By: Jeff Lee
June 28, 2018
A Brief History:
Despite its fertile grounds, and dense, tropical climate that is perfect for growing a variety of fruit, Taiwan has seen its share of struggles regarding organic farming and sustainable agriculture. This is due to government regulations that include strict limitations on land use and farming practices. However, this did not discourage Chen Kuen-Sheng to set out and achieve his goal of creating and nuturing a farm that put integrity and eco-conscious farming methods at the heart of its practices. This was what led to the birth of Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard.
Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard:
Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard is a 100% eco-friendly, organic, and sustainably-minded farm based in Tainan, Taiwan. In the 1980’s, Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard was ahead of it’s time and established rigorous faming practices such as banning the use of artifical pesticides and the practice of fabric-wrapping and in it’s set practice of using only organic fertilizers. In addition, Mr.Chen ( the founder of Chen Jia Zhuang )worked in local towns to manage or elimate local pollution that affected the health of his crops, as well as acheived the very impressive feat of employing open-air cultivation devoid of greenhouse , plastic wrapping and netting.The water source that is used to grow the crops is closely monitored to ensure that everything is produced with only the cleanest water available.
Why Young Scent works with Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard:
Young Scent is ecstatic to be able to say that we source all fruit for our fruit-drinking vinegars and vinegar-concentrates from Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard. Chen Jia Zhuang Orchard has been long revered for it’s delicious passionfruit and mulberry, 2 base flavors found in the Young Scent product lines. We have to say are incredibly happy to partner with this respected farm. At Young Scent, we believe in every single one of our products becuase they boast the flavors of the Tawainese tropics without ever compromising the health of both you as well as Mother Nature.
April 29, 2018
The gut is considered the body’s entire digestive system (stomach, large and small intestines, etc.). The digestive system is responsible for absorbing nutrients, eliminating toxins, and moving things correctly. It is commonly known that 80% of the immune system can be found in the digestive tract and what it absorbs can have a huge effect on your health. Certain stresses from dietary imbalances can create negative health issues and problems like bloating, constipation, and other symptoms related to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Although most digestive issues are temporary, they can also be very painful.
Here Are Some Ways To Heal The Digestive System Naturally:
A simple body detox can easily reset your digestive tract, while healing the rest of the body within. Consuming natural herbs like milk thistle or fermented foods detoxifies the system and soothes inflammation of the digestive lining. Also, the detoxifying process removes toxins from processed foods, heavy metals, and environmental toxins.
- Focus On Healthier Eating
When it comes to eating healthier, including natural foods that can be easily be broken down by the digestive system. Unhealthy foods that are usually processed, can be extremely toxic to your digestive system.
Usually considered one of nature’s best kept secrets, fermented foods are high in “good bacteria” that the digestive system needs. Fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, vinegar, and kombucha, contains probiotics not only heal your gut but also boost immunity and overall health.
Dairy products are one of the hardest food groups to digest, because of the sugar lactose found in it. Individuals who are considered lactose intolerant will experience digestive problems like fatigue, bloating/gas, and poor immunity whenever dairy is consumed. Try dairy substitutes like almond milk and other alternatives.
- Include Fiber Into Diet
Although known for easing symptoms associated with constipation, fiber also helps with removing toxins from the body and protecting the digestive tract from inflammation and curbs your appetite.
- Stay Hydrated
Water us the life force that up 70% of our bodies, so it is very important to always stay hydrated. When the system is properly hydrated it assist with moving things along the digestive tract and flushing toxins from the body.
All Young Scent‘s lines of fruit-based vinegar products are fermented according to a traditional Taiwanese recipe made to help those suffering from digestive ailments, allergies, or when you simply need a good ‘ol spring cleaning of the body. Consider adding Young Scent to your daily regimen today!
April 11, 2018
What Is Fermentation?
Fermentation is a process that converts sugars found in food into alcohol or carbon dioxide. This process has been used for thousands of years before refrigeration was even an option to extend the “shelf live” of otherwise, perishable foods. The main health benefit of fermented foods is that they are full of the good bacteria that not only assists the body in functioning at its optimal performance, but also provides nutrients that are not found in most conventional foods (especially in the modern-day diet), ultimately providing the digestive system with a balance of both good and bad bacteria.
A diet high in fat and sugar can eventually cause damage to your gut over time. A healthy gut is the foundation of your body’s overall health. Over 70% of the body’s immune system is found in the gut; you may not associate certain health issues like allergies, colds, and fatigue with the digestive system, but these ailments and gut health are greatly intertwined.
Toxic Overload (i.e smoking, excess drinking, exposure to heavy metals, etc.)
