Food For Thought

  • The Powerful Effects of Sulforaphane on COVID-19

    For many of us, 2020, the year of COVID-19, was one of the most challenging years to date. We have been tested mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our hearts go out to anyone who has experienced financial hardship or the passing of a loved one.

    The good news: Vaccines are becoming more widely available!

    The not so good news:

    • There are no oral medications available to help prevent COVID-19 infection.
    • There are no treatment options available for COVID-19 symptoms that aren’t severe enough to require hospital admission.  

    Luckily, the healing power of plants may offer us an effective, more widely available solution. What if we told you that a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables has the potential to impact the prevention and treatment of COVID-19? Yes, we are talking about sulforaphane here people!

  • Top 10 Gifts to Get the Vegan in Your LIfe

    We've compiled a list of last minute gifts for the vegan(s) in your life!

  • Four Incredibly Harmful Effects Artificial Dyes Have On Our Health

    Although artificial coloring is commonly added to food, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is safe to eat. These dyes raise significant health concerns, especially with children.

    Read on to find out why we add artificial coloring to food, what synthetic dyes are made from, and the harmful effects that they may have on our health.

  • 10 Reasons Why SeeReal is the Healthiest Cereal Ever Made

    All Cereals Are Not Created Equal It is estimated that over 40 million boxes of ready-to-eat cereal are sold every week in the US (probably more!)....
  • Science Backed Health Benefits of Sulforaphane

    Hippocrates once said, “thy food is thy medicine, and thy medicine is thy food.” This is a perfect description for one of our favorite foods, broccoli sprouts!

    Broccoli sprouts are broccoli seeds that have been sprouted (to learn more about sprouting click here). We love broccoli sprouts for many reasons:

    • Rich in vitamins A, C, E, K and minerals, such selenium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
    • Contain less anti-nutrients (thanks to sprouting), which means they are easier to digest and their nutrients are better absorbed by our bodies.
    • But most of all……Broccoli sprouts have very high levels of phytochemicals that have been shown to be extremely beneficial for our health!
  • Sunflower Seeds: An Underrated Nutrient Source

    Sunflowers are so much more than a beautiful plant resembling the sun—they are one of the most important oilseed crops in the world and their seeds are an underrated superfood.

    Read on to find out what sunflower seeds are, what makes them so special, and what health benefits you can expect to get from eating them.

  • Top Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

    Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years, but they have become more trendy to eat flaxseed in recent years. Eating flax seeds or the seeds of the flax plant has many health benefits, which are backed by a growing body of scientific research. Read on to see what the research shows when you eat flaxseed on a regular basis.

  • What Does Organic Really Mean?

    Is there really a difference between organic and conventionally grown foods or is it just a marketing ploy to make us spend more at the grocery store?

    Read on to learn how organic farming became a thing and why it is an important step in the right direction towards our future health and the health of the environment!

  • A Very Spooky Vegan Halloween

    We've compiled our very vegan Halloween guide with recipes (healthy and not so healthy!)  for any small get-togethers you may be having followed by our list of vegan approved candy for kids and the kid at heart!
  • Heme Iron vs. Non-Heme Iron

    Iron has many important functions in the body:

    • Helps with brain development & growth in children
    • Needed for normal production and function of certain types of cells
    • Boosts resistance to infection
    • Needed to make some hormones
    • Makes up myoglobin (a protein that carries and stores oxygen in muscle tissue)
  • Food Additives Every Day Will Not Keep the Doctor Away!

    Remember, there are about 4,000 food additives in our food system! Here we are describing how only a few have been shown to affect our health.

    Quite frankly, we know you don’t have all day to read this, which is why we had to make it short and sweet and couldn’t list all of the food additives and the harm that they may do to our bodies (if you are curious about other food additives, do your own research by searching on PubMed or another legitimate website).

  • Listen To These Awesome Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Podcasts

    It's no secret that podcasts in general have been rising in popularity, and for good reason. There are so many incredible podcasters out there that...

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