Giving Back: Kids Against Hunger

Kids Against Hunger_Yippee CayenneYippee Cayenne was birthed from a need for personal sore throat relief, but it has grown into much more! We love hearing stories of how we’ve helped our customers, but our reach doesn’t end there. As a family, we love the opportunity to use the resources we have been blessed with to help others in need.

As a co-founder of the non-profit humanitarian aid organization, Acts 2 Help Others, we have been able to reach thousands of families and children living in poverty around the world. Our partnership with Kids Against Hunger has been a primary factor in our work and we want to share the powerful mission of this organization with our fans!

According to their website, “The mission of Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world.”

Kids Against Hunger Food_Yippee CayenneKids Against Hunger worked with food scientists to create meals that are rich in easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, all lacking and desperately needed in the bodies of malnourished children. The meals are a mixture of rice, vitamin-enriched crushed soy, a dehydrated blend of six vegetables, and a powder made of vitamins and minerals. Even better, they accommodate the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and religious differences around the world, so anyone can eat them!

Using this specially designed food, Kids Against Hunger partners with schools, companies, organizations, and churches throughout the U.S. to package and send the food to the children and families who need it.

We have organized and participated in many food packing events, each producing thousands of meals donated to hungry children here in the USA and abroad. We have sat beside volunteers young and old, some friends and others strangers, as we worked together to share the blessings we have received.

Kids Against Hunger Kids_Yippee Cayenne

All photos courtesy of Kids Against Hunger – World Headquarters

We experience great joy in serving the needs of others who need a helping hand and we gladly use a portion of the proceeds from Yippee Cayenne to help us contribute even more in the future!

Help us reach the hungry children of the world through your purchase of Yippee Cayenne products or join a food packing event in your area! For more information on where to volunteer in your area, visit http://kidsagainsthunger.org/locations.

To learn more about our humanitarian work, contact us at 407-995-6492.

Honey


Honey Benefits_Yippee CayenneWe recently partnered with Allison’s Apiaries, a local honey provider, to sell our product at the farmer’s markets they attend. They have a real passion for honey and truly understand all its benefits.  We also love honey, especially for the delicious taste and health benefits it brings to our product.  This explains why Allison’s Apiaries and their customers have come to love Yippee Cayenne.

Honey has been used as a health booster and natural remedy for thousands of years — even as far back as Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks! It can also be used as a sweetener and sugar substitute for those who can’t — or choose not to — eat sugar.

So what are the benefits of honey? We’re glad you asked.

Energy

Honey is nearly all sugar — unprocessed, natural glucose and fructose — and gives your body the sugar it needs for a quick burst of energy. This natural sugar can enter directly into the bloodstream and raise your blood sugar. This rise gives your body an energy kick and provides a short-term power source for workouts.

Allergies

Some research has found that eating a tablespoon of honey every day can help with seasonal allergies. Honey is made from pollen and the finished product contains traces of pollen, which act like a vaccine and help your body build immunities to seasonal allergens.

Wounds and Burns

A natural antibiotic, honey can work to heal your body from both inside and outside and has been used to fight infections, soothe inflammation, and reduce swelling. In fact, before penicillin was discovered as a powerful antibiotic, honey was used to prevent and treat infection!

Dandruff

A European study published in 2001 found that applying honey, diluted with 10% warm water, to the scalp and leaving it for three hours can treat dandruff. Participants in the study showed improvements in itching, scaliness, and skin lesions within two weeks! The anti-inflammatory properties in honey can also help with redness and itching of the scalp.

Sleep

When eaten, honey can produce a rise in insulin and release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can improve happiness and mood, and tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin. Serotonin is then converted to melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the wake and sleep cycles.

Do you use honey in your cooking or as a natural remedy? Share in the comments!

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