THIS Can Make You Feel Crazy….guess what it is.

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You’ll Be Astounded…This Ingredient Can Actually Cause You to Feel Crazy!!

I bet I can stump you today!

If you were to name things that cause you to feel like you’re going crazy, overloaded, irritable, what would they be?

  1.  Too little time, too much to do
  2. Too little to do, too much time
  3. Toilet seats left up
  4. Falling into toilet, because the seats been left up because you have too much to do and too little time, and you forgot to check the seat in the first place.
  5. Staying there after falling into the toilet, because the seat’s been left up because you’re feeling stress, and under-motivated to tackle the big list of things to do and too little time to do them.  And getting out of the toilet just added ONE MORE THING!
  6. Gluten
  7. Shipping companies that consistently over-promise and under-deliver (can you tell what I’m dealing with this week?)

I probably would have answered a “toss up” between #1, 5 and 7,  however after an afternoon on educating myself (aka cheating on my own exam), I’m picking #6.

Prior to today, I had no idea what effect gluten had on the brain!  I was aware of what effects it has on the body, however, specifically on the brain, I have had my eyes opened.

Those with Celiac are wise to avoid gluten present in many grains like wheat, rye, barley, and spelt.  However, why might it be a consideration for those who aren’t diagnosed Celiac to eliminate gluten? (the last couple might surprise you!)

  1.  Gluten causes inflammation.  The inflammation causes the cells within the gut to die prematurely within the stomach and can creates “leaky” gut.  This means proteins not properly broken down can enter the blood stream and cause auto immune reactions in the body.  Furthermore, if food is not properly broken down, your body is not receiving the nutrients it should be or absorbing them causing nutritional issues.
  2. The body reacts to the inflammation by creating antibodies.  As they build up, these antibodies can attack the body’s organs, like the heart, thyroid or pancreas and others.
  3. A compound in gluten can disrupt the mucus membranes of the stomach, allowing for bacterial overgrowth which can lead to a whole host of digestive issues from GERD to ulcers.
  4. Gluten causes depletion of Vitamin D at higher than usual rates leading to poor bone health, a weakened immune system and an inability to effectively fight off infection or bacterial attacks.
  5. Opioid peptides in gluten  (“opi” should give you a clue as to what they do in your brain) have been known to cause symptoms of irritability or even irrational mood swings.
  6. Opioid peptides can actually cause withdrawal symptoms when you actually try to rid the body of wheat and other sources of gluten.

Who would ever have imagined that gluten could affect the brain?  We often hear about tummy issues – gloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, etc. or even joint pain but the symptoms span much further.  Sensitivity to gluten also can cause symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia however, we rarely credit gluten to putting extra stress on the brain!

If you can’t put a finger on why you don’t feel well, consider going gluten-free for 1 month. and chart your experience.   Journal about your energy, state of wellbeing, digestive health, joint health, etc.  Be mindful of how you feel but also about your emotional state too!  This may just be the missing link that you have not considered!  Dealing with the toilet seat will hopefully be the least of your stresses and the greatest of your giggles!

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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!

*THIS WEEK WE ARE FEATURING SIMPLE SPOONS NUTRITION STUDIO!  They provide us with amazing pre-made whole-food meals – both frozen selections and fresh selections for lunch!  You will find the frozen in our freezer section and the fresh meal selections in our dairy section!  Don’t forget their dairy free cheesecake (frozen too) that rounds off any meal OR could be consumed at breakfast time if you really want to be a rebel

*FASTING CLINIC – Saturday Feb 24 at 1pm at Body Fuel.  Free to attend.   Learn from Susan Rever, the Organictarian

*CENTENNIAL MARKET, old Sears Clearance Centre.  Come see Body Fuel at the Market on every Saturday 9am-4pm.  Grab some of Chef Malcolm’s FRESH handmade Meat Pies and check out what this local Market has to offer!  FREE OF CHARGE

*KENT WEIR, Certified Sho-Tai practitioner, will be seeing clients at Body Fuel on March 14.   If you’d like to see him, please be in touch with us at Body Fuel.  For more info email Kent at kent_k1@hotmail.com or visit http://www.sho-tai.ca to learn more about the healing modality.  Appoint space is open at the moment but fills quickly.

