The way you think...

3/23/2015 4:09 AM

The way you think - the way you behave - the way you eat - can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.

- Deepak Chopra

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Introducing: Whole Formulas

3/21/2015 12:00 AM

Live Superfoods is proud to offer Whole Formulas, an expertly-crafted line of herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals of the utmost purity and potency. All products are 100% gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO and vegetarian.

Take a peek at what sets Whole Formulas apart:

Straight from the Source

Never fumigated or irradiated, the herbs in Whole Formulas products are picked at the peak of their potency to capture their vitality. Skilled botanists source these herbs with a meticulous eye and a deep reverence for the environment, bringing you as close to homegrown as possible.

Expert Formulations

Whole Formulas' extensive line of extracts, capsules and herbal oils are expertly formulated by clinical herbalists in an FDA-registered and Kosher-certified lab, following strict GMP guidelines.

No Additives, Binders, Artificial Ingredients, Etc.

No fillers, binders, or lubricants like magnesium stearate are ever used. No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or anything else concocted in a petri dish....

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5 Reasons to Love Spirulina

3/18/2015 12:00 AM

1. Alkaline In The Sunshine

Like us, this microscopic blue-green algae loves to soak up the sun! Commonly found in tropical or subtropical waters, spirulina thrives at a high pH of 8.5 + (alkaline), and at temperatures around 30 °C (86 °F). Alkaline foods promote a balanced pH in the body, which may lead to increased health and wellness.

2. Valuable Vegan Protein

Spirulina contains over 60% complete protein with all essential amino acids accounted for. The powdered form of this algae can be mixed into water or smoothies, and is also available in capsules or tablets.

3. Nutrition, Anyone?

Not only is spirulina a great protein source, it contains many nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid) and antioxidants.

4. Microscopic Immune-Supporters

Spirulina is often consumed to boost the immune system. Numerous studies suggest spirulina may increase the production of antibodies (infection...

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 5 Reasons to Love Spirulina

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With the nation finally realizing healthy food doesn’t come in a box, food manufacturers are desperate to convince shoppers processed foods are good for them. The word “natural flavors” is EVERYWHERE, and even though it looks so nonchalant on an ingredients list, what does it mean, exactly?

FDA’s Complicated Definition of “Natural Flavors”

Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes the definition of “natural flavors” complicated. Get a load of this definition, according to the FDA:

Natural flavors can include:  “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutri...

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Sprouted seeds and nuts germinate in a warm, moist environment over the course of 3-7 days. They can be consumed fresh, or dehydrated (low-temperature dried).

Documentation indicates this process goes back as far as 3,000 BCE in China, and in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.

The Benefits Of Sprouted Seeds And Nuts

1. Easier To Digest

Sprouting breaks down the seed or nut, meaning less work for the digestive system. Sensitive guts in particular may enjoy the benefits of sprouted foods; they tend to be less allergenic for people that react to grain proteins.

2. Increased Nutritional Availability

Sprouting seeds and nuts also increases nutritional availability, a great choice for anyone who may struggle breaking down food.

3. Supports Alkalinity

The body tends to run best when it's slightly alkaline; if it's too acidic, inflammation and other health issues can present themselves. Soaking and germinating seeds and nuts increases their pH to a more alkaline state, supporting the body's ove...

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