Product Reviews

Madhava Organic Agave Nectar

Madhava Organic Agave Nectar

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

While we still use it from time to time, we no longer recommend agave due to recent research on the manufacturing process and newly discovered interactions in the body/liver. The body processes agave in the liver like it processes high fructose corn syrup. That being said, Madhava is a good company. They have been in business for 35 years. They have both organic and kosher certification and are gluten and allergen free.

Company Website: http://www.madhavasweeteners.com

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Company: Madhava

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Guayaki Yerba Mate

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Guayaki partners with small farmers and indigenous communities to source mate from the sub-tropical forests of South America. From the simple love of a beverage, Guayaki drinkers have become a driving force for conservation and community development by paying a fair trade price for rainforest-grown mate. Guayaki has a mission to restore 200,00 acres of rainforest and to create 1000 living wage jobs by 2020. In South America, yerba mate has been revered for centuries as the "drink of the gods" and is drunk daily for optimum health, sustained energy and mental clarity. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as natures most balanced stimulant, delivering both energy and nutrition. If you must have caffeine, this is a good choice. We can not love this product enough!

Company Website: http://www.guayaki.com

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Company: Guayaki

Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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GT's Synergy Kombucha

GT's Synergy Kombucha

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kombucha tea is still controversial, depending on when it is harvested (must be an exact window of time for it to be "ripe"), however people still report positive benefits of this pro-biotic packed drink. Some perks are immediate increased energy levels, decreased appetite, improved digestion, healthier skin and hair, and even a stronger immune system. Contains: Beneficial pro-biotics, Live active enzymes, Antioxidants, Organic acids Polyphenols. Do not drink if you have Candida (yeast overgrowth). We love the taste of GT’s Synergy better than any other kombucha we have tried.

Company Website: http://www.synergydrinks.com

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Company: GT's

Category: Beverages

Posted: February 7, 2012

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Spectrum Toasted Sesame Oil

Spectrum Toasted Sesame Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Spectrum Organic Products is the nation's top-selling brand of organic, expeller pressed culinary and nutritional oils. We always have toasted sesame oil stocked in our cabinets because it adds intense fragrance and a robust, savory, nutty flavor to any dish you wish to give an Asian flare to. This company is dedicated to providing the world with heart healthy oils that are easily accessible and affordable.

Company Website: http://www.spectrumorganics.com/

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil is grown without the use of pesticides and is closer to nature than other coconut oils found on the market, which tend to be over-processed or hydrogenated. Organic Coconut Oil has subtle coconut flavor and is unrefined. Packaged in a wide mouth glass jar, it is typically found in the culinary oils section of the store. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the tropical coconut. It is 100% vegetable oil and vegan. Coconut oil's fatty acid profile consists of about 92% saturated fat, making it very stable and safe to store at room temperature. Because of its natural stability, Spectrum's Organic Coconut Oil is a good alternative to butter and shortening for medium heat baking and sauteing. In addition to its long and successful history as a tropical culinary oil, coconut oil has been used for centuries as a body care product that nourishes, moisturizes and protects skin and hair. As an added bonus the medium chain fatty acids in Coconut Oil help the body to burn the bad fat! This company is dedicated to providing the world with heart healthy oils that are easily accessible and affordable

Company Website: http://www.spectrumorganics.com/

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Company: Spectrum

Category: Oils

Posted: February 3, 2012

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