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CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon

CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon

Dietary Needs:
None

From Paso Robles, CalNaturale represents high quality and sustainable winemaking. All grapes are certified organic, which means that they were never treated with pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Organic wine is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Another reason that sets organic wine apart from regular wine is that it contains less sulfites. Sulfites are salts or sulfurous acids that occur naturally in many wines. It is vary rare to find a wine that does not have sulfites, however MORE sulfites are generally added to regular wine to help in the preservation process. 100% Organic wines are made with no added sulfites. The less sulfites a wine contains, the healthier it will be for your body (and your cheeks won't be as rosy!)We love that this company has carried their sustainable farming practices all the way through to the packaging. CalNaturale comes in Tetra-Pak flexible packaging which is very eco-friendly, utilizing less than half the greenhouse gasses, waste and energy in producing and transporting our product.  We taste-tested this Cab and found it to be heavy and very full- bodied. What we really love is that the packaging has half the carbon footprint of wines in glass bottles, although we aren't sure that people will love drinking wine out of a box....might remind them of their college days. 

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

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Company: CalNaturale

Category: Beverages

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble

Kashi GOLEAN Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble

Dietary Needs:
None

Kashi is a brand you might see in both conventional grocery stores and health food stores alike. In our opinion it isn't necessarily considered 'health food.' This cereal has both added sugar and is made from soy which we are not proponents of in any way. This cereal is made with whole grain clusters and is naturally sweetened with a blend of cranberries and wild blueberries. GOLEAN has 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber which is approximately twice the protein and fiber of other cereals, which will leave you feeling full longer. Kashi is now part of the non-GMO movement and right now 7 of their products are verified GMO-free. We suggest you only purchase Kashi products with the Non-GMO Project seal on it. 

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

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Company: Kashi

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Annie Chun's Sesame Seaweed Snacks

Annie Chun's Sesame Seaweed Snacks

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

Seaweed snacks taste so much better then they sound! Here’s your chance to discover a delicious new snack that’s full of flavor and chocked-full of vitamins and minerals. This roasted seasweed comes from Korea and is seasoned with salt and sesame seed oil. Sea vegetables are high in iodine, which is the ideal food to support a low functioning thyroid. Sea vegetables contain 10 to 20 times the minerals and vitamins of land vegetables. Gram for gram, they are higher in vitamins and minerals than any other class of food. They are also a good source of bioavailable iron. These truly have a delicious savory taste that makes for a perfect afternoon snack.

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

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Company: Annie Chuns

Category: Snacks

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Navitas Wheatgrass Powder

Navitas Wheatgrass Powder

Dietary Needs:
None

Commonly known as “Green Gold” wheatgrass has long been used to help cleanse the body of toxins. This fine brightly colored green powder started as wheat grass juice that was cold-temperature dried into this concentrated powder. Wheatgrass is one of the lowest-calorie, most nutrient-rich foods available on the planet which makes it an incredibly potent superfood. We are constantly working with clients to increase the alkalinity in the body and research has shown wheatgrass to contain 70% chlorophyll composition, making it exceptionally alkaline. It also contains over 70 minerals and vitamins, hundreds of live enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and is highly concentrated with protein. This sweet and smooth wheatgrass can offer a lift in energy, and is a great component to any detox or cleansing program. Due to the potency of wheatgrass, nausea is occasionally reported after consumption. This symptom typically arises when the body is toxic can be a hint that the body really needs to detox. We always say 'fresh is best' so freshly squeezed wheatgrass is going to be an upgrade to the powder, however this gets 5 stars for meeting our criteria as well as the convenience factor.

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

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Company: Navitas

Category: Superfoods

Posted: May 18, 2012

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Kashi  Soft n' Chewy Bars

Kashi Soft n' Chewy Bars

Dietary Needs:
None

Kashi is a brand you might see in both conventional grocery stores and health food stores alike. In our opinion it isn't considered 'health food.' Kashi is becoming part of the non-GMO movement and seven of their products are GMO-free, but not these bars just yet. These soft bars are made with both fruits and veggies and are free of artificial ingredients. Each bar is topped with real fruit spread and nuts including 4g of fiber and 4g of protein. This banana bread flavor has dark chocolate chips and makes for tasty comfort food. We like that these bars are free of artificial flavors and preservatives, however they are made with soy protein isolate as well as evaporated cane sugar which makes them loose big points in our book. Only two stars here. 

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

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Company: Kashi

Category: Cereal

Posted: May 18, 2012

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