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Cashews: Healthy, Delicious Snacks

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Foods at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

One of the best ways to feel good about snacking is when you find out that your favorite snack offers multiple health benefits. So, if you like cashews, we have good news for you.

A recent study shows that regular consumption of cashews can be beneficial for healthy muscles and nerves as it contains good levels of magnesium, a vital mineral for the healthy development of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs of the body. Magnesium is known to maintain proper nerve function and keep the bones strong. A deficiency of magnesium alters the metabolism of calcium and the hormones responsible for its regulation.

Considered a “super nut”, cashews are very nutritious and a powerhouse of proteins and essential minerals including copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Cashews also contains vitamins such as C, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6, folate, E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). These tropical nuts are a source of oleic acid and provide a good quantity of monounsaturated fat and low amounts of polyunsaturated fats with no harmful cholesterol, if consumed appropriately. Additionally, cashews are a good source of healthy dietary fats, which are essential for our body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and produce fatty acids that are vital for the development of the brain and blood clotting.

Additional health benefits of cashews include a healthy heart and relief from diabetes. By offering antioxidant defenses, these delicious nuts also aid in the formation of red blood cells. Cashews provide phosphorous, which is essential for the healthy development of teeth and bones. Lastly, cashews may help prevent anemia as they are a good source of iron which is vital for carrying oxygen around the body and aids in the functioning of enzymes and the immune system.

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Sahale Snacks – Glazed Nuts Cashews with Pomegranate + Vanilla – 4 oz.
Yumnuts Naturals – Slow Dry-Roasted Cashews Toasted Coconut – 5 oz.
Yumnuts Naturals – Slow Dry-Roasted Cashews Honey – 5 oz.

 
18
AUG

Magnificent Blueberries

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Blueberries are known for its health benefits but some people may not know how many different benefits one can get from these delicious little blue fruits. Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients including essential dietary minerals, vitamins, and soluble dietary fiber.

Blueberries are very low in calories. About 100g of fresh berries provide only 57 calories and, similar to red grape, they contain resveratrol, the anti-aging superfood. Additionally, blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments, and various phytochemicals anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. Studies have shown that pigments found in blueberries may reduce risks of diseases such as inflammation and cancer. Preliminary studies found blueberry consumption lowered cholesterol and total blood lipid levels, possibly affecting symptoms of heart disease. Wild South American varieties may contain higher levels of polyphenols.

Research has shown that supplementation of wild blueberry juice may benefit the brain, improve memory and learning in older adults, while possibly reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression. Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents).

Blueberries contain plenty of vitamin and minerals. Vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E are found in small amounts but altogether work as potent anti-oxidants. The berries also contain a small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. Blueberries also contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.

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Life Extension – Blueberry Extract Capsules – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Don’t Go Nuts – Energy Bar Blueberry Blast – 1.58 oz.
Solaray – Guaranteed Potency Blueberry Leaf Extract 100 mg. – 60 Capsules

 
13
AUG

What’s New? The Perfect Bar

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

Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of nutritional bars to our customers: The Perfect Bar.

The Perfect Bar offers a variety of nutritional bars created with only natural and pure ingredients. The company believes that whole foods are the only acceptable source of nourishment for the body and, therefore, had created the “perfect bar”. You are what you eat and The Perfect Bar wants to spread the message that good health begins with eating right. Other companies use a third party or co-packer to mass produce their bars using a machine driven extruding process that calls for emulsifiers and preservatives to extend shelf-life at room temperature. Perfect Bar is real food made by real people, creating bars the natural way and making sure that you will be able to taste the difference. Started as a small family business, The Perfect Bar company has grown but has kept the nutritional principle of “quality over quantity” throughout the years.

The Perfect Bar is the result of much experiment with natural whole foods. Back in 1995, whole food supplements were mixed with organic peanut butter and honey, creating small, delicious balls packed with nutritional awesomeness, and The Perfect Foods Bar was born. In 2005, The Perfect Bars creators decided to share this amazing recipe with everyone and started Perfect Foods Research, rooted in the tradition of healthy living. Today, you can enjoy this unique selection of delicious, healthy nutritional bars now available at LuckyVitamin.com.

Additionally, you can save even more on products from The Perfect Bar when you shop at LuckyVitamin.com. Just use promo code ‘AUG14NEW15′ to save an extra 15% on all items on this new brand.

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The Perfect Bar – Perfect Foods Bar Peanut Butter – 2.5 oz.
The Perfect Bar – Perfect Foods Bar Cranberry Crunch – 1.6 oz.
The Perfect Bar – Perfect Foods Bar Carob Chip – 2.5 oz.

 
11
AUG

The Best Sweet Choice: Natural Sweeteners

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

The sugar debate never ends. From time to time, a new report suggests that sugar substitutes are not healthy and should be avoided. The term “sugar substitutes” is widely mentioned but not always properly used. Sugar substitutes can be any product that people use instead of sugar. The most common sugar subs are sweeteners which can be divided in two categories: artificial and natural.

