Get Those Blues in the Freezer!

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Some people wait for Christmas to come….others for their birthday….not me.  Nope, I prefer the time of year when fruit comes in, in big cases, and I can stock up my freezer.  It just happens to feel like Christmas and my birthday all combined!  Blueberries in bulk are available and good gosh, they are outstanding!  I’ve got my freezer cleared for the occasion.

Some might gorge themselves and sport blue fingers and lips for the month of July.  I prefer to both gorge and freeze since blueberries are only in season for quite a short time when bulk purchasing doesn’t require you to re-mortgage your home!  And I don’t feel bad about freezing the either….because despite what you may think, they are good for you!  Like even better than you may once have thought!  I found this great article on why you should email us NOW (bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca) to order your bulk blueberries or just get them into your cart – so you can be prepared for winter smoothies!

8 Reasons To Eat Blueberries and Why You Should Freeze Them!

SOURCE: HTTP://WWW.NATURALNEWS.COM…

Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries couldn’t be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry’s nutritional content. Graduate student Marin Plumb, a food science major at South Dakota State University, found that frozen blueberries are equally nutritious as fresh blueberries, even after six months of freezing.

Plumb’s experiment involved observing antioxidant levels in blueberries frozen for one, three and five months. After comparing the antioxidant content of frozen berries to fresh berries, she found no decrease in the nutritional value of the frozen berries. In fact, Plumb noted that freezing actually increased the anthocyanin concentration.

“The ice crystals that form during freezing disrupt the structure of the plant tissue, making the anthocyanins more available,” Plumb explained. Anthocyanins are a group of antioxidant compounds that provide various systems in the human body with protection.

Blueberries May Be The World’s Healthiest Food…

“Blueberries go head to head with strawberries and pomegranates in antioxidant capacity,” said Plumb’s research adviser, professor Basil Dalaly, who teaches a course on phytochemicals, the naturally occurring chemical compounds in fruits and vegetables.

When it comes to eating healthy foods, “the greener or redder, the better,” added Dalaly.

It’s no coincidence that people associate bright color with nutrition. Anthocyanin, which works wonders in our bodies, is also the colorful pigment that gives many foods their color.

Organic Blueberries Have Higher Nutritional Content Than Conventional Berries…

Don’t believe industry studies that claim organic food is equal in nutrition to conventional; it’s simply not true.

A study directly compared the total antioxidant capacity of organically grown versus non-organically grown blueberries and found that the organic blueberries had significantly higher concentrations of phenol antioxidants and total anthocyanin antioxidants than conventional berries.

Below Are 8 Reasons To Consume Blueberries Daily

  1. Improving Memory/Motor Function

One study found that older adults (average age 76) fed blueberries daily for 12 weeks (2-2.5 cups per day) performed better on two different cognitive function tests, which included memory, than those who hadn’t consumed the superfood.

  1. Eye Protection

Blueberries have been proven to protect the retina from unwanted sunlight and oxygen damage.

  1. Heart

    Consuming blueberries significantly lowers your risk of developing heart disease by regulating and relaxing arterial elasticity in the vascular wall. They also improve blood flow.
  2. Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia

Anthocyanin improves memory and mental fluidity, and can help protect against brain cell loss. Blueberries also stimulate nerve cell growth and facilitate better communication between nerve cell processes, in turn slowing the aging process.

  1. Digestion

Blueberries offer antioxidant protection of the digestive tract by combating free radicals, some of which can cause cancer. This superfood plays a significant role in combating colon cancer.

  1. Protection From Toxic Heavy Metals

Romanian chemists from the University of Bucharest discovered that blueberries protect against heavy metals. Blueberry extract created a force field that acted as a barrier against cadmium, protecting cells from toxic heavy metal damage.

  1. Blood Sugar

Blueberries have a favorable impact on blood sugar, even for diabetics. Those who consumed at least three servings of blueberries a day saw significant improvement in their regulation of blood sugar.

  1. Nervous System

Blueberries contain a range of different antioxidants, all of which are beneficial to the human body. This range of nutrients provides nerve cells with protection from oxygen damage. Nerve cells are persistently at risk for oxygen damage, thus requiring continuous protection.

Blueberries are one of our body’s greatest allies. Their ability to eliminate free radicals protects us from every day exposure to various forms of pollution, including pesticides, sun exposure and heavy metals.

**Wanna know how to do it?  Here’s a link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-freeze-blueberries-the-smart-way_us_55c9642ce4b0f1cbf1e62242

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

WHAT IS KETOSIS?

Thursday August 17 – 6pm-7:30pm

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located in back room at Body Fuel Organics

Join us to learn more about a Ketogenic Diet and the Keto O/S products.  

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY Aug 20 2017

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 Aug 20 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  VENDOR SPOTS AVAILABLE….email lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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

*We have a new bin!  With all the interest in the Keto diet, we created a KETO FRIENDLY FRESH PRODUCE BIN!  At this time of year, we hope to include berries as much as we can as well as low glycemic vegetables!

*BULK BLUEBERRIES keep dropping in price! 5 and 10lb quantities and also 5lb “Year 1 Transitional Organic (first year toward certification)”   See sale pricing on the Feature page!  They have been OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Get a jump on winter by tucking them into the freezer (if you can keep from eating them all up!)!

*This is the second Thursday we are excited to welcome FRESH “Pro Bake By M” Keto-friendly baking and on other days, we will be offering frozen!  Please see our website for details….these are macro focussed treats which contain whey products so please be attentive of ingredients.

*Watch for a new Keto/Paleo/Whole30 approved Mayo and Jam coming soon!  Produced locally in Saskatoon!

*Wee baby sweet grapes, known as CHAMPAGNE GRAPES have arrived.  You’ll WOW your guests with these!

*HAVE YOU HAD A MANGO LATELY!  They are dynamo!  The dealio is back!  Purchase 2 and get the 3rd free! 

*Please send all your well-wishes to Ashley at SALTINE BAKING CO!  She will be welcoming her second baby anytime now and is taking a few months off baking to be a mom!

*NON-GMO ORGANIC CORN ON THE COB– it’s hard to find! BUY 3 GET THE 4TH FREE OR ONLY $1.55 EACH!

* BC RAINIER CHERRIES have found a place in my heart (and tummy lately!)  These are the blush coloured cherries that “are to red cherries like cotton candy grapes are to green grapes”.

*I think I’ve served CAESAR SALAD for every BBQ ….convenient 3PK ROMAINE is on sale!

*Zoodles make a great compliment to summer meals!  ZUCCHINI ARE ON SALE!

*CANNING?  APRICOT FOR CANNING have arrived.  PEACHES ARE ON THEIR WAY TOO!

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (Aug 13th ) 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 Bin

1.75 lb nugget potatoes

1 baby carrot

4 corn on the cob

2/3lb green beans

1 green cabbage

1 red pepper

1 leaf lettuce

5 gala apples

2 limes

2 peaches

5 bananas

2 bartlett pears

1 mango

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 baby carrot

2 corn on the cob

1/2lb green beans

1 green cabbage

1 red pepper

1 leaf lettuce

3 gala apples

1 lime

2 peaches

4 bananas

1 mango

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1/2lb yellow onions

1 bunch green onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1/4lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

1 bunch radishes

1lb baby bok choy

1 chunk ginger root

4 gala apples

1/2lb apricots

1/2lb blueberries

1 mango

2 avocado

New KETO FRIENDLY FRESH PRODUCE BIN $59.99

3/4lb green beans

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 cabbage

1/2lb red onion

1/2lb yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

1 bunch leaf lettuce

1lb blueberries

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head romaine

1-5oz. clam fresh greens (spinach or lettuce mix)

0.4lb snow peas

1 head garlic

0.4lb button mushrooms

1/2lb lemons

2 limes

3/4lb blueberries

1lb strawberries

1 mango

3 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

 1.5lb nugget potatoes

1 pkg baby carrots

3 corn on the cob

0.67lb green beans

1/2lb red onion

0.8lb red peppers

1 long English cucumber

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

0.4lb button mushrooms

5 gala apples

5 bananas

2 peaches

1/2lb blueberries

2 bartlett pears

1 mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin –1 – 946ml Kiju Fruit Juice

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR BIN $45

1 package baby carrots

Celery sticks

1 package cherry tomatoes

0.4lb – snow peas

3 gala apples

4 bananas

1/2lb plums

1 package strawberries

2 peaches

1/3lb blueberries

3 Zevia Soda drinks

3 Hardbite chips 23g each

1 box Nut thins

1 container Habibi’s Hummus

1 box Annie’s Chocolate Bunny Grahams

1 Heavenly Organic Honey Patties

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until SEPTEMBER 2017.  PLEASE SEE READINESS FITNESS TO REGISTER FOR LBD NOW!

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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.

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

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

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Normal Jean Bailey’s home in Pangman

*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

*Southey– DISCONTINUED DELIVERY TO SOUTHEY BUT  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR CUPAR!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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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TOP 10 HABITS THAT WILL CAUSE PREMATURE AGEING, DISEASE, AND DEATH

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Last night, Body Fuel was the host location for Derek Henry’s private reception for his Thrive Program and the Digestive Reset Diet clients!  It was so inspiring to hear his approach to good health.

To give you a brief into to Derek, who is a friend of mine since our University days….

Derek Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Online Holistic Health Program, took a deadly health challenge that conventional medicine couldn’t solve and self-directed a one-in-a-million health journey that found him happier and healthier than he had been in his entire life. As a result of this rewarding journey, he now spends his time writing, coaching, and educating thousands of people each month who want to enjoy similar results under their own direction. His signature online program, THRIVE, teaches people how to engineer their own health transformation, by addressing all the holistic factors that he utilized to create his own successful health story.

