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Understanding the "Naturalistic Fallacy"

Understanding the "Naturalistic Fallacy"

May 31, 2017

The Naturalistic Fallacy is a philosophical concept that what is found in nature is “pleasurable” and therefore “ethical” and anything that is “not pleasurable” is “unethical”. This coincides with the notion in the world of health and wellness that you should only purchase raw and organic foods with a short list of ingredients that you can pronounce. Though this may be true in some cases when it comes to food, it isn’t always accurate and in fact can be dangerous if you blindly follow this philosophy. We call this the Naturallistic Fallacy in the world of food. Continue reading to find out why!

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5 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes with SaladPower

5 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes with SaladPower

May 23, 2017

SaladPower may be your go-to snack on the run or post-workout fuel, but have you ever thought about bringing SaladPower to happy hour? We’re showing you the best ways to transform SaladPower into five different bloody mary recipes, from the tried and true, to funky and new flavor combos you’ve never thought of. You’ll never underestimate the power of fruits and veggies ever again. Now who’s thirsty?

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Breaking Down Gut Health

Breaking Down Gut Health

April 27, 2017

Gut health is a hot topic right now in the world of health and wellness. There has recently been a lot of talk about prebiotics, probiotics, gut health and how these relate to overall health. Gut health is directly linked to the overall well-being of our digestive system and the bacteria living inside our intestines. There is both good and bad bacteria and the type of bacteria found in our gut is determined by the types of food we eat. In this article we answer some of the most common questions about gut health.

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Why Healthy & Low Calorie Aren't The Same Thing

Why Healthy & Low Calorie Aren't The Same Thing

April 26, 2017

Low fat fruit yogurt, skim milk with your next coffee, fat free dressing on your salad for lunch, 100-calorie snack packs… All healthy decisions, right? Wrong! Trying to eat healthier isn't a question of reducing the calories or fat that you eat. Some calories are better than others and some fats are healthy for you! We breakdown why quality of the calories and fats you eat is more important than the quantity.

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A Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

A Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

April 17, 2017

Intermittent Fasting is one of the latest crazes to hit the health and wellness world. The concept of Intermittent Fasting is to keep your body in a fasted state to promote fat loss, weight control, and a variety of other wellness benefits. Some studies show link to a longer life, cancer prevention, and loss of stored fat cells. Intermittent Fasting can be a great tool for dieters looking to practice calorie control but like always it’s most important to listen to your body and proceed accordingly. 

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Key Takeaways from the Fed Up Documentary

Key Takeaways from the Fed Up Documentary

April 05, 2017

One of our favorite documentaries is Fed Up on Netflix. The documentary focuses on the the underlying causes for the rise of obesity in the USA. The film makers argue that our increased consumption of added sugar is one of the main reasons for the increase in obesity. We quickly summarize the documentary and give you some really easy advice on how to cut excess sugar out of your diet!

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New Study Finds That Junk Food Is Healthier Than Vegetables

New Study Finds That Junk Food Is Healthier Than Vegetables

April 01, 2017

     A recent study came out with a new and shocking discovery, claiming that most junk food and candy is healthier than vegetables. Contrary what was once believed, research now suggests that vegetables may not be as healthy as we once thought after all. In fact, new evidence suggests that vegetables actually have adverse health effects on the human body. Specifically, the fibers in vegetables and dirt and bacteria found on leafy green and root vegetables have been found to do more harm than good within the human body. For those of you who just can’t stand the taste of veggies, your greatest wish may have just come true, and for all the veggie lovers out there this may be your worst nightmare! Can it really be true that you should actually be eating more processed foods? Continue reading to find out more!

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Four Of Our Favorite Recipes With SaladPower

Four Of Our Favorite Recipes With SaladPower

March 29, 2017

Chill. Shake. Chug. Repeat. Now that you have the usual SaladPower routine down, we think it’s time to take your enjoyment up a level. Prepare to have your food mind blown with these four new ways to put your SaladPower to work. A healthy and fit lifestyle requires that you add some diversity to how your eat and work out. We break down some of our favorite recipes that use SaladPower in this post! 

