The Scoop Blog2018-01-11T15:50:04+00:00

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 [...]

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, [...]

20 Creative Ways to Use Protein Powder

20 Creative Ways to Use Protein Powder  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 to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Lose 1lb. Per Week

How to Lose 1lb. Per Week One pound per week might not sound like a lot, but this actually equates to 52 lbs in a year!  The problem is, when you want (or need) to [...]

Satisfy and Fuel Your Body for Hours

By Russ Marchewka Growing Guru, and professional beach volleyball player, Russ Marchewka, shares his recipe for Protein Power Pancakes that balances healthy fats, protein, whole grain carbohydrates and fiber for a hearty, healthy breakfast to [...]