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, [...]

Mindful Eating: What is it and how can it help you lose weight?

Mindful Eating: What is it and how can it help you lose weight? Have you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered your favorite meal, and continued eating long after you were full just because it [...]

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, [...]

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined

Myth: Plant Proteins Need to Be Combined Plant proteins are known to be low in (not lacking)  one or more essential amino acid, and it is because of this that they have been historically recommended in combination [...]

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet

Eating the Right Protein on the Ketogenic Diet When selecting a diet, the first question you should ask yourself is, “Is this healthy?” With diets that range from borderline healthy to downright bizarre, finding a [...]

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 [...]

Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Children?

Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Children? Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular these days. So much that parents may be increasingly considering whether or not to [...]

Plant Protein vs. Animal-Based Proteins

Plant Protein vs. Animal-Based Proteins Can you really thrive on plant-based proteins alone? Or do you need animal-based proteins to get all of your essential amino acids? When it comes to the textbook definition of protein quality, [...]

Protein Powders, Not just for Shakes Anymore

Protein Powders, Not just for Shakes Anymore Protein powders can be used for much more than you think! There’s nothing like an ice cold smoothie in the dead of the summer or a chilled shake [...]

How to Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain

As you move into your 30s, 40s, and beyond, (unfortunately) your metabolism starts to naturally SLOWWW DOWN. For many, the primary cause of this is muscle loss.  The phrase: “if you don’t use it, you [...]

3 Ways Eating Protein Helps to Manage Your Weight

3 Ways Eating Protein Helps to Manage Your Weight Did you know that a high protein diet can help to manage your weight--and maybe even lose weight? What makes protein so special when it comes to [...]

How to Set a Successful Health, Fitness or Weight Loss Goal

How to Set a Successful Health, Fitness or Weight Loss Goal How many times have you set a new years resolution and kept it? How about just a health or weight loss goal? Maybe you started [...]

8 of the Healthiest Fall & Winter Fruits and Vegetables

8 of the Healthiest Fall & Winter Fruits and Vegetables Although modern technology and worldwide food distribution make most produce available year round, there is benefit to eating seasonally. Foods are typically fresher, more nutritious and [...]

How to Use GN Proteins in Your Diet Plan

How to Use GN Proteins in Your Diet Plan Are you following a structured diet plan like paleo or Atkins and want to know how to incorporate GN plant proteins into it? As alternative sources of dietary [...]

Top 7 Holiday Foods to Avoid

Top 7 Holiday Foods to Avoid Avoid is a strong word.  In fact, depriving yourself of "unhealthy" foods that you like can ultimately backfire and lead to an uncontrolled binge of that exact food. Realistically, [...]

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain What is it about holidays or holiday food that makes us want to gorge?  And not just once, but every time there is a holiday gathering or party, we [...]

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 [...]

What does %DV, “Good Source” & “High Source” mean?

If you’ve ever bought groceries then you’ve probably seen a nutrition facts panel before. Whether or not you were able to decipher it is another question.  How would you know how much fat or sugar is [...]