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WATCH YOUR MOUTH! rethink your bottle

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  One of the most common questions I’m getting these days at the Farmers’ Markets is: What can I do with these glass bottles once I’m finished with them? There aren’t just 3 R’s anymore (recycling, re-use, and reduce), there’s a fourth, RE-THINK!  People across our great city of Los Angeles and beyond are stepping up to the plate and rethinking what they purchase and consume, influenced now at least in part by the product’s packaging.  You can see many companies responding to this movement as soon as you walk into the grocery store—-cereals packaged in re-used bags instead of boxes, T-shirts made out of corn husks, and more glass than ever before.  Glass is much better for the environment both in processing and in waste, and is also beautiful!  It truly feels like a waste to throw glass away, especially with how useful these containers can be…

  As you know, Health-Ade is sold in an amber colored glass bottle, made right here in the USA.  We’re quite proud that we don’t use any plastic in our fermentation, production, or distribution, but also feel it to be quite a waste knowing these might end up in someone’s trash bin (GASP)!!!  Unfortunately, new health codes do not permit us to re-use these bottles, although we’d love to be able to.  So, these days we have to get creative!  Here are the top 5 ways our customers re-use their Health-Ade (and other glass beverage) bottles:
#1:  OLIVE OIL CONTAINER: Spend less $$, maximize flavor, and save time
Have you ever seen those large aluminum vats of olive oil they sell at grocery stores, pondered the great price, but then held back from purchasing because ‘how on Earth am I going to manage that kind of a vessel?’  If so, try using your Health-Ade bottle!  Those (pesky) oil vats are anywhere from 10-60% cheaper per mL of olive oil than the easy-to-use glass vessels, so if you invest in the jug, you save money.… Read more!

WATCH YOUR MOUTH! getting to know your labels.

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I was walking through my favorite local grocery store in LA today when I saw America’s favorite brunette wearing Gucci’s newest tee, made of white organic cotton and stamped with a beautiful, shiny, and red apple.  At that moment I was struck at the realities of today: 1) fashion has finally progressed (far) past the rhinestone skull phase (thank the sweet universe); and, 2) healthy living has become more then a style…it’s now a movement.  If you live in a city like I do, where cigarettes and chips have been traded in for yoga mats and kombucha, it’s practically impossible not to take part.  Because I sorta like this trend (I’m writing a food/nutrition blog for pete’s sake), and because I think people are TRYING to purchase things that will improve their health, I want to do my part to ensure this fad doesn’t fade as quickly as the parachute pant.… Read more!