Are All Calories Created Equal?

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Does Junk Food Slow Down Your Metabolism?

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Your metabolism refers to all the chemical reactions that occur within your body.

Having a fast metabolism means that your body burns more calories.

On the other hand, having a slow metabolism means that your body burns fewer calories, making it more difficult to maintain or lose weight.

Some foods may increase your metabolism. But how does junk food affect it?

This article explores whether processed foods slow down your metabolism.

Asian Woman Holding French Fries

What Is Junk Food?

Junk food refers to highly processed foods that are generally high in calories, refined carbs and unhealthy fats. They’re also low in filling nutrients like protein and fiber.

Some examples include french fries, potato chips, sugary drinks and most pizzas.

Junk food is widely available, cheap and convenient. Also, it’s often heavily marketed, especially to children, and promoted with misleading health claims (1, 2, 3).

While it is tasty, it is usually not very filling and is easy to overeat.

Interestingly, junk food may also affect your brain in a very powerful way, especially when consumed often and in excessive amounts (4).

It may trigger a massive release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control your brain’s reward and pleasure center.

When your brain is flooded with dopamine in such unnatural amounts, it can cause food addiction in some people (5).

Summary: Junk food is inexpensive, low in nutrients and high in calories. It affects the reward center in your brain and may cause addictive behaviors in some people.

It Takes Less Energy to Digest Junk Food

Cheese Burger

It requires energy to digest, absorb and metabolize the food you eat.

This is referred to as the thermic effect of food (TEF), and it generally accounts for around 10% of your daily energy expenditure (6).

Metabolizing protein in food requires a lot more energy than metabolizing carbs or fat (6, 7).

In fact, eating a high-protein diet may cause your body to burn up to 100 more calories per day (8, 9, 10).

Furthermore, the degree to which foods are processed affects the TEF. It will generally be higher when you consume whole foods made of complex nutrients, compared to refined, processed junk foods.

To investigate this, one small study in 17 healthy people compared two sandwich meals that differed in their level of processing, but not their macronutrient composition or calorie content (11).

The study found those who consumed a whole grain sandwich with cheddar cheese burned twice as many calories digesting and metabolizing the meal than those who ate a sandwich made with refined grains and processed cheese.

While this study was small, the results indicate that processed food requires less energy to digest and metabolize than whole foods. This leads to fewer calories burned throughout the day, making weight loss and maintenance more difficult.

Summary: Metabolizing food requires energy, which is referred to as the thermic effect of food. Processed junk food requires less energy from your body to digest because it’s high in refined ingredients.

Junk Food May Cause Insulin Resistance

Blood Glucose Meter and Strips

Insulin resistance is when your body’s cells stop responding to the hormone insulin.

This can lead to higher blood sugar levels.

Insulin resistance is a major risk factor for metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and other serious diseases (12, 13, 14).

The consumption of processed foods has been associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance.

A small study in 12 healthy men reported changes in the ability of skeletal muscle to process glucose after only five days on a diet rich in fatty processed foods (15).

The researchers concluded that a diet comprised of high-fat junk foods may lead to insulin resistance in the long term.

Furthermore, the results of a 15-year study indicate that your risk of developing insulin resistance may double when you visit a fast food restaurant more than twice per week, compared to less frequently (16).

This implies that eating junk food on a regular basis may promote insulin resistance.

Summary: Consuming lots of processed junk food has been linked to an increased risk of insulin resistance, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Slow Down Your Metabolism

Soft Drink in a Disposable Cup

Of all the junk foods out there, sugary drinks may very well be the worst for your body.

When consumed in excess, they may contribute to all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (17, 18, 19, 20).

These issues are mainly attributed to their high levels of fructose, a simple sugar primarily metabolized by the liver.

When you consume a lot of fructose, the liver may become overloaded and turn some of it into fat.

Sugar-based sweeteners like table sugar (sucrose) and high-fructose corn syrup are around 50% fructose and commonly found in sugary drinks.

When consumed in large amounts in the form of added sugars, fructose may alter fullness signals, impair the response of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin after meals and promote fat storage around the belly (21, 22, 23).

Additionally, it may slow down your metabolism.

In one study, overweight and obese people consumed drinks that were sweetened with fructose and provided 25% of their daily calorie intakes. During a 10-week period, they experienced a significant drop in resting energy expenditure (24).

This suggests that the fructose in sugary drinks may decrease the number of calories you burn, at least when consumed in excess.

Summary: In addition to increasing your risk of all sorts of health problems, beverages high in sugar may also slow down your metabolism. These effects are attributed to their high fructose levels.

It’s Not Only About the Calories

Sugary Donut on a Scale

Decreasing your calorie intake is important if you want to lose weight.

However, the calorie content of your food isn’t the only thing that matters (25).

The quality of the foods you eat is just as important.

For example, eating 100 calories of french fries can have vastly different effects on your body than 100 calories of quinoa.

Most commercial french fries are high in unhealthy fats, refined carbs and salt, while quinoa is rich in protein, fiber and many vitamins (26).

First of all, you burn more calories metabolizing whole foods than junk foods. Also, you burn more calories by consuming high-protein foods, compared to foods high in unhealthy fats and refined carbs.

Moreover, high-protein foods may reduce your appetite, curb your cravings and impact hormones that regulate your weight (27).

Therefore, calories from whole foods like quinoa are usually more satiating than calories from processed junk foods like french fries.

Before you start restricting your calorie intake to lose weight, consider making better food choices and choosing more nutritious, high-quality foods.

Summary: A calorie isn’t a calorie. It’s important to focus on the quality of the calories you’re consuming, as some calories can reduce the number of calories you burn and negatively impact your hunger and hormone levels.

The Bottom Line

Consuming large amounts of junk food has metabolic consequences.

