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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.

Foods and Behaviors That Contribute To An Imbalanced Gut:

Poor Diet
Toxic Overload (i.e smoking, excess drinking, exposure to heavy metals, etc.)
Stress
Bacterial Overgrowth

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
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.

Kefir
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.

Kombucha
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.

Sourdough Bread
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!

 

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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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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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Young Scent at Artisinal LA

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!

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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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Passion fruit is no ordinary fruit. Commonly known as granadilla, this hidden gem is native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The fruit is a type of berry with a sweet-sour, highly aromatic taste and texture. It has varieties from purple passion fruit to yellow and golden hues. Being a tropical plant, this exotic fruit is one of our staple ingredients in our fruit vinegar collections. Passion fruit boasts some great health benefits. Here are a few nutritious benefits of passion fruit:

  • Fiber and Protein. A cup of passion fruit with the pulp and seeds intact contains 24.5 grams of fiber, the equivalent of more than 4 cups of bran cereal, and more than 5 grams of protein.
  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids. A cup of passion fruit contains about 25 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin A, which is crucial for maintaining good vision, healthy skin, cell growth and reproduction. Passion fruit contains at least 13 different carotenoids, including zeta-, beta- and alpha-carotene, b-cryptoxanthin and lycopene, all non-nutritive phytochemicals that help your body produce vitamin A.
  • Antioxidants. Passion fruit is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects you from the damage free radicals cause, preventing premature aging and keeping your immune system strong. With 71 milligrams per cup, one serving gives you all of the vitamin C you need each day.

How does it apply to you?

  • Diabetics. Passion fruit has a low glycemic index (GI) and high fiber content (10.4%). This makes it a great fruit to maintain insulin levels for diabetics.
  • Healthy Skin. High in antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, riboflavin, and carotene, passion fruit helps reduce the production of free radicals in our body. Free radicals are generated by our body cells as a by-product and can cause skin aging. Thus, anti-inflammatory properties of passion fruit help soothe our skin.
  • Immunity Boost. Passion fruit is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. it also has iron which increases hemoglobin in our red blood cells.

 

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