Imla’kesh

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Imlak’esh Organics is a wholistic company that specializes in ethically sourced superfoods from small-scale organic farmers around the world. They strive to provide the highest-quality organic, sustainably harvested foods to nourish people and provide living wages and socio-economic opportunities for small farmers. They envision the development of a globally regenerative food culture that supports community, biodiversity, cultural rights and sustainable practices.Man holding Imlakesh With their 5% for the People program, they invest in a brighter future. Each year, they donate 5% of their profits to an eco-social project that benefits the people and the planet. Imlak’esh is guided by a team of inspired, funky superfood revolutionaries who value environmental preservation, social justice and vibrant living. Follow their adventures on Instagram @Imlakesh or Facebook @ImlakeshOrganics.

Superfood Elixir: Maca Green Shot Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup Imlak’esh Organics Maca
  • 2 Tbsp. Imlak’esh Organics Spiralina
  • 1/4 cup Coconut nectar
  • 3 pinches Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 1–2 minutes, until fully consistent.
  3. Pour into shot glasses.
  4. Cheers!
Elixir Shots also make great drinks, so don’t be afraid to make yourself a full cup.  

Host Defense

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Host Defense was founded by Paul Stamets, D.Sc., a leading mycologist, who has studied mushrooms for over forty years. Not only has he discovered several new species of mushrooms, but he’s also pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and functional mushroom cultivation. Host Defense® supplements are certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, U.S.-grown functional foods made from specially processed mushroom fruit bodies and mushroom mycelium (the root structure of the mushroom). The whole mushroom contains a range of compounds that support many of our body’s functions.* Stamets’ extensive research recognizes that mushrooms provide essential nutrients supporting the cardiovascular, neurological and digestive systems, as well as lung, blood sugar, brain and even liver health.*

Research & Preservation

A portion of all proceeds generated from Host Defense sales are returned to sponsor research to preserve and protect mushrooms native to old growth forests, in addition to other mission-based projects to help people and planet. The company’s BeeFriendly™ Initiative centers on using mushrooms to help the immune systems of honeybees—to help reverse population decline due to colony collapse disorder. Bees need comprehensive immune support to combat the diseases, parasites and toxins that drive their decline. When fed to honeybees in their sugar water, mushroom extracts like Chaga and Reishi are reducing viral burdens in honeybees up to 75%! Your Host Defense purchases help support ongoing research efforts to Give Bees a Chance. To learn more visit beefriendlyinitiative.org. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Video description: Excerpt from cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg’s documentary featuring Paul Stamets sharing his premise on how mushrooms can help save the world.
 

Hilary’s

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Bread, veggie bites and strawberriesHilary’s creates convenient, culinary-inspired foods that are made from real ingredients and are free from common allergens. On a mission to help the American diet, Hilary’s is an innovator and disruptor in the natural-food industry, creating delicious, family-friendly, common allergen-free foods for anyone seeking tasty, nourishing cuisine. Hilary’s robust portfolio includes frozen veggie burgers, frozen veggie bites, shelf-stable salad dressings and frozen-veggie breakfast sausages. Hilary’s new Frozen Veggie Breakfast Sausages continue the company’s tradition of developing appealing, culinary-inspired foods and prove that free-from eating can be packed with flavor and nutrition. Hilary’s Frozen Veggie Breakfast Sausages are crafted with plant-based whole foods like millet, lentils, dates and hemp seeds; not to mention free from common allergens including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and corn. Available in Spicy Sausage and Apple Maple Sausage, these veggie sausages are mouthwateringly delicious, incredibly easy to make, family friendly, and best of all, safe for anyone regardless of food allergies, special diets or ingredient sensitivities. All Hilary’s products are Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Certified Organic, and free from common allergens including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and corn.  

Herb Pharm

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Flower fieldLocated in Southern Oregon, Herb Pharm™ is a grower and producer of certified organic medicinal herbs and herbal healthcare products. Herb Pharm™ has been making herbal products since 1979, cultivating health from the land in the traditions set forth and perfected by herbalists over millennia. By using the latest technology and proven clinical practices in tandem with ancient healing traditions, Herb Pharm™ provides a natural path to health. Not only is it made in harmony with the earth, Herb Pharm™ is a leader in sustainable and socially responsible practices within the herbal industry. Whether you’re interested in improving your stamina or giving your immune system a much-needed boost, Herb Pharm™ offers a diverse line of herbal healthcare products to support your health goals.  

Ground-Based Nutrition

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Superfood Protein

Fuel for Life

When Charles Weller was looking for a clean protein to build muscle and help keep him healthy, he struggled to find something that was natural and tasted good. His old whey protein caused too much inflammation in his body so he knew he had to go plant-based. He started making Superfood Protein in his kitchen, mixing all the ingredients that were vital to building muscle and keeping the body healthy, including organic plant-based protein, a full serving of greens and superfoods. He wanted something that wasn’t chalky or gritty, but mixed well and tasted great. People in San Diego kept trying to buy his Superfood Protein for themselves after tasting it. After all, shouldn’t your protein smoothies taste as amazing as you are?? That’s how Ground-Based Nutrition was born.

Always Organic … Always Ground-Based!

Ground-Based Nutrition’s Superfood Protein is made with natural whole-food organic ingredients. It is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan and gluten-free. There’s no soy, dairy or whey and zero sugar. Superfood Protein is packed with 20 grams of muscle-building plant protein and superfoods to enhance your life. It tastes like an amazing treat, while being the perfect fuel to energize your body and keep you healthy. Try the delicious Pure Vanilla or Rich Chocolate flavors and see why Superfood Protein is voted #1 best-tasting plant-based protein! ENERGIZE! For more information, visit www.Ground-Based.com or follow Ground-Based Nutrition on Ground-Based Nutrition’s Facebook, Ground-Based Nutrition’s Twitter, Ground-Based Nutrition’s Instagram or Ground-Based Nutrition’s Pinterest.  