In fact, it may increase your risk of insulin resistance and reduce the number of calories you burn every day.

If you want to boost your metabolism, several strategies can help you do that.

To start, try including more high-protein foods in your diet, incorporating strength training into your regimen and getting plenty of high-quality sleep (28, 29, 30).

But most importantly, choose whole, single-ingredient foods whenever possible.

 

UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

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MARCH 26 – BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday March 26, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market April 9th and again Apr 23.  Vendor spaces available…inquire with lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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SKIPPER OTTO COMMUNITY SUPPORTED FISHERY PICK UP DATES – Our shipment arrived early!  It’s here now….if you are a member who has ordered, please come when you can!  For more info visit http://www.skipperotto.com

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HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress

Saturday April 8  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm

$25 for instruction and your starting culture!

To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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Market News

*GRANNY SMITH apples are an awesome deal this week!  These are often the apples that Naturopathic Doctors recommend because of a lower sugar content! Great with almond butter and a sprinkle of Sea Salt!

*ANY SPARTANS IN THE CROWD!  Support your “namesake”!  SPARTAN APPLES on sale for a amazing deal!  And yes, you Spartans are amazing too!

*BLACKBERRIES hanging in on price….and STRAWBERRIES too!

*DROPPING THE BEET – literally!  Our beets that we anticipated this past week did not arrive….so we dropped the price on both red and golden!  Sorry for the shortages of the BEETS!

*Roasted Root Vegetable – grab some BEETS with your CARROTS!  2LB BAGS OF CARROTS are a roastable price!

*LEMONS are good for so much – from your lemon water daily cleanse to adding some zip to your foods!  And a price break this week!

*ROMA TOMATOES – stock up on a staple veg…or is it a fruit…the debate goes on (aren’t you happy we are debating tomatoes not PST?)

*BABY SPINACH in both 1lb containers and 5oz. containers are on sale this week.  EAT THOSE GREENS!  How about a Spinach and Strawberry salad!  YUM!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (March 19) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You

1.5lb  yams

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce (leaf lettuce for Tuesday/Wed customers)

1 pineapple

1.5lb Spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

6 bananas

0.5lb kiwi

2 bartlett pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce (leaf lettuce for Tuesday/Wed customers)

1lb Spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

6 bananas

0.5lb kiwi

2 bartlett pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.75lb yams

1lb carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 bunch celery

1 green cabbage

1 yellow onion

3/4lb roma tomatoes

1 bunch green onion

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1 romaine lettuce

0.4lb baby spinach

1 bunch cilantro

1lb Spartan apples

2 lemons

2 bananas

2 med. mangos

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

1/2lb green beans

1 bunch broccoli

1 long English cucumber

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

0.4lb snow peas

1 head romaine lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

1.5lb Spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 bartlett pears

1 mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin –

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Norma Jean Bailey residence

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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Eat whole foods!

-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

 

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Nourishing Foods for the Brain…inspired by a trip to the Greeting Card Department!

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Nourishing Foods for the Brain…inspired by a trip to the Greeting Card Department!

-By Lana Van Dijk

I’m not a big fan of department stores.  I’m not really sure what it is that causes me to avoid them at all cost, but it’s one of those places that causes me major anxiety if I ever have to go into one.    I realized the latest trip when I was at a “said” department store, I found one “safe spot” department where I was “somewhat okay” with hiding out.

The greeting card department.  Morally, it doesn’t cause too many issues for me if I don’t think too deeply about the paper industry, the trees, deforestation, the birds….oh gosh, here we go again!  But if I grab a card in the “humorous” section, I can usually last a good 4.8 minutes, at least.

The last time I was in the card section, however, I found they all started to make me think more and more about health. Weird hey?

“It is scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live longer”.   I could wrap my head around that.

“Smile while you still have teeth”. Clearly haven’t heard of oil pulling

 “I just saw some ducks practicing their teenage girl faces”.  Ok, that’s just funny!

And then the last one put me over the edge.

“Of all the things that I have lost,  I miss my mind the most” –Mark Twain. 

I promptly marched out of the “said” store, without anything in hand (thank goodness I didn’t have to stand in line…it might have gotten worse!)….and decided that I must report in on how to NOURISH the BRAIN.

So, here you have it, Lana’s “Top 5 Brain Nourishing Foods” that you can find at any a good quality grocery store  (inspired by a greeting card, historical icon, an organic grocery store owner’s quirkiness, and an aversion to a department store”)

  1. Salmon – Wild Salmon (remember, choose a good quality salmon! Wild, not farmed, and Oceanwise Certified are all good choices….check out Skipper Otto for their quality Salmon products). Salmon is loaded in Omega 3 which is very nourishing for the brain.  Keep in mind (no pun intended) that the body is unable to make essential fatty acids so food or supplements are the only way to provide the body (and brain) with these building blocks.

 

  1. Cacao – No, I didn’t spell cocoa wrong! Cacao is the raw form of chocolate and has a very high antioxidant value when it’s kept in an unprocessed form.  You can purchase cacao nibs, cacao powder and add it to your smoothies or baking, or if you are looking for a brain nourishing treat, grab some high quality organic dark chocolate.   We just got some REALLY good stuff in  – the brand is Peruvian Harvest Organic Raw Criollo CACAO POWDER.

 

  1. Avocado – creamy, yummy, and very versatile. Avocado is a fruit that’s high in monounsaturated fats which help to nourish the brain.   Don’t miss our upcoming class on Thursday – “5 Thinks Avocado” with Brittany Reid.  Register soon!!!

 

  1. Nuts – Nuts are known to be high in Omega 3’s and Vitamin E, both essential for good brain health. Choose raw organic nuts. Not all nuts are created equal – read your packaging because many nuts are roasted in poor quality oil which decrease the health benefits altogether.   And if there’d be a nut that’s my favourite, I’d pick a walnut!  Not just because an organic raw walnut tastes outstanding, but also because walnuts contain Vitamin B6 which help with brain message transmission.  Don’t forget to soak and rinse your nuts!