 

TOP 10 HABITS THAT WILL CAUSE PREMATURE AGEING, DISEASE, AND DEATH

JUNE 28, 2017 | DEREK HENRY

Raise your hand if you are a big fan of premature ageing, disease, and death.

Yeah, not so much, right?

Yet, this is exactly what a massive amount of people are doing on a day to day basis, some knowingly and some unwittingly. If you’re reading this article right now, chances are you are interested in reversing the ageing and disease process, and maybe adding a decade or two to your life span through a healthy lifestyle.

Part of that can be accomplished by either completely avoiding or drastically limiting the following ten foods, behaviours, habits, and toxins. For damage that has already been done, a highly nourishing and cleansing diet (as found in the THRIVE online health program) will help remove toxic residues and feelings in potentially as little as 60 days.

Keep in mind this list could be much longer, but if you deal with these ten effectively, you are on the highway to health.

Dehydration

If you want to find The Fountain of Youth, you should search no further than good, clean water! Considering that the body is made up of approximately 70% water, it makes perfect sense that dehydration will create a pronounced ageing effect (often seen in the skin) and accelerate the disease process. There’s a reason why you can only live a few days without water.

Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D. pointed out the significance of water in his popular book, Your Body’s Many Cries For Water. Having studied the effects of water on the human body for over twenty five years, he spent much of his life on educating people to properly hydrate themselves to avoid premature disease and death.

 

Dr. Batmanghelidj believed that chronic dehydration lead to many of today’s illnesses, such as heart disease, asthma, hypertension, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. He also pointed out that conditions such as arthritis were a cry for help from a body that is suffering from chronic dehydration:

“If you have chronic pain in the spine, hands, or legs, that means those joints are thirsting for water,” he said. “You are not drinking enough water. The pain is due to dehydrated joints, plus wear and tear, and the inability of the cartilage to repair the damage.”

 

Think of water as the “grease” in your body that helps every simple function work effectively, from your heart to your bowel movements. Without proper hydration, these things can slow down and grind to an uncomfortable stop.

It is also important to remember that dehydration can influence your cognitive abilities, and even mild levels can disrupt mood, concentration, alertness, and short term memory. Nothing makes you feel old like arthritic joints and a failing memory, so you can begin to appreciate the importance of proper hydration.

Now, the simplest way to fix this is not necessarily to drink more water, but rather, drink BETTER water. If you consume tap water, poorly filtered water, or water from plastic bottles, you are not being properly hydrated. Furthermore, if you are drinking reverse osmosis or distilled water without adding back in minerals, you are also effectively dehydrating yourself (even though it is cleaner and better than tap or most filtration systems).

It is also important to note that to avoid dehydration you need to cut back on dehydrating foods and beverages like bread, meat, coffee, and alcohol. In combination with that, start eating more water dense fruits and vegetables, preferably in their raw form.

To get the complete picture on water consumption and optimal sources of it, read Guide To Drinking Water.

Smoking

At this point, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that smoking is a major reason for accelerated ageing and disease. This comes mostly from conventionally made cigarettes, but there is also a negative effect from other smoking mediums.

So why is cigarette smoking so harmful to your ageing process and promotes untimely disease? Let me count the ways:

  • Cigarettes are more than just tobacco. In fact, there are a ridiculous amount of other toxic ingredients that are sure to pull the life out of you. Some of these toxic substances include arsenic, methane, butane, cadmium (batteries), toluene, ammonia, and methanol (rocket fuel). Mix this in with a (un)healthy dose of carbon monoxide and nicotine, and there’s no wonder they call them “cancer sticks”.
  • The carbon monoxide in cigarettes displaces oxygen in your body and your skin, and the nicotine reduces blood flow, which leaves your face dry and discoloured.
  • Cigarette smoking depletes essential nutrients that are important for your vitality and your skin, including vitamin C which helps protect and repair skin damage.
  • The cadmium in cigarettes is a well-known toxin that is particularly harmful to the kidneys. This may affect your urinary system, make you retain water, and promote bags and dark spots under your eyes.
  • Smoking is a leading cause of cancer, including lung, throat, mouth, esophageal, and skin cancer. In a 2001 study, smokers are three times as likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma than non-smokers.
  • Cigarette smoking is also extremely taxing to the thyroid, which is partly responsible for your energy, weight, hormonal balance, and metabolism. Decreased thyroid function can lower energy, make you more irritable, and cause your hair to thin and fall out.
  • The nicotine in cigarettes damage the fibres and connective tissue in your skin, causing it to lose elasticity and strength.
  • Smoking cigarettes can increase the risk of cataracts by 22% by putting oxidative stress on the lens of the eye.
  • Cigarette smoke damages the delicate cilia lining the inner walls of your lungs and irritate them to the point that they produce excessive mucous. As this mucous builds, respiration suffers.

This is just a short list of how smoking can cause premature ageing, disease, and death. Ready to quit yet?

Alcohol

Alcohol is very prevalent in our society, and is often the go to beverage of choice in a wide variety of situations. In fact it is heavily consumed in any celebration, or set back, and this categorizes the majority of human’s moods on a day to day basis.

Although there has been several studies showing the benefits of alcohol, the drawbacks are more pronounced. Alcohol, after all, is a drug and with one to many wobbly pops comes the slurring, irrational behaviour, lack of balance, and headaches. This is certainly not the symptoms of a healthy choice.

One of the primary reasons alcohol causes premature ageing, disease, and death is it’s effect on your liver. In order to metabolize alcohol, it has to turn ethanol (alcohol) into acetate, and that doesn’t happen without first converting ethanol into acetaldehyde. This compound is up to 30 times more toxic than ethanol itself, so it has no place being in the body. If your liver is not properly producing glutathione, a compound that transforms acetaldehyde into acetate, the liver’s detoxifying processes are put on hold while glutathione stores are attempted to be built back up. This mean that the noxious acetaldehyde in left circulating in your bloodstream.

If your liver is compromised and your glutathione stores start to deteriorate, regular consumption of alcohol (especially more than one drink per hour) leads to more of this poisonous substance circulating in your bloodstream. This not only hurts the liver, but every organ and gland that is fed by your bloodstream. So effectively, this alcohol consumption pollutes your entire body and compromises all your body’s functions.

Nothing accelerates prematures ageing, disease, and death more than introducing poison into your bloodstream.

Find out the signs of liver damage, and how to heal it naturally.

Chronic stress

Chronic stress is a common complaint these days, as people attempt to keep up with the pace of life. Unfortunately, this usually results in poor work-life balance, bad eating habits, and an excess of legal drugs like coffee and alcohol.

Stress has a number of negative effects on the body, many of them which will create premature ageing, disease, and death. One of the major components that facilitate this process is elevated cortisol.

Cortisol is an adrenal hormone (often called the stress hormone) and if it stays abnormally high (such as in chronic stress conditions) it can become dangerous and contribute to long term health problems. It has been linked to adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, excessive blood sugar levels, elevated cholesterol, excess body fat (particularly around the midsection), and depressed sex hormone levels in both men and women. Those with rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune conditions have also been found to have high cortisol levels.

Nothing makes a person feel old like being tired, moody, and achy, and high cortisol from chronic stress is sure to create many of these symptoms.

Find out more about how to regulate your cortisol.

Sugar

This one should be obvious to most health enthusiasts by now, as sugar has been waging war on people’s health for decades. More specifically, white refined sugar that is found in baked goods, highly processed foods, and even “healthy” snacks.

If there was on thing that has had the most detrimental effect on people’s health and has created many chronic and degenerative diseases, it’s sugar. Sugar feeds infections like candida and causes it to proliferate to extremely unhealthy levels, which in turn cascades into multiple disease processes. Sugar is also an excellent food source for cancer, an epidemic that is now being diagnosed in approximately 50% of the population in North America.

Refined sugar consumption also suppresses brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a very important growth hormone for the brain. This factor triggers new connections between neurons in the brain that are vital for memory function. Studies have shown low BDNF levels in patients with depression and schizophrenia, and the consumption of sugar could exacerbate those conditions by further contributing to those low levels.

Refined sugar also increases inflammation, which can disrupt the digestive and immune systems. If this inflammation is chronic, it can lead to a higher risk of depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at University of Kansas, encourages depressed patients to remove refined sugar from their diets, and those who were willing to comply reported significant improvements in mental clarity and mood.

Some of the other common chronic diseases that sugar consumption promotes include diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, high blood pressure, and even dementia.

To help keep that ageing and disease process to a minimum, severely restricting ALL added sugar is necessary. For those who are relatively healthy, stick to whole fruits for your sweet cravings, and try to eat them more seasonally. For those with candida overgrowth, cancer, or diabetes, avoiding high sugar fruits would be prudent.

Highly processed fats

Most everyone is familiar with processed foods and how they can create all kinds of health problems. One of the many harmful ingredients commonly found in these foods is highly processed fats.

There are three processing techniques in particular that are a major cause of concern, and those are extraction, hydrogenation, and homogenization.

In today’s extraction processes, oils are processed in large factories by crushing the oil-bearing seeds and heating them to 230-degrees Celsius. The oil is then squeezed out under immense pressure (10-20 tons per inch), which generates more heat. During this process the oils are also exposed to damaging light and oxygen.

If this weren’t bad enough, in order to extract the last 10 percent of the oil from the crushed seeds, processors treat the pulp with solvents, usually hexane. This solvent is then boiled off, but up to 100 ppm may remain in the oil. Not only are these solvents toxic but they also retain the pesticides sticking to the seeds and grains before the processing even begins.

