Time to Get Nutty!

Hankering for a nutritious snack? Nuts make a healthy and satisfying choice.

Shunned for a while due to their high calorie loads, nuts are now making a comeback. And for very good reasons . . .

- Raw and roasted nuts are loaded with nutrients, making them an ideal snack food for kids and adults
- Nuts are a natural source of healthy fatty acids
- Almonds are a natural source of protein, fiber and healthy fatty acids. In fact, almonds may be the most nutrient-rich tree nut of them all.
- Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
At NOW Real Food we carry a full range of nuts. We carry popular ones like cashews and almonds, as well as less well-known nuts like Brazil nuts and pine nuts. Our organic pine nuts make delicious pesto. Or add them to your favorite bread recipe or salad.

All of our nuts are processed and packaged with our industry-leading commitment to quality.

So if you’re looking to buy nuts online to satisfy your snack cravings . . .

Check out our full range of nuts now!

http://www.vitasprings.com/now-foods-food.html

 

References

NOW Foods (n.d.). Raw Nuts . . . Roasted Nuts . . . Organic Nuts . . . Find Your Favorites Here! Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Products/Nuts/

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Healthy Recipe: Banana Oat Muffins

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Organic Rolled Oats, 24 oz, NOW Foods

Organic Turbinado Sugar, 2.5 lb, NOW Foods

Vanilla Extract Liquid 2 oz Organic, NOW Foods

Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup NOW Real Food® Rolled Oats
1/2 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Turbinado Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup safflower or sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract
1 cup mashed bananas

Steps:

  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly.
  3. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
  6. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

 

References

NOW Foods Inc. (n.d.). Banana Oat Muffins. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Foods/Real-Food/Recipes/Breakfast/087776.htm

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What's New? Medicine Mama's

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VitaSprings is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural skincare products to our customers: Medicine Mama’s.

Sweet Bee Magic is a traditionally handcrafted All-Over Skin Moisturizer & Beauty Cream that actively heals and nourishes the skin with super nutrients. Powerful antioxidants, antifungicides, antiseptics, antibacterials, anti-inflammatories and deep defense bioflavonoids are the result of the Bees’ magical relationship with millions of plants, flowers and trees.

Medicine Mama’s organic, healing skincare products are powered by the breakthrough Melexylem™ blends. These miraculous blends give products like Sweet Bee Magic their natural and potent anti-oxidant, prebiotic, enzymatic anti-bacterial potency. Designed to safely and effectively scour free radicals, balance and soothe the skin.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/sweet-blessed-bee-magic.html

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Benefits of New Chapter Wholemega Fish Oil

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Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 120 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

Wholemega Fish Oil 1000 mg, 180 Softgels, New Chapter

The Benefits of Fish Oil with Whole Omega Fatty Acids
Wholemega packs a full complement of 17 whole Omegas, including Omega 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9’s. Omegas include fatty acids often referred to as “good fats.” Why so good? Primarily because omegas are present and play an important role in many human cells. Specifically, omega fatty acids serve to nourish brain, heart, and eye tissues.  Fish oil is an excellent source of Omega-­‐3s and salmon is relatively high in Omega-­‐3 fatty acids compared to other seafood.

Wholemega Whole Fish Oil supplement delivers the natural profile of 17 omega fatty acids found in one of Nature’s true superfoods: Wild Alaskan Salmon. In fact, taking the daily serving of Wholemega for a week provides the same amount of whole omega fatty acids as three servings of Wild Alaskan Salmon.

Wholemega Fish Oil is Different
The dull, yellow color of many other fish oils is symbolic of processed products. If you want what nature intended, the difference is clear. Wholemega fish oil is different. The extra-virgin process used to extract Wholemega, similar to that used in fine olive oil, delivers an oil that is striking in color and transparency. This gentle, food-grade process preserves numerous beneficial compounds — including Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin. The brilliant hue in Wholemega’s fish oil comes from Astaxanthin — an antioxidant that is naturally found in Wild Salmon and in this extra-virgin fish oil supplement.

