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>Mayo Who?

'Mayo' Dressing

Mayo may be one of the most versatile condiments ever created, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. Traditional mayonnaise is loaded with bad fat, cholesterol and sodium, and only 1 tablespoon has about 90 calories. If you’re going to devote 90 calories to a condiment, shouldn’t it at least be good for you? One of […]

>Valentine’s Day: Love Your Body

Love yourself in wood type

Whether you have a sweetheart, or not, you should be the number one person on your Valentine’s Day shopping list. Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what love could possibly be more important than self-love? Some wait until spring to think about getting in shape, but never take steps to become healthier from the […]

>Super-healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Cauliflower Pizza

As game day approaches, many are looking forward to watching their favorite team crush the competition, or that pop star work it out during the halftime show. Others (us included) are anticipating the food they’ll enjoy during the festivities. We’re well aware that traditional Super Bowl fare is not always the best for our bodies […]

>Benefits of a Juice Cleanse

Love fast juices and booster shot

Some people hear the term “juice cleanse,” and either assume it is a fad or it is the same thing as fasting. Neither assumption is true. Unlike a fast that deprives your system of essential nutrients, a juice cleanse fills you with antioxidants and leaves you healthier than when you started. You probably know at […]

>Plant-Based Foods for Beautiful Locks and Nails

Fall Fashion is upon us here in New York, which means it’s time to look your best, whether you’re sitting front row at Lincoln Center or perusing the shops to recreate your favorite designer’s looks. As the saying goes, the clothes should never look like they’re wearing you—YOU should stand out while rocking the clothes. […]

>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, […]