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Goji Berries: The Key to Longevity and an Ageless Body?

by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
April 25, 2016

Learn how a little red fruit called the goji berry contains the secret to limitless health and an ageless body.

As the years speed by and our youth slips between our fingertips, we begin to look for ways in which to hold onto what we once had - wrinkle-free skin, pain-free joints, boundless energy and a body untouched by time. While a clean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, daily exercise, ample sleep and six glasses (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's So Great About Hemp?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 18, 2016

What’s so great about hemp?

I think the better question here would almost be “is there anything that ISN’T great about hemp?” (Hint: no.) Hemp is one of the most diverse, functional, and healthy superfoods available – and one that I consistently list in my “top 5 foods” for so many reasons. (more…)

Is Chocolate Actually Healthy?

by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
April 11, 2016

Is there anything better than finding one of your favorites foods is actually healthy for you? Absolutely not! That is why I am so excited to tell you to keep eating chocolate, or cacao, as we call it here at Navitas Naturals.

So you might be wondering what’s the difference between cacao and regular old chocolate. Cacao is the purest form of chocolate, the raw material from which all other chocolates are made. It is the less processed version of cocoa powder (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's So Great About Acai?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 4, 2016

What makes acai so great?

Acai has become a bit of a poster child in the realm of superfoods, with many consumers and health experts alike touting it as one of the world’s healthiest foods. This small berry, hailing from the rainforests of Brazil, has a unique flavor that boasts both berry and chocolate notes. (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I be more efficient in the kitchen?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 14, 2016

Even if you look forward to spending time in the kitchen, absolutely everyone can benefit from an efficient, organized cooking process. The benefits are huge: you’ll save time, energy, and even money, while creating better-quality foodstuffs. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What makes pomegranate powder so special?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 7, 2016

What makes pomegranate powder so special, and how do I use it in recipes?

By now, we’ve all heard that pomegranates are healthy, but let’s face it: between the heavy peel and messy seeds (with juice that stains! Ugh, we’ve all been there), it’s easy to get intimidated by this strange fruit! Truth be told, pomegranates are one of my all-time favorite superfoods (more…)

How to Reap the Benefits of Turmeric

by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
March 1, 2016

Over the past 10 years, study after study has demonstrated the overwhelming benefits of curcumin (curcuma longa), a substance found in one of our favorite Indian spices, turmeric. This golden yellow root has not only proven itself to be an essential spice for making a superb curry, but has been used as a treatment for a range of ailments ranging from colic to cancer. For over 6,000 years it’s been extensively utilized in both the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine, and has finally now made its way west, (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 22, 2016

How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

I hear you: avocados are pretty awesome. They’re also having a moment. In a time where the idea of fat has finally moved beyond being an admonished food group and onto a proudly promoted part of a healthy diet, avocado has quickly risen as a superstar, easily ranked amongst the world’s healthiest foods. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can Cacao Be Used in Savory Recipes?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 15, 2016

Can cacao be used in savory recipes?

When asked to think of chocolate, most of us smile, immediately conjuring up thoughts of cookies and cakes, puddings and sauces, and generally all things sweet and wonderful. But chocolate’s ancient roots actually lead this ingredient to a much different application: savory recipes. (more…)

The superfood to supercharge your love life

by Lauren Felts, CN
February 8, 2015

Are there any superfoods that can supercharge my love life?

Put down that pill bottle; forget that Viagra and that horny goat weed, because your natural aphrodisiac is only a supermarket away. We’ve got a tried and true, completely new way to add some heat to your love life, and it’s coming straight from the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. (more…)