The story of Earthbound Farm

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Earthbound Farm Salad and StrawberriesThe story of Earthbound Farm sounds like a foodie fairy tale. What began in 1984, as a rented raspberry patch and farm stand in Carmel Valley, California, has become the nation’s largest producer of organic produce. There’s no question that founders Drew and Myra Goodman have transformed the way America eats salad. Today, Earthbound Farm grows more than half of the organic salads sold in supermarkets across the country. During their humble beginnings, the Goodman’s decided that doing the right thing meant committing to farming the land organically. They vowed to grow and package food they would feel good about serving their families, friends and neighbors. That labor of love became Earthbound Farm, and that original commitment has never wavered. At Sprouts, you can shop a variety of Earthbound Farm frozen organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a number of organic salads and Deep Green Blends, such as the Kale and Power. The Kale is a medley of tender baby kale leaves, packed with antioxidants, fiber and flavor. While the Power is a versatile mix of tender baby spinach, baby red and green chards, and baby kales ready for salads, smoothies and recipes. The best part is no washing or de-stemming is necessary!  

Discover the New Chapter Difference!

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Rooted in Herbal Tradition

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, New Chapter’s mission from the start in 1982 has been to deliver the wisdom of nature through a unique whole-food approach to vitamins and supplements. New Chapter® goes to great lengths to bring you Earth’s perfect ingredients for holistic health. Their intention is always to nourish body and soul with the remarkable intelligence of pure whole foods and herbs. The company is dedicated to both scientific validation and time-tested herbal tradition, and ensures that each product represents a new chapter in its category.

Pioneers of Sustainability

New Chapter has long been working toward an organic, sustainable world. They were the first in the supplement industry to produce a full line of multivitamins under the standards of the National Organic Program (NOP). New Chapter’s entire multivitamin family is made with certified organic vegetables and herbs. New Chapter is also committed to avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They were the first vitamin and supplement company to be Non-GMO Project Verified, and 100% of New Chapter multivitamins have been granted verified status. New Chapter is also a pioneer in fermenting vitamins and minerals with beneficial probiotics and whole foods—their multivitamin line is gentle enough to take anytime, even on an empty stomach. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Video description: New Chapter’s Every Woman™’s One Daily multivitamin is different—fermented with probiotics and whole foods and gentle even on an empty stomach.  

CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar

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CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar brings together two great energy foods—a delicious, creamy nut butter inside an organic energy bar—to deliver sustained energy. About CLIF® Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar
  • Made with delicious, creamy peanut, hazelnut or almond butters.
  • Certified USDA organic, non-GMO.
  • 7 grams (9% DV) of plant-based protein from nut butter, brown rice protein and pea protein.
  • Low glycemic.*
  • Does not contain partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.
*low glycemic-index foods digest slowly for prolonged levels of energy
 
Video description: CLIF Bar meets nut butter.
 

Clearly Crafted

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Clearly CraftedClearly CraftedTM is Happy Family’s new line of transparent pouches with premium organic recipes for babies, featuring two Stage 1 flavors and ten Stage 2 flavors. Happy Family partnered with high-quality organic farms and suppliers that share their passion for making purposeful, nutritious foods. Each yummy recipe is made with wholesome and organic ingredients to help create vibrant flavors. With Clearly CraftedTM, Happy Family shares the information that all moms want to know most—what’s inside. Happy Family understands the importance of being mindful when shopping for and nourishing your little ones. That’s why you’ll find the recipe on every pouch full of fruits and veggies that can be traced back to high-quality farms and suppliers. Parents can feel confident shopping for their little ones with products set out to support happy and healthy babies. To learn more, visit HappyFarms.com.  

Organic Food Benefits

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At Sprouts, we’re dedicated to helping our customers achieve their goals by meeting them right where they are in their healthy-living journey. Visit our stores and you’ll find a wide variety of organic products that extend far beyond our farm-fresh produce. In fact, we offer thousands of organic items at Sprouts! From our meat and seafood counter, to our aisles stocked with everyday groceries, Sprouts is a destination for customers who lead a fully organic lifestyle. We also carry a wide array of natural products for customers who are looking to make small steps, day by day, towards their healthy-lifestyle goals. The good news is that your choices can help impact a positive change and every organic item you purchase is a vote for a better food system for all. Organic food benefits: Bunch of Carrots

What Does Organic Mean?

Organic foods and products are a healthier choice compared to their conventional counterparts because they follow a strict set of agricultural standards. This includes avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics, and genetically modified ingredients, as well as being produced in a way that helps preserve the environment and natural resources through sustainable practices. In order to carry the USDA Certified Organic seal, farmers, ranchers and food processors must first go through a thorough verification process by a USDA-accredited certification agency.

Top 4 Reasons to Consider Organic:

  • Organic fruits and vegetables have a higher nutritional value*
  • Organics can reduce your exposure to synthetic pesticides, antibiotics and GMOs
  • Organic farms help preserve water and soil resources
  • Organic products must meet strict federal standards and requirements

Getting To Know the Organic Labels:

When searching for organic foods and products, be on the look-out for these labels and know what they mean:
  • 100% Organic: Products and foods labeled “100% organic” must contain only organic ingredients.
  • Organic: Products and foods labeled “organic” must contain at least 95% organic ingredients.
  • Made with Organic Ingredients: Products and foods labeled “made with organic ingredients” must contain at least 70% organic ingredients.

Source *British Journal of Nutrition (2014) (http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBJN%2FBJN112_05%2FS0007114514001366a.pdf&code=9652ca9d7b17315f388169c5ae3c5095)