It’s Blueberry Season!

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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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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

 

 

 

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