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19
APR

What’s New? Skoop

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

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another option of healthy, delicious, whole food products to our customers: Skoop.

Skoop is the result of an interesting combination: take the leading nutritional science and the best ingredients, toss ‘em in a blender, and you get Skoop. Made with 100% organic fruits, veggies, greens, fibers, herbs, honey, flavors, and stevia extract, Skoop uses a special process to create these delicious and healthy products. The company takes raw ingredients in puréed form, then dried in drums over low heat and milled into powder. Drum-dried foods reconstitute easily with water, and retain much of their original taste, color, and most importantly, their nutritional value.

Every single Skoop product is created from actual whole food and does not contain a single synthetic. Moreover, Skoop uses no GMO’s as the company believes that real nutrition should come from real foods, not a lab. This is the reason Skoop’s superfood packets are sourced mostly from plants. Skoop is also giving it back too as part of the Mission Nutrition Program helping schools increase kid’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. For every Skoop serving sold, fresh veggies are delivered to a school lunch program in America. What a great deal!

Nutrition that’s affordable, sustainable, and ethical, Skoop has found the most powerful way to provide it. You can save even more when you shop Skoop products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APRIL15NEW15 for an additional 15% off all products of this new brand.


 
15
APR

What’s New? Manna Organics

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

Lucky Vitamin is proud to present another premium brand of health food products to our loyal customers: Manna Organics.

Manna Organics, LLC is a family owned and operated bakery. All products are vegan, kosher, organic and carefully hand-made. The company’s signature product is the fully sprouted Manna Bread, a cake-like bread, free of salt, which contains no oils, no sweeteners, and no leavening agents.

Manna Organics offers a unique line of baking goods made with natural ingredients. Manna bread is moist and delicious, high in protein and fiber. The company offers a variety of types including the best organic bread, vegan organic gluten-free breads, vegan organic yeast-free sprouted breads, raw organic trail mixes, artisan sourdough breads, organic nut butters, organic Kale Chips and organic ingredients.

Manna Organics also offers amazing vegan spreads made with organic ingredients. These unique artisan spreads are handmade in small batches and are deliciously perfect right off the spoon. All spreads are certified organic, vegan, kosher certified, and GMO-free. The company has yet another top-selling item: kale chips. These unique, vegan, gluten-free kale chips are nutrient-dense and rich in enzymes. Everything is made in small batches, by hand so that customers can actually taste the difference. All of the ingredients used in the products are GMO-free. The regulatory requirements needed to obtain the USDA Organic Certification mandate that all products do not contain any Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)/Genetically Engineered (GE) ingredients.

You can save even more when you shop Manna Organics products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APRIL15NEW15 for an additional 15% off all products of this new brand.


 
8
APR

The Truth about Saturated Fats (Specifically How Good Coconut Oil Is…)

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

The words “Saturated Fats” may scare many people due to its “bad reputation” but did you know that not all saturated fats are actually bad for you?

In fact, some saturated fats, such as the ones found in coconut oil, are good for your health! It may be surprising to you that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil actually has health benefits but studies have shown that it can help promoting heart health and weight loss, supporting the immune system, boosting up metabolism, and maintaining proper function of the thyroid gland.

About 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid that the body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties.

On the other hand, it is important to remember that unsaturated fats are the ones known to cause heart disease, not the naturally occurring coconut oil saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats in vegetable and seed oils encourage the formation of blood clots by increasing platelet stickiness, unlike that, coconut oil helps to promote normal platelet function.

For cooking purposes, coconut oil is a much healthier choice and should be used instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, margarine, or any other oil. Pure virgin coconut oil contains 92% saturated fats, and only 1% Omega-6, the fat Americans get way too much of, and best of all, does not contain any cholesterol.

Additionally, anything with the words “trans fats” should be the ones to be avoided at all times as these unsaturated fats are artificially manipulated into saturated fats and have been associated with a variety of health dangers.

