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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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20 No-Mess Snacks For Board Game Night
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 29, 2021

20 No-Mess Snacks For Board Game Night

We can only watch so many movies and shows before your eye starts to twitch and you’re totally over staring at a screen. If you still want a night in but want a more hands-on, social experience with friends, board game night is the perfect activity. Break out one of the old classics from your childhood for a breezy game night, or try a new and challenging game that takes a bit more effort and strategy. It’s going to be a good time no matter what, and you better have some good snacks lined up for when people get hungry!...

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The Best Spicy Snacks That Are Also Healthy
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Mar 31, 2021

The Best Spicy Snacks That Are Also Healthy

  What is it about spicy snacks that make them so addictively delicious? Is it the crunchiness? The level of heat? The maddeningly tasty combination of limes, lemon, and jalapeños? These are the types of snacks where you say you’re going to have just one, and ten minutes later, there’s nothing left but an empty bag and the guilty-looking crumbs on your shirt.  There’s just something about hot snacks and spicy chips that make us want to keep munching and crunching along, even if our taste buds are begging for mercy. When you finally sip that ice-cold beverage to cool...

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Ultimate Guide to Healthy Snacking for Adults
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Apr 15, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Healthy Snacking for Adults

It’s no secret that many Americans struggle with bad eating habits. Part of it is the culture we live in - advertisements and social networks show us greasy fast foods that tap our innate desire for caloric overload—and they’re drool-worthy, let’s be honest.  You can’t throw on the TV for three minutes without seeing the next big double-bacon burger meal deal, complete with super-sized soda and fried. Pair that media environment with stress, time pressure, and other lifestyle problems like inactivity and smoking - and we’re dealing with a nationwide health crisis—crazy, we know.  To commit to your health, you...

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High Protein Vegan Snacks that Taste Outstanding
Posted by Gr0 Core Team | Mar 31, 2021

High Protein Vegan Snacks that Taste Outstanding

These days, almost everyone seems to follow a funky diet, and the world is adjusting along with us. Now you can grab a meatless burger, cheeseless cheese, and even ice cream without the cream! There are literally entire sections in the grocery store dedicated to animal-free foods - it’s about time. Just look around - there’s never been a better time to eat a plant-based diet, and more people are getting on board with this lifestyle each year as they discover the benefits for their bodies and the planet. We’re pretty sure that passes the vibe check.  Still, vegans run...

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