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August 26th, 2015

Baobab Fruit Powder, Nature’s Most Powerful Antioxidant

Posted by: Food Hot Issue

The first thing you look for when searching for a superfood to boost your diet is probably the famous acai fruit or maybe the exotic goji berry but not until recently did health enthusiasts find out about mother nature’s best kept antioxidant secret, the baobab tree. Perhaps one of the most beautifully preserved, unprocessed superfood in nature, baobab also happens to taste great while packing a serious punch in the nutrition factor too! Here are just a few health benefits of adding baobab fruit to your daily diet:
 
  • High levels of soluble fiber: Soluble fiber helps regulate blood sugar by extending the amount of time the stomach empties causing the timely release of sugar throughout the body.
 
  • Essential Minerals: Super packed with iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. By adding this to post workout smoothie, these minerals help to replenish and nourish your body the best way.
 
  • Immune and Nervous system booster: High levels of vitamin C from just one tablespoon for maintenance, 2 tablespoons to stay energized throughout your day! Potassium boosts your nervous system which aids in regulating a diet that is high in coffee, cola, alcohol and salt.
 
  • Gluten free.
 
  • Keeps you hydrated: the fine powder can be easily blended into water or, like many prefer to do, add a few scoops to a protein or nutritional smoothie.

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August 24th, 2015

The A B C’s of Back to School Nutrition, with Food Hot Issue

Posted by: Food Hot Issue

Ah, yes it’s that time of year again when summer starts winding down and school’s start getting ready to welcome our children’s bright smiles back in for another academic year to come. But every parent knows that back to school means shopping trips and restarting the daily routine of getting our kids eating healthier and dressed for the day’s adventure.

The most important task that parents have is providing the fuel children need to keep them focused and energized for the many months to come. 

With the increasing availability of foods high in sugar, fat, and hydrogenated oils, it has become a challenge to find breakfast options that are affordable but not damaging to a developing child’s health.  There are however options that not only provide your essential nutrients to keep the little ones powering through their day, but also taste great and can fit into your budget. 

Food Hot Issue offers tasty breakfast cereals jam packed with nutrition as well as children’s multivitamins that parents can give as a school snack on-the-go

Here are a few key ingredients to look for on your next back-to-school shopping trip:

  • Vitamins A B C and D:    These key vitamins provide the foundation for the healthy development of children. Vitamin A is also known as retinol, aids in vision.  B vitamins is essential to mental and emotional well-being. Vitamin C helps to support the immune system, especially important when children in schools. Vitamin D is generated in the body when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The “sunshine vitamin” helps our bodies absorb calcium, enabling bones and teeth to grow properly.
 
  • Whole Grains:     Whole grains have high levels of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Studies have shown that children that begin eating whole grains early, tend to develop a preference for those flavors for a lifetime of healthy eating. They also help control blood sugar levels
 
  • Omegas 3 6 9:    These are essential fatty acids, commonly found in nuts and fish oils.  Omegas are key players for the development and health of the brain, heart, nervous system, tissues, skin and immune system. Omega-3, or DHA, has been proven to be vital for children in school. Omega-3 can be found in cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, but also in dark leafy greens and walnuts. 
Follow these key nutrition guidelines in all your shopping trips and your family will thank you as well as your children’s teachers!  

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August 19th, 2015

Benefits of organic food for children

Posted by: Food Hot Issue

We’ve all heard of the great things that organic food can do for us - but what can it do for our children?

Below is a list of the benefits for the kids!

  • More nutrients
Organic fruits and vegetables contain 50% more antioxidants and can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease.
  • Better taste
The taste difference is superior compared to conventional produce. With children (who we all know can be picky eaters), this alone is all the reason for parents to start serving organic food
  • Safer for Babies and Children
Not only is organic food safer for babies and children, it has been scientifically proven to decrease the chances of illnesses significantly There have been talks that genetically modified (GM) food causes allergies and decrease your immune system. Organic food stores don’t sell genetically modified food (GMO). At Food Hot Issue, our products are carefully selected to ensure that they meet the industry standard in containing only the best and safest ingredients for you and your loved ones.

Feel free to browse through Food Hot Issues extensive collection of organic foods and GMO free items and contact us with any questions!

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August 18th, 2015

Radiation – How much do you know?

Posted by: Food Hot Issue

The recent tragedy which happened in Japan has shed some knowledge and have come to alert
everyone that radiation is real and can affect the daily lives of individuals in their daily cycles.

Educate, understand and share the knowledge! Below is the top 5 ingredients of a healthy diet during radiation therapy.

1. Listen to your body

Most patients experience little or no side effects but there are instances where the body reacts – nausea/vomiting, lack of appetite, difficulty swallowing etc. Listen to what your body is telling you and talk to your doctor. Switching to a bland diet or adding flavorful foods to your meals are ways to adjust according to what your body is telling you.

2. Be Prepared and stock up on healthy foods

Food hot issue offers Baobab Fruit Powder, Organic Acai Powder that are an excellent source of Immune Boost. Stock up your pantry with organic, healthy foods and start making a positive change today.

3. Eat Nutrient-Dense Meals

Remember the following foods:

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk and milk products
  • Whole grains
  • Lean proteins
  • Avoid & Reduce: Salt, sugars, solid fats and alcohol
Simply following these steps alone will help tremendously in improving your daily life cycle.

4. Break the rules

Switch things up and create new rules. Keeping a good diet during your radiation therapy may mean throwing your regular meal rules out and making up your own. There are various things you can do to switch things up during your therapy”
  • Change your traditional mealtimes and expand the time for a long-established meal
  • Don’t stick to general conception. Having breakfast food for dinner or the other way around - don’t limit the type of healthy foods you eat based on the time of the day. Food Hot Issue has many different snacks and foods that is healthy and can be eaten right away.

5. Drink plenty of liquids

Water is the best but feel free to switch things up and adding soups, fruit shakes as well as teas into your liquid diet as well.

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August 14th, 2015

Smog – Not an allergen but an irritant

Posted by: Food Hot Issue

Contrary to belief by many people, Smog is NOT an allergen but an irritant. For individuals who
suffer from allergies and asthma, Smog can make it difficult for them to breath and can also be bad
for their health as well. 

Smog is a variety of pollutants that are present in our air and these can aggravate asthma and
allergy symptoms for people who already suffer from allergies and asthma already. In recent years,
air pollution has declined somewhat, but a 2010 report from the American Lung Association says
that more than 175 million people - about 58% of the population - still live where pollution levels
frequently make it difficult for some people to breathe. 

So what can you do to protect yourself from Smog? There are various methods that we at Food Hot Issue recommend:

  1. Keep an eye on the daily air quality index – as cumbersome as this maybe, it will definitely alert you on those days that you can avoid from having to go outside and if possible, try to stay indoors on really bad days and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.
  2. If you have to go outside on a poor air index day, protect yourself. Cover yourself with a mask to filter out irritants and try to go out in the morning instead if possible.
  3. Outdoor pollution can come indoors as well so check to ensure that your air conditioner and heater has good filter screens to limit the amount of particulates
  4. Keep your immune system strong! Women's One Multivitamin  and Men's One Multivitamin from Food Hot Issue is an excellent source of daily multivitamin etc.