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7
APR

5 Foods to Help Combat Allergies

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods,Nutrition at 2:05 pm | By: Jeremy Michael

 

A proper diet and nutrition is the foundation for all health care. However, food can be more than a foundation; food is medicine.  Today we are going to talk about foods that can help combat seasonal allergies. Foods rich in Vitamin C, Antioxidants, and Folic acid can help to reduce the inflammation associated with seasonal allergies. Below are some super foods to add into your springtime regimen to help fight off those unwanted seasonal allergy changes. While proper diet and nutrition is important, it is also important to make sure you avoid any food allergies or sensitivities that you may have.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables – Not only do cruciferous vegetables like Kale and Broccoli aid in the detoxification pathway, but research from the University of California School of Medicine found that cruciferous vegetables can play a key role in preventing allergy symptoms and asthma. Researchers found, Sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, triggers an increase of antioxidant enzymes in the human airway that offers protection against the numerous free radicals that we inhale every day in our polluted air. Not to mention foods like broccoli and kale are also high in Vitamin C a natural antihistamine.
  • Apples – In addition to Vitamin C apples also contain high amounts of quercetin. Apples supply roughly 4 milligrams of quercetin for every 100 grams. Quercetin is one of the most important alternative remedies when it comes to allergies because of its ability to stabilize mast cells, which release histamine. When it comes to purchasing your apples, make sure they are organic, as apples are the #1 Food on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen.
  • Onions and Garlic like apples are full of quercetin. Quercetin, as mentioned above works similar to many of the prescription drugs on the market today by acting like an anti-histamine. Onions contain roughly 100 milligrams of quercetin per 3-1/2 ounces. Onions and garlic also help to regulate and boost our immune system, which helps to fight off those pesky allergies.
  • Citrus Fruits – Fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes contain large doses of Vitamin C. One large orange contains roughly 100mg of Vitamin C. On top of being packed with Vitamin C lemons and other citrus fruits also contain high levels of antioxidants.
  • Fresh Fish – Fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies & sardines are high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3 Fatty Acids help combat the inflammation associated with seasonal allergies. A German study that was published in the journal of Allergy, found that peoples whose diets were rich in omega-3 fatty acids were less likely to suffer allergy symptoms.

 
31
MAR

7 Good Sources of Iron

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Iron is an important nutrient to maintain good health but one may be surprised by the number of people who can’t name food sources of this essential mineral. Studies have suggested that nearly 5% of the population may have iron deficiency or anemia, an alarming numbers as this mineral is required to transport oxygen through the blood and is essential for providing energy for daily life. In order to keep your iron up to good levels, we present you 7 great sources of iron.

1. Dark Green Vegetables

Most dark green vegetables contain excellent amounts of iron. Collard greens, kale, spinach, and many others can be a reliable source. An interesting fact: cooking increase the amount of iron available in many dark green vegetables.

2. Steak

A great source of absorbable iron, beef steaks have been one of the most popular sources of this mineral for years. If you are not a big fan of steaks, most read meats also contain good amounts of iron.

3. Oysters

If you don’t eat red meat at all, no problem. Oysters are full of iron as well as other minerals such as zinc and magnesium. About a dozens of oysters is a good, recommended portion for a great dose of iron.

4. Eggs

Eggs are loaded with all sorts of nutrients including iron. Not a very high source but enough to provide you a little bit more for your daily requirements.

5. Nuts

A great choice for vegetarians, a variety of nuts contain good amounts of iron. For example, almonds, sunflower seeds and cashews can provide a good dose of this essential mineral

6. Licorice

Here’s a little different option. Natural licorice is a great source of iron. Made from molasses, a single licorice strip can provide as much as 12mg of iron.

7. Herbs

Who knew? Herbs contain iron and a good number of regular popular seasonings may be a great source of this mineral. Herbs which contain the highest amount or iron are cinnamon, thyme, curry, rosemary, paprika, spearmint, and parsley.


 
25
MAR

3 Efficient Natural Energy Boosters

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

If you are constantly feeling tired and can’t seem to boost your energy levels, a few natural products might be just what you need. Guaraná, maca, and ginseng have been top-selling energy enhancers for many years as studies have shown that these herbal products are efficient in providing a boost in energy levels. So, let’s learn a little more about these 3 efficient natural energy boosters.

