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The Benefits of Steel Cut Oats and How to Enjoy Them

Did you know that when you have a bowl of oatmeal, you’re eating what some people think of as a superfood? Yes, the humble oat—which you always knew was good for you—is considered to be one of world’s healthiest grains. Regardless of their often squishy texture when cooked, oats are a valuable source of vitamins, [...]

The Benefits of Steel Cut Oats and How to Enjoy Them2019-06-27T11:27:11-04:00

Healthy Snack Tips to Make Your Family Road Trip Awesome

Summer’s coming, and for many families that means the annual family road trip. Whether you’re headed to the cabin or the beach, visiting friends or relatives, these healthy snacks will help you avoid the “We’re on vacation, let’s eat anything” trap that is so easy to fall into. A little planning can go a long [...]

Healthy Snack Tips to Make Your Family Road Trip Awesome2019-06-25T12:55:53-04:00

Whole Wheat versus Whole Grain

“Don’t eat white bread.” “Don’t eat sugary cereals.” “Don’t eat processed flour.” It seems like the volume has been turned up against refined grains in recent years, and that’s not a bad thing, especially when there are so many better, healthier options. Before considering the options, though, let’s take a quick look at whole grains. [...]

Whole Wheat versus Whole Grain2019-06-25T12:55:53-04:00

What’s the Relationship Between Food and Mood? Eating to be Healthy AND Happy

Food is fuel. If you’re eating healthy, organic food, and drinking plenty of water, chances are pretty good that you’re feeling pretty good. If your diet revolves around fast food, junk food, and processed food, you’re depriving your system of key nutrients that promote optimal mental and physical health. Food has a big role in [...]

What’s the Relationship Between Food and Mood? Eating to be Healthy AND Happy2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Benefits of Plant-based Protein

Before considering the benefits of plant-based protein, it’s important to understand what protein is and its importance throughout the body. Proteins are amino acids. There are twenty-two known amino acids, organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Nine are called essential amino acids—the body can’t produce them. A complete protein source contains all nine essential amino [...]

Benefits of Plant-based Protein2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Pantry

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people, a chance to freshen up their homes and make everything tidy and neat. It’s a good idea to make refrigerators and pantries part of this yearly event. It’s also a great time to recognize that a clean refrigerator and pantry are important parts of a healthy [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator and Pantry2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

What Does the USDA Organic Seal Mean?

Take a look at any Inspired Organics organic product—cereals, dressings, seeds and nuts, oils, sweeteners, fruits and vegetables, snacks, pastas, sweet treats, broths—and you’ll notice several things across the lineup: the iO logo; colorful, easy-to-read packaging; and a round green, brown,and white black & white seal that’s becoming more and more visible in grocery aisles, [...]

What Does the USDA Organic Seal Mean?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

How is Organic Food Grown?

Seeds. Sun. Soil. Water. Grow. Harvest. Eat. Enjoy. It sounds easy, right? Inspired Organics makes it easy for you. Our certified organic foods—from frozen fruits and vegetables to prepared dressings, cereals, grains, nuts, and more—let you know you can expect high quality, affordable, hand-selected food with every bite. But how are these foods grown? Growing [...]

How is Organic Food Grown?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

Chia Seeds—a superfood worth exploring

If you watch television around the holiday season you can’t miss the “Ch-ch-ch-chia” jingle! That catchy tune introduced chia seeds to millions of people and helped sell thousands of cute little ceramic chia pets. Who knew then that the chia seeds of chia pets would evolve into a modern superfood? Today, trendy chia seeds are [...]

Chia Seeds—a superfood worth exploring2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00

The Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean Fifteen™—What’s the difference?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping people live healthier lives in a healthier environment. One area the EWG focuses on is the food we eat and the pesticide residues commonly found on traditionally grown produce. EWG’s analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly [...]

The Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean Fifteen™—What’s the difference?2019-06-25T12:55:54-04:00