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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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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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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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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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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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Join us as we partner with Artisanal LA at The Americana at Brand on Sunday, October 1st from 12pm-6pm. This Fall Pop Up will include food, music, DIYs and so much more than 20 indie brands to ship, sample and enjoy at the beautiful Americana at Brand! Admission is free and family friendly!

 

 

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vinegar myths worth debunking

Over the years, our culture has built up a mythology about vinegar for its healing techniques. Some believe that vinegar is the quick fix for everything, and marketers have tried to claim that vinegar can cure disease such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. Is it too good to be true or just another popularized myth?

It’s not easy to tell the difference between fact and fiction. To help you identify the truth, let’s debunk some of the common myths regarding vinegar — more specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV).

Myth 1: ACV Helps Burn Fat

False. Although ACV may help a weight-loss program, studies do not yet show that it will burn fat. In one study, researchers published trial results in “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” showing that the acetic acid in ACV delayed the break down of carbohydrates into sugar, and increased the feeling of satiety longer than the second group tested who did not consume the vinegar. ACV was also shown to balance glucose levels after meals, resulting in less cravings for other empty calorie foods, allowing for more progress in weight management programs.

Myth 2: ACV Balances Blood Sugar Levels

Truth. One study, conducted at the Nutrition Department of Arizona State University by Dr. Carol S. Johnston and Andrea M. White, PhD, surveyed 11 people afflicted with type 2 diabetes. The research found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of these individuals by four to six percent by morning.

The way in which apple cider vinegar works in the body is complex. Although the mechanisms of vinegar are un-clear, some experts think it slows down absorption of carbohydrates into the blood by delaying the breakdown of starches into sugars. Other studies, such as the one conducted by Dr. Johnston, believe that apple cider vinegar helps lower the post-meal blood sugar of people with a high level of insulin resistance. In the study, Dr. Johnston gave subjects – some with insulin resistance and some without – 20 milliliters of apple cider vinegar and 40 milliliters of water. The research found that the after-meal blood sugar levels of the subjects with insulin resistance lowered by 34 percent when they drank the apple cider vinegar.

Myth 3: ACV Benefits Cholesterol Balance

Truth and Myth. If you consider that rat testing results may translate similarly for humans, ACV may have positive effect on balancing cholesterol levels. A study on rats conducted by Japanese scientists found that vinegar reduced cholesterol levels and triglycerides by a statistically significant amount.

But it’s worth considering that rats have a different digestive process from humans, and there has not been a test to see if vinegar has a similar benefit in people. It doesn’t hurt to increase your vinegar intake, but there are other homeopathic remedies that already have proved they can help lower cholesterol in tests using humans.

Myth 4: ACV Improves Blood Pressure

Truth and Myth. Again, assuming that an animal study may translate to the same results for humans, a clinical trial published in the December 2001 of “Bioscience BioTechnol Biochem” tested rats by giving them a long-term administration of vinegar or acetic acid (a major component of vinegar). The research concluded that the acetic acid in the vinegar helped lower the blood pressure.

Conclusion

These studies break or make these vinegar myths. The truth to some claims in ACV may be helpful in assisting health goals. It is worth noting that ACV must be diluted if you add vinegar to your own daily health routine. For those who chug it straight followed by a glass of water, they may risk damage to their esophagus and tooth enamel. To prevent this, dilute the vinegar prior to consumption. If the tartness is difficult to tolerate, add organic, raw, unfiltered honey to sweeten the taste.

Get Started & Drink Up

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.

Sources

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/vinegar-health-benefits-myths-10901.html

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits – Truth or Myth


http://www.livestrong.com/article/463071-vinegar-health-benefits-myths/

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