Keto 101 – A Beginner’s Guide
Thinking about trying a ketogenic diet? Learn the basics of this low-carb, high fat diet in our Keto 101 guide!Read More
What Exactly is Intermittent Fasting, and Should You Be Doing It?
Get the information you need on IF and learn to leverage its many benefits with these key considerations.Read More
How to Incorporate Protein Powders into Your Weight Loss Journey
Weight loss is a common goal for many people - and it makes sense. With obesity on the rise in the U.S. and the connection between diet and heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, and more, it’s important to carefully consider our relationship to food and how it impacts our health and longevity. Research shows many obese Americans are also deficient in many key nutrients, including protein. Protein is an integral component to a balanced...Read More
8 Great Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans
Everyone can benefit from a better understanding of plant protein and what foods to get it from. Here are eight sources of plant protein that vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike can enjoy!Read More
Snack Healthy for #NationalSnackMonth
Whether you prefer sweet or savory snacks, we’ve got tons of simple recipes as well as yummy on-the-go options to keep you and your family fueled.Read More
Are Protein Bars A Healthy Snack?
What if a whole month out of the year was devoted to snack food? Dreamy bliss, right? Good news - February is #NationalSnackMonth and we want to kick things off right by celebrating one of our favorite healthy snack foods: protein bars!Read More
Giving Up Sugar in the New Year?
It is true that sugary foods taste good and our brains need some glucose to function. However, the average American diet is laden with far too much sugar for our brains and bodies to process and perform optimally. In fact, the brain and body can become addicted to refined sugar, increasing the likelihood of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other health issues. All of this can make kicking a sugar habit difficult, with many people...Read More
Can Meal Replacement Shakes Help You Lose Weight?
With a new year upon us, January can be a month of new beginnings and healthy habit shifts. It can also feel like a reprieve from rich holiday feasts and baked goods galore- all of which make the holiday season merry and bright but sometimes downright heavy in terms of digestion and weight gain. Instead of berating yourself for indulging over the holiday season, let January be a month of refreshed goals and positive self-care....Read More
How to add protein to oatmeal
It’s no secret that here at Orgain, we love our oats. Oats are a great source of heart healthy, whole grains and combined with good fats and protein, they make for a wonderfully satisfying breakfast or snack. The wide availability and affordability of oats make them even easier to incorporate into your daily routine. Oats are touted as a health food primarily because they contain beta-glucan, a soluble fiber which studies show can help lower...Read More
Healthy holiday recipes with a clean protein twist
The holidays can be a long parade of comfort foods and indulgent celebratory meals with friends, family, and coworkers. And while it’s perfectly okay to indulge your sweet tooth to savor grandma’s signature peppermint fudge or rock the gravy boat once or twice, you know it’s important to maintain your health and wellbeing during the tastiest time of the year. Thankfully, we at Orgain believe that healthy and delicious can and should go together! We’ve...Read More
How protein powder can help with holiday weight loss
There’s no doubt that from October to December it can be a challenge to stay balanced and feeling your best. With holiday party trays glittering with sugary confections and crock pots full of rich, saucy slow cooked comforts, things can get even tougher. However, you can restore and maintain balance even during the holidays and emerge in January feeling grateful and on track to welcome the new year without having to avoid eye contact with...Read More
8 Inflammation Fighting Foods for Winter
The winter table is often full of heavy comfort foods and a bit scant on vegetables. What’s worse, many comfort dishes are loaded with ingredients that are known to cause or exacerbate inflammation, which can affect everything from your joints, arthritis, skin, digestion, leaky gut syndrome, and more. When you are trying to stick to anti-inflammatory foods to feel your best, it helps to remember what is in season in the winter months and to...Read More
5 Awesome Autumn Smoothie Ingredients
We already know that smoothies are a delicious and quick way to provide extra nutrition during the day and many of us have a favorite go-to recipe. Eating seasonally allows us to take advantage of produce at its peak flavor and nutrition, helping us determine what to reach for and when. We often change our smoothies up for summer with the increased availability of peaches, strawberries, and greens but don’t overlook the bounty of fall...Read More
Have Your Pie and Eat It Too
Leaves are changing, school is back in session, and it’s difficult to miss all of the signs proclaiming the beginning of pumpkin spice-everything season. However, a full schedule or a craving for fall’s best apple cider doughnuts, pumpkin pies, and spiced chai lattes need not derail your health goals and habits. It’s easy to get stressed this time of year and let your meals and snacks become less thoughtful. When the body is stressed, its...Read More
Healthy Halloween Hacks
Here comes the candy! Anyone else find staying away from the Halloween stash near to impossible? Or maybe the real struggle is keeping the kids’ blood sugar at a reasonable level as they whittle away at the seemingly unending piles of sweets? Here are some Halloween hacks to keep you happy and healthy while still enjoying the holiday: Eat before you Trick or Treat Sitting down to a healthy and balanced dinner or late-lunch before...Read More
Don't run on empty; here's how to snack for stamina.