 

  1. Dark Greens – fresh organic produce – like broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard to name just a few, are high in antioxidants but also rich in iron. Iron helps to bring oxygen to the body and, you guessed it, brain!  Those who are low in iron may feel tired and lethargic.  Since many of the dark greens are sprayed several times when grown conventionally, it’s always best to choose organic.  Kale is on sale this week too!

There are other foods too that are good for brain health, but I know that any of you who steps into Body Fuel, or any other health food store, will be able to easily choose one or all of these selections.  My goal is for all of us to outwit good old Mark Twain and keep our minds fresh, youthful and sharp for as long as we can.

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

NEXT WEEK!!!!  “FIVE WAYS TO AVOCADO” with Brittany Reid

Thursday March 23, 6:30-8:30 –   $40 to participate!  To register, contact Brittany at britanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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MARCH 26 – BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our store to a group of local vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. Join us Sunday March 26, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market April 9th

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SKIPPER OTTO COMMUNITY SUPPORTED FISHERY PICK UP DATES – March 25-March 28 for Skipper Otto Members.  For more info visit http://www.skipperotto.com

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HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress

Saturday April 8  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm

$25 for instruction and your starting culture!

To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your weekly shopping trip!

*BISON FARMER SAUSAGE  is back in stock!

*SUMMER PRICED STRAWBERRIES! Need I say more….summer can’t come quick enough so we put them on sale at summer prices to tide us through.

*BLACKBERRIES/STRAWBERRY COMBO DEAL!  Get in on this one!  It’s a gooder!  I feel my antioxidant levels rising already!

*MANGOS (med) are back…we had a little break from them but we’re so happy they are back!  Ever make fresh mango salsa?

*Do not fear – KALE is coming in your bin BUT but I have faith in you!  It’s great in smoothies, salads, stir fries and yes, as CHIPS.  Try this recipe (from a well respected expert in the industry!)

*Stock up on a staple produce item – 5lb BAGS OF CARROTS on sale!

*My mission this week is to see how many people read this and catch on the DEEP DISCOUNT on RED PEPPERS!  $2.00 OFF PER LB.  This is the week you’re glad you took the time to read this!

*TASTE THE TROPICS – PINEAPPLE at a great March price!

*GALA APPLES – our overwhelming best selling apple – 3lb bags on sale this week!

*ORIGINO LONG ENGLISH CUCUMBERS are back in stock from BC!  Those hot houses are starting to produce already a couple neighbours over!

*CHERRY TOMATOES are a smoking good deal for this time of year!

*LETTUCE is challenge this time of year….it’s “transition” time of year between production locations.  Hopefully this is short lived…it means for high prices and low availability.  This is also the case for cauliflower and broccoli at the moment.  Hang in there!

*BARTLETT PEARS are a welcomed addition again this week in the tree fruit category

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (March 19) We Think For You Bins *please note that at times we may have to substitute for quality or supplier shortages

$40 We Think For You

1.25lb golden beets

0.75lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix

1 head garlic

1 bunch green kale

1.5lb gala apples

2 valencia oranges

1 lemon

6 bananas

2 pears

1 6oz. package blackberry

1 avocado

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb golden beets

0.75lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1/4lb tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix

1 bunch green kale

1lb gala apples

2 valencia oranges

1 lemon

4 bananas

2 pears

1 avocado

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb sweet potatoes

1lb rutabaga

1lb Brussel sprouts

1lb yellow onions

1 bunch celery

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix

1lb leeks

1 package button mushrooms

1lb gala apples

2 lemons

1 container blackberries

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb sweet potatoes

1 bunch carrots

1 bunch asparagus

1 red onion

1 bunch celery

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head garlic

1/2lb baby spinach

1.5lb gala apples

1lb tangerines

6 bananas

2 pears

1 package blackberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Prana Kilimanjaro Deluxe nut and chocolate mix, 150g package

Readiness Fitness/LBD Bin – exclusive to Readiness Fitness Members.  Please see Facebook Client Page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone/Wilcox – delivery Wednesday morning

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Flus and Colds? Take on the Turmeric!

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At least a few times per week we get a phone call from a curious customer inquiring about Turmeric.  The power of this underground root, known as a rhizome, is just starting to hit the forefront as we speak about superfoods.  We keep fresh turmeric root in stock at all times at Body Fuel as we find people are beginning to incorporate it into their everyday diet and increase the nutritional power of their food as a result.

Here’s a couple of hints on Turmeric use that I’ve learned over the years of experimenting with it myself:

*Turmeric is easy to add into smoothies.  I peel about a 1/2″ piece and add it to my green smoothies daily.

*Fresh turmeric adds not only nutritional power to stir fries and curry dishes, but also incredible flavour.  Simply peel and grate (or chop)

*When we speak about turmeric, as important as it’s nutritional value is also its absorption.  You can increase the absorption of turmeric exponentially by combining black pepper and a natural oil.  Just a little goes a long way too…a sprinkle of black pepper and a tsp. of coconut oil.

*We recently acquired a new supplement formulated to increase the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric called Piperine by Newco (a Calgary based company whose owner/creator, Marty Newcomen, has been an industry acquaintance for over 10 years.  He’s brilliant and a master formulator.  I’ve never ever been disappointed with any of the Newco products we carry – one of them being Broccogen)

*If you are planning to use dried powdered turmeric, keep in mind that it should be organic.  Most conventional spices are irradiated and contain little or no nutritional benefit.  You will never know this from a package label either since our labelling laws in Canada do not require the process irradiation to be posted.