*DROP IN/COME AND GO EVENT.  Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 come see Tina and discuss Keto, tour the grocery store, ask questions….NO CHARGE

* Our KOMBUCHA GROWLER FILL STATION is incredibly busy and we’ve been going through kegs faster than what we expected!  We even ran out….but the good news is that we are back up and running again.  The flavours we have on tap this week are Sour Cherry and Lavender Lemonade.  We also have growlers for sale so you can refill to your hearts delight!

*Are you watching our Facebook page?  Every Wednesday is CONTEST WEDNESDAY! Lots of fun and great prizes to win!

NOW FOR THE SALES!

*Produce that starts with a “B” that’s on sale!  Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts.  Not necessary to eat together!

*ZUCCHINI – is a great versatile veg!  I love making Zucchini Fritters for a great “take with you” snack!

*KIWI – Did you know that kiwi are loaded with enzymes that can assist in the digestive process?

*RED PEPPERS and MINI PEPPERS are both on sale.  Add to stir-fries, or ready to dip!

*3PK ROMAINE LETTUCE – great price….time to make some good caesar salads!

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

 WE ARE MAKING SOME CHANGES TO OUR TUESDAY DELIVERY ROUTES!  COMING NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE DELIVERING LUMSDEN ON THURSDAY AND WHITE CITY AND AREA ON FRIDAY.  TUESDAY PICK UPS WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS.  ALL ORDERS NOT NEED TO BE MADE ON SUNDAYS BY NOON!
 

DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*NEW!!!! ORDER BY SUNDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

*Regina Route – pick up and delivery

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

*Lumsden– Thursday late afternoon delivery

 

Have a healthy week!

-Lana and your friends at Body Fuel

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Some Body Fuel Heart-Healthy Foods!

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It’s February and it’s the month of LOVE….and with Valentine’s Day the pinnacle holiday of this month, we can’t forget how important our HEART is!

I’d like to remind you to get your heart-healthy foods into your diet on a regular basis!  But what are those?  Let me do a virtual walk through of some Body Fuel products that help you take care of that heart of yours and it keeps ticking and thumping for many many Valentine’s Days to come!

  1.  Oatmeal – Oats are super nutritious, power-packed with important minerals and vitamins.  They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, are rich in antioxidants and can lower bad cholesterol, improve blood sugar and have even been thought to help with weight loss as they are filling for most people!  WE SUGGEST Gluten-Free Organic Oats from Willow Creek located on our last aisle at Body Fuel!
  2. Flax seeds – We’ve known that Flax is good for you for a long time but we can’t forget why!  They contain  omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and phytoestogens to boost heart health. Best consumed in ground or milled form to reap the greatest benefit.  WE SUGGEST flax seeds from our bulk section (back wall) that are well priced OR milled flax seeds located in our cooler (Bob’s Red Mill Brand)
  3. Dark Chocolate – We gotta have some fun once in a while, right?  Chocolate to me is fun!  If you choose to consume chocolate, choose at least a 70% or higher.  You can also make your own chocolate using raw cacao powder (WE SUGGEST Peruvian Harvest Criollo Raw Cacao powder with the greatest antioxidant value).  If you’re looking for a quick treat WE SUGGEST Alter Eco Fair Trade Dark Chocolate bars or truffles!
  4. Nuts – Nuts, especially almonds, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts, top the list of those with heart-health benefits.  Not to say others don’t (like pecans, macadamia nuts or hazelnut , but these mentioned top the list.  WE SUGGEST  organic raw nuts in our bulk section  Remember there are also many benefits to soaking your nuts and dehydrating them too!
  5. Fish – are omega 3 rich!  Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel, Trout all are so good for your heart health!  WE SUGGEST a membership to Skipper Otto for best selection of ethically caught, Ocean Wise certified fish, canned Raincoast Salmon and Tuna, AND Pine View Farms Steelhead Trout located in our chest freezer.
  6. Organic fruit and vegetables -Don’t forget to order a fresh produce bin…it’s our specialty!  The easiest way to get your organic fruit and vegetables in one easy swoop of a click on our website (www.bodyfuelorganics.ca).  From oranges, cantaloupes and papaya that are rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and fibre, to broccoli, berries, asparagus and red, yellow and orange vegetablessuch as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers and acorn squash are packed with carotenoids, fiber and vitamins to help your heart, we can help make shopping for organic fresh produce super easy!  WE SUGGEST the $40 We Think For You Bin for convenience and selection of fresh organic produce!
  7. Beans – kidney or black beans, are high in fiber, B-vitamins, minerals and more!  WE SUGGEST our selection of well priced bulk dried beans located along the back wall at Body Fuel!And finally….probably one of the most important things you can do for your heart is to take some time for some self-love, laughter, exercise and time to do what you love.  Reducing stress is as important for your heart as your diet is….so make sure to take some time in your busy schedule to put yourself first!