This high-temperature processing causes the weak bonds of unsaturated fatty acids to break apart, creating dangerous free radicals. To add insult to injury, high temperatures and pressures destroy antioxidants such as vitamin E, which protect the body from free radicals. To make matters even worse, BHT and BHA are often added to these oils to replace the natural preservatives that were destroyed by the heat.

With hydrogenation, polyunsaturated trans fats that are normally liquid at room temperature are turned into fats that are solid at room temperature. Prime examples of this process are margarine and shortening.

To make these oils, manufactures start with the cheapest oils on the market, typically soy, corn, cottonseed, or canola (which are already rancid from the extraction process) and mix them with tiny metal particles like nickel oxide. The oil with this nickel catalyst are then exposed to hydrogen gas in a high pressure, high temperature reactor. Following that, soap-like emulsifiers and starch are squeezed into the mixture for better consistency and it is then subjected to high temperatures again to be steam-cleaned in order to remove its unpleasant odor.

Finally, since the margarine is now a very unappetizing grey color, bleach is used to remove it. Dyes and strong flavors are then added to make it look like butter, and it is then packaged and marketed to appear healthy.

Finally, homogenization is a process where the fat particles of cream are strained through tiny pores under great pressure (4000 lbs. per square inch), which results in the fat particles being so small they stay in suspension rather than rising to the top. This makes the fat and cholesterol more vulnerable to rancidity and oxidation, and research suggests that these homogenized fats may contribute to heart disease.

As a result of this process, certain proteins can bypass the digestive process instead of being broken down for proper assimilation. Once in the bloodstream, these unaltered proteins can trigger autoimmune diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

This should make it very clear that any highly processed oils that have undergone these treatments should be avoided at all costs to prevent premature ageing, disease, and even death.

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners such as Splenda, Equal, Sweet ‘N Low, sucralose, aspartame, and most recently, AminoSweet are found in 6,000 products and consumed by more than 250 million people (Americans consuming about half). Artificial sweeteners can be found in found in sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereal, and sugar free products.

Aspartame is a combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory effects on brain cells), methanol, and phenylalanine, and when broken down produces a compound that is a powerful brain-tumor-causing chemical.

Aspartame consumption causes a variety of other symptoms including anxiety attacks, slurred speech, depression, and migraines.

Stay away from these toxic nightmares at all costs.

Low antioxidant diet

Antioxidants have become a bit of a buzz word, but are legitimately a huge factor in the rate we age and develop disease. Unfortunately, the foods that contain these oxidation inhibiting substances are arguably the least purchased of all the foods at the grocery store. Instead, low antioxidants foods like processed grains, animal protein, and dairy make up the lions share of food consumption, which severely limits antioxidant intake and drives up the the ageing and disease process.

A low antioxidant diet will facilitate many health issues, including heart disease, cancer, and dementia. It will also inevitably make you age much quicker, and facilitate other varieties of diseases.

To get rich sources of antioxidants (foods high in things substances like carotenoids, beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamin C), you need to consider a wide variety of fruits and vegetables (the brighter, the better) like tomatoes, peppers, carrots, pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes, pomegranates, strawberries, kale, broccoli, grapes, and squash. The more raw these foods are, the better! These types of high antioxidant foods can provide skin, heart, eye, memory, mood, and immune system benefits.

For the highest antioxidant foods and the most benefits, consider:

  • Goji berries
  • Wild blueberries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pecans
  • Artichoke
  • Elderberries
  • Kidney beans
  • Cranberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cilantro

Also, don’t forget about herbs which have high antioxidant levels as well! Ten of the best herbs for antioxidants include:

  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric
  • Cocoa
  • Cumin
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Thyme

It’s easy to find these items in most grocery stores, just spend more time in the whole foods, no label section.

Prescriptions

With 100,000 deaths and 2 million injuries each year being caused by legal prescription drugs in the United States, and with 1.5 million Americans contracting cancer each year, eyebrows are now being seriously raised on the risks of prescription medication.

In fact, just a few years ago, according to a 10-year-long study, accidental overdose deaths in New Mexico caused by prescription drugs increased at a HIGHER RATE than those caused by illegal drugs – heroin and cocaine. That’s alarming.

Actual poisoning from prescription drugs has RISEN to become the second-largest cause of unintentional deaths in the US, according to the CDC. When did the increase really gain so much momentum? In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers found that deaths from prescription drugs nearly doubled in the US from 1999 to 2004. This mortality data was collected from the National Vital Statistics System.

On the alternative side of medicine, statistics from the U.S. National Poison Data System have revealed, in a 174-page detailed report, that the number of Americans actually killed in 2009 by vitamins, minerals, amino acids or herbal supplements was exactly zero. On top of that, data shows that not even one single death was caused by a dietary supplement in the prior year of 2008. The annual report published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows zero deaths from taking any of the vitamins A, B, C, D or E. That full report also states zero deaths from any other vitamin.

With these kinds of statistics, it’s clear what is the most dangerous habit of all in causing premature death. So make a plan to eventually wean yourself off these toxic medications, and start embracing REAL medicine and a healthy lifestyle, like the THRIVE online health program.

Heavy metals

One of the most common but often unnoticed reasons for health issues is due to the accumulation of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium.

Mercury is one of the worst and is well known as a neurotoxin that can be found in metal fillings, pollution, fish, and flu shots.

Lead is also a big issue that people are exposed to through lead-based paint, water, batteries, rubber products, and more. Some symptoms related to lead toxicity include brain dysfunction, hypertension, and kidney disease.

Aluminum is another sinister heavy metal that you can find in antiperspirant, water, cookware, foil, over the counter drugs, baking powders, and table salt. It can cause illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, nervousness, anemia, headaches, forgetfulness, speech disturbances, and decreased liver and kidney function.

Arsenic is mainly found in pesticides, hazardous waste sites, water, and factory farmed chicken! It has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, liver, and prostate.

Cadmium can be found in food, water, industrial pollution, and cigarette smoke. Long term exposure to low levels can contribute to cancer, kidney disease, lung damage, and fragile bones.

Unfortunately, all of these heavy metals are known to accumulate and are very difficult to remove from the body. This makes avoidance of these exposure areas vitally important in order to avoid premature ageing, disease, and death.

One of the safer ways to start removing them is from a clean source of chlorella, like this five star product.

There are certainly more perpetrators on this list of things that can cause premature ageing, disease, and death, and some of the notables include glyphosate, GMO foods, and conventionally produced animal products. It can be intimidating at first on knowing where to start so you can avoid accelerating these processes and living a higher quality of life, but if you truly want to be informed and start to live the lifestyle that largely avoids these threats, look closely into the THRIVE online health program.

Go here to regain your youth, health, and sanity.

 

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SATURDAY – 10-5PM

SUNDAY – 10-4PM

MONDAY OPEN 10-3PM (pop in to say hi to Lana!  Please note that McDonald Street will be roped off but please use the side streets to find me!)

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY AUGUST 2017

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 AUGUST 20, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   VENDOR SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! 

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THE ART OF FERMENTATION

Learn the history, health benefits and how to for a variety of cultured foods and drinks including Jun, Sourdough, Villi, Kefir, Sauerkraut and Kombucha.  Enjoy a light organic, cultured lunch too!
Registration ($95) includes a culture of your choice to take home. Bring a container/jar to take your culture home.
Sept 16, 2017 
10am to 1:30pm
Body Fuel Organics Regina
$95
Contact Stacey to register:
Email stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com
Phone 306-641-4239

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LEARN TO MAKE KOMBUCHA

Health tonic – elixir – probiotic drink with many health benefits! Learn the how and why! Here at this workshop – plus you get to take a kombucha scoby home so you can make it yourself!
Sept 16
2-3:30pm
Body Fuel Organics Regina
$30
To register send E-transfer to:
stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com
Use password Regina
Contact for more info:
Stacey Tress
Garden Therapy Yorkton
306-641-4239

 

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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 shopping!

*WE HAVE A NEW BIN IN OUR FAMILY!  The KETO bin – full of mainly low glycemic vegetables and berries!  Great for people following a Ketogenic diet!

*BULK BLUEBERRIES are still available!  You really need to order some of them…they are so delicious.  We have 5#, 10# and also 5# transitionals!  You’ll want to get some of these in your freezer!

*BEST DEAL OF THE SUMMER YET!  Buy 2 1LB STRAWBERRIES and get the 3rd FREE!

*NEW ITEM – CANDY CANE BEETS are now available!  These are the prettiest beets ever and make delicious salads.  Give them a try!

*YELLOW WATERMELON are in season and are expected next week!  One of my favourite summer fruits!  Mellow and sweet!  What a summer treat!

*CANNING APRICOTS – are available for THURSDAY ORDERS!

*CAULIFLOWER – one of the most versatile foods!  I NEVER don’t have a cauliflower!

* ZUCCHINI – is like the cauliflower to me too!  Never be without…they are my noodles or I like to make them into zucchini patties! They are a great price!

*RAINIER CHERRIES – what a great price!  Best price this summer!  Regular RED CHERRIES are also one hot deal!

*MINI WATERMELON have been so delicious….time for another “go” of them!

