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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.

Visit our site today to learn more about our product lines, our story, and information on this very important Tawainese farm.

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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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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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pineapple, bromelain, anti-inflammation

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.

Boost Immunity

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.

Reduces Inflammation

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.

Aids Digestion

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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probiotic foods

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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the minty muse

Joining us in our latest Young Scent movement is LA-native Amanda Kim of The Minty Muse! We surprised her with a Young Scent gift set of our Mulberry Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate and Passion Fruit Ready-to-Drink Fruit Vinegar and here are her thoughts on the taste and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your daily routine for everyday health!

 

 

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Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a natural remedy for many things in the home and our health. It has naturally occuring anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. It also contains many minerals that help regulate blood sugar and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

This morning elixir is a natural remedy that’s easily introduced into your morning routine. Simply place the juice of half a lemon and 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a mug. Fill the mug with warm filtered water. Have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Give it a try this week and let us know how it helps you. 😉

5 Ways Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Promotes Health and Wellness

It Promotes Digestion. Add 1-2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it before breakfast to improve digestion. Unpasteurized, raw vinegar with the mother is the best to receive maximum health benefits.

Only raw apple cider vinegar has the enzymes and nutritional properties to stimulate the production of your digestive system. It also contains pectin that lowers LDL cholesterol and acetic acid that helps your body burn fat more efficiently. Drink it regularly before each meal to soothe the entire gastrointestinal tract, which prevents bloating, stomach cramps and gas.

It Regulates Blood Sugar Levels. Drinking apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning also helps regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates. In fact, consuming this type of vinegar is known to help patients with type 2 diabetes. In one particular study, consuming apple cider vinegar lowered blood sugar glucose by 19 to 34 percent when eating high-carbohydrate meals.

Before changing your diet, supplements or any lifestyle factors, discuss your plans with your healthcare physician.

It Cleanses Your Body. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning is a great way to detoxify the body. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and have it before each meal. Do this regularly to help cleanse your liver and detoxify your body.

For more dimension in flavor, drink this lemon elixir with 1-2 teaspoon of honey to cleanse toxins out of the liver and also stimulate its functions to help process nutrients more efficiently.

It Aids Weight Loss. Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid that helps with digestion of protein. Pectin in apple cider vinegar also helps reduce your body’s ability to absorb fat, reducing the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract and increasing metabolism.

Drinking it in the morning increases feelings of satiety or fullness. Drinking apple cider vinegar regularly, in turn, can lead to weight loss. In one study, individuals that consumed apple cider vinegar ate 200 to 275 less calories over a 24-hour period.

It Benefits Your Skin. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning also helps improve your skin from the inside, especially for treating conditions like acne. It’s antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic properties prevent and eradicate strands of bacteria that can cause acne. Drinking apple cider vinegar helps nourish your gut and flush out toxins, helping fight breakouts.

As mentioned earlier, apple cider vinegar is also a potent anti-bacterial. This property is beneficial to improve the skin’s complexion. Specific acids found in apple cider vinegar, such as malic and lactic acids, aid in exfoliation and softening of the skin, which in turn reduces redness in the skin.

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Apple cider vinegar is a pretty amazing substance that can do a lot in and around your home and is great for your health. It has been touted as a cure-all for decades but how do you use this healthy elixir to boost your daily health?

If you’re contemplating adding apple cider vinegar to your daily routine, you may not be sure how to go about doing it. One of the questions you may be asking yourself is how much should I drink. That’s a good question because you don’t want to overconsume the amount of apple cider vinegar in your system. Too much may lead to low levels of blood sugar and potassium levels, so as with anything, moderation is key!

How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar 

If you decide to open a bottle of apple cider vinegar and take a gulp to get the recommended amount, you are in for a rude awakening. It’s always best to dilute your apple cider vinegar to make it more palatable. You’ll want to add about one teaspoon to a tablespoon to a cup of water.

