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Vegan Wine: The Truth About Winemaking

Vegan Wine: The Truth About Winemaking

Vegan Wine: The Truth About Winemaking It's a common misconception that all wine is vegan. Most wines, believe it or not, contain animal byproducts.   Truly vegan wine is not something that's easy to get in your local grocery store. Check out this guide to learn why and how to get your hands on a bottle that is! What!? I Thought Wine Was Just Grapes? After nearly a year of patiently tending to their crop, farmers have only a short period of time to harvest the grapes. Just one bad day could cut their yield substantially, so the rush is on! This...

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How to Cut “Bad” Carbs AKA Grains During a Coronavirus Quarantine: A Cooking Guide

How to Cut “Bad” Carbs AKA Grains During a Coronavirus Quarantine: A Cooking Guide

Cutting out grains from your diet is a pretty simple task. All it requires is a bit of careful thought about what you're putting into your body and education on food label reading. Today, we're going to discuss how to still have your carbs but grain-free so that you can come out of the coronavirus quarantine as the healthiest version of yourself! Breakfasts should consist of healthy fat and protein-based foods like pasture-raised eggs and organic avocado. This will give you the energy to sustain you for the day ahead.  When it comes to lunch, nothing beats a delicious salad...

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Keto Friendly Wine is Real: How to Drink Wine on a Keto Diet

Keto Friendly Wine is Real: How to Drink Wine on a Keto Diet

Are you on the keto diet and wishing you could have a glass of wine to relax with at the end of the day? Well, we've got good news for you- you can drink wine on the keto diet! However, you need to be careful about the wine you choose, as not all wines are keto-friendly.  So, how do you drink wine without falling off the keto wagon? Check out this keto-friendly wine guide to discover how to drink wine on a keto diet.  Look at Your Labels  The trickiest part about choosing a low-carb, keto-friendly wine is figuring out...

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Glyphosate-Free Wine: Wind Down the RoundUp

Glyphosate-Free Wine: Wind Down the RoundUp

Glyphosate-Free Wine: Wind Down the RoundUp

Most consumers consider their food and beverages safe to enjoy and eat and drink. When stories emerge where that isn’t the case, it obviously causes a lot of distrust, panic, and resentment.

“Glyphosate” and “Roundup” have been popping up in searches and news feeds with more frequency, linking it to cancer among humans (and other serious ailments). High levels of the chemical have been found in cereals and energy bars, and wine and beer. But how did a weed killer end up in our food and beverages? And more importantly, how can you avoid it?

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Do You Know What Is Lurking In Your Wine?

Do You Know What Is Lurking In Your Wine?

Do You Know What Is Lurking In Your Wine?

Most people drink a glass of wine to help them relax after a long day, or to enjoy with a really great meal. Wine, in moderation, should make you feel good, but have you ever experienced the opposite from just one glass of wine? It hardly seems fair. Most people chalk it up to alcohol levels, or dehydration, but other factors could be contributing to that feeling of, well,… ickiness

 

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