“Artificial and synthetic products are great for you,” said no one ever. Not only are they in everything we consume, but artificial and synthetic ingredients can be very damaging to your body (and the environment but you can check that info out on our ECO-Friendly page). The preservatives and products that are artificial and synthetic are instantly absorbed by your body and build up over time. That can be very dangerous and lead to some serious health issues. That’s why natural and organic products are important: they are actually beneficial to your body. Different fruits, vegetables, and plants have different benefits for your health. Some help lower cholesterol, some help reduce stress. There are many natural benefits that are not only good for your body at the moment of usage or consumption but are also good for you in the long run.
Your health and wellness shouldn’t just be your priority, it is also ours. Your well-being is the number one reason Flavorful Bites exists. There are so many benefits to using Nature’s Flavors’ natural and organic products and there is no better way of giving you that critical information than by dedicating an entire page to it on our blog.
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Who has two thumbs and hates a heatwave? ALL OF US! The heat at the moment is unbearable and it causes profuse sweating on our face, which attracts pollutants in the air, germs, and other horrible microscopic things just like a magnet. The dirt and grime clog our pores which means… you guessed… acne for… Continue reading →
What is it and what does it taste like? You may be wondering what the heck you’re looking at. What exactly is it and why does it look like it has fingers!? This here folks, is Buddha’s Hand, a citrus fruit! Buddha’s hand is from the citron family and they often look like small distorted… Continue reading →
What is Sesame Oil? Sesame oil is derived from the drought resistant crop that’s been India’s staple oilseed since 800 BC. You read that right folks! Sesame oil has been around for thousands of years. The oil is extracted from sesame seeds, a long and meticulous process. The crop is usually cut by hand and… Continue reading →
What is it? This spiky red skinned fruit is a Rambutan! It is an exotic fruit that’s native to Southeast Asia. It grows in clusters and in trees that can reach up to 80 feet! Crazy right? The rambutan fruit thrives best under tropical environments like Indonesia and Malaysia. Its name is derived from the… Continue reading →
Do you love milk but can’t consume it due to dietary restrictions? Here is a rundown of the key points of the most popular non-dairy milk alternatives. Based on your needs and preferences, you can decide for yourself which milk alternatives will best suit your healthy lifestyle. How are milk alternatives made? Most non-dairy milk… Continue reading →
At the start of every new year, we strive to improve ourselves with resolutions and new opportunities. We aim to eat healthier, get into more sustainable habits, and be a bit more adventurous when it comes to food. Here are a few food trends that will be definitely changing the way we eat and drink… Continue reading →
Did you know that an avocado is considered a nutrient-dense fruit and not a vegetable? We know, crazy huh! It’s considered a fruit because avocados meet all the botanical criteria for a berry. It contains delicious flesh and a seed right in its core. Avocados are not only delicious, but they’re absolutely amazing for your… Continue reading →
Origins of lavender The lavender plant comes from the mint family and its been used for over 2,500 years! Many ancient civilizations, like the egyptians, used lavender for perfume and in their mummification process. Lavender grows and is harvested in places like Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean region, and India.… Continue reading →
What exactly is matcha? So what is matcha tea? Just like green tea, matcha originates from the Camellia sinesis plant. Even though it comes from the same family, it is grown and harvested in a different way. Matcha is made by taking the tea leaves and transforming the leaves into a powdered form. The matcha… Continue reading →
Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and we hope you’re ready to tackle 2020! We’re thrilled to share all the new content that we have planned. Make sure to stay tuned and subscribe to our blog to stay updated. Now that we have all that covered, let’s move into today’s topic of… Continue reading →
Green tea and it’s health benefits have been discussed for many years. Research and theories are constantly surfacing so we’re here to debunk some of the most common myths of green tea and reveal the hard cold truths! Claim #1: Helps with blood sugar levels The truth: Ample amounts of research have shown that green… Continue reading →
As much as we’d all like to eat healthy and organically, we understand how expensive it can be. Foods that are organic are often higher in price than foods that aren’t. However, there are ways to overcome price points and still eat healthy. Eating organically on a budget is possible! Before we go over our… Continue reading →
Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today we’ll be discussing dates and their wholesome benefits for our bodies. However, we know a few of you may be thinking about the act of dating but that’s not our topic today! We’re exploring dates, the fruit instead. We try to inform our customers on the importance of healthy and nutritious… Continue reading →
What is sage? Sage, also known as common sage or garden sage, is a common herb that belongs to the mint family. It’s native home is throughout Mediterranean regions however, sage grows best throughout shrub-land biomes. The herb has a very strong scent and an earthy flavor. Your health can improve from sage due to… Continue reading →
Beets aren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, some people love them and there are others who hate them. They’re harshly judged by their dirty exteriors but beets contain many valuable and nutritious elements. Even though there are various types of beets, the reddish-purple ones are the most common amongst them all. Their prime season runs… Continue reading →
Happy Wellness Wednesday friends! With coughs and sneezes from the flu in the air, it’s crucial we discuss different ways to boost our immune system! Although, there have been minimal reportings of fatalities due to the flu, experts theorize that the 2020 flu season will pick up its pace. There are different ways to prepare… Continue reading →
Happy hump day everyone! It’s Wellness Wednesday today and we’re here with an article that focuses on our Organic SweetenFx Sugar-free Sugar. If you’re a regular on our blog, you may have noticed that we use a lot of SweetenFX sugar throughout our recipes. Even though we link it on most recipes, we’ve never actually… Continue reading →
What exactly is Aloe Vera? The Aloe Vera plant is a part of the succulent family and has over 400 species! It’s native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands but it’s grown in tropical climates worldwide. The leaves of the aloe vera plant are used more often than the flower itself. The… Continue reading →
Tea tree oil has been around for quite some time but it seems that it has become more popular throughout the past decades. It’s distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant that is found to only grow naturally in Australia. There are many benefits that come from it, it’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiviral,… Continue reading →
What is an acai berry? Acai berries, pronounced – (ah-sigh-ee), are fruits that grow in subtropic areas of the world like Central and South America. These berries are often described as having an earthy taste. A cross between unsweetened chocolate and blackberries. Although they ‘re called acai ‘berries’, these ‘berries’ have a pit. They’re technically… Continue reading →
FOOD DYES More and more, we’re hearing about the negative effects of artificial food dyes found in processed foods. And, while we may hear about it on the regular, we’re not always sure exactly why. Somewhere along the line, we were told that it was okay for crackers to be bright orange, for sodas to be neon… Continue reading →
According to the FDA, the amount of food dye certified for use was 12mg per capita per day in 1955, and by 2007, 59mg per capita per day was certified for use. Artificial colors are found almost everywhere, but many consumers are now becoming aware of adverse health effects that they may cause. Our children… Continue reading →
Whether you’re using the actual leaf of the curry plant, have a jar of curry powder in your spice cabinet at this very moment, or plan on ordering a thoughtfully composed curry and rice dish at a local restaurant this weekend, the definition of what curry actually is can be a little obscure to say… Continue reading →
Food additives are used everywhere! They’re used to “enhance” the products we consume, but sometimes they replace nutritional value for a cheap and quick fix in flavor and shelf life at the expense of our health. The FDA has labeled these as safe, but not without backlash or concerns from many people, including the scientific… Continue reading →
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