The following is an article that I thought I would share with you from a writer for ehow.com.  I hope it gives you some ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate turmeric into your daily eating habits!

Turmeric: Why It’s a Nutritional Superstar (And Recipes to Try)

*Source – http://www.ehow.com/how_12343397_turmeric-its-nutritional-superstar-and-recipes-try.html

By Sylvie Tremblay, MSc

Move over, coconut and kale! Vibrant and earthy turmeric is this year’s nutritional superstar. While eating turmeric is hardly a new phenomenon — it’s been used in cooking and alternative medicine for literally thousands of years — more and more people are turning to turmeric for its health benefits.

So, what are turmeric’s health benefits?

Like many spices, turmeric is packed with antioxidants — nutrients that shield your cells from damaging (and cancer-causing) free radicals. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory — a major health benefit, since inflammation has been linked from health issues from obesity to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric might also boost heart health by fighting atherosclerosis (the buildup of nasty plaque in your arteries) and soothe bloating and indigestion.

Eating turmeric also means you’ll get a hefty dose of essential nutrients. Just 2 teaspoons has about one-fifth your recommended daily intake of manganese, a mineral that promotes joint and bone health. And you’ll also get 10 percent of the iron you need for the day, which boosts your energy by supporting oxygen flow to your cells and tissues.

Great! How do I eat more?

Turmeric has a naturally earthy flavor, so it can add depth to just about any savory dish. You can find it in virtually any curry-based dish, or try one of these delicious (and disease-fighting) recipes.

Golden Glow Salad Dressing

This spiced salad dressing works well on any leafy green salad (or as a topping for your favorite rice bowl) but stands up especially well to more flavorful greens, like dandelion, mustard and arugula.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup all-natural unsweetened almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, sliced thin

Directions:

Combine the turmeric, almond butter, vinegar and ginger in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in the green onion and use to top your favorite salad!

Turmeric and Carrot Sunshine Soup

This nourishing soup can be served hot or chilled and packs in tons of nutrition, including lots of eye-friendly vitamin A from the carrots. Oh, and it has the most vibrant golden hue — you’ll immediately feel happier!

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 pounds carrots, washed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh turmeric OR 2 tablespoons dried turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 cups no-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. When heated, add the onions and saute until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and half the turmeric and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the carrots and celery and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3

Pour the broth and coconut milk into the pot. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer until the carrots soften, 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and stir in the remaining turmeric.

Step 5

Blend the soup (either in small batches in a blender, or using an immersion blender). Season to taste and serve immediately, or set in the fridge to chill before serving.

Golden Milk

This nourishing and easy-to-make milk helps you start your day strong; or since it’s naturally caffeine-free, it also works as a comforting nightcap.

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated turmeric OR 1 tablespoon dried turmeric
  • 1 cup coconut milk, or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat, over medium heat, until just about to boil. Set aside to steep for 15 minutes, strain to remove the turmeric and ginger solids and serve immediately. If you want a sweeter drink, add a few drops of liquid stevia.

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MARKET NEWS

Don’t forget to check out our whole lineup of deals on our Feature Page.  Click here to begin your weekly shopping trip!

*Couldn’t tell you all about TURMERIC without putting it on sale.  The Hawaiian variety is amazing!

*LEMON AND GINGER go hand in hand with cold and flu season….get them on sale too!

*AMBROSIA APPLES – big crunch small price

*We have LOVELY BUTTERY YUKON GOLD NUGGET potatoes coming in next week!  Oh we can’t wait!

*Can’t promote a potatoe without an accompanying LEEK!  They go hand in hand!  On sale this week too!

*Sometimes I bring a whole package of CHERRY TOMATOES and MINI MIXED PEPPERS in my bag and call it lunch!  Am I the only one?  Do it so I don’t feel alone!

*BARTLETT PEARS are back!  These are softer variety than d’anjous and probably the most popular and well known brand.  Know them…love them….order them!

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! We are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday March 12, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market March 26 2017 AND again on April 9th

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 Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!
*Little Chefs (age 5-7) 10-12pm  March 11, 2017
*Junior Chefs (age 8-11), 12:45-2:45
$40 per chef!
To register, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539 or email brianne@simplespoons.ca .  REGISTER SOON, MAX 7 CHEFS PER CLASS!

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“SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!

Saturday March 11 3:30pm-   Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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“FIVE WAYS TO AVOCADO” with Brittany Reid.

Thursday March 23, 6:30-8:30 –   $40 to participate!  To register, contact Brittany at britanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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SKIPPER OTTO COMMUNITY SUPPORTED FISHERY PICK UP DATES – March 25-March 28 for Skipper Otto Members.  For more info visit http://www.skipperotto.com

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HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress

Saturday April 8  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm

$25 for instruction and your starting culture!

To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think For You Bins next week (week of March 12th).  Keep in mind that we occasionally have to substitute items for quality or supplier shortages.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb Yukon Gold nugget potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 Long English cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1lb leeks

1/2lb button mushrooms

5 braeburn apples

2 navel orange

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 bartlett pears

$25 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb Yukon Gold nugget potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 leaf lettuce

1lb leeks

3 braeburn apples

1 navel orange

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 bartlett pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 bunch carrots

1lb zucchini

1 Long English cucumber

1 bunch broccoli

1 red pepper

1 container cherry tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 bulb garlic

1/2lb portabello mushrooms

1 bag red delicious apples

2 tangerines

2 bartett pears

1 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb Yukon Gold Nugget Potates

1 bunch carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 bunch green onion

1 Long English cucumber

0.50lb tomatoe

1 red pepper

1 leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

5 braeburn apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

2 bartlett pears

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Made Good Granola Minis – 96g package

Readiness/LBD Bin – exclusive for Readiness Fitness Members.  Please see Private Client Page for details on the Readiness bin available on Thursday March 16

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Norma Jean Bailey residence

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Lemon, Ginger and Honey- an all natural remedy!