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (August 7th ) 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 Bin

1 bunch carrots

2lb Chioggia beets

1 celery

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 cherry tomato

0.4lb baby spring mix

0.4lb button mushroom

1 mini watermelon

5 gala apples

1/2lb plums

5 bananas

2 peaches

1lb strawberries

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 bunch carrots

2lb Chioggia beets

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

0.4lb baby spring mix

3 gala apples

4 bananas

2 peaches

1lb strawberries

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

2 lb zucchini

2lb Chioggia beets

1 cauliflower

1/2lb yellow onion

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 field tomato

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

1 romaine lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

1 head garlic

5 gala apples

2 limes

2 peaches

1lb strawberries

1 avocado


New KETO FRIENDLY FRESH PRODUCE BIN $59.99

2lb zucchini

1lb green beans

1 cauliflower

1 broccoli

1/2lb yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1 red pepper

1 romaine lettuce

1 bunch green kale

1 bunch cilantro

1 radish

1 head garlic

0.4lb mushrooms

0.75lb lemons

2 limes

1lb blueberries

1 pint blackberry or raspberry

3 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 bunch carrots

2lb zucchini

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch celery

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

5 gala apples

1/2lb plums

5 bananas

4 peaches

1/2lb blueberries

1lb strawberries

Grocery item incl in Bordering on Boring Bin: Imagine Miso Soup Broth

Weekend Warrior Grab and Go $45 Bin

1 baby carrot

1 pkg floretted cauliflower

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

3 gala apples

0.5lb plums

4 bananas

1/3lb blueberries

1 lb strawberries

3 blue sky sodas

1 pkg habibi’s

1 pkg “tout” naturel crackers

1 tube Three Works Apple Chips

1 pkg Prana Chocolate Bark

1 – 9pc pack Pur Gum

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –Coming Soon! September Start Date.  Register at  Readiness Fitness

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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.

*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 – individual arrangements – please contact us for more info!

*Southey– DISCONTINUED.  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR A NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

 

It’s HOT….Did you know there are foods that can cool you off?

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

10 Cooling Foods to Eat in the Summer Heat

Cooling foods have the ability to clear heat and toxins, “cooling and calming the blood and nourishing yin.” If the body is overly yang or hot, the following symptoms may occur: perspiration, thirst, constipation, pungent odorous wind and stools, burning of the anus area after bowl movement, anxiety, red eyes, red face, emotional, headaches, vivid dreams, ulcers in the mouth or tongue, cold sores around the mouth, red tongue with a thick yellow coating on the tongue, rapid pulse, heart burn and dark or yellow urine. To deal with these symptoms, especially in the summer months, try to include the following foods in your diet and see if the symptoms are healed:

1. Dark Leafy Greens

Professor and food scientist at Washington State University, Barry Swanson, states that dark leafy greens are composed of 80 – 95 percent water, which makes them very easy to digest. They go through the digestive system quickly, giving a cooling sensation in the body. Here are thirty five recipes for you to try today.

2. Peppers

Spicy peppers and spicy foods in general can make you sweat, which triggers cooling mechanisms (evaporative cooling) within the body. Professor Swanson says, “It doesn’t cool you to the core, but it cools the skin.” Try this RAWsome soup to include in your summer routine.

3. Berries

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries are all very alkaline, yin fruits. They generate a cold energy in the body according to traditional Chinese Medicine. Check out these strawberry recipes.

4. Sea Vegetables

Kombu, nori, wakame, arame, and sea palm are all superb sea vegetables to include in your daily summer fare. They are high in calcium, iron, phosphorous, and trace minerals and vitamins. They are also extremely yin and have a cool energetic quality. These nori rolls will make it painless to include these fantastic sea vegetables in your diet.

5. Bananas

Bananas are sweet in taste and cold in nature. They are able to clear intestinal “heat,” adding moisture and eliminating toxins. Dispelling these toxins can lessen the effects of fungal or bacterial infected skin diseases. If you eat a meal and then feel uncomfortable, nauseous or start vomiting, you can have banana to help release the toxins. Quit dreaming of this raw banana strawberry sorbet, and make it pronto!

6. Avocado

Avocados are the fruits that are highest in monounsaturated fatty acids content at 20 percent, nourishing the yin in the blood. About 80 percent of its caloric content is easily digested, especially among other fats. Avocados also boast a potassium content that is three times that of a banana. Look out for this amazing salad that features a couple of the foods on this very list!

7. Coconut

Tender coconut water and coconut meat are not only delicious and full of health benefits, but they also have a wealth of cooling properties. They are readily available, especially in southern India, and both should be a staple of anyone’s summer diet. If you want to change up your coconut eating, then check out this amazingly simple and cooling recipe for coconut yogurt.

8. Melons

Cool melons quench even the most intense thirst and are abundant throughout the summer months. A simple slice offers a superb, refreshing experience. Melons are low in calories and high in water content (95 percent), making them an extremely cooling fruit. Feed them to yourself or your kids for a healthy, cooling summer treat — see this recipe for details!

9. Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce reduces heat signs with their slightly bitter flavor. This plant nourishes the liver while tonifying the blood, helping to purge toxins from your system. Lettuce is so deliciously crisp and satisfying in a great big salad like this one!

10. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are cooling because of their nutritional profile. Crimini mushrooms particularly provide an excellent source of 15 different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Eating them raw, a tenant of cooling foods, maximizes these benefits and the overall retention of their nutrients. Consider whipping up this recipe with some amazing marinated mushrooms!

Try and experiment with these ten, cooling foods, and see what different ways you can diversify your summer diet today!

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

WHAT IS KETOSIS?

Thursday August 3 – 6pm-7:30pm

FREE

located in back room at Body Fuel Organics

Join us to learn more about a Ketogenic Diet and the Keto O/S products.  

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY JULY 30 2017

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 JULY 30, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  Next Market August 20  VENDOR SPOTS AVAILABLE….email lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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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 shopping!

*We have a new bin!  With all the interest in the Keto diet, we created a KETO FRIENDLY FRESH PRODUCE BIN!  At this time of year, we hope to include berries as much as we can as well as low glycemic vegetables!

*BULK BLUEBERRIES keep coming – 5 and 10lb quantities and also 5lb “Year 1 Transitional Organic (first year toward certification)”   See sale pricing on the Feature page!  They have been OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Get a jump on winter by tucking them into the freezer (if you can keep from eating them all up!)!

*We are welcoming a new brand to the store!  On Thursdays, we will be receiving FRESH “Pro Bake By M” Keto-friendly baking and on other days, we will be offering frozen!  Please see our website for details….these are macro focussed treats which contain whey products so please be attentive of ingredients.

*Wee baby sweet grapes, known as CHAMPAGNE GRAPES have arrived….short season and worth every teensy weensy bit of effort to eat teensy weensy grapes!

*We have such a great deal on MANGOS again….purchase 2 and get the 3rd free!  Feel a Mango Guacamole craving coming on?  https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/mango-cilantro-guacamole/

* BC RAINIER CHERRIES have found a place in my heart (and tummy lately!)  These are the blush coloured cherries that “are to red cherries like cotton candy grapes are to green grapes”.

* ACRE 10 WHEATGRASS TRAYS are available weekly!  You can harvest a tray of beautifully fresh wheatgrass 2-3x.  Support local!

*Zoodles make a great compliment to summer meals!  ZUCCHINI ARE ON SALE!

*BUNCHED SPINACH is back in stock!

*BC APRICOTS have arrived….finally!  And they are beauties!

*Nothing screams SUMMER more than CILANTRO in dips and salads!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (July 31st ) 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 Bin

1.5lb potatoes

1 head cauliflower

1 red onion

0.4lb red peppers

0.25lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

0.4lb snow peas

5 gala apples

5 bananas

0.75lb apricots

2/3lb nectarines

1/2lb blueberries

2 mangos

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb potatoes

1 head cauliflower

0.4lb red peppers

0.25lb tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

3 gala apples

4 bananas

0.5lb apricots

0.5lb nectarines

1 mangos

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb carrots

1 broccoli

1 celery

1 bunch green onions

0.4lb red pepper

½ lb tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

4 gala apples

2 limes

2 lemons

1/2lb apricots

1 avocado

1/2lb blueberries

 

New KETO FRIENDLY FRESH PRODUCE BIN $59.99

2lb zucchini

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch celery

1/2lb red onion

1/2lb yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 long English cucumber

1 bunch leaf lettuce

1 bunch spinach

1 bunch green kale

1 pkg button mushrooms

1lb blueberries

1 pkg blackberries

2 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 pkg baby carrots

3 corn on the cob

0.75lb green beans

1 bunch green onion

1/2lb green peppers

1/2lb red peppers

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

0.4lb snow peas

5 gala apples

5 bananas

0.75lb apricots

1/2lb blueberries

1/2lb nectarines

2 bartlett pears

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 3 Farmers Pea Pop Snacks

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR BIN $45

3 cans Zevia soda

1 bag 150g Hardbite Chips

1 box Nut Thin Crackers

3 Veggie-Go’s Fruit Leathers

1 Habibi’s Hummus

1Heavenly Organics Honey Patties

1 package baby carrots

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – snow peas

4 gala apples

4 bananas

1/2lb apricot

2 pears

1/2lb blueberries

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until Fall 2017

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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.

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

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

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Normal Jean Bailey’s home in Pangman

*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

 

*Southey– DISCONTINUED DELIVERY TO SOUTHEY BUT  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR CUPAR!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

All Hail Berry Season

 

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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7 Berries You Should Eat Every Day

Berries have been shown to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. It seems new research is constantly being published and berries are being recognized and analyzed for their health giving properties.

Extremely high in antioxidants, berries are among my favorite foods. In no specific order, these are berries that are extremely high health benefits:

  1. Goji Berries

Sometimes called Chinese Wolfberry or Mede Berry, traditional societies link this potent berry to sexual vitality, happiness, longevity, and overall physical strength. Grown in Tibet and Nepal, goji berries have been scientifically linked to possessing the ability to fight negative health conditions and protect the liver from contaminates.