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6 New Uses For Your Empty SaladPower Bottles

6 New Uses For Your Empty SaladPower Bottles

March 17, 2017

It’s a sad feeling when you finally reach the last drop left in your SaladPower bottles. While we haven’t quite come up with a bottle that refills itself (yet), we do have a few ideas for repurposing them for bigger and better things than a trip to the recycling bin. Here are 6 new ways you can give life to your empty SaladPower bottles that you probably never thought until now.

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The Truth About Juice Cleansing

The Truth About Juice Cleansing

February 09, 2017

We know that human beings have a long history of purifying and cleansing, but the question remains - what is it about juice cleanses that people find so alluring? The answer to that question involves a fundamental misunderstanding about the way the human body works, and the underlying psychology behind it. The scientific evidence is not the selling point behind these products (as we’ll cover later). Rather, it's the idea of it all that's sexy.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 3: Protein

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 3: Protein

January 26, 2017

How much protein should you be having? And where should you get it from? Consuming protein is an essential part of our diet and serves several biological functions within the human body. Each individual requires a different amount of daily protein based off of their own specific height, weight, gender and activity level. There are both complete, incomplete, plant and animal based proteins. Nowadays, there are several different kinds of protein supplements out on the market such as protein bars, shakes, baked goods and everything in between. However, not all protein is created equal so it is important to consume protein that comes from healthy and high quality sources.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 2: Carbs

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 2: Carbs

January 26, 2017

Carbohydrates are the bodies’ main and most readily available source of fuel and without them we would have little to no energy. The recommendations for carbohydrates can be a little bit misleading as to whether or not consuming them contributes towards a healthy diet. It is true that not all carbohydrates are created equal and that some are better for us than others, however the consumption of carbohydrates is necessary in order for our brains and bodies to properly function.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 1: Fats

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 1: Fats

January 26, 2017

Fat often gets a bad reputation and people are under the impression that eating fat will make them fat. However, that is not the case – consuming fat is a necessary part of the human diet and serves several health and biological functions within the human body. While fat is one of the three macronutrients, it is important to remember that not all fats are created equal and some fats are better for us than others. Therefore, it is important that we be sure to consume healthy, high quality sources of fat.

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How To Work Out Anywhere

How To Work Out Anywhere

December 26, 2016

Are you extremely busy and always on the go? Don't have time to hit the gym consistently but still wish you could work out in your spare time? Then this guide is for you. We breakdown the best and most efficient ways to workout when you're constantly traveling and can't hit the gym - all you need is a little bit of space, a couple of travel friendly pieces of equipment and some motivation!

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How To Read A Nutrition Label

How To Read A Nutrition Label

December 21, 2016

Learning how to read a nutrition facts label and knowing what to look for in the ingredient list is a valuable and healthy skill to have. There is so much more to choosing healthy products than just simply looking at the number of calories or blindly believing health claims. Being able to read the label, understanding what the % Daily Value means and knowing what to look for in the ingredient list is one of the healthiest skills you can have.

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8 "Healthy" Foods That Are More Like Junk Foods

8 "Healthy" Foods That Are More Like Junk Foods

December 02, 2016

With thousands of new health foods hitting the market at an alarming rate, it is hard to keep up with which ones are true to their namesake, and which ones are simply too good to be true. A lot of these foods have duped people into thinking they’re making a healthy choice, but most of them are really just junk foods in disguise. Here are eight popular health foods that you should think twice about, with some tips and alternatives to make them better for you.

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How Much Sugar Are You Actually Consuming?

How Much Sugar Are You Actually Consuming?

November 15, 2016

Consumption of added sugar is widespread throughout the United States. The average American consumes about 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams) of added sugar per day, about 2 or 3 times the recommended amount. In this piece, we show you how prevalent added sugar is in many common grocery items and what you can do to avoid it. 

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The Power of the Vegetables and Fruits in SaladPower

The Power of the Vegetables and Fruits in SaladPower

November 14, 2016

Vegetables and fruits are some of the most nutritionally diverse foods on the planet, offering a variety of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants with incredible health benefits.

But not all vegetables and fruits are created equal. Some are high in water & sugars but low in minerals, whereas some are antioxidant & nutrient packed superstars. That's why it's important to choose the nutrient-dense options when it comes to your daily produce intake.

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