1. Why Ginger Is So Good For You

    If there’s any superfood deserving of the title, it has to be ginger. For centuries, ginger has been touted as a cure-all spice — and for good reason. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or want to ease a nauseated stomach, ginger is one of the best solutions out there. Stop by Local Flow…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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