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Williston, ND 58801
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Fresh Palate is a natural, organic food store specializing in gluten free, dairy-free, and vegan. We also carry home, beauty, baby, novelty gift items, and essential oils.

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Sip, Say and Spot

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Got your attention with that title, did I?!

Sip your favorite Fresh Brewed coffee, specialty drink or smoothie to Say whats on your mind and have a Spot for people watching right out front our kiosk! There's a lovely pallet bench that has your name on it! Bring a friend to take a load off on a nice warm day OR a brisk cool morning as we are on the skirt tails of Fall - our favorite season at Fresh Palate!

Fresh Brewed Thermos'

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Looking for a great new thermos for your favorite Espresso Drink or Flavored Lemonade?! Or a gift for the hard to buy for person in your life?! We have the Thermos for you! 

A little interesting fact about where the word and idea of a Thermos originated from - 

Thermos trademark registered in Britain 1907, invented by Sir James Dewar (patented in 1904 but not named then), from Greek thermos "hot". Dewar built the first one in 1892, but it was firstmanufactured commercially in Germany in 1904, when two glass blowers formed Thermos GmbH. Supposedly the company sponsored a contest to name the thing, and a Munich resident won with a submission of Thermos. - sited from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/thermos

More information on our Thermos' - Both can be used for hot or cold drinks! The Black thermos can keep drinks hot for 6 hours and cold for 12 hours. The Grey thermos has a time frame of 12 hours for hot and 24 hours for cold! I, personally, wanted to put the 24 hours to the test and still had ice chips in my Grey thermos at the 24 hour mark! 

Bring your mug in for a fifty cent fresh brewed coffee refill ANY time to either Fresh Palate or Fresh Brewed Kiosk!! 

  

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

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Cinnamon bark oil is distilled from the bark of cinnamon trees. It has many helpful properties!

Common Uses:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Colds
  • Digestion
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Staph Infections
  • Viral and Infectious Diseases
  • Warts
  • Whooping Cough

 

Source: "Reference Guide for Essential Oils" By Connie and Alan Highley

Clary Sage Oil

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Clary sage oil is steam distilled from the clary sage plant and has been used for centuries for many problems.

Uses:

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Autism
  • Cholesterol
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Epilepsy
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hot Flashes
  • PMS
  • Seizures

Source: "Reference Guide for Essential Oils" by Connie and Alan Higley

Lemongrass Oil

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Lemongrass oil is steam distilled from lemongrass leaves in India and Guatemala. This oil can be used for many things. 

Uses:

  • Air purification
  • Antibacterial
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cataracts
  • Cholesterol
  • Gastritis
  • Graves disease
  • Hashimotos disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Paralysis
  • Tissue Repair
  • Varicose Veins
  • Whiplash
  • When paired with some other essential oils, it can help with insect repelling

References: Reference Guide for Essential Oils By Connie and Alan Higley

Joy Essential Oil Blend

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Joy essential oil is a blend of bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, rosewood, lemon, mandarin, jasmine, roman chamomile, palmarose, and rose.

Joy brings back memories of being loved, helps you open up to receiving love and sharing loving times. If you are experiencing grief, Joy helps to open up the adenoids and adrenal glands that grief can shut down. Adrenal glands produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, along with reacting to stressors like illness and injury. Joy can be applied on the ears, neck, temples, wrists, and over your heart and heart chakras. 

For more effective benefits accompany Joy with the oils Hope, Magnify Your Purpose, Motivation, Live with Passion, and Valor. 

Melrose Essential Oil

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Melrose essential oil is a blend of the single oils: melaleuca, melaleuca quinquenervia, rosemary cineol, and clove.

Cleaning or Therapeutic Uses for:

  • Bruises and insect bites
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Skin abrasions
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Earaches
  • Gums
  • Cold sores
  • Canker sores
  • Candida 
  • Fights infection
  • Kills fungus

References: Reference Guide for Essential Oils By Connie and Alan Higley

Thieves Oil

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Thieves essential oil is a blend of the single oils clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary cineol.

