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Everything You Need to Know About Pea Protein
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | May 25, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Pea Protein

Protein – it’s something everyone talks about, but nobody ever seems to get enough. Did you know that for every pound of body weight you carry, you should be eating one gram of protein every day? Yes, that is why gym bros are obsessed with protein shakes. If you’re a super active person, that daily recommendation is even higher. Basically, it’s not all the surprising that many of us aren’t exactly where we need to be on the protein scare, and we suffer consequences without ever getting to the root of the issue. Low energy, poor workout recovery, and constant...

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BBQ Party Planning Checklist
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | May 25, 2021

BBQ Party Planning Checklist

After a rough year, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: can it just be summer already? The first day of summer might be officially marked on the calendar, but the true kickoff happens on the day that you host your first barbecue party and invite all your family and friends. You’ve pulled out all your short shorts, you’ve dipped into the self-tanner, and you’re ready to go, but all that BBQ equipment has been collecting dust for many months – so have your skills at the grill and your general party-planning abilities. Thankfully, you’re in the right place, because we’re...

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All the Incredible Benefits of Sunflower Oil
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | May 25, 2021

All the Incredible Benefits of Sunflower Oil

There are some wonky ingredients out there, and many of us have tried some crazy stuff over the years to see if we can get any of the supposed benefits. They can come from unexpected places or familiar sources right under our noses! In the case of sunflower oil, we’re dealing with a powerful, versatile ingredient that comes from the beloved sunflower seeds we’ve been munching and crunching for years. Or at least, whenever you’re at a ball field (or maybe never).  Sunflower oil is often overlooked compared to other cooking oils, but we think it deserves a closer look...

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What Is Citric Acid? Benefits and Uses
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

What Is Citric Acid? Benefits and Uses

Sometimes it feels like you need a degree in chemistry to figure out some of the ingredients in your favorite foods. Some of those items are tough to pronounce and seem to originate from a different dimension. The truth is that many of those ingredients come from natural sources and are totally safe to consume, so don’t worry too much – you just need to know the facts. Citric acid is the perfect example of an ingredient that is commonly misunderstood but is actually quite important in a whole bunch of recipes and cooking techniques. We’re here to make sense...

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Pork Rinds vs Chips: Which is Healthier?
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

Pork Rinds vs Chips: Which is Healthier?

You’re going about your day as usual, when suddenly you desperately need a crunchy Cheeto, and stat. We all relate to the feeling, and more often than not, a bag of crispy, crunchy, fried-in-oil goodness is the only thing that will scratch the itch. But before you reach for that bag of crunchy deliciousness, you might want to think about the quality of the nutrition you’re getting from that snack – or if there’s any legitimate nutrition at all. (Okay, we both know there’s not).  Since chips tend to be lacking in the health department, more people are turning to...

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Is Yeast Gluten Free? Everything You Need to Know
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

Is Yeast Gluten Free? Everything You Need to Know

When you commit to gluten-free living, it tends to involve a lot more research than you expected. You end up scanning labels, asking questions, and reading articles like this one to figure out what foods are off-limits for your new diet. It’s not all gluten-free brownie mix and butterflies.  That’s because there are so many unexpected sources of gluten in our food, and many items you thought were safe turn out to have that hidden gluten within. Going gluten-free is like playing a game of The Floor Is Lava, except the lava is the gluten, and the floor is almost...

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How to Stop Snacking on Junk Food
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

How to Stop Snacking on Junk Food

Stroll through the grocery store, flip the channels on TV, and scroll social media for just a few minutes, and you’ll see junk food front and center no matter what. More than any other time in history, junk food is more accessible to the masses, and marketing efforts have gone into overdrive. The packaging is irresistible, the prices are low, and when you dig in… yum. But on the other side of that snack attack, we face the consequences in the short and long terms. We know that junk food is bad for us inside and out, but we can’t...

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Health Benefits of Chlorella in Food
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

Health Benefits of Chlorella in Food

Some of the world’s most nutritious food sources come from some pretty freaking weird places. These “superfoods” live up to that name by offering a high density of nutrients that even scientists have trouble understanding. Maybe you’re just getting into superfoods now or maybe you’ve been interested in them for years, but there’s one that you may have missed in your research so far – chlorella. Wait, what?  This may not be the most hyped superfood on the market, but it’s a hidden gem that you should take another look at. Today we’re doing a deep dive on chlorella, what...

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Food & The Environment: How a Plant-Based Diet Makes a Difference
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

Food & The Environment: How a Plant-Based Diet Makes a Difference

There’s no doubt that the food we eat has a real effect on our health. But what about Mother Earth’s health? Did you know you can do your home planet a solid with just your grocery shopping? If you want to get off the sidelines and start making a positive environmental impact, shifting away from animal-based foods is an awesome first step. This article will walk you through several benefits of a plant-based diet for the ecosystem and our bodies. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t be. Keep reading for all the deets on carbon emissions, water usage, and the best planted-based snacks...

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