Food Supplement or “Supplemental Food”?
Our philosophy on nutrition is simple; seek the benefits of whole food. While others create food supplements, New Chapter strives to deliver Supplemental Food. Wholemega continues this tradition in fish oil with its 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon oil. Alaska maintains one of the world’s most highly protected and sustainably managed natural fisheries. By using only wild, sustainably caught Alaskan salmon – among the most pure fish stocks in the world – chemical processing to deliver purity is not required. Our extra virgin, low-­‐heat process is all that’s needed to deliver Nature’s whole basket of vital omega fatty acids and naturally beneficial nutrients, like Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin.

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/new-chapter.html

References
New Chapter (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.newchapter.com

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Feminine Care from Seventh Generation

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Seventh Generation has listed ingredients on its home care product labels since it began making them in 1990. Seventh Generation does this because they believe that consumers have a right to know what ingredients are used in the products they buy, and because Seventh Generation are proud of the care they take in their ingredient choices.

Seventh Generation pads are made of a combination of absorbent materials, polyolefins, adhesives, and a silicone-coated paper. The top layer is a non-woven polyolefin cover sheet. The absorbent materials consist of chlorine free wood pulp, and Lysorb, an absorbent gel. Lysorb, also known as SNAP (super absorbent natural polymer), is a polysaccharide derived from wheat. Polysaccharides are complex sugars found in many natural substances, like the fibers of cotton, wood, and wheat.* The removable peel strip is whitened with a chlorine-containing substance.

Seventh Generation Feminine pad Features:

  • Whitened without chemicals containing chlorine
  • Free of Dyes & Fragrances
  • Comfortable Fit

 

References

Seventh Generation (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

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Super Colon Cleanse

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Super Colon Cleanse (Colon Cleansing) 240 caps from Health Plus

Health Plus, Inc. was founded in 1981 by Rita and Pat Mediratta. Recognized as a pioneer and leader in the use of Psyllium in the whole husk form, Health Plus enjoys a major share of the Psyllium market in the Health Foods Industry.

Super Colon Cleanse ® was developed with the philosophy that every 4 to 6 weeks the colon should be thoroughly cleansed. Ingredients such as Psyllium Husk powder and Senna Powder in Super Colon Cleanse may give your body the extra assistance needed to help properly eliminate harmful toxins and waste.

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/health-plus.html

References
Health Plus (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.healthplusinc.com/

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Men’s Rogaine Hair Regrowth Foam

Men’s Rogaine Foam is the first and only FDA-approved hair regrowth foam. It contains 5% minoxidil, the same FDA-approved ingredient in Men’s Rogaine Extra Strength solution that’s clinically proven to regrow hair. And because it’s a foam, it goes on easily and dries fast. It’s not greasy and it doesn’t run or drip. It’s so easy to use, it could make getting back your hair one of the easiest parts of your routine.

Your daily grooming routine probably already includes brushing, shaving, maybe more — take a look at what adding just a few minutes more with Men’s Rogaine Foam can do.

How to Apply Mens Rogaine Foam:

In the morning, within the hair thinning area, part your hair into one or more rows to maximize scalp exposure.
The foam may begin to melt upon contact with your warm skin. If your fingers are warm, rinse them in cold water first (be sure to dry them thoroughly before handling the foam).
Hold the can upside down and press nozzle to dispense the topical foam product onto your fingers. The total amount of foam applied should be half a capful.
Using your fingers, spread foam over the hair loss area and gently massage into scalp, then wash your hands well.
In the evening, follow the steps above to be sure you apply it correctly. Make sure that you apply it early enough before going to bed to allow it to dry.

While using Rogaine, you can continue other hair care routines, including washing, styling — even coloring — as long as you allow Rogaine to dry first.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/rogaine.html

References
Rogaine (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.rogaine.com/

 

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What’s New? Nature’s Lab

Nature’s Lab aims to be the top quality supplements for the needs of Americans wishing to enhance their pursuit of a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle. The goal of Nature’s Lab is to be the model of a great business, the continuing source of products for those wishing to lead a healthy life, and a window of opportunity for those looking for more information about health and nutrition.

Core Values of Nature’s Labs:

-Saving lives, reducing and reversing disease, supplementing active lifestyles – supplying customers with only the best products to ensure quality lives balanced with nutrition, exercise, and rejuvenation.

-Science-based information system to educate consumers to make the best choices for overall wellness – a thorough forum and discussion panel supplied by experts in the field to support well-balanced, active, and useful information to every consumer.

