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Make Maca Your Morning Pick-Me-Up

Make Maca Your Morning Pick-Me-Up

Q: What is maca? A: Maca is a root vegetable that grows wild in South American countries, including Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. It’s in the same family as radishes and turnips. Native Peruvians living in the Andean highlands have bee ...
Fishin’ for Fish Oil?

Fishin’ for Fish Oil?

Q: What exactly is fish oil? A: We’re glad you asked! Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish. The oil acts as a carrier for fatty acids, such as the ever-so-important omega-3s. EPA  (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic ac ...
Get Your Freekeh On!

Get Your Freekeh On!

Q: What the freak is freekeh? A: With the recent rise of interest in quinoa taking hold, a similar and highly nutritious whole grain oat has flown under the radar. Freekeh isn’t getting the fame it deserves. While it’s only beginning to g ...
Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Q: What is stevia? A:  Stevia, or Stevia rebaudiana specifically, is an herb in the sunflower family. Stevia extracts are known to be incredibly sweet, having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. So, it’s no surprise that it’s commonly ...
The Essential Oil for Everything

The Essential Oil for Everything

Q: What’s this tea tree oil ingredient I’m seeing in so many of my beauty products? A: Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia and has a multitude of practical uses. Tea tree oil has become extre ...