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

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LEMON, GINGER AND HONEY : ALL-NATURAL REMEDY

by Jen Hansard

SOURCE:  http://simplegreensmoothies.com/natural-healing/lemon-ginger-and-honey-all-natural-coldflu-remedy

As the weather gets windier and colder, flu and cold season kicks into gear. I get a little obsessive (wipe down the shopping cart like crazy, wash my hands numerous times a day and gulp down my immune boosting green smoothies). Yet no matter what I do, I’m bound to get one cold a year. That’s why I’ve come to rely on this awesome all-natural cold/flu remedy.

I recently made this concoction of fresh lemon, ginger, and honey to prepare for when the germs start spreading. I keep it in the fridge and the first sign of a cold or flu, I just scoop out a few tablespoons, add hot water and enjoy this delicious and soothing tea.

Lemon: High in vitamin C, which keeps the immune system strong and neutralizes the free radicals in your body. This reduced the inflammation and swelling.

Ginger: Helps you sweat out the toxins in your body, which is helpful when you have a cold or flu. Ginger is also helpful for settling upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats.

Honey: Soothes a sore throat, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. This improves the body’s ability to fight infection and decreases the risk of fevers. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and the ginger’s spice, giving honey, lemon and ginger tea its soothing flavor.

ALL-NATURAL COLD/FLU REMEDY

You can make this immunity boosting, body soothing concoction ahead of time and store in the fridge. I usually keep my mixture for about two months, and then make a new batch.

Ingredients


  • 2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
  • 2 piece of fresh ginger  (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
  • Raw honey
  • 12 oz mason jar

Directions


1. Slice lemons and ginger.

2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.

3. Slowly, pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.

4. Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.

5. When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water—be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.

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MARKET NEWS!

Grab some deals….visit this page to check them out! 

*Breathe everyone….the Brocco-Chocco chocolate bars are back in stock!  These are the Bernard Callebaut Salted Dark Chocolate bars with 2-4lb of broccoli sprouts in them!  Oh man…if this is a cheat, it’s a good one!

*Berry Berry Exciting – Both Straw and Rasps on sale this week!

*The best quality apple you can eat…or so my Granny told me was a Granny Smith!  I trust her!

*Baked potatoes your thing?  With butter, shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions and REAL bacon bits.  OH YES PLEASE!  Russet 5lb bags are on sale for the Grand Baked Potato occasion!

*Mango Mania still on your mind?  Deal’s still on!

*Now that we have Bison Stew Meat back in stock, it’s time to cook up a killer stew!  Need some Celery?  It’s a natural in stew especially at this price!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

SEEDY SATURDAY – Saturday March 4th, 10-3pm

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1861 McIntyre Street

Conversations about learning to garden and use your produce to cook for your family.  With Leslie Frei, Michelle Way (Martha’s Garden), Marianna Brito (The Backyard & Malinche), Randy Grilz (Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Company).  Entrance by donation at door.

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday March 12, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market March 26 2017 AND again on April 9th

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 Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!
*Little Chefs (age 5-7) 10-12pm  March 11, 2017
*Junior Chefs (age 8-11), 12:45-2:45
$40 per chef!
To register, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539 or email brianne@simplespoons.ca .  REGISTER SOON, MAX 7 CHEFS PER CLASS!

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“SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!

Saturday March 11 3:30pm-   Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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“Five Ways to Avocado” with Brittany Reid.

Thursday March 23, 6:30-8:30 –   $40 to participate!  To register, contact Brittany at britanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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SKIPPER OTTO COMMUNITY SUPPORTED FISHERY PICK UP DATES – March 25-March 28 for Skipper Otto Members.  For more info visit http://www.skipperotto.com

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HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress

Saturday April 8  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm

$25 for instruction and your starting culture!

To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think For You Bins next week (week of March 5).  Keep in mind that we occasionally have to substitute items for quality or supplier shortages.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb brussel sprouts

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 long english cucumber

1 package mini peppers

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 – 3lb bag red delicious apples

4 murcott tangerines

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

$25 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

0.75lb brussel sprouts

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1.5lb red delicious apples

2 murcott tangerines

6 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 butternut squash (approx 3lb)

1 yellow onion

1 long english cucumber

1 red pepper

1/4lb tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1/3lb baby spinach

4 granny smith apples

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1lb strawberry

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 Long english cucumber

1 package mini peppers

1/2lb tomatoes

0.4lb baby spinach

1.5lb pink lady apples

4 tangelos

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

1 avocado

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin -Wild Garden Sun Dried Tomato Hummus 305g (prepare to be addicted)

Readiness Fitness/LBD Bin – please see the Readiness Fitness Closed Client Facebook page for contents exclusive to Readiness Members!  Released each Friday!

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone/Wilcox – delivery Wednesday morning

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

The Healing Benefits of Maca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

HEALING BENEFITS OF MACA

By Derek Henry

We could all use a little more energy, and a root vegetable in the high Andes of Peru just may be your answer. Loaded with nutrients, maca is also considered a medicinal herb and an aphrodisiac. Whatever you decide to use it for, the healing benefits of maca are unmistakeable and should be considered on a daily basis.

Maca nutritional profile

Maca is considered one of the most nutritionally dense superfoods this planet has to offer. The mineral rich soil high up in the Andes, combined with harsh living conditions; create a powerful food with highly adaptogenic qualities.

Just how powerful a superfood is maca? Consider the following:

  • Contains all the essential amino acids and is 14% protein
  • Rich in B-Vitamins, as well as vitamin C and E
  • A good source of copper, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc
  • Rich source of plant sterols

If you would like to add some vegetable protein to your diet that is loaded with minerals, maca is one superfood you should definitely consider.

