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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving

With the recent spike in awareness surrounding celiac disease and health benefits, wheat-free has become the latest health trend to influence traditional wheat-based products on the grocery store shelves. But, buyers beware! Not all wheat-free products are created equal. Celiac disease is a disease that affects the digestive system. It’s basically an autoimmune disease, which means, that the body essentially attacks itself whenever gluten is consumed. When a person with celiac disease consumes gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye), the villi of their small intestines become damaged, reducing their ability to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream. If left untreated, … Read More

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NEW TREND: Healthier Halloween Snacks

You are probably familiar with the children’s chant “Trick or treat, smell my feet and give me something good to eat”! Only now it’s more “give me something healthier to eat” or better yet, maybe even you’re singing “give my kid something healthier to eat”. You don’t need to stress anymore when you see those petite princesses, mean monsters, and speedy superheroes approach your front door. Tossing in healthier and fun snack options are becoming easier to find these days for Halloween, especially if you were to search on Pinterest. We’ve put together “A Live Snactive™ Trick or Treat” Pinterest … Read More

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Why Snacking is Good For You

Guest Article Written By: Virginia Cunningham It is not even midday and you are feeling that mid morning slump. Your energy is low, your concentration is… what concentration?… and you are honestly just counting down the minutes until it is lunchtime. The reality is, food is not only supposed to be eaten for its tastiness (although that is a very good reason to eat food), but also to keep you going! Food is fuel. Our bodies need fuel and it is okay that our bodies need fuel every few hours to get through the day. In fact, snacking in between meals has … Read More

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Better For You, Easy to Grab Snacks

It’s August and many of us are looking to stay outdoors while summer lasts, and gearing up for the fall season. We tend to be more on the go in autumn, and open to trying more wholesome snack options too, so we thought a little guide to provide snack ideas on the go would be valuable to you. Snacking has become and extremely popular industry because our lives seem to get busier by the day, we appear to be snacking more often, we love handy bite-size eats, plus we may not have the time to prep and cook a full … Read More