Deep red in color, goji berries are composed of 18 essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E, linoleic acid, selenium, germanium, and more beta carotene than the common carrot.

A study from the Chinese Journal of Oncology found that patients with cancer responded better to treatment when goji berries were added to their daily diet.

  1. Blueberries

The blueberry is an antioxidant powerhouse. That deep blue color is related to high amounts of phytonutrients called anthocyanidins [1]. These phytonutrients aid in the process of neutralizing free radical damage in our cells.

Overtime, the collagen matrix of our tissues and cells begins to deteriorate. Blueberries help to keep this from happening, with a high capacity for free-radical neutralization.

A recent study from Tufts University analyzed over 50 common fruits and vegetables for hard scientific data on their antioxidant capabilities. Blueberries consistently ranked at the top of this list.

Blueberries also help to reduce our chances of developing diseases related to redness of the cells. This includes a reduced risk for heart disease, cataracts, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, glaucoma, and peptic ulcers. The American Institute for Cancer Research states, “We now know that blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants, substances that can slow the aging process and reduce cell damage that can lead to cancer.”

  1. Acai Berries

The acai berry is a relatively new-found health treasure. Once only known in the forests of the Amazon rainforest, the acai berry was traditionally used as a powerfully healing, energy-boosting fruit.

Similar to red wine, acai berries are dense in levels of anthocyanins, a substance associated with heart health and lowered levels of cholesterol.

Due to their strong antioxidant contents, acai berries are also related to slowing the process of aging and preventing diseases related to cellular oxidative damage. One acai berry holds ten times the amount of antioxidant vitamins as grapes, and two times the amount of blueberries.

  1. Bilberries

Three times smaller than the blue berry, but similar in appearance and flavor, bilberries are extremely high in antioxidant anthocyanidins.

Bilberries are known for helping diabetes, as anthocyanidins protect the lining of blood vessels from being degenerated through the process of toxic oxidation [2]. Bilberries have also been linked to possessing components that aid in the ability to increase night vision, protect the eyes, and reduce the occurrence of poor vision, cataracts, and macular degeneration [3].

Bilberries also hold components that increase the amount of blood flow to the circulatory vessels. This allows them to be useful in treating conditions related to circulatory problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Bilberries are best taken in a supplement or extract form.

Other Names for Bilberries: Huckleberry, Wineberry, Dyeberry

  1. Strawberries

There are over 600 varieties of strawberries on the earth so you won’t have to look hard to find this deep-red health booster. Strawberries are high in antioxidant phytonutrients known as phenols. Phenols are responsible for protecting us from disease and promoting good health.

Studies show that strawberries may also help protect the brain with a powerful antioxidant capacity. Strawberries reduce macular degeneration of the eyes, and are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, many B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iodine, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and copper.

One study from Cornell University demonstrated that strawberries stopped the proliferation of HepG(2) liver cancer cells [4]. Another study showed that a substance found in the berry called isothiocyanate inhibited esophageal cancer.

 

  1. Blackberries

Blackberries are more than just powerful antioxidants. They are also extremely high in some of the highest forms of chronic disease and cancer-fighting compounds: vitamins C, E, and ellagic acid. They also hold high levels the soluble fiber known as pectin, a substance that studies link to lowered levels of cholesterol. Related to the rose, lab studies on these thorny-bushed berries at Ohio State University showed the ability to stop tumor formation in the oral cavity, as well as proliferation of colon cancer cells.

  1. Cherries

Cherries are high in quercetin and ellagic acid. This antioxidant flavonoid has been shown to promote cell and tissue health.

Cherries are also high in anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, substances related to reducing the joint and muscle discomfort. Cherries also contain melatonin, an important natural chemical related to healthy sleep rhythms and maintaining a youthful appearance.

Growing Your Own Berries

Most berries are fairly easy to grow and are fun to pick and eat first thing in the morning for breakfast. I recommend purchased berries be organically certified. Although not listed, raspberries are extremely high in ellagic acid and also have tremendous health benefits.

 

Upcoming Special Events

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Keto 101 – August 3

Body Fuel Organics, 6pm

FREE

Respond on Facebook Event page!

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY JULY 30 2017

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 JULY 20, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   VENDOR SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!  NEXT MARKET after July 30th is  August 20

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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 shopping!

*Let’s talk BLUEBERRIES!  On Tuesday and Wednesday, we can only get the 5lb 1 YEAR TRANSITIONAL size (they are in their first year of 3 to become certified organic).  The price is great!  By Thursday, we will have certified organic 5lb, 10lb and 1pint size all from BC.

*BC APRICOTS are in season and we expect a “boat load” next week!  One of my favourite summer fruits!

*Summer Squash harvest is exploding!  We got the cutest SUMMER SQUASH MIX in this week…yellow zucchini, eightball squash, sunburst, patty pans….a “mish mash” of “squash”!  Ha…that’s funny!  Great on the BBQ!

*Like YELLOW ZUCCHINI – me too!  They are available too now!

*3 PACK AVOCADOS are great for summer guacamole!

*Keeping on that 3pk theme – 3PACK ROMAINE LETTUCE is on sale for $4.99!

-AMAZING summer pricing on 1LB STRAWBERRIES – $5.49!

BABY BOK CHOY is back!  Yahoo!  I love this delicate crunchy green!

*Whip up a nice healthy summer salad – GREEN KALE  is on at a great price!

*RAINIER CHERRIES continue….sometimes these are hard to come by so grab them while you can!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (July 24th ) 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 Bin

1lb table carrots

1 bunch broccoli

½ lb yellow onions

1 long English cucumber

0.4lb red field peppers

0.25lb tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch green kale

5 gala apples

1/2lb plums

6 bananas

0.5lb nectarines

0.8lb apricots

1lb black seedless grapes

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb table carrots

1 bunch broccoli

½ lb yellow onions

0.4lb red field peppers

1 bunch green kale

3 gala apples

1/2lb plums

4 bananas

0.5lb nectarines

0.8lb apricots

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb Chioggia beets (candy cane striped)

1.5lb zucchini (fingers crossed for yellow!)

0.5lb yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

0.4lb med field red peppers

0.25lb tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

1 package button mushrooms

4 gala apples

0.25lb lemons

0.5lb apricots

1lb strawberries

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

2lb local potatoes

1 bunch broccoli

1/2lb yellow onion

1 long English cucumber

0.75lb med field red peppers

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

0.4lb sugar snap peas

5 gala apples

5 bananas

0.75lb nectarines

0.8lb apricots

2 peaches

1lb strawberries

Grocery item incl in Bordering on Boring Bin: Tout Naturel Classic Golden Crackers

Weekend Warrior Grab and Go $45 Bin

1 package baby carrots

1 package cherry tomatoes

0.5lb sugar snap peas

3 gala apples

1/2lb plums

4 bananas

1/2lb apricots

1/2lb nectarines

2 pears

1lb strawberries

3 small bags Hardbite chips

1 Prana chocolate bark

1 box Nature’s Path granola bars(4.99 ones)

3 blue sky sodas

1 BFO trail mix

 

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until the next LBD program in the fall!  See Readiness Fitness for details!

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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.

*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 – individual arrangements – please contact us for more info!

 

*Southey– DISCONTINUED.  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR A NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

It’s Blueberry Season!

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

So it’s officially Blueberry Season!  We are anticipating bulk blues this upcoming week!  And in honour….eat a lot of them!  You can start ordering bulk for at least the next few weeks!

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Health Benefits of Blueberries: 5 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

Jun 12, 2013 12:00 PM By Amy Boulanger

Blueberries may be small, but the fruit offers huge health benefits, from boosting brain health to battling UTIs. Daniella Segura, CC BY 2.0

  • Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions. These little powerhouses provide tasty ways of staying healthy.

Low in fat — coming in at about 80 calories per cup and practically fat-free — blueberries are loaded with fiber to keep you fuller longer. Just a handful can satisfy your daily fiber requirement. Plus, blueberries are an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important part in bone development and converting carbohydrates and fats into energy.

Discover how else this little fruit can help your health in big ways, from improving brain health to fighting urinary tract infections to possibly preventing cancer.

  1. Get Your Dose of Vitamin C

Blueberries contain tons of vitamin C; one serving gives you almost 25 percent of your daily value. Vitamin C helps collagen formation and also maintains healthy gums as well as a healthy immune system.

Blueberries pack 14 milligrams of vitamin C per cup. According to the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicinevitamin C reduces intraocular pressure, decreasing the potential for developing glaucoma, which refers to various eye conditions that damage the optic nerve — the second most common cause of blindness in the United States.

 

  1. Improve Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is a major public health concern in the United States. Currently, it is the leading cause of death in both men and women. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity are some of the common conditions that lead to increased risk of heart disease.

A recent study, however, suggests that berries, including strawberries and blueberries, may reduce the risk of heart disease in women, due to their high content of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are part of a sub-class of flavonoids, which may help to counter the buildup of plaque and improve cardiovascular health. According to the study, women who eat three or more servings a week of blueberries or strawberries may reduce their risk of heart disease.

 

  1. Reduce Cancer Risk

Remember anthocyanins? Not only do they give blueberries their blue color and help improve heart health, but they may also help attack cancer-causing free radicals and possibly even block tumor cells from forming, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which focused on the effects of blueberries on prostate cancer.

While research is ongoing, the scientists found evidence to suggest blueberries are a potential therapeutic agent for early stage prostate cancer or a possible means of prostate cancer prevention.