Artificial sweeteners have been getting a variety of poor reviews in reports and studies, fading away in popularity, and can’t seem to overcome their sketchy made-in-the-lab connotations. On the other hand, natural sweeteners continue to grown in variety and popularity as have been labeled as a much healthier and overall better product.

Stevia, xylitol, and agave are just some of the popular names of natural sweeteners and if you are not yet familiar with these products, it’s very important that you check out the health benefits from this sugar substitutes. These sweeteners are derived from natural substances rather than synthesized like saccharin and aspartame and most of them are considered low-calorie.  Some of these natural sweeteners are relatively new, so they haven’t been studied as extensively as sugar and artificial substitutes have, but there is no doubt you are getting a product that is much better than any artificial sweeteners as well as conventional sugar.

The US Food and Drug Administration has reviewed provided data and considered most of these products to be generally recognized as safe. In fact, the food-safety watchdog group “Center for Science in the Public Interest” believes this new generation is probably safer than aspartame and saccharin, which it asserts could increase cancer risk. With the exception of agave syrup, the new natural sweeteners are very low-calorie or calorie-free.

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NOW Foods – Beet Sugar – 3 lbs.
Wholesome Sweeteners – Organic Raw Blue Agave – 44 oz.
Kal – Pure Stevia Extract Plus Luo Han Powder – 100 Packet(s)

 
26
JUL

What’s New? Big Tree Farms

Filed Under: Health Foods,Sports Nutrition at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add new brands offering even more options for our customers. The latest addition is a unique company of health food products: Big Tree Farms.

Big Tree Farms offers a variety of natural and organic products created to provide the best for you and your family. The company was founded on the principal of jamu: an Indonesian concept of body, mind and spirit that are in harmony and balance. From all raw ingredients to working to build sustainable livelihoods for farmer partners and being good stewards of ecology, Big Tree Farms is a champion for a brighter future in food.

Big Tree Farms operates a sustainable supply chains on more than 10 islands across Indonesia’s archipelago of 17,000 islands and atolls. These sustainable supply chains are actually deeply involved social relationships with individual farmers and community farmer groups.

When Big Tree Farms first began growing bio-intensively in the central highlands of Bali, the idea was to create a sustainable model of small-scale agriculture for growers in the humid tropics. Sustainable farming had been nearly wiped out years before by transnational campaign extolling the market-oriented virtues of the commercial farm culture. High input use and overly intensive production systems were established and quickly zapped the strength of the fragile tropical soils. A new farming system was much needed to work ecologically better. The key to the model developed by Big Tree Farms was creating the power of choice. By creating a model that worked both economically and ecologically, small farmers were able to celebrate the unique attributes of their agricultural heritage while still succeeding in the marketplace.

You can save extra on all Big Tree Farms products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just used the promo code JULY14NEW15 to save an extra 15% on all items on this new brand.

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Big Tree Farms – Organic Coconut Palm Sugar Fleur De Sel – 14 oz.
Big Tree Farms – Organic Coconut Palm Sugar Blonde – 16 oz.
Big Tree Farms – Organic Coconut Palm Sugar Vanilla – 14 oz.

 
23
JUL

Healthy, Delicious Dried Fruit

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Apples, mangoes, pineapples, figs, apricots, cranberries are just some of the fruits you can snack from a bag. Dried fruits may be an excellent alternative if you are looking for a healthy snack. Switch over from chips, candy, or chocolate bars to healthy dried fruit snacks.

Dried fruit products offer multiple health benefits. The majority of natural products generally contain more fiber than fresh fruits. For example, dried apricots contain 6.5 grams per cup, while fresh apricots offer just 3.1 grams. A cup of raisins contains 5.4 grams of fiber versus just 1.4 grams for seedless grapes.

Additionally, dried fruits contain very high amounts of nutrients. Most of the water is extracted from dried fruits and, consequently, the nutrients are condensed into a small package. The European Food Information Council has reported that dried fruits like apricots, raisins, prunes and figs contain high amounts of beta carotene, vitamin E, niacin, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Dried fruits contains little to no fat. They also contain significant calories per serving, making them a natural source of energy for athletes. They are also a good supplement for people seeking to gain weight healthfully. Lastly, dried fruits offer other advantages over fresh fruits such as longer shelf life and portability.

The only red flag is the amount of calories. If you are on a weight-loss diet, dried fruits should be eaten in moderation as they contain significantly more calories per serving than fresh fruits. Some dried fruits contain sugars added in processing which increase its calorie content. Natural organic dried fruits without additives offer much better health benefits.

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Funky Monkey Snacks – Freeze Dried Fruit Pink Pineapple with Guava – 0.42 oz.
Newman’s Own Organics – Organic Prunes – 12 oz.
Eden Foods – Organic Dried Cranberries Apple Sweetened – 4 oz.

 
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.

 
 
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