Importance of Sunscreen Lotion

Spring is only a few months away and summer not far behind that. People love bathing in the ocean and bathing in the warm rays of the sun [...]

Vitamin C and Metabolic Syndrome

Have you heard of metabolic syndrome? It is when a person's blood triglycerides, blood pressure and cholesterol are all elevated. The trifecta increases the risk of a person [...]

Winter Time in the OBX

It's winter time here in Corolla, NC. With average highs in the 40's, it's easy for people who are not from here to think that there is nothing [...]

Fruits and Veggies Keep the Doctor Away

We all remember that old saying: “An apple a day keeps the Dr. away.”. The saying was created as a way to stress the importance of having fresh fruit as a means to support the immune system. In reality, you can get the Vitamins and antioxidants from other fruits, as well as vegetables. This is why fruit and veggie smoothies are so good for you. They taste delicious, fill you up and keep you healthy. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, about half of our daily diet should be fruit and vegetables. The other half should be a mix between grain and dairy. Sadly, recent studies show that 80% of kids are not getting the required fresh fruit and vegetables that their body requires. This is making for a generation of unhealthy and sick kids.  […]

Short Break for the Winter

Island Smoothie Cafe is on a short break for the winter but stay tuned. We will rev it back up for the spring. We will be back to [...]

Healthiest Store Bought Green Juices

If you are shopping and you have the need for some healthy green juice but don't feel like making it yourself, rest assured, there are some quality products [...]

Surfing Spots in the Outer Banks

If you are a regular visitor to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, you know that surfing is a way of life for many people here. If you [...]

Health Benefits of Having One Smoothie Per Day

Most of know that an all natural smoothie is good for you. But just how good for you is a fresh all natural smoothie? One study suggests eating all fruit meals at least once per day is a perfect way to get your much needed calories and cut back on the deadly fats that you may ingest eating other foods. Plant fat is nothing but good for you whereas animal fats and saturated processed fats can be harmful. […]

Locally Owned and Operated

In 2018 it has become clear how important it is to support local businesses. Sure, the big box stores and chains offer low prices but your locally owned [...]

Activities in Corolla North Carolina

The summer weather has cooled just a tad and what better time to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina? If you are a visitor to the area [...]

Benefits of Having an All Natural Smoothie

A well made smoothie is like a party for your taste buds. The flavors should dance around in your mouth and make you feel happy and satiated. But [...]

End of Summer in OBX

Its August in the Outer Banks and although summer is almost technically over, there is still plenty of hot weather and local fun left to be had. In [...]

Flax Seeds

Not only is flaxseed loaded with plant omega-3s, it also has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food. The soluble fiber [...]

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds are a gift of nature. They are the most nutritious seed in the world. Hemp Seeds are a complete protein. They have the most concentrated balance [...]

Maca Powder

Grown in the Andes, maca is a root vegetable that is picked, dried, and processed into a powder.   According to folk belief, it is a plant known [...]

Acai Berries

Not only does it taste good but the health benefits of this exotic berry are totally off the charts. Acai berries are becoming one of the most popular [...]

Cacao Powder

According to Elson Hass in his book “Staying Healthy With Nutrition,” cacao provides antidepressant benefits.  He explains that cacao contains the substance phenethylamine, which is a neurotransmitter [...]

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an amazing source of healthy fatty acids.  Most of the fatty acids that you can find in coconut oil are medium-chain, which means that [...]

Vitamin C

Our bodies are programmed to continually repair themselves.  However, as we get older, they can become overwhelmed by too many free radicals, especially as we age.  This [...]

B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy.  It is responsible for the smooth functioning of several critical body processes.  [...]

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