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Fibre-Rich, In-Season, Local Produce

Autumn is here, and along with the cooler weather comes a totally different variety of local produce. Gone are the berries, rhubarb, and melon (spring and summer fibre-rich superstars!), but here comes a brand-new plethora of delicious, fibre-rich substitutes.

The following list contains 10 local, seasonal, fall fruits and veggies that are super high in fibre:

Fall Fibre-Rich Fruit

  • Apples: traditional fall fruit with 4.4 grams of dietary fibre per medium apple.
  • Pears: ripe at the same time as apples, with 5.5 grams per medium pear.
  • Pumpkin: pumpkin contains .5 grams per 100 grams.
  • Figs: these suckers contain roughly 5 grams of fibre per 4 fresh figs.
  • Cranberries: they’re super rich in antioxidants and contain 2 grams of fibre per half cup of raw, fresh cranberries.

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Fall Fibre-Rich Vegetables

  • Winter Squash: 1.5 grams of fibre per 100 grams of squash.
  • Parsnips: They babies boast 4.9 grams of dietary fibre per 100 grams of parsnips!
  • Turnips: 1.8 grams of fibre per 100 grams of turnips.
  • Sweet Potatoes: These yummy gems contain 3 grams of fibre per 100 grams of sweet potatoes.
  • Yams: Even higher than sweet potatoes, yams contain 4.1 grams of fibre per 100 grams.

Taking advantage of local and in-season produce also equals other health advantages. Local produce spends less time in transit (than, say, pineapple), and because it’s in-season, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all the other good things are at their peak.

And you can taste the difference! When carrots are in-season, they’re sweet and earthy as opposed to relatively tasteless. You’ve probably noticed the difference in taste when it comes to certain foods at different times of the year, right?

Also, from a digestive health perspective, the fibre-rich foods that are cultivated each fall are so good for your gut. Our bodies crave fresh, in-season, fibre-rich foods!

To find recipes using these fibre-rich foods, visit out website and check out our blog and our recipes page. To add some easy fibre to smoothies, soups, stews, and baking, try NutraCleanse™, which is full of fibre-rich flax seeds.

Visit a retailer near you, or order online at www.nutracleanse.biz.

 

 

 

Even MORE Reasons to Shop at Local Farm Markets

With the holiday season right around the corner, people everywhere are starting to gear up for all of the associated excitement: thinking about the perfect gift to buy, getting ready for family and friends from out of town, and organizing the calendar with all the holiday gatherings they would not dare miss. Where better to shop for holiday inspiration that your local farm markets?!

Not sure what farm markets could help you with? You might be surprised about what you can find in them! More and more, farm markets everywhere are catching on and not just supplying fresh produce, convenient groceries or health food products (like NutraCleanse™), but so much more!

Here are a few MORE reasons to shop at your local farm markets:

Unique Kind Gift Ideas at Farm Markets

You’re pretty much guaranteed to find all sorts of homemade treasures at farm markets. Artists and crafters are highly supported at farm markets allowing them to showcase their work and make some money at the same time. From wood work to paintings, pottery and knit goods, people thrive in the atmosphere of simplicity and creativity when it comes to unique gift buying.

Also, you can often find a lovely flower stand at a farm market with locally prepared and in-season floral arrangements for a very thoughtful gesture. Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?!

Food is always a well-received gift—it’s very likely you’ll find something delicious and ready for giving! Packaged dry foods such as NutraCleanse™ are perfect stocking stuffers for the health food lover!

Party Pleasing Food Platters at Farm Markets

Food and having enough of it is a major deal breaker for a successful festive gathering. You’ll want to be well prepared with options, whether you’re hosting a party or asked to contribute a dish to someone else’s—don’t skimp out on food!

Contact your local market where they probably offer plenty of party platter options. From farm fresh crudités, fruits, gourmet meats, cheeses, sandwiches and decadent dessert squares, they can do it all! Avoid the mess and hassle of chopping and prepping—order up a party platter.

Done and done!

Organic (Non-Alcoholic) Beverage Choices at Farm Markets

Good for you, you’ve made a choice and volunteered to be a designated driver (yay!). This does not mean you must stick to drinking only water. There are often all kinds of locally made organic juices, lemonades and iced teas available to buy at a farm market. Add a little sparkling water for fizz and now you have a tasty and healthy non-alcoholic beverage option for the evening.

A Variety of Dietary Options at Farm Markets

Often we find that when pleasing a crowd or when certain family member comes to visit, unique dietary requirements need to be considered. Farm markets typically recognize the need for those options and support vegetarians, lactose intolerant or gluten-free people with plenty of alternative choices.

Veggie chips, local kettle corn and assorted raw nuts are always a good to have on hand. Inspire your guests with healthy foods! Serve assorted baked goods made with the goodness of NutraCleanse™, which is found in many farm markets for a yummy and healthy treat.

Be inspired by what you find in your local farm market. Know that when you are supporting these markets, you are making a huge impact towards boosting your local economy and supporting your community. NutraCleanse™ and many food product suppliers start out in these small businesses and we thank you for that support!

To find a local farm market that carries our products, visit www.nutracleanse.biz/canada.

 

 

Support Local with NutraCleanse™!

Wondering why exactly you should support local businesses?

We live in a world consumed by large retailers and corporations. In fact, we can travel anywhere in the country or to the other side of the world and find franchises and businesses that are all too familiar.

