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Matcha 101 - A Cultural Perspective

Matcha 101 - A Cultural Perspective 0

If there’s one “superfood” that has become a staple in many households in North America today, it’s matcha. You can find matcha at your favourite coffee shop in the form of a matcha latte, baked into breads and trendy desserts and even listed as an ingredient in skincare. But did you know that the traditional matcha ceremony actually lasted anywhere from 3-4 hours? Do you know how many tools are traditionally used to make a cup of matcha? Are you aware that high quality matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves and why this is the case? Below we’re breaking down a brief history of matcha and the important traditions that surround it. While matcha continues to be enjoyed in new and innovative ways, it’s vital that we learn where and who it came from in order to maintain a respectful appreciation today.
10 Easy Ways To Make Everyday Earth Day

10 Easy Ways To Make Everyday Earth Day 0

The earth isn’t something we should wait to celebrate once or twice a year. It doesn’t begin and end on April 22nd 2021. Here are 10 easy ways and things for you to do to make everyday Earth Day!
Is Chlorophyll Worth The Hype?

Is Chlorophyll Worth The Hype? 0

Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for giving plants their green colour. Not only does it do this, but it also plays an essential role in photosynthesis aka the process in which chlorophyll absorbs light and creates energy for plants. Thinking about hoping on the chlorophyll trend? Read this first!
The Surprising & Unique Health Benefits of Cranberries

The Surprising & Unique Health Benefits of Cranberries 0

What comes to mind when you think of cranberries? Do you hear someone suggesting you take down a gallon to try and cure your chronic UTI’s? Do your lips purse at the thought of them sneaking their way into your trail mix? Maybe you’re hearing Fleetwood Mac playing as you envision yourself coasting with a jug of cranberry juice in hand. If you’re already a fan of cranberries - perfect! If not - we’re here to convert you. Keep reading to find out why your newest superfruit obsession needs to be cranberries.
3 Ways Your Body Benefits From Stress

3 Ways Your Body Benefits From Stress 0

More often than not you’re hearing tips on how to avoid stress, ways to reduce stress and coping mechanisms for dealing with stress, but did you know that some stress can actually be good for you?

We’re definitely not advocating for you seeking out stressful situations that would result in chronic stress but rather, next time you’re faced with adversity, instead of suppressing the urge to fight and opting for flight, try facing it head on and even embracing the challenge – you’d be surprised what this can do for your body and mind.

Your Guide To Adaptogens

Your Guide To Adaptogens 0

Adaptogens might be new to you but in reality they are anything but. This class of herbs, plants and mushrooms have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda to treat everything from chronic fatigue, stress and digestive issues to skin health, hormonal imbalances and so much more.