Guaraná 

Guaraná is originally from the Amazon region and its products are popular in Brazil and other South America countries. Loaded with caffeine, one seed of guaraná contains five times more caffeine than an average coffee bean. Available in supplement form, this tropical fruit is also used to make energy drinks as well as soft drinks but with significantly lower levels of caffeine. A good number of natural energy supplements contain guaraná in formulas designed for fat burner, weight-loss, athletic performance enhancers, and products to stimulate the mental function.

Maca

Maca products are known to promote more energy as well as hormonal balance. This superfood has been used for centuries by the native people in the Andes of Peru for a variety of health benefits. Maca root is not only known to boost energy levels but it is also believed to increase sex drive and improve fertility, increasing semen volume and sperm counts. Maca contains high levels of protein, fat and minerals and it’s eaten baked, dried or mixed with vegetables.

Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal supplements due to its long list of health benefits. Research has suggested that the root of the ginseng plant (Panax ginseng) is helpful to improve energy levels and is also beneficial to control blood sugar levels. Ginseng provides sustainable energy by utilizing your body’s own energy resources as it has the ability to boost energy by ramping up ATP production.


 
11
MAR

What’s New? RxBar

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another excellent choice of nutritional bars to our customers: RxBar.

RxBar has developed nutritional bars that make you feel good about eating them and feel great after you eat them. The company believes that food should be consumed as nature intended and has created bars that are simple and delicious without compromising nutrition. Made with minimal ingredients, RxBar gives you the proper balance of high quality egg white protein, a healthy supply of fats, carbohydrates that are high in fiber, and natural sugars from real fruit.

RxBar products are 100% natural and contain no dairy, soy, gluten, added sugars, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and preservatives. Inspired by the lack of real food protein bar, each ingredient of RxBar brings something to the nutrition table: egg whites and almonds with protein, blueberries and cacao with antioxidants and vitamins, figs and dates with fiber and potassium, and so on.

The company uses four main ingredients which are considered the core ingredients of these delicious and nutritious bars: egg whites, figs, dates, and nuts. Egg white protein is one of the best choices as the protein is immediately absorbed into the body as well as offering plenty of minerals and amino acids. Figs are dense in nutrients offering more calcium than most fruits as well as good amounts of fiber, potassium and iron. Dates are a much healthier choice for sweetener due to its natural sugars and also contains natural fibers, B vitamin and potassium. Nuts are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids and are one of the best ingredients to be used in nutritional bars.

You can save even more when you shop RxBar products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAR15NEW15 for an additional 15% off on all items of this new brand.


 
9
MAR

5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Rice

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

Rice is one of the most popular foods around the world and there are many ways to enjoy this wonderful grain. Health benefits of rice include providing fast and instant energy, good bowel movement, stabilizing blood sugar levels and providing essential source of vitamins. Likely the most widely consumed staple food around the globe, rice is not only famous for its traditional dishes but also for a variety of other products. Here is a list of 5 healthy ways to enjoy rice.

1. Rice Cakes

An excellent healthy snack, rice cakes are usually made from brown rice, high in whole grains, which provide good amounts of fiber, carbohydrates and phytochemicals. Rice cakes are commonly used in several weight-loss diets as they are low in fat and calories.

2. Rice Chips

Another great choice for a healthy bite, rice chips are lower in fat than conventional chips made of potatoes or corn. Rice chips are generally low in saturated fat, and contain no cholesterol, and no sugar, creating a healthy alternative for a quick snack.

3. Rice Milk

Rice milk is a tasty low-fat alternative for vegans and vegetarians who are allergic to soy. This lactose-free product contains many nutrients , including high levels of niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, copper and magnesium.

4. Rice Noodles

Delicious and easy-to-make, rice noodles are a low-fat, low carb choice. A 2-ounce serving of rice noodles contains only 0.3 grams of fat. As a naturally low-fat carbohydrate, rice noodles can provide a filling base for a meal without the worry of lots of fat.

