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Learn more about food where you shop! Need more information on a gluten-free diet? Looking for tips on healthy eating habits for your children? Our nutritionists are here to help. We offer a gluten-free products store tour at all of our stores, in addition to classes on anti-inflammatory diets, whole body cleansing, and heathy eating — just to name a few. Download a PDF of our schedule on the left! Advance registration required, email email@example.com or call 503.280.5177.
In addition to our in-store staff, classes, tastings and workshops, you can also look up info on health, nutrition, herbal remedies, weight loss diets and more on Healthnotes.
When temperatures rise, it’s essential to stay cool—and hydrated. After all, water makes up more than half of your body weight, and you lose water faster when it’s hot outside. Here are some easy tips to keep you refreshed and feeling great during a summertime heat wave.
Watermelon: It's in the name, right? Watermelons are a perfect hydrating snack—there's over 90% water by weight.
ICED TEA RECIPE
Cooling, flavorful and light on sugar, herbal teas make the perfect summer refresher. Choose from a variety of loose teas in our bulk department and add rosehips, orange peel, hibiscus or lemongrass for a colorful aromatic brew.
Picnics to the People
Our food choices might differ—but we all love to eat. Whether you're vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or just like to keep it local—our picnic guide will help you build an outdoor menu that's delicious—and totally you.
Click here to download the guide.
Berries are Fresh—and Healthy
Fresh berries are a summer pleasure. We love to add them to salads, smoothies, cereal and desserts for a vibrant pop of freshness and sweet-tangy flavor. The best part? Berries are delicious—and healthy. Blueberries and strawberries can improve eye health and reverse signs of aging, boysenberries help maintain normal blood pressure, and raspberries may reduce the risk of obesity—to name only a few benefits.
TIPS FOR ADDING BERRIES TO YOUR DIET:
• Add frozen berries to your morning smoothie
New FDA reports offer updated advice on fish consumption—particularly for children. Key findings show that nutrients in fish—such as omega-3 fats, protein and vitamin D—are beneficial during all stages of growth, from the womb and during breastfeeding to throughout childhood.
Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding are encouraged to eat 9-12 ounces of fish weekly—about 2-3 servings. They also recommend that young children should eat an equivalent amount, depending on age and calorie needs.
Choosing fish with higher levels of selenium—an antioxidant mineral known to counteract the effects of mercury—is particularly safe. Lucky for us, most commonly eaten fish—canned tuna, wild salmon, shrimp, Pollock, tilapia and cod—contain more selenium than mercury, making them a healthy choice. High-mercury offenders—shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish—should be eaten with caution.
For more information, visit the following resources:
June 2014 FDA Report
Selenium and Mercury