  1. Fight UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria that take hold and grow inside the urinary tract, causing an infection. Symptoms don’t always present themselves, but can include the strong, persistent urge to urinate, strong-smelling urine, and pelvic pain in women. In fact, UTIs are 10 times more common among women than men, and more than 50 percent of women will have at least one UTI during their lifetime, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

You’ve probably heard that cranberries can help fight UTIs — with doctors often recommending either eating the fruit or drinking cranberry juice. That’s because cranberries contain compounds that prevent bacteria from sticking to bladder walls. Similarly, blueberries can help ward off UTIs. Like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that inhibit bacteria from binding to bladder tissue. Eating antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries can help reduce symptoms.

 

  1. Boost Brain Health

Scientists at the USDA research center have been studying the beneficial effects of blueberries on brain function in animal models for over a decade. Through studies with rats, researchers have found that object memory loss, which occurs normally with age, can be prevented and even reversed by feeding blueberries to older rats.

And in a study of nine human subjects, led by Robert Krikorian and his team at the University of Cincinnati, researchers found that older adults who were given blueberry juice scored higher on memory tests than those receiving a placebo. This study supports continued research on how blueberries may serve as a preventive method for cognitive decline.

 

Sources:

Schmidt BM, Erdman J, Lila M. Differential effects of blueberry proanthocyanidins on androgen sensitive and insensitive human prostate cancer cell lines. Cancer Letters. 2006.

Cassidy A, Mukamal K, Liu L, Franz M, Eliassen H, Rimm E. High Anthocyanin Intake Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Young and Middle-Aged Women. Circulation. 2013.

Boyd H. Eye Pressure Lowering Effect of Vitamin C. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. 1995.

 

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

KETO 101

Thursday July 20 – 6pm-7:30pm

FREE

located in back room at Body Fuel Organics

Join us to learn more about a Ketogenic Diet and the Keto O/S products.  

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY JULY 30 2017

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 JULY 30, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!  Next Market August 20  VENDOR SPOTS AVAILABLE….email lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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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 shopping!

*BULK BLUEBERRIES ARE COMING IN THIS UPCOMING WEEK!  5 and 10lb quantities!  See sale pricing on the Feature page!  Get a jump on winter by tucking them into the freezer!

*CONVENIENT Pine View Meat products have arrived at Body Fuel….Pulled SMOKED PORK or Pulled SMOKED BEEF or  Pork SOUVLAKI

*First week we get to enjoy BC RAINIER CHERRIES!  These are the blush coloured cherries that “are to red cherries like cotton candy grapes are to green grapes”.

* ACRE 10 WHEATGRASS TRAYS are available regularly!  You can harvest a tray of beautifully fresh wheatgrass 2-3x.  Support local!

*We’ve had some fun located these spaceship shaped squash but good news…they are coming!  SUNBURST SQUASH – Great stuffed or grilled on the BBQ

*Road trip?  BABY CARROTS are a perfect “portable” snack! CHERRY TOMATOES? 

*LIMES are essential for summertime drinks on the patio!  On sale!

*PINEAPPLE makes a great snack, or amazing grilled along with your favourite kabob combination!

*BC APRICOTS have arrived….finally!  And they are beauties!

*SNAP CRACKLE POP….nope not Rice Krispies….SUGAR SNAP PEAS!!

*This year’s HASKAP BERRY  harvest is almost in the books (actually freezer) and we have some arriving today!  Same prices as last year.  Order by the pound.

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (July 17th) 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 Bin

1 package baby carrots

1lb green or mixed coloured beans

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

1 green leaf lettuce

0.4lb sugar snap peas

0.4lb button mushrooms

1 mini watermelon

5 cameo apples

1/4lb limes

5 bananas

2 nectarines

2 pears

1 ataulfo mangos

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

0.67lb green or mixed coloured beans

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

1 green leaf lettuce

1/3lb sugar snap peas

0.4lb button mushrooms

3 cameo apples

4 bananas

2 nectarines

1 ataulfo mangos

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb carrots

1 cauliflower

1.25lb summer mixed squash

1 bunch green onions

1 long English cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 green leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

4 cameo apples

1/4lb limes

2 nectarines

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1lb carrots

1 bunch celery

4 corn on the cob

1 long English cucumber

1 yellow onion

2 red peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 bunch green leaf lettuce

0.4lb sugar snap peas

1mini watermelon

4 cameo apples

0.5lb plums

5 bananas

2 nectarines

2 peaches

2 pears

1 ataulfo mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Vegan Rob’s vegan cheddar puffs

WEEKEND WARRIOR BIN $45

1 Vegan Robs Cheese Puffs

1 Heavenly Organics Chocolate patties

3 Zevia soda drinks

1 package Kintaro nut cluster

2 Love Crunch granola bars (singles)

2 Daiya yogurt cups

1 container Body Fuel Organics trail mix

1 package baby carrots

1 package cherry tomatoes

0.4lb sugar snap peas

2 cameo apples

4 bananas

2 plums

2 valencia oranges

1/2lb nectarines

2 pears

1lb strawberry

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until Fall 2017

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*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

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

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Normal Jean Bailey’s home in Pangman

*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

 

*Southey– DISCONTINUED DELIVERY TO SOUTHEY BUT  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR CUPAR!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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*Cupar  –  Thursday delivery to Cupar

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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A Second Look at your Milk Container…hmmmm

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There are up to 20 chemicals, hormones and antibiotics in milk and Monsanto’s glyphosate is toxic to dairy cows

Source – http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/chemicals-antibiotics-in-milk-glyphosate-toxic-to-dairy-cows.php

The mainstream media advertises milk and dairy products as wholesome foods that should be a part of the diet of growing children and pregnant women. Yet, the reality cannot be further from the truth, since studies show that a glass of milk can have up to 20 different chemicals, antibiotics, growth hormones and painkillers.

According to Daily Mail, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry released information that cow’s milk contains traces of anti-inflammatory drugs such as niflumic acid, mefenamic acid, ketoprofen, diclofenac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, flunixin, diclofena. The researchers also discovered hormones (both natural oestrogen and 7-beta-estradiol), antibiotics, anti-fungal drugs, steroids and Anti-malaria drugs (pyrimethamine) in milk and dairy products.

‘We believe this new methodology will help to provide a more effective way of determining the presence of these kinds of contaminants in milk or other products. Food quality control laboratories could use this new tool to detect these drugs before they enter the food chain. This would raise consumers’ awareness and give them the knowledge that food is… harmless, pure, genuine, beneficial to health and free of toxic residues’ said, the author of this study, Dr Ballesteros.

In fact, high levels of antibiotics found in milk and dairy might explain the increase in rate of antibiotic resistant diseases in people. There is also the issue of using bovine growth hormones (rBGH) by big dairy farmers and meat producers for increasing milk production. The cows treated with rBGH/rBST growth hormones are treated with antibiotics since growth hormones can cause painful udder infection in cows.

The reality is that people no longer need prescription drugs since chemicals, antibiotics and painkillers manufactured by big Pharma and biotech are showing in all the parts of the food chain including meat and dairy.

As a matter of fact, the researchers at Portsmouth University found that fish is contaminated with the anti-depressant drug Prozac. The researchers discovered that the drug enters the rivers via sewer system and tinkers and affects fish. More and more studies are showing that different drugs for controlling blood-pressure and cholesterol, antibiotics and pain killers are now showing in the wild life.

New study reveals toxic levels of glyphosate in dairy cows

A new study published in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology reveals that the active ingredient of Monsanto’s best selling herbicide ‘Roundup’ is found in all the dairy cows that were used for the test.

Dr. Monika Kruger and her colleagues investigated the excretion of glyphosate in the urine of 30 cows from 8 different Danish farms. The investigative team looked at blood serum parameters indicative of cytotoxicity as alkaline phosphatase (AP), glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH), glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), creatinine kinase CK), nephrotoxicity, (urea, creatine) and cholesterol in each of the urine samples. They also looked at trace minerals such as manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), selenium (Se), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn).

The results concluded that different levels of glyphosate were excreted in the urine of all cows and glyphosate had a significant impact on blood parameters of cows. In fact, the researchers found that increased levels of GLDH, GOT and CK in cows could possibly show the effect of glyphosate on liver and muscle cells. They also discovered that high urea levels in some farms could be due to nephrotoxicity of glyphosate.

In conclusion the researchers discovered that “correlations between glyphosate and some of the measured blood serum parameters to CK (R= 0.135), Se (R=-0.188), Co (R= -0,403) and Zn (R=0,175) demonstrate that glyphosate is toxic to the normal metabolism of dairy cows.”

Keep in mind that glyphostae in Monsanto’s Roundup have been linked to many chronic diseases including cancer, birth defects and infertility. Click here to find out why Monsanto’s Roundup is more toxic than what the majority believe.

Milk is anything but ‘wholesome’, despite all the claims by the main stream media and big dairy industry:

According to many scientific research and studies, increase in consumption of red meat and dairy products can increase risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and different kinds of cancer. Click here to find out a diet high in red meat, eggs and dairy products can increase the risk of different cancers.

So what’s the best replacement for milk and dairy products?

Dairy-free organic coconut milk or organic almond milk (from real food sources, not synthetic ones that have artificial sweeteners and additives) are good replacement for milk. Keep in mind that even raw milk or goat milk can become contaminated in a number of ways, especially in large commercial farms that put profit before safety. Therefore, it’s safer to buy raw milk or goat milk from small local farmers that are highly conscious since their entire families drink the milk they produce.

