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14
JUL

Healthy and Delicious Summer Beverage

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are looking for a new summer beverage but can’t find one that fits that healthy and delicious category, here’s a suggestion: try a coconut pineapple smoothie.

These two tropical fruits can be blended in many different ways but the end result is often a delicious, refreshing and, most importantly, healthy beverage. Pineapple and coconut smoothies lack the unnecessary calories while offering many additional health benefits. When made with coconut milk, an average 12-ounce pineapple coconut smoothie contains approximately 158 calories, not too bad for a good-tasting drink which fits into the healthy diet rules. There are also 30 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of dietary fiber in each smoothie. If you want to have an ever healthier beverage, you can use coconut water instead of coconut milk. Coconut water is a great source of potassium and when adding fresh pineapple chunks and ice, you have a delicious and refreshing drink for the hot summer days.

In addition, a regular pineapple and coconut smoothie contains four grams of protein and average just about three grams of fat, two grams of which are saturated, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. The saturated fat in the smoothie is mostly from the coconut milk so when you use coconut water, you have a nearly fat-free version. Each smoothie also contains only three milligrams of cholesterol per serving, considered a very low amount for a smoothie beverage.

Lastly, pineapple coconut beverages also contain important vitamins and minerals. Each 12-ounce smoothie contains in average 40 milligrams of calcium, two milligrams of iron, 325 milligrams of potassium, 80 milligrams of vitamin C, 43 milligrams of folate and 100 international units of vitamin A.

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Vita Coco – Coconut Water 100% Pure 500 ml. Unflavored – 17 oz.
Native Forest – Pineapple Chunks Organic – 14 oz.
O.N.E. – Coconut Water 100% Natural Fat Free 4 x 11.2 oz. Cartons

 
9
JUL

Pre-Workout Beverage? Coffee

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Health Foods at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are searching for a pre-workout beverage, you may have been drinking it without knowing it: coffee. A recent study shows that drinking coffee before a workout can help burn more calories. Published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, the study discovered that trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories for three hours post-exercise compared to those who ingested a placebo. The dose that triggered the effect was 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. For a 150-pound person that’s roughly 300 mg of caffeine the amount in about 12 ounces of brewed coffee, the average quantity of a regular cup of coffee.

Coffee may offer a weight-loss advantage as caffeine has been known to increase workout benefits but that might be more than just a spark of energy. Scientists at the University of Illinois found that consuming the caffeine equivalent of around two cups of coffee one hour before a 30-minute, high-intensity exercise reduced muscle pain. Consequently, caffeine may help you push just a little bit harder during strength-training workouts, resulting in better improvements in muscle strength and endurance. Additionally, research suggests that caffeine may help preserve overall fitness and reduce the risk of age-related injuries.

Lastly, a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that a little caffeine post-exercise may also be beneficial, particularly for endurance athletes who perform day after day. The research found that compared to consuming carbohydrates alone, a caffeine/carb combo resulted in a 66% increase in muscle glycogen four hours after intense, glycogen-depleting exercise. Glycogen, the form of carbohydrate that gets stockpiled in muscle, serves as a vital energy reserve during exercise, to power strength moves, and fuel endurance.

Remember: do not to rely on caffeine as an energy booster if you’re often tired. Get more rest and find the real reason you feel fatigue. Be consistent with your coffee intake and drink plenty of water regularly.

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Cafe Altura – Organic Coffee Regular Roast – 12 oz.
Puroast – Organic Ground Low Acid Coffee Dark French Roast – 12 oz.
Teeccino – Mediterranean Herbal Coffee Java Medium Roast 75% Organic – 11 oz.

 
23
JUN

The Endless Coffee Debate

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study about health benefits from drinking coffee is just another chapter on the never-ending debate about the beverage. Multiple studies have shown that drinking coffee can offer a variety of health benefits from improving cardiovascular health to enhancing focus and concentration. On the other hand, studies have also proved that coffee can have negative effects on health such as sleep difficulties and anxiety.

