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Healthy Habits To Make You Sleep Soundly

by Rebecca on March 27, 2014, no comments

The New York Times recently profiled the causes of restless sleep. At Urban Remedy, we can’t stress enough how important sleep is for your overall health and wellness. First things first, without sleep, the body’s immune system weakens, motor skills slow, and in serious cases, one can develop adrenal fatigue, which affects your adrenal glands. This condition […]

Nuts for Nut Milk!

by Rebecca on March 25, 2014, no comments

Maybe you’re lactose intolerant. Maybe you try to avoid soy. Maybe you just love the taste. Whatever your reason is for loving nut milk, at Urban Remedy, we’re right there with you! Almond and Cashew milks are delicious substitutes for regular milk, packed with high levels of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and calcium to round out […]

What Is The Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO??

by Rebecca on March 18, 2014, one comment

Ever walk through the grocery store and wonder, what’s the difference between organic and non-GMO labeled foods? So have we! At Urban Remedy, we’ve been investigating the differences between organic and non-genetically modified foods, and here’s what we’ve found… Here’s the problem: Not all organic foods are completely GMO-free. Shocker! The term organic refers to the […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Lemons For Health!

by Rebecca on March 14, 2014, no comments

Lemons, citrusy and fresh, are rich in Vitamin C, a uniquely water-soluble phytonutrient particularly helpful to the human body and its 50-65% water make-up. This water index provides ample entry surface area for Vitamin C to dissolve into our bodily systems and boost immunity levels. Score! On double duty patrol, Vitamin C also has anti-oxidant […]

We Go Nuts for Nuts!

by Rebecca on January 30, 2014, no comments

During this holiday season, chestnuts will not be the only legumes roasting on our open fire. Nuts are packed with protein and minerals to sustain your energy all season long. Here are a few of the nuts we go nuts for here at Urban Remedy. Cashews: Power-packed with minerals like manganese, potassium, copper, and iron, cashews […]

The Greatest Antioxidants in Your Kitchen

by Rebecca on January 16, 2014, one comment

During the wintertime, eating antioxidant rich foods eliminates potentially cancer-causing free radicals from your bodily systems, adding energy to your body and calm to your mind. Here are five ingredients packed with all the antioxidants you’ll need for enough energy to weather, well, the cold weather!  Chia Seeds: Packed with healthy omega oils, easily digestible protein, […]

In Support of Fruit!

by Rebecca on January 14, 2014, no comments

The Well section of the NYTimes just ran a piece in support of fruit! Here at Urban Remedy we are major fruit supporters. Here is a list of our favorite fruits, and what makes them so good for you. Bananas: One of the best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure, bananas […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by Rebecca on January 7, 2014, no comments

Rachael Ray’s not the only foodie in love with EVOO. Here at Urban Remedy we know that extra virgin olive oil contains phytonutrients like polyphenols that protect against inflammation, an underlying cause of many health issues. With lower inflammation, you’re less likely to feel that achey stiffness of winter, for a season full of energy and […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Cranberries

by Rebecca on December 31, 2013, no comments

Cranberries are this holiday season’s tangy superstar. Fresh, sweet, and festive, these berries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants making a dish with cranberries the healthiest companion for all of your traditional holiday favorites. Why so healthy? The antioxidants in cranberries help eradicate cancer-causing free-radicals from the bloodstream and body, lowering your risk […]