Mike’s Must-Haves for a healthier you
Our in-house organic guru Mike has some great picks from around the store that can help lead you down the right path.
Greek Yogurt: High in protein, Greek yogurt can have twice as much protein, less sodium, fewer carbs and less lactose than regular yogurt.
Due to its thick texture and rich taste, many people use Greek Yogurt as a recipe substitute for milk, sour cream and even use it for baking.
Almond Breeze Almond Milk: Smooth and great-tasting, a great milk substitute that contains as much calcium as milk and also contains high amounts of protein, fiber, monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, calcium and other important minerals.
Unsweetened vanilla flavor is the best on cereal. Or can be blended into a protein-packed smoothie.
Irish Oatmeal: Contains cancer-fighting fiber that attacks acids and reduces toxins. Contains vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron and magnesium. May reduce bad cholesterol.
Makes a great skin care item: mash oatmeal, papaya and honey for a moisturizing mask. Adding fruit gives it more vitamins.
Gluten-Free Pasta: 100% natural, gluten-free, low-fat, cholesterol-free, egg-free, soy-free, Kosher, dairy-free and sodium-free.
Use where wheat pasta may be used.
Cinnamon: Helps support normal glucose levels, reduces LDL cholesterol and reduces pain associated with arthritis.
Try Simply Organic Natural Ground Cinnamon.
Sencha Shot: An advanced, deeper brewing method yields both a high content of natural catechin tea antioxidants and vitamin C.
Pure Pineapple: Loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium and magnesium. Helps with digestive problems and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Stevia: an all-natural, calorie-free sweetener that offers an alternative to highly processed, artificial sweeteners. Calorie-free and low glycemic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO.
Use as a sugar substitute.
Falafel Chips: Non-GMO and high in fiber and protein.
Boost your protein by substituting these for tortilla chips.
Coconut Oil: Shown to fight certain types of bacteria and viruses in the body, helps control sugar levels and boosts thyroid function.
Try Artisanal Raw Organic Coconut Oil.
Oregano Oil: Alleviates respiratory tract disorders, menstrual cramps and urinary disorders.
Try Orchard Fresh Brand Oregano Oil.
Edamame Beans: Contain high amounts of plant-based proteins and antioxidants.
A convenient snack, side dish or atop a salad, or try them baked!
Barley: A great source of vitamins B and E and folic acid, and reduces the risk of heart disease and cholesterol problems.
Cover 1 cup of pearl barley with 2 cups of water or vegetable broth and simmer for 30-40 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
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