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woman holding apple; apples have many health benefits.

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.

Treats Anemia
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.

 

13 Amazing Benefits of Apple

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

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!

 

 

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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.

Yoga Nutrition:

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.

Sources:

The Yoga Diet: Foods that Heal and Energize Your Life

What is Mindful Eating?

Mindful Eating: What is Mindful Eating?

 

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December 26, 2017

Cleansing After The Holidays

Young Scent vinegar-based clense drink

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:

Drink Warm Lemon Water

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.

Yoga

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.

Take Probiotics

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!

 

 

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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:
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Yogurt
Pickled Vegetables
Cheese

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.

Digestion:
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.

Mental Health:
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!

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On September 30th, Young Scent joint the mermaid brunch. Hosted by vegan chef and youtube star Nicole Derseweh, the mermaid-themed brunch offered a colorful 5 course meal and health-inspired cocktail drinks provided by Young Scent!

 

Located in Venice, California, this fun and whimsical plant-based brunch included dishes the “Lobster” bisque, peachy ceviches, and other numerous vegan-friendly courses.

Follow chef Nicole on social media @nicolederseweh on Instagram

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What Are Fermented Foods?

For thousands of years, the fermentation technique was used for preserving foods long before refrigerators were thought of. During the fermentation process, microorganisms (yeast, bacteria, fungi) convert sugar or starch into acids. This process can produce sour and strong flavors when tasted. The consumption of fermented foods provides a numerous amount of  health benefits, the natural sugars and starches in the food enhances that natural “good” bacteria in the food. This “good” bacteria is called probiotics.

Benefits Of Fermented Foods:

Improves Digestion: Fermentation breaks down the nutrients found in food for easier digestion, which causes vitamin-levels to increase.

 

  • Boost Immune System: 80%- 85% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. If the gut becomes unhealthy, the immune system will weaken. Probiotic-rich foods contains beneficial yeast and bacteria that protect your cells from damage and nourish the brain.

 

  • Improves Arthritis Symptoms: People who suffer from arthritis experience symptoms like aching, pain, and stiffness in the joints caused by inflammation. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles, and olives contains healthy bacteria that get rids the body of toxins that causes inflammation in the body.

 

Healthiest Fermented Foods:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickles
  • Miso
  • Yogurt
  • Kombucha

 

Sources:

https://draxe.com/what-is-fermentation/

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-offermenting

 

https://juicing-for-health.com/10-inflammatory-foods-reduce-arthritis-pain

 

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Feeling sluggish or out of sync? Struggling with skin problems, digestive problems, or aches and pains? Then it might be time for a body detox.

Detoxification restores, cleans and nourishes the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, tand replinishing with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

If you are experiencing fatigue, irritated skin, allergies, low-grade infections or bloating, here’s are 4 tips that’ll help restore your body.

Drink H20. If you take anything away today, remember this about detoxification. The number one lesson is: drink your water. The benefits of hydration can never be overestimated. It flushes toxins, helps digestion and aids your body in regulating its temperature.

Sweat it Out. Take the stairs, walk the dog or dance all night. What or how you do it isn’t important as that you do it. Movement helps your body maintain its peak condition. Breaking a sweat is a natural way for the body to cleanse itself.

Eat Whole Foods. Push towards the produce section and away from the snack and candy aisles. Make a stop to collect wholesome proteins; nuts and nut butters, organic whole grains. Keep your diet simple and fresh, and sprinkle in spices to pack in flavor. Fresh is the best; it will fill your diet with vitamins, micronutrients and fiber to ward off disease and keep you moving and grooving inside and out.

If you’re short on time, blend a smoothie. Smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable – skin and all. In its whole form, it contains all of the fiber. In the blending process,  fiber breaks down for easy digestion while creating a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream, avoiding sugar spikes. Adding Young Scent drinking vinegars increases this slow-release process even further.

Meditate. Detoxifying your body begins and ends with your mind. Think on it, act on it. What your mind believes, you achieve.You can create the space and intent for your day from a present, mindful and grateful state. Be mindful, be thoughtful. Meditate, focus on the good things in your life; this will lower your stress level.

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We’ve partnered with JennyBean_Love Yoga to create a Detox Yoga Flow designed to make you sweat as you build strength and twist it out. Massage the internal organs, tone the body and shed weight with this mindful yoga flow for detoxification and digestion.

Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Begin in Child’s Pose. From a kneeling position, bring the big toes together and separate the knees at hip width. Fold forward from the crease of the hips, placing the forehead on the floor. Place the arms by the sides or extend them forward with the palms facing down, and drop the hips back towards the heels. Close the eyes and breathe into the lower back and belly. Remain here for 10-15 breaths.

