All Hail Berry Season

 

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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

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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

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