Can lack of milk or dairy products cause osteoporosis and ratio of calcium to magnesium:

Many people might still believe that dairy products are necessary for healthy bones. However, the recent studies suggest that the ratio of calcium to magnesium is an important factor to health and vitality including healthy bones. As a matter of fact, 60% of the magnesium in your body is stored in bones and magnesium plays an important role in absorption of calcium and vitamins. But, 80% of Americans have magnesium deficiency and most Americans have very high ratio of calcium to magnesium (more like 6 to 1).

Many studies have concluded that the problem Western diet is high calcium intake (especially for women who are going through menopause and are at high risk of osteoporosis) without sufficient amount of magnesium.

The recommended dietary ratio of calcium to magnesium happens to be 2 to 1, however, the current research suggests that the ratio of calcium to magnesium should be more like 1 to 1.

In fact, studies show that high dietary intake of calcium and lack of Magnesium and vitamin D can increase in rate of cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

You can get your natural calcium and magnesium from food sources such as seeds, nuts, carrots, cauliflower, raw cacao beans, cabbage, broccoli and real herbal extracts (Plant based calcium with magnesium).

Resources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2012050/The-cocktail-20-chemicals-glass-milk.html

http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15059-glyphosate-is-toxic-to-dairy-cows

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SKIPPER OTTO PICK UP – NOW!!!

For those of you who are also Skipper Otto customers, it’s time to pick up your orders at Body Fuel!  If you don’t know about Skipper Otto, it’s a Community Supported Fishery in BC whereby you become and member and share in the harvest of high quality, line caught, oceanwise certified fish.  Body Fuel ONLY acts as a pick up location as a FREE SERVICE we provide to both the Skipper Otto members and the CSF itself.  It’s part of our way to support a earth friendly movement AND support Regina’s ability to tap into one of the best quality seafood sources in this province!

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY JULY 9 2017

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 JULY 9, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   NEXT MARKET IS JULY 30

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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 shopping!

*LARGE CAULIFLOWER from BC are available this week!  Bang for buck!

*Sweet WALLA WALLA onions are on sale this week….back for the season!

*Both RED and GREEN GRAPES are available now….and also COTTON CANDY GRAPES!

*Summer Snacking is better with CHERRY GRAPE TOMATOES!

*Throw some mushrooms on the grill….they’re on sale this week! Grab some BUTTON MUSHROOMS!

*Fun Squash – SUNBURST are available this week!  Stuff, sautee, grill…they are so versatile and delicate!

*AVOCADO relief is in sight!  Prices finally dropped this week.  Take advantage of the sale this week on small (get 3 for the price of 2) or grab some large ones!

*GARLIC SCAPES are available again this week! One of the seasonal favourites here!

*APRICOTS have been hard to get but we expect them available for Thursday orders….honest!

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (July 10th ) 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 Bin

1.5lb yellow potatoes (nugget sized)

1lb zucchini

4 corn on the cob

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1head romaine lettuce

4 cameo apples

0.75lb plums

5 bananas

1/2lb peaches

1lb strawberries

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb yellow potatoes (nugget sized)

1lb zucchini

2 corn on the cob

1 bunch green onion

1head romaine lettuce

3 cameo apples

0.5lb plums

4 bananas

1/2lb peaches

1small avocado

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb Chioggia beets

1.5lb zucchini

1 broccoli

1 celery

1 red onion

1 long English cucumber

1/2lb tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 red pepper

4 cameo apples

1/2lb peaches

1lb strawberries

1 avocado

4 fuji apples

2/3lb plums

2 d’anjou pears

2 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

0.75lb green beans

4 corn on the cob

1 bunch green onions

1 field cucumber

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

1 pkg button mushrooms

4 cameo apples

1/2lb plums

5 bananas

1/2lb nectarines

1/2lb peaches

1lb cotton candy grapes

1 mango

Grocery item incl in Bordering on Boring Bin:  Santa Cruz Organic Jam, 215ml – various flavours!

Weekend Warrior Grab and Go $45 Bin

1 pkg baby carrots

1 package of floretted cauliflower

1 pkg cherry tomatoes

4 cameo apples

1/3lb plums

4 bananas

1/2lb peaches

1lb cotton candy grapes

1 pkg Wellington Snack Crackers

1 pkg Habibi’s Hummus

2 small sized Hardbite Chips

1 Alter Eco Chocolate Bar – Salted Almond Flavour

2 Daiya individual yogurt

3 Blue Sky Soda

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until the next LBD program in the fall!  See Readiness Fitness for details!

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

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*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 – individual arrangements – please contact us for more info!

 

*Southey– DISCONTINUED.  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR A NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITY!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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

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bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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14 Healthy Foods That Help You Poop

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14 Healthy Foods That Help You Poop

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Constipation is a common problem affecting an estimated 20% of the population (1).

Delayed colonic transit, or a decrease in the movement of food through the digestive system, is one of the most common causes.

A low-fiber diet, old age and physical inactivity can also contribute to constipation.

While remedies for constipation typically include laxatives, stool softeners and fiber supplements, incorporating a few regularity-boosting foods into your diet can be a safe and effective alternative.

This article lists 14 healthy foods that can help you poop.

1. Apples

Apples are a good source of fibre one small apple (5.3 ounces or 149 grams) providing 4 grams of fiber

Fiber passes through your intestines undigested, helping with the formation of stool and promoting regular bowel movements.

Apples also contain a specific type of soluble fiber called pectin, which is known for its laxative effect.

In one study, 80 participants with constipation took pectin supplements.

After four weeks, pectin sped up transit time in the colon, reduced the symptoms of constipation and even improved digestive health by increasing the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Apples can be used as a healthy topping for foods like yogurt and oatmeal or enjoyed on their own as a convenient and nutritious snack.

2. Prunes

Prunes are often used as a natural laxative — and for good reason.

Not only do they contain 2 grams of fiber per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving, but they’re also a good source of sorbitol.

Sorbitol is a type of sugar alcohol that is poorly digested in the body. It helps alleviate constipation by drawing water into the intestines, spurring a bowel movement.

One review looked at four studies measuring the effectiveness of prunes on constipation. It found that prunes can help soften stool, improve consistency and increase stool frequency.

Another study showed that 40 participants with constipation who were given prunes experienced improvements in both stool frequency and consistency, compared to participants treated with psyllium fiber supplements.

Prunes add a hint of sweetness when used to garnish salads and pilafs. A small glass of prune juice with no added sugar can also be a quick and convenient way to get the same constipation-busting benefits found in whole prunes.

3. Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit is especially high in fiber, which makes it an excellent food to help promote regularity.

Just one medium kiwi (2.7 ounces or 76 grams) contains 2.3 grams of fiber.

Kiwifruit has been shown to stimulate movement in the digestive tract, helping to induce a bowel movement.

One 2007 study gave 33 constipated and 20 non-constipated participants kiwifruit twice daily over a four-week period.

Kiwifruit helped to speed up intestinal transit time, decrease laxative use and improve symptoms of constipation.

Try adding kiwifruit to your next smoothie for a tasty, high-fiber treat.

4. Flaxseeds

In addition to their wide variety of health benefits, flaxseeds’ high fiber content and ability to promote regularity definitely make them stand out.

Each one-tablespoon (10-gram) serving of flaxseeds contains 3 grams of fiber, including a mix of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

One animal study supplemented mice with flaxseeds for 14 days and studied the effects on constipation.

Not only did flaxseeds speed up intestinal transit, but they also increased stool frequency and stool weight in both normal and constipated mice.

Another animal study showed that flaxseed can help treat both constipation and diarrhea. It was found to increase stool frequency and also have an anti-diarrheal effect, reducing diarrhea by up to 84%.

Flaxseeds can add extra fiber and texture when sprinkled onto oats, yogurt, soups and shakes.

5. Pears

Pears can help alleviate constipation in a few different ways.

First, they are high in fiber. One medium pear (6.3 ounces or 178 grams) contains 6 grams of fiber, meeting up to 24% of your daily fiber needs.

Pears are also high in sorbitol, a sugar alcohol that acts as an osmotic agent to pull water into the intestines and stimulate a bowel movement.

Furthermore, pears contain fructose, a type of sugar that can only be absorbed in limited amounts.

This is due to the way in which fructose is metabolized in your body. Not only is it absorbed at a slower rate, but also large amounts of fructose can only be metabolized by your liver.

Moreover, some individuals may have fructose malabsorption, a condition that affects the body’s ability to absorb fructose.

Like sorbitol, unabsorbed fructose acts as a natural laxative by bringing water into the intestines.

Pears are incredibly versatile and easy to add to your diet. They can be included in salads and sandwiches or consumed raw for a sweet snack.

6. Beans

Most varieties of beans are high in fiber and can help maintain regularity.

For example, black beans boast 7.5 grams of fiber per cooked half cup (86 grams), while a half cup (91 grams) of cooked navy beans contains 9.5 grams of fiber.

Beans also contain good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which help ease constipation in different ways.

Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel-like consistency, softening stool and making it easier to pass.

On the other hand, insoluble fiber passes through the digestive tract intact and adds bulk to stool.

One 2016 study showed that including a mix of both soluble and insoluble fiber in the diet can effectively reduce constipation, while also reducing bloating and gas.

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your fiber intake, beans are a good way to do so. Add them to soups, dips or side dishes for a delicious dose of fiber.

7. Rhubarb

Both rhubarb’s fiber content and natural laxative properties encourage regularity.

Each stalk of rhubarb (1.8 ounces or 51 grams) includes 1 gram of fiber, which is mostly bulk-promoting insoluble fiber.

Rhubarb also contains a compound called sennoside A, which has a laxative effect in the body. In fact, sennosides are even found in herbal laxatives like senna.

