1. The 5 Best Study Snacks

    It’s the time of year during college when healthy habits can go out the window. After all, you barely have time to recover from your Thanksgiving food coma until you’re thrown into the crunch of finals. Luckily, there are a few easy snacks you can depend on as you get your brain into gear for st…Read More

  2. The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

    Ever since Cinderella rode in one to the ball, pumpkins have had quite a magical reputation. We mostly associate pumpkins with something to carve for Halloween, and we throw out the “guck” from the pumpkin insides to get the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. As you pick your pumpkin from the patch and car…Read More

  3. Local Flow Featured Menu Items for Fall

    Fall in McMinnville is a special time of year. The Oregon fall foliage peaks, students at Linfield fall back into the routine of school, and the humid summer air begins to cool. Autumn in McMinnville is especially good for the food — local farmers have an entire season’s harvest to share, so the…Read More

  4. What Your Food Cravings Are Actually Telling You

    When you’re stressed or verging on hanger (hunger-anger), what type of food do you crave the most? For some, it’s an entire pint of ice cream. Others crave carbo-loaded food like pretzels and bread. Another group of us rushes to the chocolate aisle of the local grocery store and has a feast. Bec…Read More

  5. Acai Bowls Are The Spider-Man of Superfoods

    In the world of nutrition, superfoods are like Marvel comic dietary heros. Quinoa is like Superman himself — it provides all nine essential amino acids and packs a protein punch. Chia seeds are like Wonder Woman — they might be small, but they are loaded with more essential fatty acids than any …Read More

  6. The Health Benefits of Kombucha

    If you’ve ever seen how kombucha is brewed, you might think to yourself, “there is no way I should drink this.” You might have heard of “The Mother” (which is really a SCOBY, or symbiotic colony of bacterial yeast) and wondered how anything edible could have such a name. The reality couldn…Read More

  7. Top Four Alternatives To Animal-Based Protein

    Whether you identify as a vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, or just good samaritan, there are countless reasons to reduce your meat intake. At Local Flow Health Bar, we’re all about healthy eating without the pretentiousness, so we’re not trying to convince you to eat one way or another. We …Read More

  8. Healthy Eating Tip: Eat by Color

    When you hear “taste the rainbow,” you might think of a popular candy slogan. In the world of healthy eating, though, this tagline is actually a great rule of thumb for eating a nutrient-dense diet. With candy, different colors usually signal different artificial dyes, but with natural produce e…Read More

  9. Probiotics 101: Your Gut and Healthy Eating

    At Local Flow Health Bar, we get a lot of questions about healthy eating and which particular foods are the best for your body. The answer to that question depends on the person, their specific health goals, nutrient deficiencies, and lifestyle. In general, though, we think probiotics are a great pl…Read More

  10. YOUR FLOW.

    Calories and their impact on health and nutrition have a negative connotation in the United States. Calories are a buzzed word that many use as an overarching nutritional fact without understanding what they actually are and what their impact is on the body. So let’s get down to the science of a c…Read More