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>How To Avoid The Afternoon Slump (Without That Second Cup of Coffee)

One question our Wellness Concierge team gets almost every day at Organic Avenue is, “What will give me the most energy?” While coffee gives you an immediate boost, it should only be consumed in moderation. If not, it can cause energy slumps later in the day, making it harder to stay alert and motivated. Most people […]

>How a Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Skin Health

Your appearance can be an outer reflection of what is happening inside your body. Cellular damage from processed food, stress, and environmental toxins show up as external symptoms, especially on the skin. Blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles may be a result of an accumulation of these toxins. A diet that is organic and plant-based will […]

>Pillow Food: How Diet Correlates to Sex-Drive

Food and sex are opposite sides of the same coin. According to author Steve Gagne in Energetics of Food, a balanced sexual life is tied to what we eat. He writes, “Your relationships with food are some of the most intimate relationships in your life”. He explains that hunger for food is an instinctive need […]

>The Methods of Cleansing: Why, How and When Should I Cleanse?

Most people have a very narrow definition of cleansing – a 3 or 5 day program of cold-pressed juices. While this is the most common way to cleanse, cleansing can actually take many forms and should be much more than just a 3-day change to your daily habit. A better definition of cleansing is any break from […]

>Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

A diet rich in plant-based foods provides many health benefits. First, minimally processed plant foods are richer in “good things” like essential fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Second, plant-based diets are linked with a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other chronic diseases. According to the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, […]

>Summer Hydration

Summer is a time for relaxation, fun, and sun. It’s also a time to pay extra close attention to hydrating your body. Proper hydration is essential for every single cell in your body. Keeping hydrated can aid in multiple bodily functions to ensure you stay healthy and energetic during the warmer months. Hydration can give […]

>Our Manifesto

For the vegetarians & the vegans. For the omnivores, the herbivores, the flexitarians and the undecided.  For the early risers and the late nighters. For the marathon runners and the marathon workers. For the 9-to-5’ers and the freelance wanderers. For all the red eyes and all the green thumbs, the yogis and the worker bees. […]

>Fat v. Fattening

Tell me this hasn’t happened to you or your customers — you scan the shelves for something healthy and spot a something you like. After you read the nutrition label, you’re left with eyes bulging, slowly backing away from the high-fat entrée in fear of airborne calories. Why is it that seemingly healthy dishes have […]

>Ch Ch Ch Chia seeds – what to know

Adding new ingredients to your diet can be intimidating and confusing. Luckily, the latest nutrient-dense superfood du jour – chia seeds — can make a simple addition to any menu.   Where Do Chia Seeds Come From? Chia is an ancient superfood that has increased in popularity due to its energizing and healthful properties. They come […]

>Top Hydrating Fruits for Summer

At Organic Avenue, we know how important it is to take advantage of seasonal produce that’s only available for a limited amount of time, which is why we try our best to stay in tune with each season. Summer is one of our favorite times because the seasonal foods available to us are not only […]