The single oils in thieves are highly antiviral and antiseptic and can help with:

  • The flu
  • Candida
  • Colds
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Coughs
  • Strep throat
  • Sore throats
  • Teething
  • Cold sores
  • Canker sores
  • Cuts/Bruises
  • Infection
  • Slivers

References: Reference Guide for Essential Oils By Connie and Alan Higley

 

 

Manuka Essential Oil

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Manuka oil comes from the leaves and branches of the Manuka tree in New Zealand and has a wide variety of uses. 

It may help with:

  • Skin problems(sun burns, eczema, ringworm, fungal infections, dandruff)
  • Fever
  • Colds
  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Acne
  • Bronchitis
  • Cuts(antibacterial)
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Joint pain
  • Infections(staph/strep)
  • Ulcers

References: Reference Guide for Essential Oils By Connie and Alan Higley 2013 Edition

 

Melaleuca Oil

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Melaleuca Oil also known as Tea Tree Oil has many benefits and uses. 

Common Uses:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Candida (yeast)
  • Cold Sores
  • Dandruff
  • Influenza
  • Hives
  • Inflammation
  • Lice
  • Rashes
  • Shingles
  • Sunburn
  • Thrush
  • Wounds

Tea Tree promotes cleansing and purity. Apply directly to the skin, dilute with a carrier oil for sensitive skin or children, or diffuse. 

References:

Reference Guide for Essential Oils By Connie and Alan Higley 2013

Lemon Oil

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Lemon oil is one of the most used essential oils and has a wide variety of uses. 

Common Uses:

  • Air purification
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Cleaning (kitchen and bath)
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive issues
  • Disinfecting
  • Gout
  • Hangovers
  • Heartburn
  • Kidney stones
  • Overeating

Lemon can be applied directly to the skin, diffused, or added to water or other beverages (1 drop for every 4oz of liquid). 

Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is steam distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower buds of peppermint plants. Like lavender, it has many benefits and uses and is one of the most common essential oils. 

Common Uses:

  • Allergies (Skin and Airborne)
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Cold sores
  • Concentration
  • Energy
  • Headache 
  • Heartburn
  • Heatstroke
  • Indigestion and IBS
  • Morning sickness
  • Motion sickness
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Peppermint oil can be diffused, applied directly to the skin, or ingested (1 drop in 4oz of beverage). Peppermint oil is a "hot" oil, so it's recommended to dilute the oil with a carrier oil so as not to irritate the skin.

Sources:

http://rodentsheriffreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/rodent-sheriff-peppermint-oil.jpg

"Reference Guide to Essential Oils" by Connie and Alan Highly

Lavender Oil

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Lavender oil has been called the most versatile of all essential oils. Its benefits seem endless!

Some common uses of lavender are:

  • Acne
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Alertness
  • Airborne and skin allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Burns
  • Blisters
  • Depression
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hives
  • Insect Repellent
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Wrinkles

Sources:

  • http://www.bpkineziologia.hu/images/rendszer/bachvt.jpg
  • "Reference Guide for Essential Oils" by Connie and Alan Higley

Ginger

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Ginger is a root that can be in powdered, dried, oil, candied, tea, or juice form. It can also be eaten fresh and provides many health benefits.

 Ginger May Help with:

  • Digestive Issues
  • Nausea
  • Colds
  • Morning Sickness
  • Exercise-Induced Muscle Soreness
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Inflammation

Ginger also contains some essential vitamins and minerals. Some are calcium, potassium, magnesium, and folate. 

 

Sources: 

  • http://themindunleashed.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/gingerr.jpg
  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

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 Apple cider vinegar can aid in killing some types of bacteria and helps with:

  • Nail fungus
  • Lice
  • Ear infections
  • Disinfecting/Cleaning

It has been added to daily regimens, by itself or in addition to other changes in diets, medications or supplements, to help lower blood sugar and insulin levels (helping people with type two diabetes). Ask your physician before adding apple cider vinegar to your diet, in case it could have an adverse affect with medications you may currently be taking.

Apple cider vinegar may also aid with weight loss, although just adding/subtracting one food  to/from your diet will not cause weight loss, but when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it may help.

