pinch of salt 1 clove of garlic 3 T Flora Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shot - Ginger & Lemon Flavor (US/CA) 2 T Flora…

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Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Latte with Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil

October 9, 2018
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If fall were a flavor, it would undoubtedly be pumpkin spice. Keep your kitchen festive and healthy this year by incorporating pumpkin spice in a new way: cooking with pumpkin seed oil! Rich in omega-6 and -9, this cold-pressed culinary oil is just what the season—and your body—call for. While pumpkin spice sips and sweets may automatically put you in a festive mood, most of the recipes out there are chock full of bad fats and sugars. This goes double…

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Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

October 2, 2018
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Elderberry has become super popular lately. Bottles of elderberry capsules line the health food store shelves, crafty moms are blogging about how to make your own elderberry syrup, and chefs are incorporating the dark purple berries into everything from crumbles to coulis. What’s so great about elderberries? They’re nutritious. Elderberries are packed with vitamin C, boasting a whopping 87 percent of the Daily Value (DV) in a one-cup serving of fresh fruit. They’re also full of free radical-fighting phytonutrients such…

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