Behaviors and Foods That Contribute To A Healthier Gut:
Stress-relieving activities such as exercise, meditation, and yoga
Using products that are free of allergens or toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
Probiotic Foods Or Drinks For Immune Health:
Vinegar contains a potent amount of malic acid, which is known to boost the body’s immune system. Malic acid is antiviral, anti-inflammatory that can relieve sinus and congestion.
A healthy probiotic food that contains stronger bacteria compared to yogurt. This milk-based drink cleanses your digestive system, while restoring the healthy bacteria in the system.
Made from yeast and wild bacteria, this fizzy tasting drink can also boost energy, improve joint mobility, lower cholesterol levels, and improve immune system, so you can fight off common colds and infections.
Instead of using plain white or wheat bread on your sandwich, try switching to sourdough bread. It contains probiotics, a large amount of yeast cultures, and healthy bacteria that is always needed during the fermentation process.
All Young Scent Products use organic fruit vinegars as a base and are an excellent addition to your daily, gut-healthy routine!
March 14, 2018
Arguably one of the most popular fruits in the world, apples are full of minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds. The many health benefits of apples includes preventions of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, heart, stomach, and liver disorders, constipation, and more. Rich in fiber, apples help the digestive process. Regularly consuming apples ensures both smooth bowel movements and prevents constipation. Dietary fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet.
Health Benefits Of Apples:
Improves Intestinal Health
One of the most overlooked aspecys of overall health is the beneficial bacteria living in the human body. Apples are known for stimulating the body’s metabolism within the digestive tract while balancing the good bacteria. This leads to better health by getting rid of harmful toxins while boosting nutrient intake.
Apples have been used treat iron deficiency disorders like anemia for years, since they are a rich source of iron. The intake of iron increases the number of red blood cells in the body. This also provides oxygen to major organ systems to keep them functioning properly.
Controls Blood Sugar Levels
Maintaining blood sugar levels is very important for individuals who suffer from diabetes. Carbohydrates play a major role when it comes to glucose boosting and blood sugar levels. Also, the fiber found in apples not only suppresses appetite but also slows down digestion and the absorption of carbs.
Apples are the flavorful base for one of newest products, our Grab-N-Go Drinks. Portable and perfect for the busy individual, our Grab-N-Go drinks are 100% organic, free of added sugars, and never skimp on the flavor. Visit our website to learn more about these and other products.
February 21, 2018
The body is a wonderful machine, with the capability to detox itself to eliminate wastes and harmful substances. However, there are times it could use a little help. When harmful toxins are left in the body over a period of time, it allows disease and sickness to develop. Certain negative symptoms like fatigue, acne, joint pain, weight gain, and more begin to develop inside of the body.
There are tons of fermented foods that you can eat to help give your body the detoxifying push it may need, and at the top of that list is vinegar. Vinegar balances the gut and blood sugar, and boosts the metabolism.
The first step to detoxifying the system with vinegar is to simply remove processed foods and sugar from your diet plan, while including fresher and healthier choices. Daily consuming of vinegar after a meal can make dieters feel less hungry and avoid snacking throughout the day.
Benefits Of Using a Vinegar Cleanse:
Increases potassium intake
Supports a healthier immune system
Helping with weight control
Promotes PH-balanced levels in the body
Aids in healthy digestion
Removes harmful toxins and bacteria from the body
Recipe for Vinegar Detox:
1 to 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered vinegar
8 oz of water
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
Drink 3 times a day
Young Scent’s drinking vinegar and concentrates are a wonderful option for all your health and detox-related needs. Visit our shop page today!
What Is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating is an ancient and simple practice that helps you to gain control of your eating habits. The process of mindful eating is not only about losing weight; it allows you to become aware of what the body receives without overeating. Allowing time to pass in-between meals can provide the system with the proper nutrient absorption. Also, digestion plays a big part in the mindful-eating process; that is, when the mind and body becomes stressed, the digestive tract can go out of whack, thus, affecting how you gage your hunger and satiation, thus leading to overeating.
The yoga diet does not revolve around the final goal of losing weight, it is all about getting in tune with nature and the body, healing the organs, and detoxifying. When the body becomes balanced, it creates a calmer piece of mind.
What Yoga Nutrition teaches you to learn to pay attention to:
Why you feel like eating, and what emotions or needs might be triggering the eating.
What you’re eating, and whether it is healthy or not.
The look, smell, taste, feel of the food you’re eating.
How it makes you feel as you taste it, as you digest it, and throughout the day.
How full (or sated) you are before, during and after eating.
Your emotions during and after eating.
Simply eating a diet based on yogic principles can help with enhancing your lifestyle and attitude towards food.
The Yoga Food Plan:
Choose foods that are light and easy to digest.