Adding more fuel to the fire, a new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes supporting previous research which has found that drinking a few cups or more each day may lower your risk, with each subsequent cup nudging up the benefit.

Published in the journal Diabetologia, this latest study was more concerned with how changing coffee consumption might affect your risk. Researchers concluded that people who upped their consumption by more than a cup per day had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with people whose consumption held steady.  Decreasing coffee consumption by the same amount – more than a cup a day – was associated with a 17% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The data is based on an analysis of more than 120,000 health professionals already being followed observationally long term.  Researchers looked at the study participants’ coffee drinking habits across four years to reach their conclusions. “For type 2 diabetes, up to six cups per day is associated with lower risk,” said Shilpa Bhupathiraju, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. “As long as coffee doesn’t give you tremors, doesn’t make you jittery, it is associated with a lot of health benefits” added the lead study author.

Perhaps the story behind the study is that higher coffee consumption often results in lower consumption of sodas, lattes, frappuccinos, and other sugary drinks, consequently decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Pero – Coffee Substitute Instant Natural Beverage Original 100% Caffeine Free – 7 oz.
Mount Hagen – Organic Instant Coffee Freeze Dried – 3.53 oz.
Life Extension – Rich Rewards Breakfast Blend Ground Coffee – 12 oz.

 
19
JUN

Benefits of Xylitol Chewing Gum

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

The American population, myself included, has definitely developed a bit of a sweet tooth. But what if there was a sugar that could have some health benefits, while also sweetening your foods? Xylitol, or birch sugar, is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. Most of the xylitol used these days comes from birch wood or corncobs. Xylitol from corn should be avoided as it may be from a GMO source. Xylitol is available in many forms: as a chewing gum, syrup, or lozenges. Scientists believe that this sugar alcohol may actually contain many health benefits.

One major benefit of using xylitol is that it does not spike blood sugar as much as other sweeteners do. Xylitol has a glycemic index of 7, which when compared to table sugar, sucrose (a glycemic index of 58), it is extremely lower.

Xylitol has antibacterial and antiviral properties that helps protect against and fight infections. Research done in 2011 showed that Xylitol was useful in preventing recurrent otitis media in children. More specifically, there was a 25% reduction in the risk of occurrence in children that were given Xylitol versus the control group. Chewing gum and lozenges containing xylitol were found more effective than the syrup. Scientists also discovered that xylitol must be given 3 to 5 times per day for it to be effective. It is important to note that the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend chewing gums, mints, or hard candy in children less than four years of age due to risk of choking.

Research has also shown that xylitol can help to prevent against tooth decay. Over 25 years of clinical testing confirms that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. This is because xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause cavities. Bacteria can’t utilize the xylitol and over time it changes the bacteria of the mouth.  It also prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth. A study on xylitol containing gum versus gum sweetened with sucrose versus a control group showed that gum containing 100% xylitol was able to reduce the incidences of cavities compared to the control group. Talk with your dentist to find out if xylitol is safe and beneficial for you.

These are just some of the common benefits of xylitol. Research and other studies are starting to look at xylitol for its benefits in weight loss as it helps appetite and sugar cravings, as well as respiratory/sinus health, bone health, anti-candida properties and much more. Make sure to shop Luckyvitamin.com for all your xylitol needs.

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3
JUN

Celebrate Hemp History Week…It’s time to grow

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Environment,Health Foods,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

This week marks the fifth annual Hemp History Week. More than ever, people are learning the benefits of this amazing plant. It’s been seen in health foods, skincare products, textiles and even building materials! Despite’s ever growing popularity, it’s misguided and outdated policy prevents U.S. farmers from growing this versatile, nutritious, eco-friendly crop.

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. It is not the same as marijuana, as it does not contain the high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient that produces a high. Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a cultivated, low-THC variety of Cannabis. It is grown for its seeds, oil and fiber.