Healing action of maca

Due to its high vitamin and mineral content, amino acid profile, and the fact that it is a highly adaptogenic herb, maca has many healing benefits to the end user, including:

  • Improving anaemia
  • Reducing chronic fatigue
  • Helps relieve stress and depression
  • Improves libido and fertility
  • Improves menstrual and menopausal conditions
  • Strengthens memory
  • Improves adrenal function
  • Improves skin appearance
  • Natural detoxifier

Maca certainly has a number of healing benefits, but has one major theme in mind – balancing the hormones. It’s known as an endocrine adaptogen, which means it does not contain hormones but rather the nutrients to support their proper production.

It is generally not recommended to take maca while pregnant, or if you have any hormonal related cancers such as breast, prostate or ovarian cancer.

How to use maca in your diet

Maca is commonly available in capsule and powder form, and has a few food applications that accommodate its slightly nutty flavour.

The most common and easy way to use this superfood is in your daily smoothie. Not only does it add a protein punch, but it also can provide the energy required for workouts or just daily life.

Use this recipe to get you started.

You can also add it to nut milks, juices, and hot beverages involving coffee and chocolate.

What are you waiting for? Get started on the healing benefits of maca!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think For You Bins next week (week of Feb 26th).  Keep in mind that we occasionally have to substitute items for quality or supplier shortages.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch broccoli

1 spaghetti squash

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1/2lb portabello mushroom caps

5 braeburn apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1lb strawberries (we can’t wait!)

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch broccoli

1 spaghetti squash

1 yellow onion

1 tomato

1 red pepper

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1/2lb portabello mushroom caps

3 braeburn apples

1 navel orange

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

1 mini watermelon

4 braeburn apples

2 bananas

1 red d’anjou pear

1 lb strawberries

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb russet potatoes

1 package baby carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 bunch green onion

1 field cucumber

1 tomato

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 package mini peppers

1 leaf lettuce

1 mini watermelon

6 braeburn apples

2 navel oranges

6 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Nature’s Pah Hot Oatmeal, 400g packages, assorted flavours (8 packets per box)

MARKET NEWS

*Yeah…Strawberries are dropping a little each week!  Oh how I’ve missed my  berries!

*My obsession with Brussel Sprouts continue.  Another week of great pricing!  Eat up those wee cabbages!

*Portabello Mushrooms  – let the vegan BBQ’ing begin!

*If Mango Salsa is up your alley, don’t fear – our Buy 2 Get 1 Free special still stands!

*Dropping the ‘ole beet – sale priced this week!

*Taste of the tropics – pineapple just can’t help but make you feel like you’re on vacation!

*Eat your broccoli – down in price again!  Don’t like broccoli – how about kale?  That’s a good price too!

*NEW Avalon Whipping Cream and Half and Half in 1L containers!  Now you can make butter or ghee in a big way!

*Bison Jerky is back again!  And it is awesome!

*Big crunch….Ambrosia apples are all that and more!

*Cherry Grape tomatoes  – jazz up that salad!

*Mini Mixed Peppers make the best snack!  I like to stuff them with tuna salad, egg salad, or if I’m being super crazy, cream cheese!  And if I’m not crazy but in a rush, I just grab 4 for my lunch!  They are super sweet and a great price this week!

*Feel like a BBQ baked potato – russets are your answer!  5lb bags on at a great deal!

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday March 12, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  The following Mini Market March 26 2017.  Vendor inquiries welcome – lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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Saturday March 11 3:30pm- “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

Thursday March 23, 6:30-8:30 – “Five Ways to Avocado” with Brittany Reid.  $40 to participate!  To register, contact Brittany at britanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Two classes to choose from:  11:-1:00 and 1:30-3pm  $25 for instruction and your starting culture!  To register call Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES for Next Week (Feb 27)

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar – Thursday  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries – Thursday afternoons and evenings

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Happy Tummies need Fermented Food – let us help!

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

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Bring on Some More Culture in your Life!

My mom has some famous sayings that we all giggle at (and now that she’s internet savvy, I’m taking my life in my own hands as I write this to expose my poor mother).  Not that these statements may be out of the ordinary….but combined with the frequency, she’s become signature to them!

“I got this recipe on the internet” (can you tell we’re related?) and then a long explanation as to the ingredients AND methodology AND any flaws in the original recipe AND variations she’s tried, usually successfully, pointing out the obvious – that her recipes are much better than the original.

“Lana, would you like a banana?”  She claims that bananas were legitimately our desserts when I was a kid, however, I think she delighted in the name/fruit association game a little more than one might typically enjoy…especially once I entered my teenage years and I’d heard it more than once!

My mom is a Thursday regular at Body Fuel.  She keeps us all well-fed here, since she loves to share her latest creations of whatever the most popular internet search led her to.  This week, the recipe for the sweet kale salad was absolutely her discovery and I will give her all the credit in the world!

If you chat her up, my Mom will also tell you that she loves to cook, has learned to culture over the years, volunteers for the church and library, and that I was a pretty decent kid growing up….it was my brother who was rotten (I can say that because he won’t find this online; he’d much rather be outside than surfing the net for things his little sis may say about him publically!)  I was the child who did my homework, helped out at school, made my bed, did dishes, and generally was pretty upbeat.  I do have to admit, though, that I did talk out loud at the library.  It started at a young age, and I can’t say I’ve gotten any better with it now.  Mom’s ok with it though.

I continue to do it, again and again.   I don’t typically get reprimanded anymore though!

This time I had an audience of people at the library who were interested in what I had to say!  And my topic matter was quite different than the typical teenage girl gab I participated in years ago.