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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!

    *THIS WEEK WE ARE FEATURING MELANIE MITCHELL BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS AND ALTHOUGH WE TRIED TO PUT HER ITEMS INTO A RECIPE, WE DECIDED IT WOULD BE BEST TO COOK AN AMAZING MEAL AND FOLLOW IT WITH A WARM DECADENT BATH USING MELANIE’S BATH TRUFFLES, BODY BUTTER, ESSENTIAL OIL SPRAYS OR LOTION MELTS!

    *Blueberries and blackerries are ironically well priced while it’s really cold outside!

    *ASPARAGUS – welcome back! yay!

    *BRUSSEL SPROUTS – do you love these wee little cabbages?  Well if you don’t yet, let me expose you to the BEST warm salad I’ve eaten in a long time.  Thank you to Earl’s for making this divine salad…and inspiring me to make it at home too!

    *Cruciferous Heaven!!  BRUSSEL SPROUTS, BROCCOLI and CAULIFLOWER are well priced.  Get them on your order!

    *3PK ROMAINE is a fab price!  I feel a mean Caesar Salad coming on!

    *ZUCCHINI is so versatile – I love making zucchini fritters for easy to grab lunches with a tahini lime dressing to dip them into!

    *RED PEPPERS – are a great price and definitely MY favourite pepper!

    *CELERY – is a staple for soups and stews…and it’s THAT time of year when it’s nice to stay warm!

    *Grab a bag of 3lb GALA APPLES – great sale!

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    DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

     WE ARE MAKING SOME CHANGES TO OUR TUESDAY DELIVERY ROUTES!  COMING NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE DELIVERING LUMSDEN ON THURSDAY AND WHITE CITY AND AREA ON FRIDAY.  TUESDAY PICK UPS WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS.  ALL ORDERS NOT NEED TO BE MADE ON SUNDAYS BY NOON!
     

    DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

    *NEW!!!! ORDER BY SUNDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

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

    *Lumsden– Thursday late afternoon delivery

    *Regina Tuesday Pick up route – now available on Thursdays for in-store pick up

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

    *Regina in-store pick up and deliveries

     

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Broccoli and Chocolate Find Common Ground at Valentine’s Day at Body Fuel!

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Broccoli and Chocolate….how would you feel about your broccoli dipped in chocolate?  I concur…a little weird.

I admit, a moment or two ago I would have laughed if you told me the two foods could be eaten together!  On their own, yes, both have some amazing merits:

Broccoli Sprouts, Packed with Cancer-Protective Compounds

Straight from ‘The World’s Healthiest Foods’ – “If you haven’t yet developed a love of broccoli, a recent study suggests that topping a salad or sandwich with a serving of broccoli sprouts may provide you with many of mature broccoli’s cancer-protective benefits.

A great deal of research has shown that cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain cancer-protective compounds. One compound in particular called sulforaphane has been shown to improve the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and other toxic compounds. Now, researchers have discovered that 3-day-old sprouts of certain crucifers, including broccoli and cauliflower, contain 10-100 times higher levels of sulforaphane than do the corresponding mature plants. In fact, just one ounce of broccoli sprouts contain an equivalent amount of sulforaphane to one-and-a-half pounds of mature broccoli!

Practical Tips

Look for broccoli sprouts in the same area of your grocery’s vegetable display where alfalfa and bean sprouts are found. Here are a few serving ideas to help you enjoy the protective benefits of broccoli sprouts:

  • Sprinkle tossed green salads with a mix of alfalfa and broccoli sprouts.
  • Instead of just lettuce, onion and tomato, add a layer of broccoli sprouts to veggie burgers and sandwiches.
  • Make a powerfully healthy burrito. Cover a whole wheat tortilla with low-fat refried beans, salsa, low-fat cheddar cheese, and a tablespoon of broccoli sprouts. Roll up, heat in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy.”