Hemp is full of nutritional benefits. It’s a great source of complete protein with ten amino acids, omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, and iron. Vegan and gluten-free, hemp is an ideal, non-dairy alternative for vegetarian, vegan and raw diets or anyone with soy or dairy allergies.

Hemp Oil is becoming the new olive oil. A recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry detailed the numerous compounds in hempseed oil, which contains aliphatic alcohols, sterols and linolenic acids, which have all been associated with promoting good health.

You can you hemp seed in a variety of ways – added in smoothies, sprinkled in salads, cereals and dips or you can even substitute them for nuts in baked goods. You can even try making your own hemp milk or ground them into a meal.

We need work together to help farmers and support hemp farming in the U.S. Let’s educate our elected officials about the economic benefits of growing non-drug, industrial hemp on American soil. To learn more about events going on in your area and how you can help, please visit HempHistoryWeek.com

 

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30
MAY

What’s New? Lake Valley Seed

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to grow the variety of products available to our customers. Our latest addition is a premium brand of seeds so your can grow your garden naturally: Lake Valley Seed.

Lake Valley Seed offers a unique selection of garden products created with the highest quality seeds. Founded in 1985 in the confines of a small garage in Boulder, Colorado, when seed packets were filled by hand using small “teaspoon” like measuring devices, Lake Valley Seed has since developed into a high paced, automated production facility, which annually produces nearly 9 million packets of seed, consisting of over 800 different varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds. However, since 1985 the philosophy at Lake Valley Seed has held true: quality products at competitive prices, servicing passionate gardeners and independent retailers.

Lake Valley Seed gives you the opportunity to grow your own garden and discover a wide variety of unique flower, vegetable, and herb seeds. Every ingredient is carefully selected from growers around the world and seeds do not contain GMOs and are untreated. The company values the importance of seed quality and ensures this with yearly germination testing. Lake Valley Seed believes that a garden can be a place to grow the soul and harvest the truth and wishes you a happy gardening and that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Additionally, you can save extra on all these fantastic new products from Lake Valley Seed. Just enter promotional code MAY14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items on this new brand.

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Lake Valley Seed – Organic Kale Italian Nero Seeds – 500 mg.
Lake Valley Seed – Organic Carrot Rainbow Blend Seeds – 1 Grams
Lake Valley Seed – Organic Mint Seeds – 100 mg.

 
21
APR

What’s New? Lotus Foods

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Foods at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add new brands of health foods to our customers. The latest addition is a premium brand of rice products: Lotus Foods.

Lotus Foods offers a rare collection of rice products treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value. Since 1995, the company has pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market.

Lotus Foods has the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. The only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries, Lotus Foods provides them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.

A small company with a big mission, Lotus Foods has become a leader in the specialty rice category, and perhaps most importantly, has made a big difference in the quality of life of family farm suppliers. Lotus Foods has worked extensively to develop infrastructure to meet USDA and FDA standards of quality and all organic rices are non-GMO, and certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI).

You can save even more when you shop Lotus Foods at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 at checkout to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Lotus Foods – Organic Madagascar Pink Rice – 15 oz.
Lotus Foods – Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice – 15 oz.
Lotus Foods – Organic Mekong Flower Rice – 15 oz.

 
10
APR

What’s New? Coco Libre

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add new healthy choices for our customers. The latest addition is a premium brand of organic coconut water products: Coco Libre.

Coco Libre offers top quality, great-tasting coconut water products created from organic young, green coconuts. The company started to fulfill a lack of organic coconut products on the market. Coco Libre found a great source, where organic coconuts are pampered in the island sun and deliver purely delicious coconut water. Coconuts are also grown to support local education and health.

Hidden pristine and protected inside each coconut is nature’s elixir. Each refreshing drop contains a natural balance of electrolytes, K, Na, Mg, Ca and P to hydrate and replenish the body’s fluids. Coco Libre coconut liberators take great care protecting each drop, so you get coconut water as nature intended-pure and organic.

