Posts Tagged "vitamins"

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The Power of Juicing

The Power of Juicing

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Well Dad’s trip to Chicago was cancelled due to the weather, so no Museum of Science and Industry for me. 🙁 Oh well. On another note, I’ve been wanting to post about my recent juicing escapades! About a month ago I dusted off my Cuisinart juicer and began to get back into juicing again! I absolutely LOVE fresh juice in the morning, but the hassle of making it and cleaning all of the...

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The Best Milk for Your Health

The Best Milk for Your Health

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When shopping for milk at your grocery store you may experience a form of shopper’s paralysis – uncertain about which milk is the best pick for you. Do you want organic? Antibiotic-free? Hormone-free? Grass-fed? Pasteurized and homogenized? What does all of this mean? Before hitting the supermarket shelves, the cream portion of the milk is separated from the watery whey portion....

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Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...

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Spirulina

Spirulina

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Happy Derby Day! I hope everyone is planning to watch the 136th Kentucky Derby and cheer on their favorite horse! Last year I did my very first blog post on Derby Day (Eat Chic is officially 1 year old!)! Check out a great recipe for Mint Juleps here! I recently bought some Spirulina powder at my Whole Foods to add to my morning fruit and vegetable smoothies! For those of you who may not be...

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Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

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February is the month for vitamin C! What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is our very first vitamin of the month that is a water-soluble vitamin! Up until now, we have only discussed fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are found in the watery compartments of foods and fat-soluble vitamins are found in the fats and oils of foods. Upon absorption, water-soluble...

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Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin E

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin E

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Can you believe it is already September! Summer has sadly come to and end. But, look on the bright side, Eat Chic gets to share a new vitamin of the month with you! September is the month for Vitamin E! Like vitamin A and D, vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. It also acts as an antioxidant to defend against free radicals! Check out the Importance of Antioxidants post to learn more about why this...

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Amazing Grass Superfood

Amazing Grass Superfood

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Early mornings call for Amazing Grass GREEN Superfood! It is the perfect addition to a morning smoothie to give you that extra boost and get you going! Eat Chic has tried all of the Amazing Grass Meal and Superfood flavors and is pleased to report back that Amazing Grass is now a staple in my cupboard (with the original and chocolate flavors being my favorites!). Try Amazing Grass products for...

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The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants

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Today we are always hearing talk about antioxidants and how we should eat this or drink that becaues it is full of antioxidants that can save us. But what exactly is an antioxidant? Don’t think you can’t know what an antioxidant is just because you hate science. Eat Chic will fill you in with this quick and dirty explanation. When oxygen reacts with certain compounds it produces free...

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Amazing Grass Drink Powders!

Amazing Grass Drink Powders!

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Amazing Grass drink powders are an easy way to get your daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables! They offer everything from Organic Wheatgrass Powder to Kidz Superfood. The powders include a variety of ingredients loaded with essential vitamins to give you an energy boost including (but not limited to) organic barley grass, spinach, acai, green tea, rose hips, and flax seed. You...

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Chi Chi Chi Chia!

Chi Chi Chi Chia!

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Chia is back! But not in the form of a sprouting green clay animal. Believe it or not, the seeds used to grow such plants are a great dietary supplement! Chia seeds are extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants, calcium, and a number of vitamin and minerals! The Chia plant is native to Mexico and is grown commerically for its seeds. Chia seeds are a nutty-tasting,...

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure? 00

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure?

Wheatgrass – Can it Cure?

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For many years, people have turned to wheatgrass as a holistic approach to treating ailments and illnesses. But is there really any truth behind all the talk about the health benefits of wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is simply the young grass of the common wheat plant. It either turned into juice, powder, or tablets for human consumption as a dietary supplement. There have been numerous health claims...