You may find that the taste is still raw, so you may want to add some raw honey as a sweetener. You may find that honey just isn’t enough to make this digestible, and that’s fine. Alternatively, there are other recipes out there that can help make apple cider vinegar into a tonic or mocktail. Other options include homemade or grab-and-go drinking vinegars.

What Are the Benefits and Side Effects to Consider?

Consuming apple cider vinegar in moderation as part of your daily diet can be extremely beneficial. Not only can it help your body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level, it can also:

  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Promote healthy detoxification of the liver
  • Eases digestive ailments
  • Improves blood circulation

But if taken undiluted or in excess, it can lead to short and long term side effects such as nausea, upset stomach, decreased potassium, and weakened tooth enamel.

  • Nausea. Drinking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach increases the likelihood of nausea.
  • Upset Stomach. Drinking apple cider vinegar may result in a stomach ache that lasts for over an hour. Mixing the vinegar with a little baking soda will balance out the acidity. Mixing eight ounces of water with two teaspoons apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon baking soda is also recommended.
  • Decreased Potassium. Consuming apple cider vinegar will lower your body’s potassium levels. If you are already taking medications that treat lower potassium levels, speak to your doctor before adding apple cider vinegar to your diet.
  • Weakened Tooth Enamel. The high acidity in apple cider vinegar can cause your enamel to weaken. After consuming apple cider vinegar, you should rinse your mouth or sip it with a straw to protect your teeth.

Who Should Take Special Precautions?

  • Pregnant and Nursing Mothers. Those that are pregnant should take caution as there has not been adequate studies reflecting whether it is dangerous for them to consume this substance. Nursing mothers should take caution as apple cider vinegar can be passed through the breast milk and it may be too strong for your child.
  • Diabetics. Apple cider vinegar may lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. If consumed, blood sugar levels need to be monitored closely and doses may need to be adjusted as needed.
  • Other Precautions. Drinking apple cider vinegar can negatively interact with medications that contain furosemide, bumetanide, chlorthakindone, chlorothiazide, etharcrynic acid or metolazine. Speak to your doctor before adding apple cider vinegar to your diet.

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Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent drinking vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

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Yes, it is. While we all love komchuba, it’s important to mix it up, both for your taste buds and your gut health. This is where drinking vinegar comes in.

There’s a new kid on the block, drinking vinegar, and it packs a punch with a refreshing tang and infusion of fruity notes.

Why Are We Puckering Up About ‘Sour’?

Forget the sugar-loaded drinks of the past and say hello to the future of the tart and sour.

Ongoing consumer concern about sugar consumption and its health effects has driven 84% of consumers away from sweet tastes altogether, according to market research organization Mintel.

“The global trend toward more sour ingredients was driven by more than just an aversion to sugar; globalization has exposed consumers to more sour flavours, from Greek yogurt, to fermented Korean kimchi, to Chinese sour plum, or German sour apple.” – Stephanie Mattucci, Mintel Global Food Science Analyst

Although fermented food and beverages have been popular for many years in Southeast Asia, Western consumers are quickly adopting for more ‘real foods’, spurring development of sour beverages like kefir, kombucha and drinking vinegars – known as shrubs.

The rising ‘sour’ trend takes the gut-healing properties of apple cider vinegar to the next level by fermenting it with herbs, spices and fruits for a modern twist to an old-world elixir.

What are Drinking Vinegars?

We all know that drinking a shot of raw apple cider vinegar is great for our health – if not, read this article to catch up. But, vinegar diluted in water tastes like, well, vinegar. While some find, it refreshing, many people do not like drinking apple cider vinegar – no matter how good it is for them.

That’s where drinking vinegars come in. Drinking vinegars offer a smoother, more palatable way to reap the benefits of vinegar in your diet. Blended with nourishing fruits, herbs and spices, drinking vinegars have an undeniable grab-and-go convenience factor plus a super healthy and delightfully refreshing taste. They come in a range of exotic flavors, such as passion fruit, peach ginger, lemon cayenne, ginseng mandarin, and mulberry.

What are the Benefits?