5. Rice Protein

A hot item in recent years, brown rice protein offers many benefits for health and fitness. A great source of protein nutrients for vegetarians, brown rice is considered hypo-allergenic, it may also make an excellent choice for individuals with dairy, soy, or gluten allergies.


 
4
MAR

4 Ancient Grains for Exceptional Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Have you heard of Ancient grains? High in fiber and rich in mineral content, these tasty whole grain options are one of the hottest health food trends and can be an excellent addition to your diet. On top of offering a higher amount of nutrients and protein than other grains, ancient grains are delicious in taste and can be added to a variety of meals. So, we present you 4 ancient grains for exceptional health.

1. Farro

Farro is a healthy whole grain often used in soups and salads in Italy. Loaded with nutrients, a single cup of faro has about eight grams of cholesterol-lowering fiber, that’s four times as much as white rich and even more than brown rice, which provides around 5 grams. Additionally, farro contains minerals such as magnesium and zinc, as well as cyanogenic glucosides, a type of carb that may boost the immune system. The best of it: farro’s complex carbs break down slowly, keeping your energy level stable.

2. Spelt Berries

Spelt is a type of wheat containing a rich source of nutrients. Scientifically known as triticum speltum, spelt can be consumed in whole form known as spelt berries, hulled form or even in the form of spelt flour. This ancient grain was a staple for the ancient civilizations like Greece and Rome. Spelt is highly health beneficial as it may help reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, and protects the body against cardiovascular risk factors. Spelt contains rich amount of fiber, which can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

3. Barley

Barley may be the most popular of the ancient grains and its list of health benefits is likely the reason for its great success. Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that barley may help control blood sugar and lower glucose levels. Moreover, the European Journal of Nutrition reports that barely can be helpful to reduce blood pressure as well as slowing digestion which may help weight control.

4. Kamut

Kamut is an excellent alternative to traditional wheat as the protein content is significantly higher and it also has a high amount of selenium. Known as an ancient cereal grain, kamut has strong antioxidant properties, which may help protect the immune system. It is also a great ingredient for baking due to its natural sweetness.


 
14
FEB

What’s New? Chosen Foods

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

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another premium brand of health food products to our customers: Chosen Foods.

Chosen Foods offers a premium line of super food products which offer unique health benefits and have the power to heal. The company believes that you deserve complete and total transparency from you food provider and each stage of all superfoods is carefully overseen, from seeding to harvesting, from cleaning to processing, ensuring complete control over supply, quality, sustainability and trade practices.

False claims in food products have been one of the biggest problems in the food industry for many years. Lack of regulatory resources coupled with the millions of consumer food products on the market makes it impossible to investigate each misleading or dishonest claim. You often find products labeled natural but a quick check at the ingredients list will tell you that the term “natural” has been widely used incorrectly .

Chosen Foods can commit to providing customers the real, hard, proof that all products are what they say they are. You can check out the company’s 3rd party lab data available for download as well as access to the exact nutrition data and certificate of analysis for each lot of chia seeds grown, instead of generic standards. Chosen Foods ultimate goal is to provide products and education that empower you to make conscious choices to improve your health.

Additionally, save even more when you shop Chosen Foods products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘FEB15NEW15′ at checkout for an additional 15% on all products of this new brand. Offer expires 2/28/15.


 
3
FEB

5 Sources of Plant Protein

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Protein is one of the basic building blocks of life. Every whole food contains protein so you do have a number of options to choose from when it comes to creating a balanced diet with the right percentage of protein for your body. If you want to avoid animal foods, you still have plenty of vegetarian choices. So, here is a list of 5 sources of plant protein:

1. Peas

Peas are an excellent source of plant protein and also provide other nutrients such as iron, zinc, folate, potassium, and dietary fiber. Split peas, black-eyed peas, and chickpeas are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. Additionally, pea protein is high in glutamic acid, which helps convert carbs into energy, avoiding them to be stored as fat.

2. Brown Rice

Rice is mostly composed of carbohydrate but it contains a small amount of protein, which is extracted to create brown rice protein. Brown rice protein is hypo-allergic and easily digested, making it an excellent alternative for anyone with a sensitive stomach or allergies to soy or dairy.

