Prevent and Fight Cancer with a Plant-Based Diet

At Fred and Ricky’s, we know first-hand how beneficial a whole-food plant-based diet is. Along with disease-fighting and weight-loss advantages, plant-based diets rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains can help prevent cancer and help cancer patients lead a healthier lifestyle. A study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University examined the impact of various […]

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The Perfect Plant-Based Plate: Finding a Healthy Balance

A whole-food, plant-based diet is focused on natural plants and whole-foods, just as it sounds. But that’s not all! It’s also suggested to minimize highly refined foods such as bleached flour and oil. However, a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be 100% plants. The goal is to have a good balance of colorful fruits and vegetables, […]

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Healthy Carbohydrates from Whole-Foods: Why Carbs Are Not Your Enemy

How many times have you or someone you know tried a low-carb diet? Carbohydrates have somehow become our enemy when it comes to losing weight and choosing what we eat. However, this fear of carbs is unnecessary. You just have to eat the right types of carbs and stick to whole-foods as much as you can. […]

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5 Ways Eating a Plant-Based Diet is Great for the Planet

At Fred and Ricky’s, our goal is to provide everyone with delicious and affordable plant-based foods. We simply want to help make eating healthier easier. We’ve shared so many great health benefits of eating a plant-based diet. However, as we are making healthier decisions for ourselves, we are also helping the planet! Check out these 5 […]

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Meet the Team – Aaron Maye

Meet Aaron Maye, our Store Shift Manager at Fred and Ricky’s! Continue reading to learn a little more about Aaron and her role here. Tell us about yourself and your background. Where were you before Fred and Ricky’s?  I have had a long career selling healthy food, starting at Soulard Farmer’s Market. Then, I worked […]

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Toot-Free Beans

Beans, the magical fruit, don’t have to make you toot! We promote eating beans because of their awesome benefits to your gut and overall health. They’re the least expensive source of protein, and they contain a powerhouse of nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamins. However, some try to avoid beans because of the gas that comes […]

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Olympic Strength from a Plant-Based Diet

Some might wonder how a competitive weightlifter gets enough protein and calories on a day-to-day basis. Can an athlete get enough muscle and strength from a plant-based diet? In a previous blog post, we mentioned some world-class athletes who are plant-based. However, 30-year-old Kendrick Farris, the only 2016 U.S. Olympic weightlifter, has recently caught our […]

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Back-To-School Plant-Based Lunchbox Tips

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! It’s that time of year again when all the kids go back to school, and we all know how stressful it can be to gather the required supplies and readjust to the changes in schedules. Along with getting the kids and yourself to school and work on […]

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Prevent Iron Deficiency with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world? Over 30% of the world’s population are anemic, largely due to iron deficiency*.  It’s essential that the body gets enough iron to prevent fatigue, weakness, inability to maintain body temperature and other corresponding illnesses. Major functions of iron include energy production, […]

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Why We Cook without Oils

It’s not surprising that many foods are cooked with oil and butter. However, they don’t necessarily need to be cooked this way. At Fred and Ricky’s, we believe in oil-free cooking as much as possible. In order to promote a heart-healthy and cancer-fighting diet, we do not cook any of our foods with oil (except […]

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