I was talking about Cultured and Fermented Food, in my opinion, a lost “art” form, of how we not only preserve, but increase the nutritional value of food.  It was my hope that the material I was presenting would spark at least one person to delve a little deeper into the power behind fermentation, and understand how to easily incorporate it into their lifestyle.

The room held 35 people….and we were full!  So in case you weren’t one who could get a seat, I thought I’d share just a few points about fermented food for you!  My mom wasn’t there either (my guess is that she was making muffins!)

What is Fermentation (or Culturing)?

*A tradition, using neither heat, cold nor preservatives to enhance the nutritive value of food while allowing it to keep past its usual perishability.

Why is it beneficial?

›*Increases digestibility of foods

*›Increases vitamin levels

›*Produces many helpful enzymes

*›Promotes growth of friendly, beneficial bacteria

*Normalizes stomach acidity

*Activates metabolism of fats

What are some examples of fermented foods that are beneficial?

*kefir (dairy, water, coconut)

*sourdough and sourdough pasta

*sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables

*kombucha – they sky is the limit here!

*yogurt (all different kinds – dairy, coconut, etc)

*tempeh – fermented soy

What are some popular brands we sell of these items?

*Happy Days Goat Kefir

*Saugeen Yogurt

*Wildbrine Fermented Vegetables (a variety of delicious combinations), Kartheins

*GT’s, Synergy, Dr. Brew, Crave Kombucha (local to Regina),  and Wonder Kombucha

*Kaslo Sourdough Pasta

*Green Cuisine Tempeh

The ending good news is that we are doing a “hands on” class

HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA on April 8th with the most knowledgeable Fermenter I know!!  

*April 8 at Body Fuel, Hosted by Stacey Tress (Yorkton Garden Therapy), 

 (To register, call Stacy directly at 306.641.4239 or email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com)

ONLY $25 and includes your starter culture for your kombucha and all instructions

Class 1 – 11am-12:30pm

Class2 – 1pm-2:30pm

On a personal note, three years ago, I attended one of Stacey’s classes and it has prompted me to begin a new ‘food’ journey and it truly has been an amazing investment in my health and the health of my family. My children LOVE kombucha and know how to make it themselves.  We regularly consume sourdough products – from muffins, brownies, pancakes, and bread (although I’m not an expert at bread quite yet!), dairy and water kefir, fermented veggies!

Other Tips to Support Digestion

Probiotic foods will help restore balance to your intestinal ecosystem, but they’re not the only way to support digestion. Prebiotics, or foods containing inulin, sustain your current gut bacteria by providing them the foods they need to thrive.  You can also kick start your system with a Probiotic Supplement (we carry Vitabiosa, a liquid fermented product, PB8 Brand and Progressive Probiotics)

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MARKET NEWS

-Blood oranges are on for a great price!  Haven’t had one before?  They are a dark coloured red that has an orange/berry flavour.  Delectable!

Brussel sprouts had a slow start last week but prices held!  Yay for brussels and bacon

Asian Pears, aka Apple Pears, don’t normally go on sale – unless I whine to my supplier. It worked…now help us show her it was worth it.

-You can make some pretty mean dishes with Spaghetti Squash – grab it while it’s a snazzy price

-Good old Gala apples on sale this week!  Classic goodness!

-We are on borrowed time with Mandarin 3# boxes of oranges.  Won’t be long before they are gone until next year.

-My new addiction is Mango salsa….so I kept mangos on a wicked sale just for me.  Not selfish at all….Buy 2 get 1 free!

Red Cabbage made its way on the sale list this week!  Check out the Recipe of the Week!  Gather your items!

Romanesco are back!  These are Mother Nature’s way of proving Fibonnaci’s Sequence in vegetables.  Look it up….it’s intriguing!

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

 BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday February 19, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  Next Market March 12

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Saturday Feb 18 –  Emotional Healing with Essential Oils with Sarah Klymm – Saturday Feb 18 – 2pm.  To register –  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understand-your-emotions-class-essential-oils-tickets-32039647448

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Saturday March 11 3:30pm- “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Two classes will be offered if they fill up!  11-12:30 and 1-2:30.  Registration fee – $25.00 includes your starter culture and full instructions.  To register, contact Stacey at 306.641.4239 or email her at Stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com.  Pre-registration is required!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Feb 19th 2017).  *On occasion we have to make substitutions for produce shortages or quality

$40 We Think For You

1lb carrots

1 romanesco

1 red cabbage

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 bunch leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

1/3lb snow peas

1lb baby bok choy

1 – 3lb bag Spartan apples

1lb blood oranges

1/4lb meyer lemons

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb carrots

1 romanesco

1 red cabbage

1 bunch green onion

1 green pepper

1/3lb snow peas

1lb baby bok choy

1.5lb Spartan apples

2 valencia oranges

4 bananas

2 Asian pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb carrots

1lb beets

1 spaghetti squash

1 bunch celery

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1lb leeks

1 – 3lb bag Spartan apples

1lb blood oranges

4 bananas

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1lb carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 container cherry tomatoes

1 bunch leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

1 honeydew melon

2lb Spartan apples

2lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 Asian pears

1 med mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Rizopia Organic Brown Rice Pasta – Fettuccine

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Milestone/Wilcox – delivery Wednesday morning

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

*Grand Coulee/Pense – Thursday delivery

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

Our New “BIN TO BAG” Movement!

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

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The BIN TO BAG Movement

The other day, a friend of mine sent me an article about a little health food store in BC that had embraced the ZERO WASTE initiative.  It got my wheels turning about things that we currently do, and that which can be an improvement on how we treat our earth.  We already compost our waste, recycle our plastic and cardboard shipping boxes, and encourage the use of re-usable bags for taking groceries out at the till with the “give a bag, get a bag” program.  We have never purchased a plastic bag for packing groceries at the till in the 12 years Body Fuel has existed but rather seek the re-use of other plastic bags for packing groceries if we run short of re-usable ones.

