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 [...]

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 [...]

Phytic acid: The Anti-Nutrient or Healthy Phytochemical?

Phytic Acid: The Anti-Nutrient or Healthy Phytochemical What exactly is phytic acid? Is it found in rice and pea protein? Should you be worried about it? Phytic acid has been a hot topic in the nutrition world [...]

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 [...]

Do I Need to mix Growing Naturals Rice Protein with Pea Protein?

Do I Need to mix Growing Naturals Rice Protein with Pea Protein? The short answer is: not necessarily. It actually depends on many individual factors--what the rest of your diet looks like, what you are [...]

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 [...]

Move out of the way Gluten—There’s a New Digestive Offender in Town: FODMAPs

By: Lindsay Goddard, MS, RDN, LDN Licensed & Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist   Up to 70 million Americans live with digestive conditions and emerging research shows that FODMAPs (rather than gluten or lactose) may be the mysterious [...]

14 Myth Busters about Pea Protein

Let's put these myths to rest so that you can enjoy your Growing Naturals pea protein powder. 1. Myth: Pea protein is made from sweet green peas.  Truth: It is actually made from field peas, which [...]

14 Myth Busters about GN Rice Protein

14 Myth Busters about GN Rice Protein Let's put these myths to rest... 1.  Myth: Rice protein is NOT usable by the body. Truth: Rice protein powder is just as easily digested and absorbed as [...]

Real Talk with Guru Kathleen Uhran: Running Tips

Real Talk with Guru Kathleen Uhran: Running Tips Thinking about running…maybe a half marathon this summer? I love to run, so I’d say stop thinking and just DO IT. But consider a few things first: Do [...]

Setting Fitness Goals Using the Awesome Power of the Mind

Creating a goal, fitness-related or otherwise, requires diligence and dedication in order to see it through. Harnessing the power of the mind is the only way to make this happen, as our minds have the [...]

The Naturopathic Guide to Weight Management

Summer is coming and who doesn't want to feel great and look fit. The key to achieving your fitness goals is making simple lifestyle changes now. Doing a crash and burn diet approach ends up [...]

The Buddy System for Weight Loss

The Buddy System for Weight Loss Have you ever been at a bar/restaurant, couldn't decide what to order so you turned to your friend or significant other to ask what they're ordering?  (Unless it's something outlandish) [...]