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Share the Health! FoodHotIssue NYC Superfood Box Giveaway
Posted by: Lorraine Arteaga
It's no secret we LOVE Superfoods! Who wouldn't love to get a power boost of nutrition in a single serving! That's why we are doind this awesome deto
Food Hot Issue NYC is all about sharing the health, either with our quality snacks or our leading brand of supplements. With the amount of options ranging from Chia Seeds to Spirulina, the combinations are limitless! That's why 1 lucky health foodie will be winning our After Thanksgiving Feast: Superfood Snack Box! Have you been curious to see what everyone is raving about?
- Pure Hawaiian All Natural Spirulina pacifica 400 Tablets: Energy Boost and oh so much more!
- Baobest Baobab Powder 7 oz: Bursting with Antioxidants, Fiber, and an Immune System Booster
- Navitas USDA Organic Goji Berries Himalayan Superfruit 16 oz: High in Vitamins A and C, filled with Iron
- Navitas USDA Organic Chia Seeds Aztec Superfood 16 oz: Omega Fatty Acids, Protein and Filled with Fiber
Contest ends on Monday November 30th, 2015. The lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday on our Facebook and Twitter!
Enter here or GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
a FoodHotIssue Superfood Giveaway
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Finding Balance During the Holidays
Posted by: Lorraine Arteaga
The Holiday season for most of us means mom's breaking out the recipes and dishes we loved while growing up, sitting around a neatly decorated dinner table and enjoying the best of what the season has to offer, family and food. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, health and fitness enthusiasts everywhere start mentally preparing themselves to adjust their daily diets of lean proteins and veggies, in exchange for rich, fatty foods and of course a ton of dessert options. Though the temptation will be stronger than ever, especially in this "picture first then eat" culture using social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook to greater induce hunger, setting up a game plan on how to fight off the urge to feast on foods that counter-act our efforts at the gym is key.
It's all about finding the right resources!
It's safe to say that being a foodie has never been more popularized. With thousands of food blogs and recipes being published online, we completely understand how difficult it can be to filter all that information in a realistic amount of time, that most of us don't have! We are constantly reading up on the latest food trends and here are just a few websites we like to refer to daily to keep us up to date with what health foods can nourish our mind body and soul:
MindBodyGreen: Perhaps one of the best resources we treasure in the Natural Wellness world, with topics going in full depth when it comes to food, health, fitness, current affairs, relationships and so much more, we consider them to be on top of their game! Their articles cater to all current diet trends from Gluten-Free to Vegan and everything in between, investigating and offering feedback from top nutritionists and fitness leaders around the country. We cannot get enough of them and the fascinating resources they offer their readers!
Greatist: If you're looking for an incredibly real, hilarious and legit place to feed your curiosity on what's going on with certain health foods and nutritional information, look no further then this super helpful site. Taking a much more relatable approach when it comes to the struggle a lot of us feel when it comes to our health, their team have compiled articles that relate to the modern day employee who works countless hours, has a million responsibilities, and still wants to make time for achieving personal health goals. We cannot count how many times we salivated at their EAT section articles! If you need the best when it comes to health focused holiday recipes, this is your new best friend.
Super Healthy Kids: We can't forget about the little ones to keep healthy during the holiday season! All moms know, that even though the dinner table can be filled with some of the most time-consuming recipes, if it does not appeal to your little ones new favorite "food of the week", they will not eat it! What's even more probable is that they will opt for the high in sugar, visually satisfying foods. If you're searching for fun, creative yet still very nutritious ways to get your kids excited for Thanksgiving , Moms look no further. Have your children eating vegetables galore in no time!
Those are our top secret weapons when it comes to choosing the NonGMO, Vegan, Gluten Free snack options families are searching for. If you are in the hunt for healthy holiday recipe alternatives, these 3 websites alone can make a huge difference on how far away you'll be from your New Years' Resolution. The best piece of wisdom we have acquired amidst all these health and fitness forums is to take it day by day, making a small step towards your goals every chance you get. Find the tools that keep you the most motivated and stick to them!
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Should YOU go Gluten Free?
Posted by: Lorraine Arteaga
In the past years, there has been a growing availability of gluten free foods in order to meet the demands of the ever increasing gluten-intolerant consumer searching for variety, from savory to sweet and all that's in between. What has surprised us is the amount of people who can consume gluten but have chosen to omit foods such as pasta, rice and bread for the apparent health benefits of following a gluten free diet. Well known nutritional supplement and vitamin companies have now updated their product packaging to display "Gluten Free" only to greater ensure celiac sufferers that they are safely shopping in a market acknowledging the increased presence of this modern food allergy.
What is Gluten and why does it harm those who have Celiac's disease?
Gluten can be best described as type of protein commonly found in wheat. The immune system of a person with Celiac's disease responds to this protein in the digestive system by damaging the small intestine, specifically the villi. These tiny fingerlike protrusions are incredibly vital in absorbing the nutrients in all the foods we consume and supplying this to our bloodstream. However, a person who's intestinal villi has been destroyed by gluten, can react with symptoms of mal-nourishment, essentially staving the body from the essential nutrients it requires to survive.
Identifying a possible gluten-allergy can save a life! So why doesn't everybody stop eating wheat protein? If it harms a good percentage of the public wouldn't we all benefit more from adopting a gluten free lifestyle? The answer has a lot to do with what we choose to put into our carts at the grocery store! That is why the Non-GMO project is so important to many "fresh and real" food enthusiast, since they advocate labeling all the ingredients we commonly purchase and having those ingredients be free of chemicals, especially with the massive rate at which wheat is consumed.
Luckily going gluten free is now easier than ever, with so many resources and companies willing to offer verified gluten free food products that are quick to identify and actually taste no different, even better than their GMO, gluten containing counterpart! The transition, though may seem incredibly limiting and flavorless at first, is only an invitation to further empower yourself with knowledge about what you are putting into your diet. Make it a family activity to explore healthier recipes with gluten-free products and snacks!
That's why our Snack Box manifesto is, "healthier snack alternatives that are accessible and affordable for everyone!" Besides having snack boxes that are dairy free/vegan, nut-free, and organic, what stands out most about our snack inventory is that they're mainly gluten free. Browse through our website, and have a box handy at the office or in your car for that crazy commuter life we all seem to be in! Food is fuel for life!