Water Infusion

Water… well, we can’t live without it! And somehow even though water also makes up 60 +% of our bodies we are still responsible for consuming it in large amounts daily!

No, you don’t have to drink the recommended amount of water to survive but you would be surprised what amazing benefits are possible when your body is actually hydrated properly.

H2O Benefits

First things first, how much water should YOU drink daily?

Don’t worry, I Googled it for you, and a general guideline is to try to drink between half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. For example; A 150 lbs person should drink anywhere from 75 to 150 ounces of water a day to remain appropriately hydrated  (Keep in mind this is only a guideline and depending on your physical activity and diet the numbers may vary).

It’s said that water helps to maximize physical performance, energy and even brain function. Water can also help to prevent and treat headaches and constipation. And don’t forget it’s your best friend after a night of drinking!

But water is even great for those of us who want to shed a few pounds! When your body’s water content is adequate, water can help you feel fuller longer and even help to boost your metabolic rate. And lastly, water alone can help to detox the body naturally!

But should you be infusing your water so it can do more…?

Infused Water Benefits

So right off the bat if you think water is boring, infusing it with fruits etc. is a great way to change up the flavor and still get all the benefits from the water itself.

But it’s said that only roughly 20% of the nutrients in the soaking ingredients will actually make its way into the water and ultimately your body. Meaning that while you’ll get a little nutritional boost, it probably isn’t enough to make a noticeable difference.

Many suggest, especially if you like to infuse citrus, to just squeeze the juice into the water instead, more flavor and nutrients! Or even try mixing fruit powders directly into your water if nutrients are your main priority.

Bottom Line

As far as infused water vs. regular H2O, I think it’s an experience and flavor preference more than anything else. The main objective for most is just getting multiple liters of water down daily. But if infusing your water helps you to do that then it’s worth it, but it’s certainly not necessary!



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Green is Great for You!

I don’t know about you, but more than once throughout my health and fitness journey, drinking green tea has been suggested to me as something to add to my routine.

So like most of us, I went out and bought some green tea, drank it for a couple of days and then gave up!

But I feel like, now more than ever, tea is being suggested as a weight loss tool and a detoxifying aid for the body.

That being the case, I decided to look further into green tea in order to hopefully convince myself to try it again!

And here is what I found…

Green Tea Benefits

Overall Health

To start, green tea is full of antioxidants (which you already know are awesome for you), and these help to protect your body’s cells from damage.

It’s also great for stimulating brain activity short term due to its caffeine content, which encourages the neurons in the brain to fire. But it’s also been said to help improve brain activity long term too.

And you shouldn’t have the jitters because it’s not as strong as coffee. But that being said, many actually claim they have more sustainable energy with green tea vs. coffee.

Green tea can also help to kill bacteria, potentially helping to lower risk of infections it the mouth and even the flu.

Weight loss

Green tea is said to be great for fat burning and boosting the metabolism, plus the small caffeine boost helps to keep you alert and hopefully more physically active!

And most found that the fat burning boost they got from green tea is surprisingly focused in the ever-stubborn abdominal area too. Yay!

Green tea may also help to shed a couple pounds, however there are many that don’t experience a significant increase in weight loss with green tea. Meaning the scale won’t change much even though it may help with burning fat.

I think it goes without saying that green tea can benefit most people, many sources even consider green tea to be one of the healthiest things you can drink!

Now what about Matcha?

Matcha Vs. Green Tea

Right off the bat, matcha and green tea come from the same plant and therefore have many of the same properties. I think it’s safe to assume that a majority of the benefits you attain from green tea, you will also get from matcha.

But is there more?

Yes, matcha is unique, because unlike traditional black or green teas, where you steep the leaves and discard them in order to drink the tea, with matcha you will consume the leaves too.

For matcha the green tealeaves are ground down into a powder, which can be stirred or mixed into a cup of water, you then drink both water and powder/leaves. This makes matcha a more potent mix of the beneficial nutrients contained in green tea.

And yes, matcha can boost your energy more than green tea too. But it’s not only because of its higher caffeine content, it’s also because matcha has L-theanine, which helps to trigger alertness. Many have described feeling alert, but calm, and having no jitters after consuming matcha.

Just think of matcha as green tea 2.0!

Bottom Line

It doesn’t seem like you can go wrong with either option! Whether you choose green tea or matcha, the basic benefits will be the same.

Overall green tea is great for your health, but that doesn’t mean just anything with green tea in the name is healthy. Which is fine, but don’t order a sugary matcha latte at Starbucks and consider it a part of your healthy diet!

Maybe try switching your morning coffee with green tea or matcha and see how you feel. It’s not going to be loved by everyone, but what healthy food or beverage is?

If nothing else green tea is an easy way to add some nutrients and hydration to your body, all with a small cup of tea!