Did you know that Coco Libre original coconut water contains more potassium than banana? Each drop of coconut water delivers refreshing hydration as well as 5 electrolytes. This fat-free and cholesterol-free product contains only 40 calories per 8 oz. serving and no added sugars. Made from 100% organic coconut water, Coco Libre products are also non-allergenic and organic compliant, and gluten-free.

Coco Libre Coconut Water Pineapple is a tasty alternative. Created from real juice from sweet pineapples, this juicy, mouthwatering, authentic pineapple experience is refreshing, electrolyte coconut water like no other. There’s no added sugar, no fat, and it is cholesterol free. Coco Libre has captured this tropical treat in a pretty bottle so you can enjoy the taste of the tropics every day.

You can save even more when you buy Coco Libre products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items on this new brand.

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Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water – 11 oz.
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water Pineapple – 11 oz.
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water – 1 Liter
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water Pineapple – 1 Liter

 
25
MAR

Fat-Burning Foods

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Everyone should know that exercising regularly and a well-balanced diet are essential to a successful weight-loss diet, but did you know that some foods may actually help you with the fat burning factor?

That’s right. Some foods have the ability to speed up your metabolism and, therefore, boost the body’s ability to burn fat. For example, studies have shown that apples, particularly green, Granny Smith apples, are one of these fat-burning foods. Apples are high in pectin, which binds with water and limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Also high in fiber, apples may make you feel full reducing the amount of food you eat. Eating an apple before a meal may help reducing the total calories of the meal. Moreover, recent research suggests that the antioxidants in apples appear to prevent metabolic syndrome, the combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and prediabetes that tends to accompany thickening around the waist.

If you don’t like apples, how about pine nuts? Studies have concluded that pine nuts contain heart-healthy fatty acids which have been shown to prevent the formation of belly fat. Pine nuts are rich in pinolenic acid and have been found to boost levels of ghrelin, which signals your brain that you’re full. When ghrelin levels are high, not only do you not feel hungry, you’re more able to resist cravings.

Oats are another healthy, whole grain option of fat-burning foods.  Oats are high in soluble fiber and may be able to reduce cholesterol and blood fat. They’re also high on what nutritionists call the “satiety index,” meaning oats have tremendous power to make you feel full.

Lastly, fat-burning supplements can help your weight loss diet. Click here to check our entire selection of top quality fat burners.

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Woodstock Farms – Organic Pine Nuts – 6 oz.
Bare Fruit – 100% Organic Bake-Dried Granny Smith Apple Chips – 2.2 oz.
NOW Foods – Steel Cut Oats – 2 lbs.

 
21
MAR

What’s New? Good Nature Tea

Filed Under: Health Foods,Teas at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of organic teas to our customers: Good Nature Tea.

Good Nature Tea offers a superior selection of organic teas made with the highest quality, therapeutic grade herbs and botanicals. All teas are 100% natural and certified organic. Plus, Good Nature Teas are 100% caffeine free, and all products are calorie-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free as well as gluten-free. Following the ancient Macedonian art and tradition of harvesting herbs and fruits directly from the fertile soil on which they are grown, Good Nature brings you a unique selection of teas, hand blended from the highest quality ingredients.  The company wants to provide you with uncompromised quality, taste and authenticity in every bag of tea.  Trusted throughout Eastern Europe for years, Good Nature believes the secret to life is a good cup of tea.

For more than 70 years, Alkaloid AD, has been one of the most successful Macedonian companies and the botanicals division produces the Good Nature branded tea products. The quality of all incoming herbs and finished products is of the utmost importance, and rigorous taste testing ensures good customers’ opinions regarding all products.

In addition, Good Nature Organic Tea packaging is environmentally friendly with all tea bags made from 100% unbleached paper and all tea boxes made from 100% recycled paper board (at least 40% verified post-consumer waste). All tea-tags are attached with 100% cotton string and only soy ink is used for all printing. Good Nature Tea is held to the highest quality standards and all products are made in FDA registered and GMP compliant manufacturing facilities.

