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    The Vegan Ketogenic Diet
    At first glance, vegans and ketogenic dieters have little in common. One eats no meat; the other eats it liberally. One loads up on carbs; the other takes pains to avoid them. They seem to be on opposite ends of the eating spectrum. If you are passionate about animal rights and still want to be lean and healthy, and you’ve found that your body does better with fewer carbohydrates, it is possible to combine these approaches. You can go vegan as a keto dieter or keto as a vegan.
    What is Quercetin?
    Quercetin (pronounced kwur-set-in) is a plant-based flavonoid that has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Quercetin can be found in plant-based foods like apples, broccoli, onions and tomatoes. It’s also in powerful herbs like ginkgo biloba, St John’s wort, and elderberries.
    The Secret to Cleaning for a Healthy Kitchen
    A healthy kitchen is paramount to healthy living. It is where we store and prepare the foods that sustain us. While most people are aware of the importance of keeping unhealthy germs and bacteria out, few people consider what gets left behind. Read on find out if your kitchen is truly clean and healthy.
    How to Cope with Anxious Feelings During COVID-19 Crisis
    In a time where we are being flooded with information and constant updates of the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s hard not to get pulled into it all. Part of the pandemic chaos is coming from panic and fear. So in a time where we are stressing over things we simply can’t control, we have to try and stay calm.
    Keto Not Working? Here's 7 Reasons Why
    Have you started a Keto diet plan but you’re finding it to be a never-ending challenge to transition from your old lifestyle? Perhaps you are a long time Keto-er but sometimes find yourself picking away at a fresh loaf of bread, or indulging in some Standard American Fare. Do you feel as if you are doing everything right, following all the ‘rules’, yet you are failing to see the results in weight loss, increased energy or improved general health? There are some common pitfalls that novices and veterans alike may want to address when their Keto plan no longer seems to be working for them.
    Why Mocktails & Non-Alcoholic Drinks are Trending
    We are happy to hear that non-alcoholic drinks are on the rise and you’ll be seeing much more of them. But why is this becoming such a trend? We are giving you the breakdown of alcohol's effect on the body and mind, and why more and more are reaching for the sparkling water instead of the sparkling rosé.
    How to Get Complete Proteins for a Plant Based Diet
    Like every diet, protein is an essential part of what we eat. Protein fuels the body to provide strength to our bones, muscles, skin, and blood. Proteins are made up of amino acids and to get the most from proteins, you need ‘complete proteins’. A complete protein contains all 9 essential amino acids. All animal proteins are complete proteins.
    The Benefits of Fasting on a Keto Diet
    Modern societal habits have cost metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency, which make humans weaker as a species and more susceptible to the development of chronic disease. A fasting lifestyle can have huge benefits, especially in regards to metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency.
    Exercising on a Keto Diet
    Following a ketogenic diet can be a great way to achieve both overall health and fat loss. What you may be surprised to know is that your keto diet and exercising might not necessarily go hand-in-hand. If you want to simply lose weight, intense exercise is not actually a requirement with keto. The question of how to maintain your physical fitness while doing keto then arises.
    Tips for Staying Healthy in the Cold and Flu Season
    It is cold and flu season. What's your go to prevention technique? Cindy Hardie, Community Natural Foods' corporate educator shares her go to arsenal.
    Encouraging Kids to Be Healthy Eaters
    We’re all trying to eat a better diet, right? And it’s hard, especially if you’ve got kids that are super picky. At Community, we’re all about making small, steady changes toward our health goals, and that same philosophy applies to the kids. So relax, and focus on one healthy spoonful at a time.
    The Importance of Human Connection
    February is usually known as the love month (to all those hopeless romantics that is). Even if you don’t have a special someone, there is still a lot to be said about the importance of human connection in any form, with anyone!