They didn’t mention eating it with chocolate though!

….but now after Brenda, our ever bubbly cashier,  places a piece of Bernard Callebaut Chocolate on my desk, and I eat it only to have her hand me the package after and find out that there’s 2-4lbs (yes pounds!) of broccoli sprouts in the bar AND YOU’D NEVER EVER KNOW!  It’s absolutely delicious!

The master maker of this product is my friend, Marty Newcomer, from Calgary AB.  I’ve known Marty for over 10 years because of his passion for health.  His interest is in the power of SULFORAPHANE, the active component of broccoli that exists in great amounts in sprouts.  He’s superconcentrated it…and made it into a supplement, a cream and ointment AND now combined in with one of the worlds Master Chocolatiers – Bernard Callebaut.  Here we have it!Image result for brocco chocco

“The world’s healthiest organic chocolate bar. This bar was created in collaboration with Master Chocolatier Bernard Callebaut. Inside of every Newco creation, you’ll discover delectable, premium ingredients hand selected. Newco’s never ending passion for creating the finest products is truly a gift meant for sharing. Enjoy the Richness of 75% dark chocolate with the benefits of 2-4 lbs of broccoli sprouts per bar.

brocco chocco

Ingredients: Organic Bittersweet Chocolate (Organic Chocolate Paste, Fair-trade Organic Cane Sugar, Fair-trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair-trade Organic Vanilla Extract, Cocoa Butter 44%, Broccoli Sprout Concentrate and Himalayan Crystal Salt.

It’s Non-GMO, free of wheat, Fair Trade Guaranteed, Vegan and 100% Natural Ingredients.

Yes, you are paying more for this bar than a Hershey Chocolate bar…and aren’t you glad you are!  You are getting the gift of health, NOT THE GIFT OF DISEASE, in a most delicious form!  Perfect way to say “I REALLY love you” to the special people in your life!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MELANIE MITCHELL BATH AND BODY POP UP! – Join us on Tuesday Feb 13th from 2-5pm to meet Melanie herself and see all her beautiful Valentine’s Day creations (or any time of the year!)!

Meet Kent Weir, Certified Sho-Tai Practitioner and Muscle Therapist (the guy who took on the challenge to fix my back AND WON!).  On Feb 14, he will be seeing clients at Body Fuel from 10-5pm.  To book an appointment with him, call 306.527.5042 or email him at kent_k1@hotmail.com  and to learn more about sho-tai, visit http://www.sho-tai.ca.  ONLY 2 APPOINTMENT SPACES LEFT ON FEB 14.

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*THIS WEEK WE ARE FEATURING KASLO SOURDOUGH PASTA!  CHECK OUT OR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE RECIPE WE POSTED USING QUINOA PASTA!

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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!

*THIS WEEK WE ARE FEATURING KASLO SOURDOUGH PASTA!  CHECK OUT OR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE RECIPE WE POSTED USING QUINOA PASTA!

*Blueberries and blackerries are ironically well priced while it’s really cold outside!

*ASPARAGUS – welcome back! yay!

*BRUSSEL SPROUTS – do you love these wee little cabbages?  Well if you don’t yet, let me expose you to the BEST warm salad I’ve eaten in a long time.  Thank you to Earl’s for making this divine salad…and inspiring me to make it at home too!

*BROCCOLI is a great price this week!

*CELERY – is a staple for soups and stews…and it’s THAT time of year when it’s nice to stay warm!

*CITRUS SEASON brings us great orange and lemon selections!

*Grab a bag of 3lb GALA APPLES – great sale!

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 WE ARE MAKING SOME CHANGES TO OUR TUESDAY DELIVERY ROUTES!  COMING NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE DELIVERING LUMSDEN ON THURSDAY AND WHITE CITY AND AREA ON FRIDAY.  TUESDAY PICK UPS WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS.  ALL ORDERS NOT NEED TO BE MADE ON SUNDAYS BY NOON!
 

DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

*NEW!!!! ORDER BY SUNDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.