3. Hemp

Hemp contains nearly 50 percent protein as well as 20 amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids our body cannot produce, making it one of the few plant-based complete protein sources. In addition, hemp has the perfect ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 (3:1), the most abundant source of EFAs (essential fatty acids), and a rich source of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and plant sterols.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa contains more than 8 grams of protein per cup including all nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but cannot produce on its own. Technically a seed, quinoa can be served with brown sugar and fruit as a hot breakfast cereal, or added to soups or salads

5. Soy

Considered by many as the perfect replacement, soy protein contains all the amino acids gained from eating meat, which are an important part of reducing fat and maintaining healthy muscles. These amino acids are also an integral part of insulin production in the body. Studies have shown that soy protein helps reduce LDL cholesterol as well as the risk of heart disease.

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16
JAN

5 Healthy Nutritional Bars

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

With so many great, healthy options, it can be quite difficult to choose just one nutritional bar. So, we have made a list of 5 healthy nutritional bars to make your decision a lit bit easier.

Chia Bars

For centuries, the Aztecs have used chia seeds as a source of strength and energy. Chia bars are loaded with this powerful ingredient that contains more omega-3 than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, and packs protein, calcium, and antioxidants.

Granola Bars

Granola can lower cholesterol, regulate digestion, aid in weight loss attempts, among other health benefits. A popular choice, granola bars are easy on the stomach and are often mixed with nuts, fruit, or chocolate. A great source of protein and fiber, granola bars can be found in many different flavors and textures.

Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and nut bars are, in most cases, a healthy nutritional option. Dried fruits and nuts supply key nutrients you need for good health, but be careful with other ingredients often added to these bars, particularly white chocolate. The majority of fruit and nut bars contain good amounts of fiber and can be an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as vitamin E.

Protein Bars

High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are one of the hottest trends as many dieters believe that eating protein bars can help with quick weight loss. Protein is used by the body to build and repair tissues as well as producing enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. In addition, protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Greek Yogurt Bars

Why is Greek yogurt so popular recently? For a good reason. Plain Greek yogurt has double the protein, half the carbs, and half the sodium of the regular yogurt. So, no surprise that Greek yogurt bars have became everyone’s new low-carb favorite, with an average of only 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Plain, regular yogurt may have double, sometimes triple, the number of carbohydrates.


 
12
JAN

Nut Butter Buying Guide

Filed Under: Health Foods at 8:05 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Whether it is chunky or smooth, salted or unsalted, creamy or regular I am big fan of peanut butter. But my love for peanut butter goes far beyond just peanuts, I actually enjoy all types of Nut butters.  There are many alternatives to peanut butter such as sunflower seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter and many more.

When eaten in moderation these nut butters actually provide some health benefits. The first rule to follow is to not overindulge in nut butters. Although healthy, nut butters tend to be high in calories and fat so you will want to monitor your servings.  However if you are looking to gain weight then nut butters can be an excellent source of protein and fat. Another rule is to make sure that you are avoiding added sugars and salts. This can be an issue if you buy “reduced fat” or “low fat” nut butters. Often times foods labeled as reduced fat contain unwanted and unhealthy additives such as sugar.  When it comes to nut butters what benefits might you see from their addition into your diet?

Nuts are packed full of protein. Protein is important to every cell in the body.  Our body uses the protein we get from our diets to construct and repair tissues, make enzymes and hormones and build muscle, bone, cartilage, skin and blood.  Because nuts are such a protein dense foods they can also aid in the weight loss process.  Protein is one of the many foods that make you feel full.  Research showed that if you consume nuts you are likely to eat less later in the same day.