Support Local

Not only does this rip us off from experiencing a unique culture, creativity, people, and places, but also affects those who have unique talents and qualities that they want to share with the world! We’re drawn to brand names and retailers that we are comfortable with, because we know exactly what we can get, where we can get it, and what to expect out of it. But the downside is that we’re not really growing ourselves or growing in the community in which we live—we’re not supporting our neighbours!

Supporting local means moving away from the big corporations and retailers and finding what your community and niche has to offer to you! Local vendors can be anyone from the small-scale farmers to the hidden craftsmen who make locally-produced goods and choose to share their product on a smaller scale.

Here are some reasons you should support local the next time you’re about to purchase something:

Health Benefits

One of the biggest advantages of going local is the health benefit you gain. Most local farmers offer grass fed meats, fresh eggs, and variety of fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to come home and wonder why the size of the fruit is the way it is or the color it is. You can shop around, ask questions and feel informed.

That’s cool!

Love Your Community

When we support local, we create a special connection, bond, and relationship with the farmers, the vendors, and restaurant owners—the people who mean something to us and our families! The bond is personal and allows the relationships we form to flourish through trust and loyalty.

Supporting local links people together and builds economic and social relationships. How nice is to share our local artists when we have visitors from out of town? It makes for unique memories and genuine appreciation.

NutraCleanse™ is local to the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. We purchase all of our ingredients that are used to create our product, and we know what we’re buying and where it comes from. With NutraCleanse™, supporting local is easy.

So next time you’re out, support local and reap the benefits! You can find us at a local store near you, or order directly from our website.

Go local, and feel the community support that you contribute to!

Eating In-Season: 4 Reasons to Try It

Let’s face it: most of you who are reading this blog post are doing so in the lap of luxury. We are so incredibly fortunate to be living where we live, and do you know what always reminds us of that?

The grocery store.

Because surrounding us are not only foods from far-away countries (pineapples, bananas, dragon fruit), but also ones that are obviously not in-season. For instance, apples and pears are in-season in the fall, but we still get them in the spring. And what about broccoli in the summer and rhubarb in September?

The thing is, we are best to eat what’s naturally grown around us, when it’s in-season. Why? Because Mother Nature is smart, and she knows that we need to be extra hydrated in the summer (watermelon), and that we’ll need more vitamin D in the winter (kale).

Here are 4 reasons to try and eat what’s in season where you live:

In-Season is Fresh

When you consume foods that are in-season, those foods are fresher than others. Why? Because they haven’t sat in a truck on a cross-country trip for a week, and they certainly haven’t crossed continents. When food is fresher, it also retains more of its nutrients, which is your basic reason for eating it in the first place. Healthier equals better.

Right?!

In-Season is Less Expensive

Again, all those long trips from point A to Z can cost a lot. And it also costs a lot to produce out-of-season goods locally, because it typically requires a greenhouse.

Why pay more for food that won’t nourish as well as in-season food will?

Your Body Loves In-Season Foods

Like what was written above, our bodies are designed to exist within the ebb and flow of Mother Nature. If you try a summer fruit juice cleanse in the winter, you won’t feel good. Similarity, eating a lot of winter produce in the summer won’t work with your body as well, either.

We have to remember that we’re beings of the earth, and that we should be consuming what makes the most sense.

In-Season Means You’re Supporting Local

By spending your money on goods that are produced by local famers, you support your local economy. Your whole neighborhood thrives when everyone is helped and supported, and that’s important for the well-being of the entire community.

So there you have it! Four reasons to eat in-season. We challenge you to give it shot and pay attention to how you feel, and how much money you may have saved.

 

 

 

The NutraCleanse™ Brand: We’re Everywhere!

If you keep yours eyes open, you’ll discover that we’re everywhere! The NutraCleanse™ brand can be found all over Canada, but did you know that we’re also in the United States?

Locally produced in Mission, BC, the majority of our retail clients are also from the same, beautiful area. We serve the entire Fraser Valley and greater Vancouver, as well as many other cities and towns across BC, the most.

Why?

Because although our product does well wherever it’s sold, people like to purchase local products that have a well-known brand. It’s customer loyalty, right?!

If you’re ensure of where to find our product, you can click on the RETAILERS page on our website, and see a full list of where we’re carried near you. But to give you a quick idea of where we’re almost always hanging out, check out the following list of well-known food stores and retail shops:

Some of Our Most Loyal Retailers

  • Alive Health Centre
  • Choices Market
  • Cooper’s Foods
  • Fuel
  • Good Health Mart
  • Homesteader
  • IGA
  • Med Shop
  • Morning Sun
  • Nature’s Fare
  • Nutters
  • Old Fashioned
  • Overwaitea Foods
  • Palm Natural
  • Price Smart Foods
  • Pure Integrative
  • SOB
  • Sangsters
  • Save-On-Foods
  • Urban Fare
  • Vitality Health

And more!

Our Brand is Our Promise

We promise to keeping making NutraCleanse™ with the same 5 ingredients, and to keep it gluten-free and locally produced. We promise no filler, additives, or preservatives. We also promise that you’ll keep coming back for more–because NutraCleanse™ works.

Our Brand is Our Legacy

Our customers know that our brand is superior to any other on the market—because we’re the original, real-deal! NutraCleanse™ is pure, wholesome, and based on a 150-year-old Finnish recipe that works, and we wanted you to know that when you are looking for us, you don’t have to look far. We’re everywhere!

As a closing note, please be aware of many copycat products and know that they are NOT affiliated with NutraCleanse™. We’re the one and only, and we want you to reap the benefits of the original product, not one that might be sub-par or ineffective.

Stay healthy, and ciao for now!