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

*Lumsden– Thursday late afternoon delivery

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – now available on Thursdays for in-store pick up

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

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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GUT HEALTH IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS!

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GUT HEALTH

Bring on Some More Culture in Your Life!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Fermentation (or Culturing)?

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

Why is it beneficial?

›*Increases digestibility of foods

*›Increases vitamin levels

›*Produces many helpful enzymes

*›Promotes growth of friendly, beneficial bacteria

*Normalizes stomach acidity

*Activates metabolism of fats

What are some examples of fermented foods that are beneficial?

*kefir (dairy, water, coconut)

*sourdough and sourdough pasta

*sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables

*kombucha – they sky is the limit here!

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

*tempeh – fermented soy

What are some popular brands we sell of these items?

*Happy Days Goat Kefir

*Saugeen Yogurt

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

*Good Spirit Kombucha (on tap and bottled) GT’s, Synergy, Dr. Brew, Crave Kombucha (local to Regina),  and Wonder Kombucha

*Kaslo Sourdough Pasta

*Green Cuisine Tempeh

Whether you are a conditioned in “THE CULTURES” or totally new to them, I encourage you to start adding something into your diet!  I find that most people gravitate to kombucha and then like to add some adventure with other ferments!  Your tummy will thank you….but the rest of your system will as well. It all starts in the gut!

MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Shop away!

*Some highlights – blackberries are back….blueberries, raspberries and strawberries also in abundance.

*RED PEPPERS – have dropped in price again!  Yehaw….

*BRUSSEL SPROUTS – do you love these wee little cabbages?  Well if you don’t yet, let me expose you to the BEST warm salad I’ve eaten in a long time.  Thank you to Earl’s for making this divine salad…and inspiring me to make it at home too!

*CELERY – is a staple for soups and stews…and it’s THAT time of year when it’s nice to stay warm!

*CHERRY TOMATOES  – great for snacking, salads or Marguerita pizza!

*CAULIFLOWER – on deal again!

*TANGELOS AND BLOOD ORANGES are back for the season.  CARA CARA’S and NAVELS are also in abundance!  It’s CITRUS SEASON!

*LEMONS WATER  – I ranted about it last week….here’s incentive to keep doing it!  Or start now if you haven’t already!

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PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.BODYFUELORGANICS.CA FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR  $40 We Think For You AND $25 We Think For You Bins!  CLICK ON THE ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE FOR A LIST OF WHAT WE EXPECT IN THE BINS THIS NEXT WEEK!

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

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

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

*Lumsden/Regina Beach  – Delivery later day Tuesday

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

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

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries

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-Lana and the crew

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca

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FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT DRINKING FRESH LEMON WATER THAT YOU MAY NOT YET KNOW!

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FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT DRINKING FRESH LEMON WATER THAT YOU MAY NOT YET KNOW!

SOURCE https://consciouslifenews.com/5-fun-benefits-lemon-water/1173325/

If you drink water throughout the day, you are one step closer to optimal health. Staying hydrated is important whether you are fighting an illness, trying to lose weight, or just need more energy. But even more than simple water, drinking lemon water offers a wide array of benefits.

Lemon water (and fruit-infused water in general), is extremely trendy right now. Sure, they give you a lemon wedge when you order water in a restaurant, but this isn’t the only place you should be drinking the tart and refreshing infusion.

So why should you add lemon water to your daily routine?

1. Nutritional Potency

Lemon is packed with nutrients. It is loaded with vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium, and more potassium than apples and grapes. Vitamin C in particular is an important antioxidant that can help protect the body from free radicals, which work to damage healthy cells and potentially cause inflammation, among other things.

2. Digestion

Hydrating in general promotes healthy digestion and regularity. But lemon water also helps soothe indigestion, heartburn, bloating, and burping. Pectin in the lemons is also very good for colon health.

3. Complexion

Again, hydration is excellent for promoting healthy skin, but adding lemon to your water can go one step further. The antioxidants in lemon water help fight the signs of aging and can even decrease blemishes. Don’t stop at drinking it, put some directly on your age spots and scars to diminish their appearance.

4. Weight Loss

When you want to lose weight, one of the greatest pieces of advice is to drink more water. But when you add lemon to the mix, your weight loss drink is supercharged. The pectin promotes regular digestion and can help you feel full. When you feel a craving coming on, try a glass of lemon water instead.