Besides being packed with protein as mentioned above most nuts contain unsaturated fats, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, fiber, Vitamin E, Plant sterols and L-Arginine all of which are thought to benefit your heart health. Vitamin E’s main function in the body is as an antioxidant savaging damaging free radicals and there is also large debate about its protective cardio-protective abilities. The body also uses Vitamin E to keep the immune system functioning at its fullest potential.  Sunflower seeds and almonds are high in Vitamin E. Other added benefits of adding nut butters to your diet include increased energy and improved bone strength.  Also certain nuts have higher mineral content then others. For example Almonds and almond butter are high in calcium, magnesiums and copper.  One last tip when it comes to purchasing nut butters is to look for organic nut butters when possible. LuckyVitamin carries a large selection of organic nut butters to add into your diet and snack routine.

 


 
5
JAN

10 Foods to Supercharge Your Immunity

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

Looking to enhance your immune system this winter? Let’s check the menu. A lot of foods can be a natural way to help you boosting your immunity. Here’s a helpful list of 10 foods to supercharge your immunity naturally.

1. Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain polysaccharides, which are compounds that support the immune system. Also known to increase the production of cytokines cells that help fight off infection, mushrooms are excellent cold and flu fighters particularly reishi, shitake, and maitake.

2. Honey

Honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Honey is an excellent alternative for sugar and goes well with many hot beverages.

3. Garlic

One of the best immune system boosters, garlic has antiseptic, anti-fungal and nutritive properties. Studies have shown that garlic is a good preventative medicine against coughs, colds and chest infections during the winter or as a natural fast-acting antibiotic.

4. Oregano Oil

Oil of oregano has anti-fungal or antiviral properties and can provide relief to congestion by simply adding a couple drops of it to a vaporizer and inhaling for a few minutes. Drinking a few drops of oil in juice or water may also provide some relief from a sore throat.

5. Ginger

Ginger contains sesquiterpenes, an element which targets rhinoviruses, the most common family of cold viruses, as well as substances that help suppress coughing. Ginger is also a natural pain and fever reducer and a mild sedative.

6. Oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruits are well known to boost the immune system as they are great source of vitamin C. Studies have found that this antioxidant can reduce cold symptoms by 23 per cent and regular intake of vitamin C can help build up immunity.

7. Yogurt

An excellent source of probiotics, eating a cup of low-fat yogurt each day can reduce your susceptibility to colds by 25 percent. The beneficial bacteria is lactobacillus reuteri which has been found to block the replication of viruses that invade the body when we get sick.

8. Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, a powerful phytonutrient that boosts the immune system’s production of infection-fighting natural killer cells. Eating fresh raw carrots is the best way to get the most nutrients as cooking may remove some of its benefits

9. Hot Tea

Green and black tea contain flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants that help the immune system. A slice of lemon add extra benefits for a perfect hot beverage and great home remedy.

10. Spices

Spices can help your immunity too. Often used in immune support supplements, a variety of spices are known to enhance your immune system including pepper, garlic, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and sage.


 
30
DEC

What’s New? Ground-Based Nutrition

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

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce to our customers an innovative leader in the natural food supplement industry: Ground-Based Nutrition.

Ground-Based Nutrition offers a complete line of all-natural and organic food supplements designed and created to improve the quality of one’s life. The company uses the highest quality whole food ingredients straight from mother earth to help people achieve health and wellness, whether you’re a weekend warrior, elite athlete, busy professional, or just need a boost of energy.

Ground-Based Nutrition supplements are formulated with only 100% natural organic ingredients. The company uses no artificial sweeteners, colors, dyes, additives, or man-made synthetic chemicals, ensuring top-quality nutritional supplements that help you achieve optimum health.

One of the company’s best-selling items is the Superfood Protein Smoothie. This convenient all-in-one nutritional shake contains a blend of plant-based proteins, greens, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes. It’s the perfect product for someone looking for a plant-based supplement which can provide quality nutrition for active lifestyles. Superfood Protein Smoothie is a delicious, all-natural smoothie available in three delicious flavors: strawberry creme, vanilla creme, and milk chocolate, as well as the natural unflavored version. It mixes easily and can be used to create a variety of refreshing, delicious and, most-importantly, healthy, plant-based protein smoothies.

Save even more when you shop Ground-Based Nutrition supplements at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code DEC14NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. Offer expires 12/31/14.


 
 
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