More benefits are:

  • Helps with stomach aches and sore throats
  • Lessens dandruff
  • Can clear/lessen acne

These are just SOME of the benefits of this vinegar! Follow the links below to learn more:

http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/

https://authoritynutrition.com/6-proven-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/

 

Image: http://www.prevention.com/sites/prevention.com/files/styles/article_main_image_2200px/public/articles/2016/01/gettyimages-464461402-acv-sasimoto.jpg?itok=SNpYP4Su

Turmeric

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Turmeric comes from a turmeric plant and offers many benefits. This spice is used in food (especially Asian) to color, add flavor, and the root is used in some medicines. 

It has been used to help all of the following:

  • Heartburn
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches 
  • Diabetes 
  • Stomach Aches and Bloating
  • Liver Problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney Problems
  • Colds
  • Depression
  • Acne

And many more! Besides it being a spice, it also comes in capsules and an extract.

Learn more about turmeric(uses, side effects, etc) here: 

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662

http://asulia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/asulia-blog-5-Ways-to-Use-Turmeric-for-Better-Health.jpg

Maca Powder

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Maca powder is a super food that contains many benefits. Maca starts as a root then is dried and processed into a powder. Incan and Spanish warriors are believed to have consumed maca for increased stamina and energy in battle.

More benefits are:

  • Fights stress/ anxiety
  • Improves bone health
  • Amino Acids
  • Helps fatigue
  • Packed with essential vitamins and minerals
  • Improves skin health

(Click the link to learn more: https://www.themacateam.com/maca-benefits )

Add maca powder to smoothies and teas, or sprinkle it over cereal!

 

Sources;

 

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Spirulina

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What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is an algae that grows in salty and fresh water and  is among the world's most concentrated sources of nutrients! It comes in powder and tablet form and can be added to smoothies, face-masks, and more!

1 teaspoon contains:

  • 17 calories
  • 3 grams of protein
  • 12% Vitamin B2
  • 18% Vitamin B1
  • 16% Iron

This super food also contains amino acids, antioxidants, can benefit your immune system, and has anti-inflammatory benefits.

Recipes with Spirulina:  http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com/recipes

 

Sources:

  • http://www.howtolivehealthy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Spirulina-Powder1024x682.jpg
  • https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina/

Why Breakfast is Important

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We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact 93% of Americans agree that it is, but only 44% say they eat it everyday and 27% spend less than a minute on it. People who skip breakfast are more likely to consume more sweets, soft drinks, and eat fewer fruits and veggies throughout their day than those who don't. Knowing this, it isn't a surprise that studies show HALF of regular breakfast skippers are overweight. Breakfast also affects our brains and how we think. Students who eat a nutritious breakfast daily tend to have better grades than those who don't.

Choosing a healthy meal in the morning is essential. A sugary or greasy breakfast will give you a short burst of energy, followed by a crash, leaving you groggy and cranky. One great option is oatmeal and fruit (and one of my personal favorites). It's quick, easy, filling and will keep you focused and energized throughout your busy day. If you're not an oatmeal fan, don't worry, the options are endless! If you need help with ideas for a quick, healthy breakfast follow this link: http://greatist.com/health/healthy-fast-breakfast-recipes

The key to a good day is a good start. Stop skipping the most important meal of the day, and start eating breakfast!

 

Image: https://www.google.com/search?q=breakfast&espv=2&rlz=1C1TSND_enUS554US673&biw=1517&bih=674&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK39m8tL7LAhVESSYKHS5ZAqAQ_AUIBygC&dpr=0.9#tbm=isch&q=oatmeal&imgrc=Bu8CjS67R-FsOM%3A

Brown vs White Rice, Is Brown Really Better?

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It's been said countless times in the health food community that brown rice is the healthier choice over white. I've done some research on this topic and am going to share what I discovered. You may be surprised. 

To sum it up, it doesn't matter and here's why.

White rice has been called "unhealthy' and even "fattening". This is untrue. White rice is  simply brown rice with the outer coating removed. This actually makes it easier to digest than brown. But, brown rice is technically more nutritious than white. It contains more fiber and more vitamin B, but not by much. Protein content is also brought up when arguing that brown rice is better than white, but again not by much. The choice of which rice to chose is not worth worrying about and can be made completely based on personal preference. Eat whatever rice tastes good to you.

Hope this helped clear things up a little!!