This Year’s Food Trends at Expowest

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Every year, I prepare my stomach and my brain in mid-March for the colossal gathering of the skyrocketing natural products industry at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. At this convention, anyone who is anyone, or wants to be anyone, in the natural products industry, gathers at the Anaheim Convention Center to exhibit, network, gather intel, and taste. The convention takes over the city of Anaheim for that weekend and swarms around the convention center and neighboring hotels like bees around a hive. This is where products are born, companies are noticed, and trends are validated….at least until next year.

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Vegan and Vegetarian Sources of Protein

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Protein seems to be all the rage these days. It’s making an appearance in sports drinks, breakfast cereals, ice cream, bread, pasta, and of course energy bars and yogurt. The latest diet trends seem to revolve around protein. Many people interpret this as an invitation to load up on meat, but there are also plenty of protein sources available for vegetarian and vegan diets.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Protein

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Protein is essential for living organisms; it’s composed of long chain amino acids, and is the building blocks of muscle. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Lucky for us, protein is available in many forms, raw and cooked, all delicious! Below are the best forms of protein to eat for all diets:

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8 On-the-Go Snacks for Women

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So many of us are stretched thin between work, kids, sig-o’s, friends and trying to stay healthy, it’s not a surprise that snacking on the go is an increasing trend for people everywhere. The good news is there are plenty of options for quick easy snacks that are both delicious and nutritious, and that won’t break the calorie bank. So the next time 3pm rolls around and you’re at your desk or running the carpool, don’t just reach for whatever is being sold nearby – plan ahead and keep a stock of these super easy snacks handy to keep yourself satisfied and energized for the rest of your day!

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