Plant-Based Diet & Cancer Prevention

There is no denying that a plant-based diet offers health benefits to the body. However, research suggests that plant-based diets can potentially prevent certain cancers from developing. A new report released by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American...

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Juice vs. Smoothie: A Fiber Fight

Juices and smoothies are both a great way to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables. There are countless flavors of juice and smoothie combinations that can be created, so there are definitely options for everyone. It is often debated which one is...

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Plant-Based Pantry: Prepping for a Hurricane

Here in Eastern North Carolina we are no stranger to hurricanes. Many of us have become quite skilled at prepping for a hurricane. However, one piece that we often overlook is a continued focus on our nutrition as we prep our pantries. It’s easy to stockpile chips,...

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Carb Correction: We Need Them

Carbs have been a very popular and controversial topic of discussion lately. Many people are trying out various different fad diets that instruct them to heavily restrict, or eliminate, their consumption of carbs. The idea that all carbs are bad for you and will cause...

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The Protein Myth

There’s no doubt, if you are eating a plant-based diet you’ve probably been asked where you get your protein from. Today it seems like our American culture is obsessed with protein—especially protein coming from animal products. This big push to add excess protein in...

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Juice Cleanse: What, Why, and How?

A juice cleanse describes a period of detoxing that usually involves consuming only juice for a certain length of time. The juices that a cleanse is comprised of can be any combination of both fruit and vegetable juices. During the cleansing period, it is advised to...

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Calories vs. Nutrients: Why You Don’t Need to Count Calories

For years it seems that the weight loss industry is obsessed with calories. Take a stroll down the grocery aisles and you’ll see packaging claiming low calorie options. Americans have become so infatuated with calories that now major restaurants have the calorie count...

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FreshVibes Store 2 Grand Opening!

On June 24th, 2019 FreshVibes Store 2 hosted their official grand opening. This marks the cultivation of an extended passion that stems from our owner, Jessica Albea, and her family’s journey with cancer. At the grand opening she dedicated this store to her...

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Wheatgrass for the Win

Wheat, what? Yes, wheatgrass! Wheatgrass is as self-explanatory as the name makes it. It is the young grass of the common wheat plant. This grass is harvested anywhere from 7 to 11 days old. Typically, the grass is juiced into “shots” and ingested orally. Small...

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Mega Maca

Maca is a plant native to the country of Peru that is gaining popularity among the health community. The plant is classified as a cruciferous vegetable, which is the same family as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and kale. There is evidence that cruciferous vegetables...

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