Keeping It Fresh
Spring is finally in sight. Refresh and renew with these natural foods, supplements, and home cleaning products.
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Home Fresh Home
The easy answer to a naturally clean, chemical-free, and sweet smelling home? Aura Cacia Home Care essential oils. In four pure essential oil blends-Down to Earth, Keep It Fresh, Main Squeeze, and Petal Power-they can be used to create everything from window cleaner to laundry soap, carpet-freshening powder, furniture polish, and even DIY dishwasher detergent pods. Just add a few simple ingredients like Castile soap and vinegar to create a variety of totally natural home cleaners. You’ll never have to worry about exposing your family to harmful chemicals again-and your home will smell amazing with scents like sweet orange, Texas cedarwood, lemon, and sweet basil. Get recipes at auracacia.com.
It may be best known as a spicy condiment, but did you know that as a supplement, horseradish helps support respiratory health? It seems the sinus-clearing abilities of horseradish also promote expulsion of mucus from upper-respiratory passages. Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Horseradish Respiratory Support combines horseradish root, along with six botanicals and vitamin C to support upper respiratory health. Garlic and echinacea are added to support immune system activity-a plus if you have an upper-respiratory infection. And this formula features only raw, whole-food, non-GMO, and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Quinoa Made Convenient
If you’ve ever lived in a college dormitory, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Ramen noodles. But now that you’re more grown-up, you have moved on from MSG-laden meals prepared in Styrofoam cups, and healthy foods like quinoa are more your style. Enter Ellyndale Naturals Q Cups Organic Quinoa. These carry-anywhere cups take the goodness of this protein-packed, naturally gluten-free grain and make it meal-worthy with gourmet-style flavors like Organic with Sea Salt, Savory Garlic & Mushroom, and Southwestern Barbeque. In just five minutes, you’ll have a tasty, all-natural nosh. Bonus-the cardboard cups are recyclable.
Up Your Game
Garden of Life’s new supplement line, SPORT, is all you need to increase energy, boost your performance, and speed muscle recovery. All products are made with 100 percent organic ingredients. And everything is free of GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics. Here’s what is included in the line:
- Organic Plant-Based Performance Protein Bars are a quick and tasty source of plant protein and fiber. They come in four flavors, including Sea Salt Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate.
- Organic Plant-Based Protein lets you refuel with clean plant sources of protein. It’s loaded with antioxidants, probiotics, and amino acids. And it’s certified clean by the NSF Certified for Sport and Informed-Choice. Choose from Vanilla or Chocolate.
- Certified Grass Fed Whey features premium whey protein isolate from certified grass-fed dairy. It comes in Vanilla and Chocolate.
- Organic Plant-Based Recovery is a post-workout supplement designed to restore depleted nutrients and reduce oxidative stress. It contains glutamine, antioxidants, and probiotics.
Popcorn’s New Best Friend
Bursting with buttery flavor, Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil is perfect on popcorn … and in stir-fries and baked goods, and anywhere else you love butter. It’s an easy and delicious way to get more coconut oil in your diet, a naturally rich source of healthy saturated fatty acids. This coconut oil is dairy-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, and like any other coconut oil, has no trans fat or cholesterol. The buttery flavor comes from botanical extracts-no artificial flavors or colors are added. There’s no coconut flavor or odor. Use it 1:1 as a substitute for butter.