5. Increased energy

Lemon essential oil is used in aromatherapy to brighten the mood, to wake you up and get you moving. But in lemon water, lemon juice can provide similar benefits. For this reason, many people find drinking warm lemon water in the morning a good alternative to coffee, even using it to aid in caffeine withdrawals.

Lemon water is inexpensive and loaded with benefits. Make sure you are washing the lemons thoroughly before squeezing their juices into your water or slicing the fruit and putting it directly in your glass.

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MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Shop away!

*Some highlights – blackberries are back….blueberries, raspberries and strawberries also in abundance.

*RED PEPPERS – can never go wrong with a red pepper, right?  Stuff em, put them in salads, roast them for soup….

*BLACK KALE – makes a great warmed salad!

*ROMAINE LETTUCE – keep up on your stead supply of greens!

*TANGELOS AND BLOOD ORANGES are back for the season.  CARA CARA’S and NAVELS are also in abundance!  It’s CITRUS SEASON!

*LEMONS WATER is a great way to start the day!  If you didn’t read above yet….please do!  Always choose organic!

*Brussel Sprouts keep dropping in price!

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PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.BODYFUELORGANICS.CA FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR  $40 We Think For You AND $25 We Think For You Bins!  CLICK ON THE ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE FOR A LIST OF WHAT WE EXPECT IN THE BINS THIS NEXT WEEK!

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

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

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

*Lumsden/Regina Beach  – Delivery later day Tuesday

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

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

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries

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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

6 REASONS TO EAT ORGANIC IN 2018 IF YOU AREN’T ALREADY!

***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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6 Reasons for Eating Organic in 2018

source:  Daily Hive

It’s time to bring organic back.

Food trends like the gluten-free diet, smoothie bowls, no-sugar desserts, and kombucha captured our attention in 2016 and drove us to make more elaborate and unusual meals.

But trends like these focus on the outcome of the ingredients – not on the ingredients themselves. We need to start thinking about the foods that go into our meals, and where they come from.

Organic producers guarantee the food you’re putting into your body is the best it can be – and that’s honestly the only food trend you need in 2017. To prove it, we’ve collected six reasons why you should skip the diet fads and focus on eating organic this year.

You’ll get more nutrients

Just because you’re eating fruits and veggies doesn’t mean you’re getting all the nutrients you should. Organically grown food often has higher concentrations of essential vitamins and nutrients according to several studies, meaning you’ll be able to get more of the things you need to stay healthy with every bite. The produce is able to get all these extra nutrients because the soil is managed with sustainable practices, making it a happier place for the plants to be.

You’ll give animals happier lives

It may seem silly, but those of us who eat meat still care about the lives of the animals we’re eating. When animals are organically-raised, they have better living conditions. Farmed spring salmon, such as those purchased by Coastwise Processors, are raised in spacious enclosures to minimize stress and disease, and mimic their natural habitat as much as possible. They’re also harvested humanely, so they go to our plates as happy fish.

You’ll eat fewer antibiotics and hormones

Organic food doesn’t include just fruits and veggies – there are major benefits from choosing organic meats, fish, and dairy products. Farming beef cattle, for example, takes a lot of resources, and farmers often want to help speed up the growth of the animals they’re raising. To do that, they often use synthetic growth hormoneswhich increases the lean tissue growth, but is also eaten by us on the other side. Animals are also given frequent antibiotics, which makes its way to our plates as well.

You’ll skip the chemicals

There’s no need to eat chemicals with your fruit. Organic produce is farmed without the use of pesticides, so you won’t be adding to your yearly intake of chemicals when you eat an organic apple or organic bell pepper. And that’s a really good thing when you think about the hundreds of different chemicals that are available for pesticide, insecticide and fungicide use.

You’ll help the planet

With the lack of chemicals and increase in nutrients, eating organic is just common sense for your health. But making organic eating your new year’s resolution will also do some good for the planet. Because they don’t use pesticides, organic farms don’t pollute water systems with chemical runoff. Because they use sustainable farming practices, the soil isn’t leached of nutrients. It keeps the balance between humans and nature, which is something we should all strive for.