References
Nature’s Lab (n.d.). Retrieved from http://natureslab.com/about_us.html

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NOW Foods Melatonin: Healthy Sleep Cycle

Melatonin is a potent free radical scavenger naturally produced in the pineal gland and present in high amounts in the gastro intestinal tract.

Melatonin is involved in many of the body, brain and glandular biological functions including regulation of normal sleep/wake cycles, regulation of the immune system and maintenance of a healthy gastrointestinal lining.

NOW Foods Melatonin is a potent antioxidant that defends against free radicals and helps to support glutathione activity in the neural tissue.

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/now-foods-melatonin.html

References
NOW Foods (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/

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Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way

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Cholesterol Kick-Start, 60 Capsules, 10 Day Results

Cholesterol Kick-Start, 60 Capsules, 10 Day Results

Cholesterol Rescue, 60 Tablets, Source Naturals

Cholesterol Rescue, 60 Tablets, Source Naturals

Cholesterol Pro, 60 Tablets, NOW Foods

Cholesterol Pro, 60 Tablets, NOW Foods

While most people resort to taking dietary supplements to lower high cholesterol, natural methods are being pushed and highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists to maintain and improve one’s well-being.

Granted that these supplements and medications work well with your body, doing it the natural way has a lot of other benefits other than cutting off fat deposits running (and blocking) through your veins. As the old Appeal to Nature argument goes, “A thing is good because it’s natural.”

Interested in starting to go all natural? Here are some tips:

Know your food

Take the good ol’ doctor’s advice, “watch what you eat” in order to significantly drop your cholesterol rate. But this does not suggest you to stop enjoying food. Remember, eating right is very different from eating less, that’s why upsetting your appetite for you to eat less or worse, not eating at all won’t do any good. The key here is balanced diet and knowing the nutrition facts of your food (e.g. saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, sugar, protein, carbohydrates, etc.)

Separate the Good from the Bad

Eating wisely is just like choosing what is right from wrong. Consuming food with high fatty content reduces High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) AKA good cholesterol in your body, so it’s better to go for white or lean over red and bloody. You may also consider eating fish as substitute for meat. As for cooking, use olive oil or sunflower oil instead of regular palm and coconut oil, as the latter two contains higher saturated fat. It is better to go for baked, steamed, stewed or poached food instead of fried. Eat more fibrous grub such as fruits, veggies, oats, and nuts, while cut down a couple of notches on food with high calories and carbs.

Rock Your Body

Car is to fuel as body is to food. Thus, the logical thing to do is to use that fuel, or as the analogy goes, burn it. And by burning it, not just by simply go through with your day. Watching TV or sitting on the same office chair for 8 straight hours won’t do the job. Do more dynamic physical activities, such as brisk walking, jogging, sports or aerobics to release that pent-up energy. A good 45-minute cardio a day is ideal for lowering bad cholesterol in your body.

A Little Booze Is Not That Bad

As long as you don’t abuse alcohol by going on a binge drinking spree, then you’re fine. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of red wine daily reduces the risks of heart-related diseases. Resveratol, polyphenol and flavanoids are anti-oxidants found in wine grapes raises the levels of HDL in your body, while protecting the lining of your heart’s blood vessels to prevent blood clotting. Same goes beer drinkers. Beer, particularly dark beer, has antioxidants that relatively provide the same benefits as that of wine.

Kick your Smoking Habit

Cigarette and other tobacco products contain free-radicals that cause the constriction of blood vessels and damage to the arteries’ lining. These effects inevitably lead to build-up of HDL and other fatty substances on the artery walls. Kicking the habit improves blood circulation as the carbon monoxide level in your body drops significantly, while long term benefits include avoiding risks of acquiring heart diseases.

Dodge Stress

As the song goes, “Relax!” Stress comes in many forms, and it’s going to get you whether you like it or not. Stress imposes the increase of cholesterol level in your body by triggering chemical imbalance and the release of fatty substance. For most people, breathing exercises and yoga are the best counteractions for stress. Although, techniques to alleviate stress may still vary, depending on the person’s character and preferences in handling stress.

Natural Supplements

Aside from taking prescribed supplements, natural supplements such as garlic cloves, barley, green tea, oats and artichoke are still considered far more effective and safer. Most of these traditional supplements have the same benefits for lowering your cholesterol level.

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