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Rise to all fours, tuck the toes and press back to Downward-Facing Dog. From here, step the right foot forward and lower the left knee down to the mat, sliding the knee behind the hip. Drop your arms down to the floor and fold forward. The hands can remain shoulder-distance apart. Take 5-8 breaths. Then come back onto your hands and step back to Down Dog. Repeat on the left side.

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle)

From Downward-Facing Dog, step the right foot forward, staying on the back toes. Inhale and slowly rise, sweeping your hands overhead to frame the ears. As you exhale, bring the hands to the heart. Pressing the palms together in a prayer position, twist the torso toward the front thigh using the side obliques to deepen the twist. Lengthen the spine, lean forward, placing the opposite elbow to the outside edge of the front knee. Stack the elbows directly on top of each other. Actively press down with the top hand while sliding the bottom elbow to the outside edge of the knee. Actively press up with the bottom hand to lengthen the bottom ribs and create more space for the breath. Rotate the sternum while stacking the shoulders and continuing to square the hips forward to create a detoxifying twist. Draw the shoulders away from the ears and turn the gaze over the top elbow. Take 5–8 deep breaths. Inhale back to Crescent Lunge. Exhale, place the hands to the mat and step back to Down Dog. Repeat on the left side.

Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle)

From Down Dog, step the left foot forward. Then step the right foot in a third of the way, straighten both legs and fold forward. On an inhale, lift halfway with a flat back, gazing forward, and bring the hands to the hips. Pause on the exhale and draw the belly in. On the inhale, lift both the torso and the right arm to the sky. On the exhale, lean out halfway, extending the right arm forward to the top of the mat. Begin to twist toward the front thigh while maintaining length in the spine. Place the right hand to the outside edge of the left foot or on a block to the outside or inside of the foot. Reach the left arm toward the sky, stacking the shoulders. Hug the inner thighs toward each other and keep both legs straight. Stand firmly into the back foot and continue to rotate the torso inward, as you draw the crown of the head forward, elongating the spine. Take 5–8 deep breaths. From here, move directly to the next posture in the sequence.

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)

From Revolved Triangle, fold over the front leg placing both hands onto the floor or two blocks. Next, shift your weight forward onto your front left foot and lift your right back leg off the ground parallel to the floor. Place the left fingertips on the mat directly under the left shoulder. Rotate the chest toward the left as the left fingertips reach for the sky. If the spine is not parallel to the mat, place a block under the right hand to lengthen the spine. Ground the standing leg and continue to draw the standing hip in toward the midline. Point the toes and knee of the standing leg towards the top of the mat. Flex the back foot and point the toes toward the mat. Draw the shoulder blades away from the ears and lengthen the neck, stacking the top arm directly on top of the bottom arm. Take 5–8 deep breaths. Lower the right leg to meet the left at the top of the mat and fold forward. Step back to Down Dog and repeat Revolved Triangle and Revolved Half Moon on the right side.

Makara Adho Mukha Savasana (Dolphin Plank)

From Down Dog, float to Plank Pose. Lower one forearm at a time to the floor and stack the elbows directly under the shoulders. With the forearms pressing down into the mat, reach the fingers forward and ground the palms into the floor. For additional support, you can interlace the fingers. Draw the chest forward, spread the collarbones wide, and shoulder blades away from the ears and lengthen the neck. Draw the lower belly in. Keep the feet hip-width apart as you lift yours heels up and back. Turn your gaze directly beyond the fingertips and keep the neck long and the cervical spine in line with the rest of the spine. Take 5–8 deep breaths. One hand a time, press back up to Plank Pose and then back to Downward-Facing Dog.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

From Down Dog, float to Plank Pose. Lower to the belly. Bring the knees and big toes close together and bend the knees. Relax the glute muscles as the heels come toward the sitting bones. Grasp the outer edges of the feet with your hands. Roll the shoulders back, expand the breath into the upper chest, and lift the front body. Lengthen the back of the neck as the crown of the head reaches toward the sky. Lift the knees from the floor and press the shins toward the back of the room. With the feet pressing into the hands, bring the big toes and knees hip-width apart and press the feet toward the ceiling. Take 5–8 deep breaths. Press back to Child’s Pose.

Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)

Roll onto the back and hug the knees into the chest. Place the feet hip-distance apart on the floor.

Beginning in Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Supported Bridge Pose) with the block on the lowest or medium height, draw the knees to the chest and lift both legs toward the sky. Press through the balls of the feet and spread the toes. Keep the sacrum rooted to the block. With the arms by the sides and the back of the head resting on the floor, move the chin slightly away from the heart to maintain a curve through the cervical spine. Close the eyes and rest here for 10–15 breaths. Bend the knees and come back into Supported Bridge Pose. Lift the hips, remove the block, and slowly release your back down to the mat. Extend the legs, relaxing into Savasana for 5–10 minutes.

 

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