We can do that right?

AND if you are interested in giving green tea/matcha a try then check out our BRAND NEW Green Energy Blend Tea!

With a propriety blend of Matcha, Red Ginseng and Lemon Powder you get all of the energy, immunity boosting and fat burning benefits in one!

Plus you can serve it three different ways!

  1. Brewed– when tea bags are steeped in hot water (3-5 min) and then discarded, you will get more of a green tea experience!
  2. Chilled – once you have steeped your tea like above, pour it over ice and enjoy in during the summer or even on the go!
  3. Blended– if you want a more potent taste and all the matcha benefits possible, try tearing open the tea bag and blending the powder with ice water or into your favorite smoothies!

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Citrus it is!

So now that we know how awesome berries are for our health, I want to make sure that their more acidic cousins aren’t forgotten either!

I’m talking about citrus fruits! 

And yes, they do have more to offer than just Vitamin C, but I’ll take the immune system boost any day, and so should you!

Unfortunately I’m not JUST talking about adding more orange juice or other citrus juices from the store to your diet. Because the best way to reap all of the amazing benefits of citrus fruits, is to eat them whole!

The 5 Best Citrus

Fruits for Your Health


  • To start, the low calorie nature of this fruit makes it an obvious choice for those trying to lose weight. But it’s also a great source of vitamins A & C, which both help protect and improve skin by encouraging collagen production. Its potassium, lycopene and choline presence help lower blood pressure and to maintain a healthy heart. While its fiber content aids with digestion, and its high water content (91%) can help to hydrate the body. Plus they aren’t overly sour so most people can eat them whole no problem, you just need the right spoon!


  • The high amounts of vitamin C in this fruit make it a great choice for protecting your immune system year round. But lemons also contain folic acid, which is said to aid in heart health and may help reduce the risk of stroke.  And since lemons contain the most citric acid of any fruit, they are great for those suffering from kidney stones, and may help deter future ones from forming. Plus you can easily add lemon juice to any beverage for added flavor and nutrients, not to mention their great for detoxifying the body!

Blood Orange

  • While still being a great source of Vitamin C, blood oranges also contain folic acid, vitamins B9 & A, and even calcium—making blood oranges great for immunity, heart health, your skin and bones! But the most unique thing about blood oranges is that they contain anthocyanin which gives them their red color. But beyond that, anthocyanin, (also found in blueberries) can help protect your cells from oxidative damage, which may also help improve/maintain our memories as we age.


  • Oranges are low calorie and are primarily made of carbs and water with a little protein and fat. And on top of the Vitamin C benefits, oranges can help promote clear and healthy skin by fighting damage and protecting it from pollution. And since they contain potassium they can also help reduce blood pressure and are great for your cardio vascular health.  There is also some fiber found in oranges, but you can only get it when eaten whole. Luckily oranges are one of the easiest citrus fruits to eat where ever you are, just peal and go!


  • Limes can help keep blood sugar stable due to their soluble fiber, which makes them slower to digest.  It also contains healthy acids that can help remove dead skin cells when applied directly to skin.  The acid can also help to break down food to help with overall digestion. And as for weight loss, the citric acid in limes can help to burn fat, while maintaining blood sugar levels and keeping your heart healthy. Plus its vitamin C content can help fight off colds and even help your body absorb more iron!

Bottom Line

You can’t go wrong by adding more citrus fruits into your diet!

Overall citrus fruits are low in calories; contain fiber and tons of great vitamins and minerals that your body can benefit from! They help to protect your heart, your blood pressure, digestive system and even your skin!

Plus citrus fruits are good for your brain too, due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Citrus can help to protect brain cells from deterioration and even help improve brain function.

And yes, you’ll get the most out of them when eaten whole, but that doesn’t mean you have to everyday. You can totally supplement a bit with juicing, natural juices, teas, powders etc. every serving helps!

Without a doubt citrus fruits are great for your health, and the benefits can be found and seen inside and out!

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Berry Good for You!

We’ve all heard that berries are loaded with antioxidants (what ever that means) and that we should all eat more of them. But there are so many more benefits to keeping berries in your diet, than just their antioxidants!

Luckily they are also delicious (in my opinion) and there are tons of different ways to prepare them so you don’t ever get bored. And within the berry family there is a ton of variety, you have berries that lean towards sweet and some that are more sour and tart.

Whatever your berry preference, adding more berries into your diet can truly be beneficial to pretty much everyone!

The 5 Berry Best for You

  1. Raspberries

Full of vitamins, antioxidants and even fiber, raspberries can help with weight-loss, strengthen the immune system, aids with anti-aging and improves skin health. They are primarily sweet and easy to eat, due to their soft texture and no large pit or seed in the middle. They can easily be added to smoothies, eaten whole or the fruit powder can be added to tea bags and steeped.

