Category: Nutrition

Why You Should Try Plant-Based

Serotonin Supports Good Mood with Food

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and let’s be real—we’re all ready for a beach vacation. The past eight months have been a lot to shoulder and many of us are experiencing an increase of symptoms related to burnout, anxiety, and depression. We at garten want to equip you with some […]

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Make Healthy Snacks A Benefit

It’s been proven that what we eat has a greater impact on overall health and well being that any other factor, including physical exercise. So why is it that most benefit programs start with gym memberships? When it comes to healthy eating at work, employees at most companies are hindered by limited choices and poor […]

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What Today’s Corporate Wellness Programs Are Missing

Wellness trends have increased considerably in the past few years: new technology to keep track of activity, virtual trainers and flashy in-home fitness equipment, plant-based diets, meditation, the list goes on. Corporations are also jumping on the bandwagon by offering a variety of perks and benefits to ensure the well-being of their employees. What continues […]

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Produce of the Month: Sumo Citrus

Sumos were first cultivated in Japan in the 1970s, but they didn’t become available in the United States until 2011. It is one of the most challenging varieties of citrus to grow, making it highly prized. It is also more expensive than other more common citrus fruits. The sumo citrus has a distinct topknot or […]

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5 Benefits of Offering Free Lunch at Work

In the past few years, free food at work has become very popular, even the norm in some areas. In their 2018 Employee Benefits research, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported that 32% of companies offered food and beverages in the workplace —an increase of 20% when compared to 2014. It’s no longer […]

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Holiday Special: Vegan Gingerbread Bars

Ingredients This recipe serves 12 portions 2 cups whole wheat flour2 sticks of vegan butter at room temperature2 egg replacers (We used Bob’s Red Mill)8 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 cup molasses4 tablespoons fresh, grated ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 ½ teaspoon baking soda2 tablespoon powdered sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-by-8 […]

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