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Must-Have Amazon Kitchen Additions to Make 2018 Healthier!

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Looking to kick off 2018 with new, healthy food choices? We’re here to help make it easier for you to eat healthier in the new year. We compiled 15 Amazon products that you can buy from the comfort of your own home to add to your kitchen. Check out the articles about all of the health benefits of these products on our Food Monster App!

Let us know your personal health goals for 2018 in the comments!

1. Korean Bottled Kimchi

Jarred Vegan Korean Kimchi

Korean Bottled Kimchi/Amazon

Your gut health is so important! New studies have shown that a healthy microbiome is the key to overall health! Adding probiotic-rich foods like fermented Nappa cabbage aka Korean Bottled Kimchi is one way to nurture your gut and start 2018 with a whole new outlook on health! This kimchi is spicy, delicious and so easy to add to veggie bowls! Janice Mizuo said “I bought this for my sister and she loved it. She said it was very good and so tasty when she made her kimchee fried rice”. We think kimchi is a simple and delicious snack or meal addition you can make to improve your gut-health in 2018.

2. Baron’s Kosher 100% Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 16-Ounce Jars (Pack of 2)Baron's Kosher 100% Pure Ground Sesame Tahini 16-ounce Jars (Pack of 2)

Baron’s/Amazon

Tahini is so delicious to add to wraps but how can it help our skin? Well, sesame seeds are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help keep your skin clear, radiant, and smooth in 2018. Between vitamin E, calcium, B vitamins, and zinc, you’ll be on your way to happier healthier skin in no time! Lola stated “Baron’s is superior to what I had been using; traditional grocery and market brand tahini. It is not too bitter, it tastes smooth and fresh on its own. Also, it does clump and separate[s] like the other brands, so there is less waste (and frustration) in the kitchen when stirring.”

3. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, Natural, 1 PoundManitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, Natural, 1 Pound - Packaging May Vary

Manitoba Harvest/Amazon

These tiny hemp seeds are so nutritious and at 13 grams of protein in just 3 tablespoons, you can’t beat the satisfaction these bring. They’re loaded with magnesium, amino acids, iron, zinc, healthy fats, and SO much more! With all of these health benefits, they contribute to a nutrient-rich diet and can even help reduce stress. Add Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, Natural, 1 Pound to your vegan yogurt or smoothie bowls in 2018 for peace of mind!

4. Sayan Siberian Chaga Mushroom Tea (Unbleached 20 Tea Bags, Caffeine Free)Sayan Siberian Chaga Mushroom Tea (Unbleached 20 Tea Bags, Caffeine Free) picture with tea made

Sayan/Amazon

This mushroom tea has been on trend in autumn 2017 and if you haven’t already gotten on board, it isn’t too late to start! Make 2018 healthier with this Sayan Siberian Chaga Mushroom Tea (Unbleached 20 Tea Bags, Caffeine Free)! It has been proven to improve brain health, fight fatigue, balance hormones, and even fight cancer! One Amazon user stated “I had no expectations but I’m satisfied. It had a very mild, earthy taste that barely noticeable. I’m trying it by recommendation and I prefer it over black or earl grey tea.”

5. Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce
Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce

Spectrum Essentials/Amazon

Flaxseeds have an endless amount of health benefits. It can help reduce inflammation through it’s concentrated levels of omega-3 fatty acids. On top of this, flaxseeds can help improve mood, regulate hot flashes, and can even help people through their PMS symptoms: both physical and mental. Lizzie stated: “…I looked inside and could not believe how smooth and fine this Flaxseed is. The scent is deliciously nutty and fresh. I use this every morning in my breakfast shake.” Not only can Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce it be used in shakes but it can also be used as an egg replacer in your baked goods!

6. Viva Naturals Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder [3 oz] – Japanese Ceremonial Grade for Lattes, Smoothies and Baked GoodsViva Naturals Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder [3 oz] - Japanese Ceremonial Grade for Lattes, Smoothies and Baked Goods

Viva Naturals/Amazon

Matcha powder is derived from green tea which has loads of health benefits. It has shown that green tea can decrease face puffiness in the morning as well as assist in digestion, and alleviate joint pain! You can even mix this powder with two other ingredients to make a skin-healing face mask! Make sure to check out Make Your Own Green Tea Matcha Face Mask to try this at home!

7. Naturade VeganSmart Pea Protein Vanilla, 19 OunceNaturade VeganSmart Pea Protein Vanilla, 19 Ounce

VeganSmart/Amazon

Pea protein has been a hot topic in 2017! Pea protein is allergen-free (making it a suitable option for those who can’t have soy or nuts). This Naturade VeganSmart Pea Protein Vanilla, 19 Ounce packs in 20 grams of protein per serving leaving you saitiated, energized, and full for hours! One Amazon user is starting their 2018 with this healthy supplement stating “This is good stuff. I’ve purchased it several times. It’s vegan but you don’t have to be vegan to try it. I mix it with Almond milk in a glass or in a blender with frozen strawberries or blueberries. Yummy.”

8. Pacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage, Original, Low Fat, 32-OuncePacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage, Original, Low Fat, 32-Ounce

Pacific Foods/Amazon

Oat milk is a mild dairy-alternative that contains 10% of your daily iron needs! It has been shown that cutting out dairy and replacing it with a healthy, plant-milk alternative can even help alleviate anxiety! This Pacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage, Original, Low Fat, 32-Ounce is an easy dairy-free alternative to milk. Dari stated “My favorite milk substitute!! Creamier than rice or almond milk. Tastes great, especially on oat cereal!” Make sure to try out our oatmeal recipes with this plant-based milk.

9. USDA Organic Jojoba Oil, 100% Pure (4oz Large) | Natural Cold Pressed Unrefined Hexane Free Oil for Hair & Face | Carrier Oil – Certified Organic | Cliganic 90 Days Warranty

Organic Jojoba Oil, 100% Pure (4oz Large) | Natural Cold Pressed Unrefined Hexane Free Oil for Hair & Face | Carrier Oil - Certified Organic | Cliganic 90 Days Warranty

 

Cliganic/Amazon

Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory that can assist in treating acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It works, because it’s chemical makeup mimics that of the natural oil on our skin. This USDA Organic Jojoba Oil, 100% Pure (4oz Large) | Natural Cold Pressed Unrefined Hexane Free Oil for Hair & Face | Carrier Oil – Certified Organic | Cliganic 90 Days Warranty is a good skin remedy for those who have a more sensitive skin.

10. Spring of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Non-GMO, Cold Pressed, Purity Guaranteed! Contains 62% MCTSpring of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - Non-GMO, Cold Pressed, Purity Guaranteed! Contains 62% MCTs

Spring of Life/Amazon

Coconut oil has been and will remain a popular way to stay healthy. Coconut oil can help relieve yeast infections, sugar cravings, can even boost your energy if added to your hot tea or coffee in the morning! The fats coconut oil contains are unique and linked to blood cleansing, weight loss, and digestion aid! If you don’t already use coconut oil, we encourage you to jump onboard and pick up some of this Spring of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Non-GMO, Cold Pressed, Purity Guaranteed! Contains 62% MCT!

11. Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Chia Seeds, 10 OunceSpectrum Essentials Organic Ground Chia Seeds, 10 Ounce

Spectrum Essentials/Amazon

Chia seeds are a great egg replacement for your baking needs! Using ground chia seeds specifically increases our bodies ability to digest the 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per one ounce! Dave B has been feeling the health improvements these little seeds bring: “I started drinking fruit and veggie smoothies about a year ago. I put 2 tablespoons of this ground flaxseed in every day… The results – I have lost 14 lbs to date and my cholesterol has dropped from 230 a year ago to a whopping 144 now!” Try these Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Chia Seeds, 10 Ounce in one of our vegan smoothie recipes!

12. Classico Collection-Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark Chocolate and Caramela Box: Vegan, No Gluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Sesame or Soy. Vegan, All-natural, Non-GMO, Low GlycemicClassico Collection-Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark Chocolate and Caramela Box: Vegan, No Gluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Sesame or Soy. Vegan, All-natural, Non-GMO, Low Glycemic

Amore Di Mona/Amazon

Chocolate isn’t just good for your heart, it’s actually also good for your gut! According to some studies, the fiber in chocolate can act as a prebiotic in your digestive system! This Classico Collection-Amore Di Mona Luxury Dark Chocolate and Caramela Box: Vegan, No Gluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Sesame or Soy. Vegan, All-natural, Non-GMO, Low Glycemic is super allergen-friendly and free of coloring and preservatives!

13. NOW Foods Pumpkin Seed Raw, 1 lbNOW Foods Pumpkin Seed Raw, 1 lb

NOW Foods/Amazon

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with omega-3’s, iron, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Studies have even shown that these healthy fats can contribute to healthy heart health, improved mood, and improved immune health! This NOW Foods Pumpkin Seed Raw, 1 lb is unsalted which means you can add these seeds to sweet breakfasts or savory salads for lunch or dinner.

14. Nature’s Path Hot Organic Oatmeal Variety Pack, 8 CountNature's Path Hot Organic Oatmeal Variety Pack, 8 Count

Nature’s Path/Amazon

Did you know that 75% of Americans eat oatmeal? Well, there are good reasons for it. Oatmeal is consistently proven to improve heart health. Their beneficial fibers called beta-glucans have been proven to improve immune health and in some cases prevent cancer. Oats are pretty plain in flavor so this Nature’s Path Hot Organic Oatmeal Variety Pack, 8 Count will give you the opportunity to experiment with your favorite oatmeal pairings!

15. Just For Fun: Back to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can: grow organic cilantroBack to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can: grow organic cilantro

Back to the Roots/Amazon

Cilantro is a great herb that helps in the body’s natural cleansing of mercury and lead. It also aids in hormone balance and digestion! This cute little Back to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can: grow organic cilantro is a fun way to grow your own at home! One Amazon user stated, “I’m surprised how well they’re growing – mine only get a few hours of sunlight a day on my windowsill and survived two weeks without water while I was out of town.” Seems like a fun and easy way to grow a fresh and healthy herb at home!

We have so many smoothie, salad, and breakfast recipes for you to add all of your new ingredients into! We also have so many new years detox recipes, so check out Start 2018 Feeling Fresh With These Detox Soups, Salads and Elixirs! Make sure to download the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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