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 pf the most current 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.



Cinnamon spice keeps blood sugar nice

We love cinnamon’s sweet, spicy flavor during the winter months. And its appeal doesn’t stop there—cinnamon has been revered for its medicinal properties since 2000 BC, and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is commonly cited as a blood-sugar regulator and circulatory aid. 

Note: When using cinnamon therapeutically, be sure you’re using Ceylon cinnamon. Avoid other varieties of cinnamon such as cassia, as they contain coumarins—plant-based chemicals found to be toxic in high doses.

Cinnamon’s role in blood glucose regulation

  • Studies show consuming 1 gram per day—or 1/2 teaspoon—can lower blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • It contains the bioflavonoid proanthocyanidin, which may alter the insulin-signaling compound in fat cells
  • Slows the stomach’s emptying, which in turn slows your body’s increase in blood sugar

Other perks 

  • Increased antioxidant defense
  • Digestion support
  • Increased circulation
  • Anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief
  • Anti-microbial benefits
  • Urinary tract infection prevention
  • A sweet, non-sugary addition to foods

Adding cinnamon to your diet is easy

  • Sprinkle over cereal, toast, yogurt or applesauce
  • Add to baked goods such as muffins, cookies or pancakes
  • Add ground cinnamon to hot water to make a tea (or add a cinnamon stick)
  • Add to smoothies
  • Sprinkle over a bowl of chili
  • Stir into nut and seed butters
  • Add to beef, lamb and chicken dishes
  • Add to your coffee


Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin

It’s no surprise why folks in the Northwest often lack adequate levels of the sunshine vitamin. And it’s not just about grey skies—even if we had more sunny days in the fall and winter, the angle of the sun above the 37th parallel doesn’t allow our skin to properly synthesize vitamin D. Add on time spent indoors, sunscreen use and poor digestive health—and it's easy to see why vitamin D is one of the most common deficiencies in the northern half of the United States. But take heart: New Seasons Market stocks several vitamin D rich foods and supplements so you can maintain healthy levels all year long.

Interested in learning more? Attend a Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin free nutrition class at a New Seasons Market near you:

Orenco Station | Tuesday, December 9th | 7-8:30pm
Cedar Hills Crossing Mall | Thursday, December 11th | 7-8:30pm
Seven Corners | Tuesday, December 16th | 7-8:30pm
Concordia | Wednesday, December 17th | 7-8:30pm

Registration—at least 24 hours in advance—is required. Here’s how:

Email us at class@newseasonsmarket.com

Call our Wellness Class Hotline: 503.280.5177

Please include your name and phone number, as well as the class title, date of class and store location.



A Very Vegan Holiday

Looking to feed a vegan crowd or just want to offer a tasty diet-accommodating party spread? New Seasons Market has you covered: choose from our storewide selection of plant-based snacking, cooking and baking products—perfect for your next festive gathering.

Here’s a sample of our favorite products:

Snacks and Apps

Karam hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouleh and falafel
Heidi Ho vegan cheeses
Hilary’s Eat Well veggie bites
Mary’s Gone Crackers crackers
Bubbie’s pickles and pickled green tomatoes
Wildbrine fermented salsas
Beanito’s chips (choose non cheese-flavored varieties)

Meal Fixin’s

Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute & Celebration Roast
Tofurkey Roast & Feast
Mom’s Vegan Kitchen French toast and pancake mixes
Simply Organic mild chili mix
Edward and Sons vegan bouillon cubes
Road’s End Organics gravy mixes
Pacific Foods mushroom gravy
Daiya cheese

Sweet Treats

Bee Free Honee
Chocolate Millennium vegan chocolate sauce
Dandies marshmallows
Earth Café raw cheesecakes
Julie’s Original baking mixes
Lily’s stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips
Liefie’s coconut milk caramel
Mary’s Gone Crackers cookies
Missionary Chocolates vegan truffles
Mori-Nu Mates pudding Mixes
Sunspire vegan carob chips
The Vegg egg yolk replacer

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.



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