2. Acai Berries

These purple skinned and yellow-fleshed berries have a large seed in the middle and have a somewhat earthy taste. These berries are high in fat and low in sugar along with many great minerals for the body such as zinc, iron, copper etc.  Acai berries can help to boost brain function, improve cholesterol levels and of course provide antioxidants. Its three main forms for consumption are purees, powders or juices, but powders will deliver the most concentrated amount of nutrients.

3. Blackberries

With high levels of manganese, these berries are great for helping you maintain and improve brain functions, such as short-term memory and motor skills. They can also help reduce inflammation, fight off infections and boost immunity. While also being great for women’s menstrual health, such as cramps, and everyone’s cardiovascular health and skin. They are great in smoothies or eaten whole with or without yogurt.

4. Blueberries

While all berries have antioxidants, blueberries have the highest concentration among the most common fruits and vegetables.  Blueberries can help to reduce DNA damage and fight ageing, and regular consumption is linked to lower blood pressure.  They are great for those with diabetes and help to fight urinary tract infections. And with no seed or pit they are easy to eat on the go and to add to any meal.

5. Goji Berries

  • These berries contain vitamins C, A, Fiber, Iron and Zinc on top of its antioxidants. With immune system boosting properties, these berries are great for cold and flu protection. They may aid in weight loss due to their fiber content and low calorie nature. Overall they are great for energy, focus and over all well-being. Treat them much like raisins and add them easily into trail mixes, or drink as a juice or tea.

Bottom Line

Berries are so good for you, and are good alone or in tons of recipes (healthy and not so healthy) depending on your mood. And even though there are tons of fad diets out there, berries are allowed in almost all of them, so you never have to feel guilty.

Berries are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to improve your health. But if eating whole berries is not your thing, then utilizing berry powders is a great option.

KBA now has a Berry Citrus Tea blend that offers all the amazing health benefits listed above for Goji berries, Acai berries and Raspberries. And with a yummy mixed berry flavor and aroma, it is an easy way to reap berry benefits without having to prep them much at all!



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Juicing is Back… Again!

You know they say good trends always make a come back and at home juicing is no exception. That’s not to say that some people haven’t made home juicing a part of their daily routine between trends, but for the most part it’s a diet that comes and goes.

But are the benefits of juicing substantial enough to keep it around forever?


Juicing vs. Chewing


Is buying a juicer and the juicing process really that much better for you than just eating them whole?

Juicing cannot magically add more nutrients to your produce (Spoiler Alert). In fact, some even say that   juicing loses nutrients because it takes out those fibrous yet nutrient rich parts of our favorite super veggies. But it can help create a more enjoyable way of getting your greens. And it will take more preparation and time than just eating the produce whole.

I think one of the main draws of juicing, and one of its main benefits, is the amount of fruits and veggies you can fit in just one juice. You can reap the benefits from many different produce items at the same time, easily, without having to chew and eat them all.

So if you know you’re not the type of person to eat all of your recommended greens in/with your daily meals, then juicing could indeed be for you!

Just keep in mind that juicing is usually the more expensive option —due to buying the equipment and the amount of produce you will go through. Not to mention cleaning your juicer after each use (just saying).

But if you are interested in exploring juicing more, check out this list of veggies to try when you get started.


Best Vegetables for Juicing & Their Health Benefits


  1. Celery
    1. Celery is full of Vitamins K, A, and C as well as folate and potassium. Making it great for your immune system, healthy vision, bones, skin and even blood. It’s also 95% water, which makes it great for juicing!


  1. Cucumber
    1. Also at 95% water, Cucumbers make a great hydrating base for a juice! Potassium helps to reduce stroke risk. Also containing, Vitamin C, antioxidants and beta-carotene, cucumbers can improve skin, helping you look younger!


  1. Carrot
    1. Carrots are great to add flavor and color to your juice. They contain tons of vitamins like Vitamin A, C, and K. But also many essential minerals like potassium and iron. They can give your immune system a boost while also lowering blood pressure. Not to mention vision health!


  1. Spinach
    1. Juicing spinach makes is easier to take, I think, and it helps get that healthy green color! But spinach is also full of Vitamins A, C and E and minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. It is great for brain function and even contains some protein.


  1. Sweet Potato
    1. This is new to me! But sweet potatoes are great for adding sweetness to your juice without tons of fruit. They allow for added sweetness without sugar spikes in the body. They contain Vitamins A, C, B6 and minerals such as iron and magnesium.


Bottom Line

I find it very appealing to simply drink one juice with all my greens for the day in it. But it’s not something I can see myself prepping every single day.

I don’t think I will adopt this trend temporarily or permanently, simply because it seems like more work and money than it’s probably worth. But regardless of whether you juice or chew the old fashioned way the trend is the same, MORE GREENS!


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