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Super Easy, Superfood Cleanse

by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
May 24, 2016

It looks like it’s that time again! It is time to get your cleanse on!

With the turn of the season comes a chance to refocus on health. Our new year’s resolutions are long gone, old bad habits have reappeared again, and we are craving a revival of health and vitality. With summer shorts and tiny bikinis on the horizon, let’s start preparing by cleaning up from the inside out! (more…)

Ask the Chef: How to Spring Clean Your Kitchen

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 16, 2016

I want to extend my “spring cleaning” into my kitchen, making it more healthy. What do you recommend I do?

Spring is the perfect time to do more than just a pantry clean, but also to take a bit of a personal assessment of how you’re feeling. What have you been doing that’s working for you? What would you like to improve on? What can you add (or subtract) from your kitchen space to support your goals? (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Do I Incorporate Flowers Into My Food?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 8, 2016

There’s a new trend in fresh food these days, and it’s extremely pretty: flowers! (more…)

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…)