You can save even more when you shop Good Nature Tea items on Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘MAR14NEW10′ at checkout and save an additional 10% on these featured new items.

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Good Nature Tea – Organic Tea Caffeine Free Rose Hips & Hibiscus – 20 Tea Bags
Good Nature Tea – Fruit Delight Tea Caffeine Free Lemon – 20 Tea Bags
Good Nature Tea – Fruit Delight Tea Caffeine Free Peach – 20 Tea Bags

 
12
MAR

What’s New? Genuine Health

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add premium brands for our customers. Today, we are happy to announce the introduction of Genuine Health supplements to our site.

Genuine Health offers an exclusive line of natural supplements created with only pure, natural ingredients. The company believes everyone deserves a healthy, vibrant life, and a lean, well-nourished body is the best way to get there. Genuine Health searches the world for the highest quality, all-natural ingredients to make the most innovative, nutrient-rich formulas based on leading research. Every ingredient in each formula must be pure and natural, researched, safe and effective. The company’s formulas do not contain artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, corn, dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, GMO or animal products.

Genuine Health is research-driven and proven. All formulas are backed by leading research and contain only clinically proven ingredients in clinically proven dosages, based on reputable published studies. This has been accomplished with the help from esteemed health experts, including nutritional researchers and doctors of natural and traditional medicine.

Genuine Health passion has fueled the mission to be leaders to change the way people are nourished but the company also believes in a healthy, peaceful planet. Reducing the environmental footprint is a top priority. Inside each product you will find only the purest ingredients from sustainable, earth-friendly sources, including the wild, fish oils in our omega line. The company has also switched the energy provider to a green company, reduced paper usage, and increased the use of recycled materials.

Additionally, you can get free shipping on all Genuine Health items on Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter promotion code: GENUINESHIP at checkout for free standard shipping, or savings equivalent to $5.95 off (cost of standard shipping). A $25 minimum purchase of Genuine Health products is required.

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Genuine Health – Healthy Skin Multi+ Daily Glow – 120 Tablets
Genuine Health – Healthy Skin Chocolate Soft Chews – 45 Soft Chews
Genuine Health – Fermented Whole Body Nutrition Acai Mango – 18.5 oz.

 
11
MAR

Mira’s Homemade Granola…Minimize Ingredients to Maximize Taste

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Health Foods at 9:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will discover that “less is really more” when it comes to Mira’s Homemade! They create healthy and nutritious granola using less than five ingredients. It’s completely vegan, non-GMO, soy- & gluten-free, contain no refined sugars, is low in sodium, high in fiber, and is a good source of protein.

Why Vegan?

They understand a vegan diet is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. A plant-based diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. Vegan diets are not only good for you but good for the earth too. Vegan diets can produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than meat-based diets.

Why Organic?

Organic food is usually fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. In addition, it tastes better and is usually fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Other benefits of organic food are that it’s better for the environment and supports local communities.

Mira’s Homemade can be enjoyed in a variety of ways at any time of day. Try mixing some with yogurt for breakfast. Add some crunch to your salads by sprinkling it on top of salads. Play up your dessert by adding it to your favorite ice cream. However you eat them I’m sure you’re love them, and your body will too!

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7
MAR

What’s New? Mamma Chia

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Chia seeds continue to be one of the hottest items on Lucky Vitamin.com. Today, we are happy to introduce another top quality brand of chia products to our health-conscious costumers: Mamma Chia.

Mamma Chia offers the highest quality organic chia-based foods and beverages that provide vitality, energy and strength. Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows in North, Central and South America. Chia seeds were used by the Mayans and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Considered one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, Chia seeds offer a complete nutritional profile of Omega-3s, balanced dietary fiber, complete protein, antioxidants and minerals.

Mamma Chia’s mission is to share the magic of chia and lead in its renaissance. In addition, Mamma Chia is a conscious and sustainable company and a Certified B Corporation, member of 1% For the Planet and founding member of the Slow Money Alliance. Mamma Chia donates 1% of gross sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that are building healthy, local food systems.