Go for more natural cooking fats like coconut oil or olive oil
Be conscious of the ingredients you are putting in your body
Eat until you are satisfied, not full
Include refreshing and natural beverages like green tea, lemon water, and fruit vinegar
Young Scent offers a whole slew of fruit vinegar-based products that will help guide you towards developing mindful eating-habits. Visit our site for product info, and our blog for recipes, health facts, and more.
December 27, 2017
Considered one of the most popular fruits, pineapple also contains many health benefits. Known as a natural remedy that treats everything like indigestion and allergies, pineapples are filled with phytonutrients that work just as well as medication. Other benefits include improved fertility, improved cardiovascular health, vision improvement, and more.
Pineapples contains about 131% of your daily amount if vitamin C that is required in the human body. Commonly used to calm down symptoms like coughs, colds, and the flu, vitamin C stimulates the activity of the white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant. This incredible benefits makes pineapple one of the most delicious sources of ascorbic acid.
Helps Mental Health
An underrated benefit pineapple is its ability to improve mental health by uplifting your mood. This popular fruit fights off depression and anxiety becuase it is high in the amino acid Trytophan, which boosts serotonin production, resulting in those “feeling good” vibes and an overall sense of upliftedness.
Pineapple’s powerful ability to help individuals suffering from joint and arthritis pain due to the bromelain found in the fruit. Bromelain blocks inflammation from happening in the body by stopping metabolites, which is what causes swelling.
Eating pineapples regularly can protect you from many health conditions related to the digestive system. Rich in fiber, pineapples have the ability to relieve symptoms associated with constipation, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and even high blood pressure.
Young Scent’s drinking vinegars contain many of the qualities that pineapple adds to a healthy diet. Check out our products and learn more about how Young Scent’s drinking vinegars can aid with lower inflammation, a stronger immune system, and a clear head.
December 26, 2017
The holidays are considered to be a happy and joyful time spent with family; however, they can also can make you body feel less energized that usual. While the body is able to heal itself, a little extra TLC can give your body the “boost” it needs during the holiday season. After the holidays, try not to resort to a crash “diet”, which can be more harmful.
Here are some ways for cleanse after and during the holidays:
Hydration is the key to overall health, try drinking lemon water to burn fat while you indulge. Starting the day with drinking lemon has many benefits like speeding up your metabolism, alkalizing the body, and curbing cravings. Also, consuming enough water throughout the day can help the liver and kidney remove toxins from the body.
On of the quickest and most physical way to bring the body back into balance, yoga can also boost your mood and concentration during the holiday season.
When the gut is healthy, the body function properly. Probiotics can be found in food or beverages, which can help with digestion, stress, fatigue, and regulates blood sugar.
Stay Away From Sugar
Sugary beverages are an easy to indulgement during the holiday season. Often overlooked, liquid calories are much worse than solid food calories, because it gets sent straight to the liver without going through the breaking down process. As you begin to fill up on sugar, the body will start to crave more. To begin your detox process try cutting sugar intake in half or remove completely.
Sticking to a healthy and strict food plan in between indulging on sweets and eggnog can keep your body balanced throughout the season. After a couple of days of conscious eating, you and your body will become more aware of the food you eat, which will lead to smarter choices after the season. Young Scent fruit-vinegar based drinks can add some gut-balancing options to your joyful, holiday indulgences!
December 24, 2017
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that lines digestive tract, while supporting your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infections. Over 80% of the human body’s immune system is found in the digestive system, for overall health try consuming probiotic-rich foods daily. Naturally, the body is full of good and bad bacteria but sometimes needs assistance with fighting off the bad bacteria and restoring balance back into the body.
Probiotics Are Found In These Foods:
Benefits Of Probiotics:
Healthy Immune System:
Having a healthier immune systems starts in the digestive tract. Consuming unhealthy substances like sugar and tap water can cause bad bacteria to feed and cause imbalance between the good and bad bacteria found in the body. Common symptoms of a weak immune system are colds, flu, and viruses.
Probiotics are often used to treat digestive issues like cramps and IBS(Irritable Bowel System). Antibiotics medicines kills both good and bad bacteria found in the body. Which can cause an imbalance in the digestive system.
The healthy bacteria found in probiotics has been proven to help reduce or get rid of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Individuals who eat or drink probiotics daily have shown lower levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that has been linked to depression and anxiety.
Consider incorporating Young Scent‘s Fruit Vinegar-based prodducts into yout daily regiment. Your body will thank you!
December 13, 2017
On October 28th, Young Scent attended the Artisanal LA at The Point pop up event in EL Segundo. Artisinal LA promotes Health and lifestyle vendors from all over southern California to set up and present for visitors to shop and taste samples of products.
This family friendly event included music, food, elaborate displays, and DIY activities.
Check out these photos of Young Scent’s stand featuring our premium fruit drinking vinegars!
Visit Young Scent and all the wonderful vendors at Artisinal LA!