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>Why We LOVE Kimchi and Other Fermented Foods

What is Kimchi? Maybe you’ve seen it in the grocery store and wondered, how do I eat this? What does it taste like? WHY would I eat this? Kimchi is the national dish of Korea, but for some reason in North America, we’ve been much slower to adopt fermented foods into our diets. Kimchi is […]

>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 […]

>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, […]

>What’s the Difference Between a Juice and a Smoothie?

Juice is the liquid part of fruits and vegetables made using a juice extractor, like our hydraulic cold-press. When you are making juice, you are extracting the liquid (where all the nutrients live) from the fiber. Smoothies are blended meals. The fruits and vegetables are pulsed in a blender with their fiber, unlike cold pressing, […]

>New Product We’re Juiced About – Broccoli Slaw

Our broccoli slaw is the newest thing since sliced Ezekiel bread. Shredded broccoli is tossed with cashew mayo, walnuts, and cranberries for a sweet, smooth and crunchy flavor. Here’s some fun facts to why so many people love broccoli (in addition to the amazing taste)! This cruciferous vegetable contains phytonutrients which can aid in helping […]

>Grilling with LOVE: 7 Tips For Perfectly Grilled Vegetables

Summer is in full swing, and grills everywhere are fired up for dinner parties and outdoor social events. While some consider the grill to be a meat-only zone, a wide variety of plants can be deliciously prepared on the grill, and still maintain many of their health benefits. Research suggests that traditional grilled cuisine—red meat, […]

>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 […]