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  • Valentine's Day Dessert: Strawberry Chia Pudding

    by Paula Gallagher | February 11, 2019

    This yummy Strawberry Chia Pudding is the perfect treat to show someone how much you love them. The recipe is vegan and is made with strawberries, chia seeds and nondairy milk. This is from Dr. Neal Barnard's Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes.

    Chia seeds contain high concentrations of fiber, protein and healthy omegas, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Studies have shown chia seeds as an effective means to boost plasma ALA and EPA omega-3 levels. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Further, omega-3s are excellent for brain and skin health, Read more

  • 4 Important Numbers You Need to Know for a Healthy Heart

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2019

    February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease. Fortunately, 80% of premature heart disease can be prevented through healthy habits. By simply being aware of what heart-health numbers to watch for, you can keep yourself and your heart happy and strong.

    1.Cholesterol

    The American Heart Association recommends that all adults 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every 4 to 6 years. Your doctor will give you a personalized target depending on you, your lifestyle, Read more

  • Plant-Powered Super Bowl: Tom Brady and Beyond Meat

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | February 5, 2019

    We just witnessed a plant-powered Super Bowl LIII. NFL quarterback Tom Brady – who eats a primarily plant-based diet – brought the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, this time taking on the Los Angeles Rams. By now, we know that the New England Patriots won their 11th Super Bowl, and quarterback Tom Brady  now sports 6 Super Bowl rings. Read more

  • Best Brands Sale Now Thru February 23

    by Paula Gallagher | February 4, 2019

    Right now, Village Green Apothecary is having its annual Best Brands Sale. This is an excellent time to take advantage of the great deals on some of the best quality brands of nutritional supplements on the market. Pathway products are currently 30% off, and Thorne, Metagenics, Xymogen and Nordic Naturals are 25% off.

    Consider taking this opportunity to stock up on multivitamins, omega-3s, and other supplements that you take. And if you have never taken a supplement and do not know where to start, we can help. Read more

  • Super Bowl Snack: Nut Dip

    by Paula Gallagher | January 30, 2019

    The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday. Whether you watch it for the game, or the commercials, or for the half-time show, snacking is a big part of the event. Wings, chips and creamy dips are the common go-to game time snacks, but this healthy vegan nut dip will have everyone going nuts over it!

    Nuts are rich in heart-healthy fats and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Research shows that eating nuts daily may promote good health. Studies have shown that nuts may reduce the risk for developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, likely by helping to improve cholesterol and blood sugar numbers. Read more

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