OPW's Health Space 

OPW's Health Space is where members of the OPW team — Will (head nutritionist), Dr. Valentina Benitez (naturopathic physician), and Stevie (nutritionist) — will share their thoughts on all things nutrition, diets, herbs, naturopathic medicine and many other topics of health and natural medicine. 

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It's been a long time in the works, but I've been relying on this recovery smoothie for the last 3 months and it's taken my recovery and therefore my training to what I have felt are next levels. I hope it does the same for you too! This smoothie is full of colorful foods and so much quality nutrition. It's very anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. The heavy-hitting ingredients that really make this recovery smoothie an "ultimate" one include the ginger, tart cherry concentrate, beetroot powder, chia seeds (or hemp or flax seeds) and the turmeric. Of course the fruit and vegetables are crucial, but those can be swapped for other ingredients if necessary according to your desired smoot

Nutrition Spotlight: Brassicas

This Nutrition Spotlight post is on brassicas, or cruciferous vegetables. These brassicas all have different nutritional profiles, but there is a lot of similarity in what major benefits we get by including them in our nutrition. Cruciferous vegetables are such excellent sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, and of course fiber. Some are even great sources of iron and other compounds such as nitrates which help to improve blood flow. I also think of glucosinolates when I think of cruciferous vegetables. These compounds boast so much antioxidant activity, making them disease-protective and helpful for impeding cancer cell growth, making them protective against cancer as well. Brassica vege

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