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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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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 15, 2017
pregnancy loss

It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Women’s health topics are becoming easier to talk about, and that’s wonderful, because pregnancy and birth are topics so complex, we still do not always understand why they turn out the way they do. Once pregnant, having the healthiest possible pregnancy—and the healthiest baby—is top of mind for mothers-to-be, and makes many of us hungry for knowledge. If we lose a pregnancy or a child, that can leave a hole behind and…

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Kale Chips with Flora Organic Olive Oil

October 7, 2017
kale chips

Quite frankly, I had completely forgotten how easy it is to make my own kale chips. I’ve been absolutely craving them lately and today realized I have kale in the fridge and Flora Organic Olive Oil in the pantry! So I got to it! Kale chips are a great snacking alternative to potato chips, they are crunchy and salty but much more nutritious. Preheat your oven to 300 °F and drizzle 1 tsp. Flora Organic Olive Oil on your pan. Place…

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Get Cooking With Our Premium Organic Culinary Oils!

October 3, 2017
pumpkin

Pumpkin spice lattes may be the undisputed king of fall flavors, but we all know they aren’t exactly the best for you. So if you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but still want to keep in line with your healthy self, we’ve got just the thing to help you embrace October. Say hello to our new fave: Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA)! Besides being straight delicious drizzled over everything from a seasonal butternut squash soup or mixed into…

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Pumpkin Seed Hummus Recipe

October 2, 2017
pumpkin seed

This homemade hummus made with Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA) pairs perfectly with veggies or crackers. Whether it’s an after school snack or appetizer for entertaining friends, this gorgeous green dip is a crowd pleaser. The beautiful green color from pumpkin seed oil also helps to improve your metabolic and physiological health! Find other pumpkin recipes here. Print Pumpkin Seed Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed) 2 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil 1/2 lemon, juiced 1…

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Where Have All the Swimmers Gone?

September 25, 2017
Swimmers

Sperm counts in men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50% in the last 40 years. A review and meta-analysis that included 43,000 men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand found that between 1973 and 2011, sperm counts have dropped by 52%. Men in South America, Asia, and Africa did not see any significant decline. Why is this happening? The authors commented that “sperm count and other semen parameters have been plausibly associated with multiple environmental…

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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
back to school

Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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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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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
son

My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
gut

Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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