We’ve all done it when trying to lose weight––pushed our bodies past our calorie intake. This tactic might seem do-able in the short term, but will fail your goals and your health in the long run. Although it may be tempting to severely restrict your calories to help you lose weight faster, not eating can cause a variety of problems when you're exercising, and many people take their calorie cutting too far in hopes of...Read More
Low sugar fall foods for when you're craving that PSL
Try these smoothies, shakes, and ingredient tricks to satisfy those #basic cravings (we all get them!) in a healthy way. First, the classics Pumpkin, amiright? It isn’t autumn without a little pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice in our lives, but instead of reaching for the over-sugared Pumpkin Spice Latte, give our low sugar Pumpkin Spice Protein Latte a try! Craving a big slice of pumpkin pie? This healthy Pumpkin Date Fudge is just as good and...Read More
Fuel your day better with clean protein
When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, productive energy levels, and a clear mind you’re going to want to fuel your body with the best. Enter, clean protein! While healthy fats and carbohydrates are an important part of a well-rounded diet, proteins are the building blocks of our bodies and therefore an important fuel source. Studies show that a high-protein diet can account for a number of health benefits: Adding more protein to your...Read More
Comfort food season is coming - tips to stay on track
Don't let pumpkin spice lattes beat you! Enjoy these tips for staying active and eating clean, even during pie season. Eat Seasonally The smell of ginger and garlic, the warmth of roasted sweet potatoes, and the sweetness of a freshly picked apple–all of these are beautiful reminders of Fall and the bountiful harvest it offers. Eating seasonally and locally offers fresher produce, more organic and sustainable options, and you’re supporting your community. Fall foods range...Read More
Collagen and keto - a match made in heaven? Here’s what you should know
Anyone else out there giving keto a go? We’ve heard a lot of people sing its praises, but what is this new diet fad? The ketogenic diet is a diet that is high in fat and very low in carbs which forces your body to start a process called nutritional ketosis. The traditional breakdown is 70 percent of calories from fats, 25 percent of calories from proteins and 5 percent of calories from carbohydrates. This...Read More
The Great Back To School Grocery Swap
Parent or child, the transition from summertime to school can be a meal-time challenge. Between changes in weather, school, and schedule, worrying about changing your family’s diet can be the last thing on your mind. Why not ride the wave of transition at the grocery store, too? Trade out your summer go-tos, like ice cream and packaged snacks, for healthier options. Here are some items and tips you may want to consider adding on to...Read More
Don’t Let the Back to School Transition Beat You! Tips for keeping your own health goals on track
Back to school time is hectic. Changing schedules, packing lunches, and planning after school activities can throw us all for a loop, not to mention all of the time needed to finish homework. With all of these priorities, it’s ever more tempting to just stop and grab a sugary snack to make it through the afternoon, which can quickly throw your health goals off track. If you find yourself in a similarly sticky situation, here...Read More
Intuitive eating and why it might be right for you
Intuitive eating is gaining popularity in the wellness world today, but there is a deeper meaning beyond its celebrity status. Here’s why learning to listen to your body’s needs can help you. What is Intuitive Eating? Intuitive eating is an approach to eating that has nothing to do with diets, meal plans, willpower, or discipline. Intuitive eating is about listening to and trusting your body. There are many signs and signals to determine and assess...Read More
The Great Portion Size Debate - How Much Should We Be Eating?
Everybody - and every body - is different and there is definitely no ‘one size fits all’ as far as food is concerned, but these basic guidelines can help you properly nourish your body and fuel that active lifestyle. Listen up! Listening to your body is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for many of us, years of less-than-optimal eating habits have put our hunger hormones out of wack. Maybe your body isn’t releasing...Read More