But what about those cardboard bin boxes?  Yes, that’s where we can improve!  The only place a box can end up is in the landfill or recycling bin.  If recycled, good, but it still requires that we replace it on our end….and that takes extra trees, and processing which emits greenhouse gases.  Could we do better?  YES was the answer!

So out went a call to some friends, businesses, and whoever would listen….

“WE NEED RE-USABLE BAGS!”  We don’t care if they are old conference bags that are in a storage bin in your closet from the conference you hosted 5 years ago or the random ones that have collected in your pantry over time.  We had one customer who took notice and quickly took action!  Thank you, Andrea, and THANK YOU, TCU Financial, for over 100 re-usable bags!  This will give us a great start to our “BIN TO BAG” Movement.

STARTING NEXT THURSDAY AT BODY FUEL with our PICK UP CUSTOMERS!

THE “BIN TO BAG MOVEMENT”

Say goodbye to boxes and hello to easy re-usable bags!

INTRODUCING the “BIN TO BAG” Movement.  Here’s how it will work (starting on Feb 16th)

  1. You will find a re-usable bag on top of your bin each week when you pick up your bin.
  2. Empty your bin contents into your re-usable bag at the BIN TO BAG TABLE located at the front of the store. Grab your invoice.  Don’t forget your extras!
  3. Leave your bin behind on the table! Bring back your re-usable bag each week and drop at the front when you return!
  4. SMILE– you are helping the earth!

We will continue to send our bin “boxes” out for delivery but please please please help us in putting them out for our driver to collect or bringing them back to your community drop point!

Our goal is to reduce the turn-over of our cardboard boxes by 80% or more!  And yes, if you have re-usable bags, please bring them!  And instead of you having to remember your bin each week, you just have to remember to bring back your re-usable bag!

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MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Great Weekly Grocery and Produce Specials!  Shop away!

*10lb navel oranges are on for a great price again!  Sniffles…time to up your Vitamin C.  Get some!

*Soup and stew season requires CELERY!  Did you know it’s very high on the EWG DIRTY DOZEN LIST for the most contaminated conventionally grown vegetable!  Always buy organic…and at this price, you can’t go wrong!

*Red leaf lettuce makes for a pretty salad!  So get some and make a pretty salad this week at a pretty price!

*Love them or lump them….but brussel sprouts are an awesome deal right now.

*Not all potatoe are created equal….Yukon Gold are a favourite!  Great price for this season!

*Don’t you think bunch carrots with green tops taste better?  Me too…they’re back!

*Strawberries will be available for our Thursday routes…hopefully they will be a little more consistent in supply soon.

*Kiwi – oh how they remind me of summer!  Sale priced in a summery kind of way!

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS:

*Let’s make Raw Chocolate TOGETHER!

Feb 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Body Fuel Organics

  • $40 per participant or $65 per couple
  • register: 306-537-1371 or brittanyreidnutrition@gmail.com

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*3rd Annual Valentine’s Day “Produce Pun” Scavenger Hunt

Here’s your first clue: ‘I love you from your head tomatoes’.

Join us at Body Fuel on Feb 11 and 12  and participate in our third annual scavenger hunt for ‘punny’ clues throughout the store. Each complete ballot will be put into our draw to win one of 4 awesome prizes (to be drawn for on Tuesday Feb 14).

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Sunday Feb 12 – 1:30pm “SHARE THE LOVE WITH YOUR KIDS” Essential Make and Take Event with Sarah Klym at Body Fuel!  Purchase what you make….prices start at $8.00 per item.

To register :https://www.eventbrite.ca/facebook-publish?eid=30837424567

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Chef for a Day KIDS Cooking Class with Brianne Hattum!  Details to be released soon!  Rope off the date – March 11, 2017!  For more details, call Brianne Hattum from Simple Spoons Nutrition at 639.571.8539

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 BODY FUEL MINI MARKET!

We’re bringing the Market to you! Once per month, we are opening up our back room to a group of vendors to showcase their beautiful wares. After a very busy and well received Mini Market in December, we’re up for more fun! Join us Sunday February 19, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!

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Saturday April 8 – HOW TO MAKE KOMBUCHA with Stacey Tress.  Details TBA

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins for this upcoming week (week of Feb 12th 2017).  *On occasion we have to make substitutions for produce shortages or quality

$40 We Think For You

1 bunch carrots

1lb brussel sprouts

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1 package button mushrooms

1 head red leaf lettuce

2.25lb pink lady apples

1lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 avocado

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch carrots

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1 head red leaf lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

1lb pink lady apples

1/2lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

1/3lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 package baby carrots

1lb Brussel sprouts

1 bunch broccoli

1 field cucumber

1/2lb yellow onions

1 red pepper

2 tomatoes

1 red leaf lettuce

1.25lb celeriac root

2.25lb pink lady apples

1/2lb meyer lemons

1 small package blueberries

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb Yukon gold potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1 green pepper

2 coloured peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head red leaf lettuce

2.25lb pink lady apples

2lb mandarin oranges

1/2lb meyer lemons

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 mango

1 avocado

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin –Three Farmers Pea Pops, 90g – various flavours

Readiness/LBD Bin – available exclusive to LBD members.  Please visit the Readiness client page on Friday for bin contents.

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO RADVILLE AND WEYBURN ROUTES!

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Delivery cancelled due to low numbers.  Please register for Regina Thursday or Tuesday Pick Up

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store pick up

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

*NEW SOUTHEY – delivery to Wild Beauty Studio on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please pick up before 5pm

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday January 6th  – delivery to Cupar

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (pick ups available after 5pm on Thursday Jan 5, deliveries on Thursday as usual)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday January 5th delivery)

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835