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Healthy, happy and wise


Free Nutrition & Wellness
Classes & Tours

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 class@newseasonsmarket.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.

Healthnotes


Good Hydration

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. 

Coconut water: From young coconuts, this clear liquid is rich in electrolytes—particularly potassium and magnesium.

Electrolytes—with a fizz: Just-add-water packs like Emergen-C are loaded with vitamin C and great for regenerating after activity.  

Celery: This unassuming vegetable is a great source of sodium (a key electrolyte), and is packed with trace minerals and lots of H2O. 

Liquid Chlorophyll: Similar in molecular structure to hemoglobin, chlorophyll helps oxygenate our cells.  Add some liquid chlorophyll—we like ChlorOxygen® Chlorophyll Concentrate—to your water for an especially hydrating boost. 

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.

For a strong beverage, use 2 teaspoons of tea per 6oz of water. Load strainer with desired amount of tea. Pour hot water over tea and cover to infuse flavors, and steep for 5-7 minutes. Experiment to find the perfect concentration of flavors. Cool tea in refrigerator, then pour over ice, add a slice of lemon and enjoy.


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
Mix fresh berries into summer greens
Sprinkle them over cereal or add to pancakes
Top almond butter toast with sliced strawberries
 Add dried berries to trail mix or granola
Serve plain for a simple, beautiful dessert
Top homemade ice cream 

Arctic Char Recipe

Sensible Seafood

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. 

Choice Matters

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—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

Is eating fish safer than not eating fish?

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