Sennoside A works by decreasing levels of AQP3, a protein that controls water transport in the intestines.

Decreased levels of AQP3 result in increased water absorption, which softens stool and causes a bowel movement.

Rhubarb can be used in a variety of baked goods, added to yogurt or even be added to oatmeal for a kick of added flavor.

8. Artichokes

Research shows that artichokes have a prebiotic effect, which can be beneficial for gut health and maintaining regularity.

Prebiotics are a special type of fiber that works by feeding the good bacteria found in your colon, helping to optimize your digestive health.

Consuming prebiotics may also help relieve constipation.

A 2017 review looked at five studies including 199 participants and concluded that prebiotics increased stool frequency and improved consistency.

Artichokes, in particular, are a good source of prebiotics that can boost beneficial bacteria in the gut.

One study had 32 participants supplement with fiber extracted from globe artichokes. After three weeks, they found that concentrations of beneficial bacteria had increased, while amounts of harmful gut bacteria had decreased.

Another study looked at the effects of artichoke leaf extract on 208 participants with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Not only did artichokes reduce the incidence of IBS, but they also helped normalize bowel patterns.

Artichokes are available in both fresh and jarred form and can be used in everything from creamy dips to flavorful tarts.

9. Kefir

Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that contains probiotics, a form of healthy gut bacteria that may help alleviate constipation.

Probiotics have been shown to increase stool frequency, improve stool consistency and help reduce intestinal transit time to speed up bowel movements.

Several studies have demonstrated that kefir, in particular, may promote regularity.

In one study, 20 participants with constipation were given kefir for four weeks.

Kefir was found to decrease laxative use, speed up intestinal transit, increase stool frequency and improve consistency.

An animal study found similar results, demonstrating that kefir increased moisture and bulk in the stool to reduce constipation.

Kefir makes the perfect base for smoothies or salad dressings. Alternatively, try making a probiotic-rich parfait using kefir and topping it with fruit, flaxseeds or oats for an extra boost of fiber.

10. Figs

Figs are an excellent way to get more fiber into your diet to encourage regular bowel movements.

Dried figs, especially, can provide a concentrated dose of fiber.

A half cup (75 grams) of dried figs contains 7.5 grams of fiber, which can fulfill up to 30% of your daily fiber needs.

A 2011 animal study looked at the effects of fig paste on constipation over a three-week period. It found that fig paste increased stool weight and reduced intestinal transit time, making it a natural remedy for constipation.

Another study in humans found that giving fig paste to 40 participants with constipation helped speed up colonic transit, improve stool consistency and alleviate abdominal discomfort.

While figs can be consumed on their own, they can also be boiled into a tasty jam that goes great with bruschetta, pizzas and sandwiches.

11. Sweet Potatoes

In addition to providing a host of vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes also contain a good amount of fiber that can help increase regularity.

One medium sweet potato (4 ounces or 114 grams) contains 4 grams of fiber.

The fiber found in sweet potatoes is mostly insoluble and includes a few specific types, such as cellulose, lignin and pectin.

Thanks to their fiber content, some studies have shown that sweet potatoes may help promote bowel movements.

A 2016 study measured the effects of sweet potato intake on constipation in 57 leukemia patients who were undergoing chemotherapy.

After just four days, most markers of constipation had improved, and the participants consuming sweet potatoes had significantly less straining and discomfort than the control group.

Sweet potatoes can be mashed, baked, sautéed or roasted and used in place of white potatoes in any of your favorite recipes.

12. Lentils

This edible pulse is packed with fiber, making it an excellent addition to your diet to relieve constipation.

In fact, a half cup (99 grams) of boiled lentils contains an impressive 8 grams.

Additionally, eating lentils can increase the production of butyric acid, a type of short-chain fatty acid found in the colon. It increases the movement of the digestive tract to promote bowel movements.

One animal study looked at the effects of butyrate on the digestive tract and found that it helped speed up intestinal transit, making it a potential treatment for constipation.

Lentils add a rich, hearty flavor to soups and salads alike, while also providing plenty of added fiber and health benefits.

13. Chia Seeds

Just one ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains a whopping 11 grams of fiber.

In fact, chia seeds are made up of about 40% fiber by weight, making them one of the most fiber-dense foods available.

Specifically, chia seeds are a good source of soluble fiber, which absorbs water to form a gel that softens and moistens stool for easier passage.

One study found that chia seeds could absorb up to 12 times their weight in water, allowing for even easier elimination.

Try mixing chia seeds into smoothies, puddings and yogurts to pack in a few extra grams of soluble fiber.

14. Oat Bran

Oat bran is a type of whole grain produced from the outer casing of the oat bran.

Though it’s not as widely consumed as rolled or old-fashioned oats, oat bran contains significantly more fiber.

Just one-third cup (31 grams) of oat bran contains about 5 grams of fiber, which is about 43% more than traditional oat varieties.

One study gave 15 elderly participants oat bran over a 12-week period and compared the results with a control group.

Not only was oat bran well tolerated, but it also helped participants maintain their body weight and decreased laxative use by 59%, making it a safe and effective natural remedy for constipation.

Though oatmeal and oat bran come from the same oat groat, they vary in terms of texture and taste. Oat bran works especially well when used in recipes for granola mixes and breads.

The Bottom Line

Constipation is a common problem that affects most people at some point.

Though medications and supplements can help, achieving regularity is possible for most people with a high-fiber, healthy diet and a few regularity-boosting foods.

Including a few servings of these foods each day, along with plenty of water and regular physical activity, can help increase stool frequency, improve consistency and eliminate constipation once and for all.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!

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BODY FUEL MINI MARKET! NEXT DATE SUNDAY JULY 9 2017

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 JULY 9, 2017 from 10-4pm. Come do your grocery shopping and have just a little more fun checking out our vendors!   VENDOR SPOTS AVAILABLE….email lana@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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SKIPPER OTTO PICK UP DATES (for Skipper Otto CSF Members only)!

Pick up your pre-ordered delicious frozen fish at Body Fuel from Friday July 7th through Saturday July 8th . For more information please be in touch with Skipper Otto directly or visit http://www.skipperotto.ca

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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 shopping!

*LBD Readiness Fitness Bins are discontinued until the next LBD program….please choose another bin OR select your own produce!

*Watch for new CONVENIENT PineView Meat products arriving soon at Body Fuel….Pulled SMOKED PORK or Pulled SMOKED BEEF or Chicken or Pork SOUVLAKI

*COTTON CANDY GRAPES are here!– yes you read that right!  Oh so excited!  We have a whole “bunch” of different kinds of grapes now….cotton candy, red and green! 

*GARLIC SCAPES are coming this week!  We were so sad when they were shorted this week…but are told they are worth waiting for.

*First week we get to enjoy BC RED CHERRIES!  Summer is here!  Proof – fruit!

*NEW THIS WEEK ACRE 10 WHEATGRASS TRAYS!  You can harvest a tray of beautifully fresh wheatgrass 2-3x.  Support local!

*DANDELION GREENS are available!  Great price too!

*Road trip?  BABY CARROTS are a perfect “portable” snack! CHERRY TOMATOES?   Or how about a 2LB BAG OF CARROTS for your camping trip?

*This year’s HASKAP BERRY harvest is almost in the books (actually freezer) and we have some arriving today!  Same prices as last year.  Order by the pound.

*Check out the $45 Weekend Warrior Bin – a mix of lake snacks and fresh produce.  Easy peasy to grab on your way out of town OR let us help by delivering it to your door!

*BODY FUEL MAKES FRESH SANDWICHES available in-store!  In the area at lunchtime?  Check out all we have to offer for healthier lunch options!

*Please support our IMPERFECTLY PERFECT Produce program!  It’s our way of reducing the amount of produce waste that enters the landfill.  Available on Wednesdays and Fridays in-store at up to 40% off retail prices

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (July 3rd ) 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 Bin

1 baby carrot

1 bunch garlic scapes

1 bunch broccolini

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1/3lb spring mix

1 bunch black kale

5 cameo apples

1/2lb plums

6 bananas

3/4lb nectarines

2 bartlett pears

1lb container strawberries

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 baby carrot

1 bunch garlic scapes

1 field cucumber

1 yellow onion

1/3lb spring mix

1 bunch black kale

3 cameo apples

0.5lb nectarines

1/2lb plums

4 bananas

2 bartlett pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1 bunch carrots

1 bunch garlic scapes

1 cauliflower

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

5 cameo apples

1/2lb plums

2 bananas

1/2lb nectarines

1 avocado

 

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1.5lb yellow potatoes

1lb carrots

1 cauliflower

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 green pepper

1/2lb cluster tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1 8oz. package sugar snap peas

4 cameo apples

1/2lb plums

6 bananas

3/4lb nectarines

1lb red or green grapes

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Barbara’s Cheez Puffs, 198g

WEEKEND WARRIOR BIN $45

3 cans blue sky soda

1 bag Hardbite Chips

1 box Nut Thin Crackers

1 Tube Apple Chips

1 Habibi’s Hummus

1 small container Body Fuel Trail Mix

1 package baby carrots

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 – 8oz package sugar snap peas

4 cameo apples

4 bananas

1/2lb nectarines

2 pears

1lb red grapes

 

READINESS/LBD Bin –discontinued until Fall 2017

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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.

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

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

*Pangman – Wednesday afternoon delivery to Normal Jean Bailey’s home in Pangman

*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

*Southey– DISCONTINUED DELIVERY TO SOUTHEY BUT  PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN REGINA OR CUPAR!

*Lumsden – delivery to your doorstep on Tuesdays late afternoon/early evening!

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