The Truth About Plant-Based "Meats"

Unpacking the healthy, and not-so-healthy, benefits of meat substitutes If you are vegetarian, vegan, or are just wanting to eat less meat, you likely have heard of Beyond Meat or the Impossible Burger. These plant-based burgers are gaining popularity and even food chains such as Burger King, Red Robin, and White Castle are including them on their menus. But are these foods really as healthy as they are made out to be? Let’s take a look... Beyond Meat products get much of their protein content from pea protein.  Sounds healthy right? Well, it’s not that simple. In order to create the protei...
Eden Covington
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GOLO Announces Donation to HAVEN Women of Philadelphia

We recently announced a $5,000 donation to HAVEN Women, a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to female Veterans who are homeless or in transition. The donation continues our commitment to supporting community-based health and wellness initiatives. “We’re proud to support HAVEN Women and their work with women Veterans who have served our country,” said Jennifer Brooks, President, GOLO, LLC. “Our donation will provide financial assistance to make sure those efforts continue.” Residents of HAVEN Women run the gamut in age, socioeconomic upbringing, education, and ethnicity but share two...
Marvin Mack
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Foods for Thought: Dragon Fruit

Let’s talk exotic fruit, dragon fruit to be exact. You may have seen these in the store and wondered what on earth they were. Dragon fruit is known for its wild appearance with bright pink and green colors -almost like the scales of a dragon itself.  They are the fruit of a cactus plant and are native to Mexico, Central America, and South America and are also known by the names, pitaya or strawberry pear. Chinese legend states that this fruit was born from the fire breathed by a dragon in battle. While that story may seem a bit hard to believe, their health benefits are even more unbelievab...
Erik Witman
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Tasty Seasonal Salad Ideas for Late Summer Dining!

GOLO partnered with nutritionist and certified personal trainer Bethann Wagner to create three healthy and tasty summer salad recipe ideas inspired by the GOLO metabolic meal plan. Perfect for late summer dining, Bethann’s recipes focus on fresh seasonal ingredients like tomatoes, kale, arugula, and onion. She also selected a variety of lean and nutritious proteins like chicken, crab, and shrimp for her recipes.  Check out Bethann’s flavorful summer salad recipes below: Recipe #1:  Spicy Shrimp and Kale Salad Bowl (Serves 1) Ingredients for each bowl: 3 ounces of shrimp 1/2 cup of cooked ...
Marvin Mack
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Gut health: the key to a strong immune system

Why your gut health is critical to your overall health, especially your immune system Today now more than ever its essential to stay as healthy as possible. The immune system is our body’s defense against illness and disease. Approximately 70% of our immune system lives in the gut, which makes it important to maintain the proper balance of this delicate “ecosystem”. The word “gut” refers to your stomach and intestines. The health of your gut is measured by the amount and types of bacteria that reside in your gastrointestinal tract which impacts your overall wellness. Signs of poor gut healt...
Erik Witman
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Enjoy these Summer Fruit and Vegetable Options Before the Season Slips Away

 With the last days of summer on the horizon, now is a great time to take steps to improve your eating habits by taking full advantage of the seasonal fruit and vegetable options currently available. In addition to being delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables are important sources of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.  The experts from The University of Delaware 4-H Program developed a list of nutritious fruit and vegetable options that are perfect for late summer eating. Take a look at their top 10. Watermelon: Juicy, refreshing, and offers excellent hydration for the body. Tomatoes: N...
Marvin Mack
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Foods for Thought: Cucumbers

Cucumbers are great for weight loss, but they have many more benefits as well. Check out these fun facts about this little green veggie: The term “cool as a cucumber” isn’t just because they have so many health benefits (which naturally is super cool) but because of its ability to cool the temperature of our blood! Perhaps you had one too many drinks last night? Well, cucumbers contain sugars, B vitamins and electrolytes to help replenish the nutrients you may have lost. Got a case of bad breath? Snack on a few cucumber slices and it will be gone, naturally! Cucumbers can help with hydrati...
Erik Witman
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Meet the Interns: Sophie Brooks

Every year, GOLO offers summer internships to a select number of talented high school and college students considering careers in health and wellness. GOLO summer interns gain valuable hands-on experience designed to support their personal and professional development. This summer, we had the distinct pleasure of working with intern Sophie Brooks.    Meet Sophie Brooks: Sophie is a recent graduate of Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, Delaware, where she ranked in the top 25 of her class. Sophie will be attending the University of Florida this fall, where she plans to study media prod...
Marvin Mack
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Meet the Interns: Andrew Pao

Every year, GOLO offers summer internships to a select number of talented high school and college students considering careers in health and wellness. GOLO summer interns gain valuable hands-on experience designed to support their personal and professional development. This summer, we had the distinct pleasure of working with intern Andrew Pao.   Meet Andrew Pao:  Andrew is a junior at The University of Florida studying business management. During his time at GOLO, Andrew collaborated with various departments, including marketing, advertising, and logistics. One of Andrew’s summer internsh...
Marvin Mack
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GOLO Announces $10K Donation to the University of Delaware 4-H Program to Support Healthy Living Initiatives

As part of our ongoing commitment to support community-based health and wellness initiatives, GOLO, the pioneering wellness solutions company, recently donated $10K to the University of Delaware 4-H Program. The funds will support various educational programs managed by the University of Delaware 4-H, specifically initiatives emphasizing the importance of health and nutrition. “We have long admired the contributions made by The University of Delaware 4-H Program to families in the community,” says Jennifer Brooks, President, GOLO LLC. “Our donation will help to support their efforts in the ...
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