Although a few vinegar-based drink companies are exploring other kinds of vinegars beyond apple cider, it’s by far the most well-known and consumed vinegar. Considered the most nutrient-packed type, apple cider vinegar benefits include improved digestion and blood circulation, reduced high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), and increased metabolism.

The health benefits of drinking vinegars do not stop there. When consumed with meals, drinking vinegars help lower blood glucose and insulin response, increase calcium absorption and promote weight loss. Still curious, hop on over to this article to learn more.

How Do I Get Started? 

Curious about their drinkability?

If you like kombucha, odds are you will enjoy the tartness of drinking vinegars. The sour notes supply a refreshing tang; the fruit essence infuses a balanced sweetness.

To get started, experts recommend consuming vinegar drinks first thing in the morning to eliminate toxins. Just be sure to read the label to discern if the sugar content is excessive. A good rule of thumb is to keep your total daily sugar consumption under 25 grams.

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Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent drinking vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

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drink young scent beverages after every meal

 

Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of microbes (live “good” bacteria), antioxidants and enzymes to the gut, increasing nutrient absorption. Rich in B-vitamins, amino acids and acetic acid, fruit vinegar has been shown to benefit the body in several ways (i.e. reduced blood sugar levels, increased metabolism). Its unique set of nutrients also benefit the body in weight loss and anti-diabetic effects. Here are 4 reasons why you should drink fruit vinegar with every meal.

Lowers Blood Glucose and Insulin Response

Drinking fruit vinegar before each meal can greatly help in cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes as it normalizes the blood sugar levels and the insulin function. Fruit vinegar has anti-glycemic properties to help reduce blood sugar levels. Its acetic acid lowers blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates. One theory is that vinegar helps inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar — slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. As a result, this gives your body more time to digest and absorb the sugar out of your blood, preventing sugar levels from spiking.

Increases Calcium Absorption

Fruit vinegar is high in acetic acid, which can increase the body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods we eat. Drinking fruit vinegar in meals or even drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water (up to a tablespoon in a glass of water) just before or with meals can improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.

Fruit vinegar may be especially useful to women, who generally have a hard time absorbing all the calcium their bodies need to keep bones strong. Many women (and men) suffer from a condition called lactose intolerance that makes it difficult to digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they may suffer uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cramping, when they consume diary products. These women often look elsewhere to supplement their dietary calcium needs.

Leafy greens are good sources of calcium, but some contain compounds that inhibit calcium absorption. Drinking fruit vinegar or adding a few splashes of vinegar in raw or vinaigrette for, on their greens may very well allow them to absorb more valuable calcium.

Adds Flavor, Not Calories

Fruit vinegar contains very few calories — 25 in a half a cup! If you’re looking to lose weight, using vinegar in place of mayonnaise whenever you can will help you make a serious impact in calorie (and fat) intake.

Fruit vinegar can also help you add flavor to your dessert without compromising flavor, and cut calories, too. Use a splash of fruit vinegar to bring out the sweetness and flavor of fruit-inspired desserts without any added sugar. Try it on other fruits that you might sprinkle fruit on — you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of fruit vinegar can make (in depth of flavor, too). Can’t imagine the combination? Try it for yourself!

Promotes Weight Loss

Fruit vinegar stimulates digestion. The acetic acid helps with digestion of protein, the building blocks for hormones. One such hormone is growth hormone, which is instrumental in breaking down fat cells. By drinking fruit vinegar, the increased acid in your stomach before a meal can help digestion and increase the availability of protein for hormone synthesis.

The increased protein helps the formation of growth hormone, which keeps the body’s metabolism going while we’re at rest. The properties of fruit vinegar also reduce the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract — increasing metabolism and managing a healthy weight.

How to Drink Fruit Vinegar for Weight Loss

Mix 2 teaspoons of any of our beverages with 8 ounces (oz) of water before or after meals, 2 to 3 times a day. Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel. If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of fruit vinegar concentration or try drinking it after meals.

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Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent fruit vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

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