7 Diseases Plant Proteins Help Fight

7 Diseases Plant Proteins Help Fight Think of the word “protein.” What’s the first thing that pops into your head? If you’re like a lot of people, it’s often the image of a big, red [...]

Best Foods to Tame a Hangover

Best Foods to Tame a Hangover It’s happened to most of us. After a night out and a few drinks, you wake up with a pounding headache, you feel nauseous, and you just want to [...]

Top Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

Top Foods to Fight Breast Cancer If you notice a lot of pink during October, from advertisements to product packages to football uniforms, it ‘s for a good reason—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately [...]

PCOS and Your Diet: What You Need to Know

PCOS and Your Diet: What You Need to Know September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month. For some of you, this may be the first time you’ve ever heard of it.  But for the [...]

Fermented Vegan Proteins – Are they Really Better for You?

Fermented Vegan Proteins – Are they Really Better for You? When it comes to nutrition, there are certain things that are tried and true. Eating plenty of vegetables, drinking water, and limiting added sugar intake [...]

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight?

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight? The days of thinking your weight all boils down to calories are long gone. These days, scientists are confirming what women have known all along--hormones, whether from [...]

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, a history of heart [...]

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut

Bacteria – The Good, the Bad, and Your Gut If you’re like most people, the very thought of bacteria makes you reach for your hand sanitizer. But when it comes to your gut, bacteria can [...]

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight

Lower Your Glycemic Load and Lose Weight When it comes to carbs, it seems like people are either all about them or avoid them at all costs. But carbohydrates can have both a positive effect [...]

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Dietary AGEs—What Are They and Why Do They Matter?   We all know that the foods we eat directly affect our health. But did you know that the way you prepare your food also matters? [...]

National Nurses Week 2016: Self Care is Important Too

National Nurses Week 2016: Self Care is Important Too Take care of yourself, so you can continue to care for others. The art of nursing is no easy feat.  Taking vitals, managing lines, educating patients, [...]

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health?

Non-Heme Iron: Is it Better for Your Health? It’s no secret that iron is good for you—but did you know that not all iron is created equal? Heme and non-heme, the two different types of iron, [...]

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder

7 Reasons to Choose a Single-Source Protein Powder Protein powder blends are a new thing. It’s when you find multiple sources of protein in a product, from animal to plant-based.   There are whey plus soy [...]

Pea Protein and the Paleo Diet

Pea Protein and the Paleo Diet Each year, approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet. With demand like that, new diets seem to pop up every week. The paleo diet is all the rage [...]

7 Easy Ways to Up the Ante On Your Protein Smoothie

7 Easy Ways to Up the Ante On Your Protein Smoothie Whether you want to fuel your muscles post-workout, add more protein to a vegan diet, or start your day with a healthy meal, protein [...]

Protein & Weight Loss Surgery

Protein & Weight Loss Surgery If you've recently had or are planning to undergo weight-loss surgery (e.g. gastric by-pass, lap band, gastrectomy, etc.), here are important things to know before using Growing Naturals rice and [...]

October is Non-GMO Month: GMOs 101

In honor of non-GMO month we've compiled basic educational info about GMOs: what they are; what the research says; what the benefits are and more... As part of our mission to provide natural products for all [...]

Preliminary Results Show that a Plant-based Diet Eases Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

About 60-70% of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy (1).  It’s more common in those who have problems controlling their blood sugar.  Neuropathy is the damage to nerves in the body which can [...]

How to Make a Weight GAIN Supplement

If you've experienced significant, unplanned weight loss from a health condition like Celiac Disease, or other situation, you can use Growing Naturals' rice or pea protein to make a weight gaining food.   Although protein supplements [...]

High Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Tied to Low Risk of Stroke

Stroke is considered the second leading cause of death worldwide and the 4th leading cause in the US.  It is a disabling medical emergency that can affect anyone despite age, race or gender.  Your risk [...]