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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Milk Thistle: It’s Not What You Think

Despite what you might think, milk thistle does not contain any actual milk. Or dairy for that matter. In fact, milk thistle comes from the plant, Silybum marianum. According to legend, the markings on the plant are believed to be from the Virgin Mary’s milk....

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Superfood Spotlight: Spirulina

Let us introduce you to one of our dear friends, Spirulina. We know, it’s a strange word and you’re probably trying to figure out how to pronounce it or even guess what it is. Spirulina is actually a form of algae. Stay with us here. It has been said that spirulina is...

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Heard the Buzz on Bee Pollen?

First off, you may be asking yourself “What is bee pollen?” and “Should we consume it?” The answer: Bee pollen is actually a conglomeration of flower pollen, nectar, honey, wax, bee secretions, and other enzymes. It is completely safe, and even beneficial, for you to...

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The Power of Plants: Turmeric

Known as one of the most effective nutritional supplements on the planet, turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for approximately 4,000 years. Holistic medicine practices in India are known as “Ayurveda” where plant-based formulations have been used to treat...

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Hemp Seeds: The unlikely superfood

Hemp seeds may be gaining recent popularity in the health food game, but they have actually been around for quite some time. History dates human utilization of hemp all the way back to 8,000 BCE! Did you know that even the Declaration of Independence was written on...

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Pumpkin Seeds: Your protein-packed snack!

Pumpkin Seeds Aren’t Just For October... Those seeds that you typically toss out of the mushy insides of your jack-o-lantern are actually considered some of the world’s healthiest foods. You may see pumpkin seeds labeled as “pepitas”, which is consistent with their...

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