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Ask the Chef: 5 Ways to Boost Your Coffee

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 20, 2016

How can I boost my coffee?

In some ways, it’s a funny thing that the idea of boosting something like coffee would even be a thought, let alone a trend – the whole purpose of coffee is to get a boost in the first place, right? Nevertheless, as our coffee culture has evolved, new tricks have been discovered to not only mix up what goes in your morning cup of joe, but also improve how it makes you feel and interacts with your body. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Foods for an anti-aging diet

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 13, 2016

What exactly is an anti-aging diet, and what foods should I include?

We’ve heard a lot about anti-aging diets these days – in fact, it seems to be a go-to qualifier in many new products and up-and-coming dietary plans. While some claims may be over-exaggerated (no food is going to 100% turn back time), there’s a lot to be said for eating foods that can support a body functioning at its best. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What is the purpose of an alkaline diet?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 6, 2016

What is the purpose of an alkaline diet?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “alkaline” thrown around in the context of a food’s attributes. Often voiced by nutritionists and dietitians, alkaline has deep origins in both the study of medicine and science. As you may remember from your high school chemistry class, all water-based substances register somewhere on the pH scale, which measure how acid or alkaline they are. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What Should I Eat in the Springtime?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 31, 2016

What foods should I be eating in the springtime?

Each month, we have the exciting edible opportunity to take advantage of nature’s freshest and most special produce: the foods that are truly seasonal. But there’s more to eating seasonally than just buying what’s on sale at the grocery store. This activity is dependent upon a combination of both utilizing the newest crops, and eating the foods that most support our body during (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)