Mamma Chia Squeeze is the perfect product to add natural vitality and powerful nutrients into your day. Organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages. Packed with essential Omega-3s, protein, and fiber, Chia Squeeze is a satisfying anytime snack that naturally provides the vitality to power your soul’s purpose. All Mamma Chia foods and beverages are USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Verified to provide the highest quality, healthiest products possible.

For a limited time, save an additional 10% on all Mamma Chia featured new items. Just enter promo code ‘MAR14NEW10′ at checkout at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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Mamma Chia – Organic Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack Apple Cinnamon 1200 mg. – 3.5 oz.
Mamma Chia – Organic Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack Blackberry Bliss 1200 mg. – 3.5 oz.
Mamma Chia – Organic Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack Green Magic 1200 mg. – 3.5 oz.

 
3
MAR

What’s New? Health Warrior

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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Lucky Vitamin continues to work hard to bring you the very best in online shopping for nutrition, natural products, vitamins, supplements, beauty, green living, bodybuilding, foods, health, and wellness at fabulous everyday prices. Today, we are happy to introduce another top quality brand of nutritional bars to our customers: Health Warrior.

Health Warrior is a superior line of nutritional bars made with one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet: chia seeds. The company is dedicated to vetting the world’s growers for the highest quality chia and helping people conquer the many challenges of their everyday lives.

Health Warrior offers the highest quality, organically-grown chia seeds on the market today. The plant that produces Health Warrior Chia Seeds is called Salvia Hispanica, a blue-flowering plant that grows best in the equatorial regions of South America, Mesoamerica, and Australia. Health Warrior Chia Seeds are certified as an EU Novel Food, have GlobalGAP, GMP, HACCP Certifications, and are fully traceable. Health Warrior Chia Seeds are Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, and Gluten-Free.

Health Warrior is one of the most complete proteins containing all of the 10 essential amino acids that must be obtained from the diet. In fact, chia seeds are one of the most complete sources of plant-based protein available on earth, which allows for easier digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Chia seeds may improve weight loss by aiding feelings of fullness, and can also decrease risk of cardiovascular heart disease, prevent constipation, enhance regularity, as well as improve irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, chia seeds may decrease bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and blood sugar levels to improve blood pressure and lessens the risk of diabetes.

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Health Warrior – Chia Bar Coffee – 0.88 oz.
Health Warrior – Chia Bar Acai Berry – 0.88 oz.
Health Warrior – Chia Bar Banana Nut – 0.88 oz.

 
22
FEB

Broccoli May Prevent Arthritis

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Broccoli is considered by many people as a staple of health food. Often used as a figure to promote and display health diets, broccoli may provide even greater benefits than we thought. A recent study has discovered that a compound found in broccoli could be the key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis.

The research led by the University of East Anglia in England shows that sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with painful and often debilitating osteoarthritis. The study, which also examined human cartilage cells and cow cartilage tissue, was funded by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) and The Dunhill Medical Trust.

Sulforaphane is released when eating cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts and cabbage, but particularly broccoli. Previous research has suggested that sulforaphane has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, but this is the first major study into its effects on joint health. The researchers discovered that sulforaphane blocks the enzymes that cause joint destruction by stopping a key molecule known to cause inflammation.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting the hands, feet, spine, hips and knees in particular. Aging and obesity are the most common contributors to the condition and there is no cure or effective treatment for the disease other than joint replacement or pain relief, which is often inadequate.

Arthritis Research UK’s medical director Prof Alan Silman said: “This is an interesting study with promising results as it suggests that a common vegetable, broccoli, might have health benefits for people with osteoarthritis and even possibly protect people from developing the disease in the first place.

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Sproutman – Organic Sprouting Broccoli Seeds – 4 oz.
Boericke & Tafel – Triflora Arthritis Gel – 2.75 oz.
Ridgecrest Herbals – Arthritis Relief – 120 Vegetarian Capsules

 
 
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