Pink Goes Plant-Based: Breast Cancer Awareness

October brings a lot of exciting things in Eastern NC: cooler weather, Pirate football, and pumpkin everything. For many in our community, October is a time of action against breast cancer. October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many...

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Elderberry: Health Benefits & Uses

As cold and flu season kicks off, many people are searching for natural remedies and supplements to offset illness. Look no further than the elderberry! Elderberry has become a popular medicinal plant used primarily as a supplement to treat cold and flu. However, it...

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The Sugar Showdown

In its most basic form, sugar is considered a simple carbohydrate that your body uses for energy. Your body processes natural and refined sugars differently which impacts your overall health and well- being. Sugar comes in many different forms; however, the form...

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Acai vs. Pitaya

Smoothie bowls have become increasingly popular over the last few years. When done correctly, the perfect parfait will more than likely end up on some social media platform. The color, the variety, and the fact that it is a healthy snack add to the allure of the bowl....

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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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