Health and Nutrition

Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief

Whether you’ve liked being home-bound during the pandemic or not, it has brought many of us tremendous allergy relief.  Now that it’s time to get out and about again, we are met with that familiar fine, yellow powder coating everything.  And the winds that spread it have also arrived.  Forecast:…

Stress Leads to Disease

Getting through flu season means first navigating the holiday season well. If you are a student taking exams this week, a working parent with school-age kids home for two weeks, a grandparent bummed not to be with family this year, or anyone feeling overwhelmed by a holiday shopping list, THIS…

Avoiding Cold & Flu

Is it a coincidence that cold and flu season starts right after Halloween?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve dipped into my kids’ candy stash more than once this weekend and we’re starting into the two months when I make the least healthy choices all year:  sugary desserts, cocktail parties, cheese…

Feeding Healthy Kids, one parent’s guide

By Kelly Egolf, Founder of Verde Food Company and mother of a child, with multiple food allergies I have a secret to share.  I have a hard time getting my kids to eat healthy foods.  Okay, I admit that I probably set a ridiculously high bar (or so my husband says), but it's still a lot of effort.…

Vitamins vs. Veggies

When I was a kid, I loved the Flintstone vitamin that was set next to my breakfast each morning. I mean, what kid wouldn’t enjoy a candy like pill with their breakfast? As a teenager, I took an iron supplement because of a doctor’s recommendation.  As a college student, I took fish oil capsules…

Listen to your Gut

We all did it.  Ate a slightly larger piece of pie, tried every kind of cheese on the party platter, had that second glass of champagne.  And it’s okay, it was the holidays.  All this cheer, however, can leave us feeling sluggish, uninspired and much less shiny than we did a few weeks before.  It’s…

The Cost of Eating Healthy: hidden and not-so-hidden

It won’t surprise you to hear that healthier food costs more than junk food – an average of $1.50 more per day, in fact.  Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that healthier diet patterns, such as a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts, are more expensive than…

Where the green grass grows

Recently, someone asked me if we are growing cat food here at Verde Juice.   He saw our wheatgrass sprouts and assumed it was catnip.   We are growing as a company, but not in that direction. From chicken feed to detoxifier of heavy metals, people have found tremendous value in wheatgrass over the…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Two might even be better.

February is American Heart Month and I wanted to share these few nutrition facts about apples and heart disease.  And given my family history, I take this information to heart. My father suffered a heart attack 2 years ago and all 6 of his brothers battle heart disease, as did my grandfather before…

Fountain of Youth: An app for that please!

Being surrounded by significantly younger staff members has made me keenly aware of two things.  First, just how outdated my technology skills are.  My staff types on an IPad so fast and accurately, it’s as if they stepped off the set of Star Trek (which they’ve of course never seen.) And second, I…