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Sunfood's Organic Yacon Syrup

Sunfood's Organic Yacon Syrup

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

100% Raw organic yacon syrup is a new vegan sweetener similar to molasses. It is low glycemic and safe for diabetics. Pressed from the yacon root, it has been enjoyed for centuries in the Andean highlands of Peru. As a prebiotic, yacon is good for digestion, safeguards against colon cancer, and helps with the absorption of calcium and vitamins. Though packed with sweetness, the sugar in yacon is mainly fructooligosaccharide, which cannot be absorbed by the body. This means yacon is both naturally low-calorie and low in mono and disaccharides (less than 1/2 g per serving), sugars that rapidly elevate blood sugar levels. Use it as you would honey or maple syrup on foods and in recipes or sweeten beverages with a spoonful. Sunfood is a world renowned source of the highest quality raw foods and superfoods the planet has to offer. Rated a 4 because we are not crazy about the taste. It’s worth a try.

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

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Company: Sunfood

Category: Natural Sweeteners

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Bliss

Manitoba Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Bliss

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

Hemp Bliss is a leader in hemp foods & oils, and online source for natural, sustainable and certified organic hemp food products. Hemp provides omega 3 fatty acids, which are necessary for myriad of functions in the body. Most Americans are deficient in omega 3s and this is a great way to boost your daily supply. HEMP BLISS is certified organic. Products are made daily in their kosher and organic certified production facility. Be sure to get the red label 'unsweetened original' as they use organic evaporated cane sugar to sweeten the original hemp bliss. We love the fact that the unsweetened option contains no added sugar or sweetener but still contains the great nutty flavor.

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

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Company: Manitoba

Category: Dairy Alternatives

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Jason Citrus Satin Shower Body Wash

Jason Citrus Satin Shower Body Wash

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

Jason products are high quality and effective. Their formulations are infused with botanicals, plants, roots, herbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals, all from the earth. It is their belief and ours that our beautiful planet gives us everything we need. This is a reasonably priced line and these products do not contain Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates which we love. This body wash is concentrated and moisturizing and will leave your skin soft and radiant. This citrus satin scent is delicious.

Company Website: http://www.jason-natural.com

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Company: Jason

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa

Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa

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

Organic Quinoa Grain is a high-protein grain cultivated by Incan tribes in the Andes Mountains of South America. Grown in Ecuador, this mild powerhouse grain is quickly becoming a staple in healthy diets. Quinoa is gluten free and can be substituted for rice in most recipes. The best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to cook! We often suggest putting quino in a salad since it is such a good good source of protein. We love this company because it isn't just about whole grains. They have a full line of gluten free products. Their products can seem expensive for the quantity you are getting, but for the quality we think it is worth it.

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

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Company: Bob's Red Mill

Category: Whole Grains

Posted: February 3, 2012

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Sambazon Acaí Smoothie Packs

Sambazon Acaí Smoothie Packs

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

We LOVE this product! Acaí, pronounced (ah-sigh-ee), is a super yummy superfood. These little purple immune-boosting berries are found atop 50 foot palm trees along the banks of the Amazon. Acaí is loaded with a rich source of antioxidants called anthocyanins (these are the same phytochemicals that are found in red wine and are known for having very healthy benefits.) This berry truly is amazing considering it contains high levels of antioxidants (2x that of blueberries), contains high levels of dietary fiber, and contains high levels of essential amino acids and trace minerals. Something surprising about this berry is that it has healthy unsaturated fats, a fatty acid ratio similar to olive oil, and its protein profile is similar to that of an egg! Açaí is also known to be a low glycemic food, at about half the glycemic index of an orange. Sambazon's efforts in sustainability are significant and have been recognized all over the world. We recommend the unsweetened smoothie packs since there is no added sugar. To make your own 'acai bowl' blend two unsweetened smoothie packs with a banana (to sweeten naturally.) Sprinkle raw cacao, hemp seeds and almonds on top for a healthy delicious snack.

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

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Company: Sambazon

Category: Superfoods

Posted: February 3, 2012

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