You've probably heard that vanilla bean prices have skyrocketed in the last couple of months. You may have even taken a hit if you're purchasing them for your bakery/store/company or simply an ice-cream lover. The cost of this major food staple has been on the rise for years, but we're feeling the spike more than ever. What used to be roughly $40 USD for a kilogram back in 2011 is now $700 USD -- a whopping 20x increase in price! But why is this happening?
Activated charcoal made a big splash in 2017! It was being glorified everywhere -- making appearances in cold-pressed juices, frozen yogurt, cocktails, detox lemonades, toothpaste, deodorant, and face masks to name a few. It has many beneficial properties but it can also be quite dangerous if consumed incorrectly. Are you educated on the pros as well as the cons?
When clients ask me if they should go on a juice cleanse, I always ask them "What are your intentions for this cleanse?" If your intentions are for ultimate health reasons like resting your digestive system or getting in quality nutrients on the go as opposed to sole intentions of weight loss, then I say go for it! But it's important to dig deep and find out the real reasons for this cleanse.
Say goodbye to unicorn frappuccinos and activated charcoal ice-cream, and hello to root-to-stem eating and the art of single-tasking. I've curated a list of the top health trends expected to make a hit in 2018 for good reason; this is more than just a list of Instagram-worthy meals and new superfoods!