It’s simple to do

The best part about eating organic? It isn’t hard to do. Certified organic meats, fish, and produce are available at almost every grocery store – and because they’re certified, they’ll all be labelled.

With so many good reasons to go organic, and such simple ways to make it happen, why not make it your new year’s resolution? Your body and the planet will thank you for it.

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VISIT LANA  – at Centennial Market on Saturday January 19th from 9-4pm. There are usually over 100 vendors on Saturdays!  We will be serving up fresh Chef Malcolm’s Handmade Meat Pies!

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MARKET NEWS

-Our Feature Page is all updated!  Shop away!

*Some highlights – blackberries are back….blueberries, raspberries and strawberries also in abundance.

*Be adventurous….try some COLLARDS!  They are so good for you!

*TANGELOS AND BLOOD ORANGES are back for the season.  CARA CARA’S and NAVELS are also in abundance!  It’s CITRUS SEASON!

*LEMONS are on sale!

*Brussel Sprouts made their appearance again! They go GREAT with Nitrite Free Bacon!

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PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.BODYFUELORGANICS.CA FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR  $40 We Think For You AND $25 We Think For You Bins!  CLICK ON THE ITEM FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS INGREDIENT PLAN!

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DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND ROUTES!

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

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

*Lumsden/Regina Beach  – Delivery later day Tuesday

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

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

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries

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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

Remember the Basic of Good Health through the Holiday 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

 HOLIDAY HOURS AT BODY FUEL
Sunday, December 24th- CLOSED
Monday, December 25th- CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26th- CLOSED
Wednesday, December 27th- 10am-2pm
Thursday, December 28th- 10am-2pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Friday, December 29th- 10am-2pm
Saturday, December 30th- 10am-2pm
Sunday, December 31st- CLOSED
Monday, January 1st- CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2nd- 10am-4pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Wednesday, January 3rd- 10am-4pm
Thursday, January 4th- 10am-4pm  *NO BIN SERVICE*
Friday, January 5th- 10am-4pm
Saturday January 6th 10am-4pm
Sunday, January 7th 10am-4pm *REGULAR HOURS RESUME*
THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO ORDER IN 2017.  BIN SERVICE RESUMES ON JAN. 9TH AND 11TH, 2018

 

SOME “BACK TO HOLIDAY” BASICS

This is the season for fashion statements.  This little skiff of snow has brought out the beautiful scarves, fashionable leg warmers, long socks, cuffs, and gorgeous winter jackets!  Perfect time of year for beautiful fashion statements! love accessorizing an outfit but sometimes, a good basic combo is often as stunning.

It’s also the time of year for “accessorizing” food.  Christmas parties and gatherings tend to push our “usual” limits of what we normally eat and we can very easily stray from the “basics”….healthy greens, vegetables, fruit and ample water.  We get caught up at the Cheese Dip Platter, or find ourselves mixing some festive drinks.  And although pretty darn tasty….you may have one strong critic of your food “accessorizing” who would much rather you stick to the basics.

Who may that be?  Your Body!  Despite who you sneak behind in the appy line and despite the fact that you may have lost track of how many drinks you’ve had, your body hasn’t!  I tell my kids often, “You can trick Mom, but you can’t trick your body”.  Well that applies to you too…your body is the biggest whistle blower out there!

So this season, don’t lose sight of the basics:

  1. Keep a bottle of water near you all the time and remember to hydrate. Water washes away the bad toxins in your system and keeps our cells properly communicating with one another. Water is essential for your health.  If you want to “spike” your water, opt for liquid Chlorophyll or E3 Live for extra immune system boosting.  Don’t forget your electrolytes either….we carry a full line of flavours….our NUN is our newest favourite in stock!
  2. Add on some greens to your order – like kale, spinach, collards, chard or lettuce. Ensure you are eating your greens daily!  Your body LOVES these deep leafy greens.  The easiest way for me to remember my greens is to blend them into my smoothie in the morning, scramble into my eggs, or have a pre-packaged salad mix and homemade salad dressing on hand to throw together a quick salad.
  3. Sleep – it’s the season for pushing your body to the limit….but it’s so important to sleep. Plan your week accordingly so you don’t extend your late night, into a late “week”.  Stressed – grab some Vitality “Relax” to take the edge off naturally!
  4. Consider supporting your system with some good “seasonal” supplements.   Our best seller is Great Lakes Collagen.  The Vitality B/C Complex is a great one to counter the added stress of the season, Vitamin D to help get through the shorter days, Fish Oils and Zinc.  We also have the Med. Marijuana (THC free) oil in capsule or bottled oil form which are incredibly powerful
  5. Keep it light – this season has the public opinion of “joy” but reality will suggest that there’s lots of stress. Find some time to laugh, like really laugh!  Got a good friend who tickles your funny bone? Take the time to have some Christmas cheer with him or her.  Or bring out the archives of Cheers, Monty Python and Who’s Line is it Anyway with a cup of green tea!
  6. Don’t skip your exercise. You may have to adjust your schedule slightly, but it’s so important to exercise.  Your lymphatic system is a big part of your immune system health, and since there are now built in “pump” in your lymphatic system to keep it fresh, exercise acts as your pump for this system.
  7. Keep your supply of probiotic foods on hand – fermented sauerkraut or Wildbrine varieties of vegetables, kombucha, kefir, tempeh, kimchi are all good foods to be eating regularly in order to keep your “unfriendly” bacteria in check…and your “friendly” bacteria in abundance.  We have a huge selection of delicious Kombucha so lots of choices for every pallet!
  8. Eat organic – One of things you can control is what you put in your mouth and choosing organics decreases your toxin intake. Often we can’t control the air we breathe, the environment we work in, or the toxin that are hidden in our clothes, but  we can control what goes in our mouths.  Keep it clean!

Off I go to my closet to find my favourite scarf!  I’ll accessorize my outfit today, however, keep my food basic in order to fully enjoy this time of year!   We are here to support you through to a HEALTHY Holiday season ahead!

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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 WILL HAVE NO TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS – HOWEVER WE DO HAVE OTHER OPTIONS!  WE HAVE A CHRISTMAS CHICKEN BIN FOR $75!  YOU GET A 6-8LB FROZEN CHICKEN AND ALL THE FIXINGS!  CALL US AT 306.352.3835 TO ORDER YOURS

*Tons of NEW GROCERY ITEMS for the Christmas Season! Visit our FEATURE PAGE for some of the newest items to arrive at our store! It’s always fun to get new grocery items

*Its a KALE SALE -green kale continues on at a good price   Stay healthy in cold and flu season! How about some kale chips? Eat it up! It’ll keep you well!

*POMEGRANATES – are a great holiday treat and so nutritious!

*3 PACK ROMAINE – is a great seasonal price!

*HONEYDEW MELON – is back on the order list!  Yay….how I love it!

*BROCCOLI has finally dropped to “regular” levels!  Yay

*WHAT DO RASPBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CRANBERRIES, CHARD AND COLLARDS HAVE IN COMMON?  They are all available for Thursdays orders next week!

*4LB BOXES OF MANDARIN ORANGES – the time has come! Load up for easy and yummy and HEALTHY orange season! Totally transportable…a kid fave!

*CELERY is a great price for your holiday dishes (and stuffing!)

 

 

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This is what you can expect in the upcoming week (Dec 18th) 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 carrots

1 cauliflower

1.5lb yams

1lb turnips

1/2lb yellow onion

1/2lb cherry tomatoes

1 coloured pepper

1 head green leaf lettuce

5 gala apples

2 cara cara oranges

2 pears

5 mandarin oranges

6 bananas

 

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 cauliflower

1lb carrots

1 field cucumber

1lb yams

1/2lb yellow onions

1 head green leaf lettuce

4 bananas

4 mandarins

1 cara cara orange

2 pears

 

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb carrots

1 head cauliflower

2lb yams

2lb turnips

1/2lb yellow onion

1lb coloured peppers

1 leaf lettuce

1 head black kale

3 apples

2 bananas

2 lemons

1 chunk ginger

1 avocado

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*****PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE BIN SERVICE THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26TH OR JANUARY 1ST.

DELIVERY AND ORDER SCHEDULE AND ROUTE DETAILS

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

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

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

*Indian Head – Tuesday late afternoon delivery to Surya Yoga

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

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

*Regina – Thursday in-store pick up and deliveries

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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