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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!

The Difference between Soluble and Insoluble Fibre

Let’s face it: your body needs a variety of nutrients, fats, oils, proteins, carbohydrates, fibre and nutrients. The type of food we put into our body impacts the way we feel, and most importantly, the way it functions. Fibre is a key player in our health. It helps to promote not only gut health, but is also a factor in reducing the risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases.

Fibre comes from plant-based foods and pushes through the digestive system, helping to absorb water and regulate your bowel moments. There are two types of fibre that play a role in our digestive health: soluble and insoluble—and both play an important role in cleaning your digestive tract from the inside out.

Soluble Fibre

Soluble fibre attracts water and transforms it into a gel-like lining during the digestion process. It binds with fatty acids and prolongs the stomach-emptying stage that helps you stay full longer, slowing down the digestion process.

NutraCleanse™ is great to incorporate into your daily diet, because it’s incredibly high in this very important nutrient. The psyllium in NutraCleanse™ helps soak up the water in your gut, and improves the regularity of your bowels. It also can be helpful when constipated, as it softens your stool, and it helps to lower your risk of heart disease.

Soluble fibre can also be found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seed, legumes, and beans. Adding a scoop of NutraCleanse™ to any of these foods when cooking gives you an extra boost of benefits.

Insoluble Fibre

The other type of fiber is insoluble, which helps food pass quickly through your intestines by adding more bulk. It also controls the pH level in your body. Insoluble fibre can be found in a variety of foods, such as wheat bran, whole grains, vegetables, soy, fruits.

It‘s important to have a balance of both types of fibre in your diet to promote regularity and reap the rewards of the other health benefits discussed above.

You can find fibre-rich NutraCleanse™ at any one of our local retailers, or order online HERE. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for recipe ideas and more info.

Fusion Recipes with NutraCleanse™

At NutraCleanse™, we’re always getting asked for new recipes that people can make using our product. Here are some fantastic ideas for breakfasts, snacks and dinners that use high-fibre NutraCleanse™:

(All recipes courtesy of Vindi Sekhon.)

Power Oatmeal

This oatmeal will keep you full of fiber and provide fabulous, long-lasting energy for your morning!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. almond or peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp. hemp hearts
  • ½ tbsp. ground chia seeds
  • ½ cup frozen berries or fruit
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™

Method

Combine all ingredients in a medium pot on low heat, stirring slowly. Continue to stir until the oatmeal looks smooth and is the right texture. Enjoy!

PB & J Spring Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup NutraCleanse™
  • ¾ cup almond milk or water
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. almond or peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp. hemp hearts or chia seeds
  • ¼ cup hemp protein powder

Method

Combine all ingredients in blender, and mix to obtain the consistency you need. Feel free to add more milk or water if need be. Or, ice cubes are an excellent option on a hot day to get more of a slushy taste. For more delicious smoothie recipes, click HERE.

Coconut Curry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion, minced
  • ½ tsp. each turmeric, red chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, garam masala
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™
  • 50 ml. can tomato paste
  • 3-4 chicken breasts thighs cut into cubed pieces
  • 1 can coconut cream or milk
  • Small bunch of cilantro (optional)

Method

Heat your stove on low, with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and minced onion, and sauté until they are golden brown. Add the spices and NutraCleanse™, and stir thoroughly with the sauté onion and garlic. Add the can of tomato paste and throw in cubed chicken.

Cover all of this together until the chicken starts to look like it is almost cooked. Add the can of coconut cream/milk. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes, or until the curry looks cooked. Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.

Pesto Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

  • Small package of lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. pesto
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 onion, minced
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • ½ green pepper, minced (optional)
  • ¼ cup NutraCleanse™
  • ½ tbsp. salt, pepper, chili, oregano, parsley, garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Method

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a casserole dish with olive oil. Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl, and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

Form small round balls using your hands or a spring release ice cream scoop, and place in lines of 5 in the casserole dish. Place the dish in the oven, and bake, uncovered, until the turkey is cooked or about 45 minutes. This recipe should make 15-20 turkey balls. Enjoy!

Visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for more recipe ideas and info on NutraCleanse™!

Watch this Video + Learn about NutraCleanse™

If you’re anything like many of today’s savvy health food consumers, you’re probably very interested in most of what goes into your body, and why it helps (or hinders!) you.

Today’s Food

Today’s food is riddled with unnecessary filler, additives, preservatives, and other unpronounceable ingredients that don’t belong in our bodies. Sadly, convenience is typically synonymous with less nutrients, but not with NutraCleanse™! Our product may be easy to incorporate into your daily meals, but it’s also easy to digest, and easy to see the quick results that we all experience from using it on a regular basis.

It’s  shame that most pre-packaged foods boast health claims that just aren’t true, so when you find something genuinely healthy and nourishing, it’s exciting! It makes you want to tell everyone you know.

Right?!

Please Share!

With this in mind, the folks at NutraCleanse™ have created a short, easy, informative video for you to share on Facebook and/or Twitter, or in an email. It explains what NutraCleanse™ is, why it’s a fantastic product, and how your body will benefit from using it. But don’t take our word for it–watch it for yourself, then give it a try.

You can thank us later.

To find a retailer in your area, click HERE. Watch this video and learn about NutraCleanse!

Health Benefits of NutraCleanse™ Ingredients

NutraCleanse™ is known for being a clean and effective product that boasts only 5 ingredients: flax seed, psyllium husk, burdock root powder, fenugreek seed powder, and dandelion root powder. Our customers know that NutraCleanse™ is simple, wholesome, and above all, healthy.

But why?

Here are the many health benefits of the 5 ingredients that make up NutraCleanse™:

Flax Seed

Flax is typically the best-known of the 5 ingredients, and people are correct to associate it with fibre and better bowel movements, but the health benefits go much further than that! Flax also has been proven to lower cholesterol[1], and slow the digestion of sugars.[2] It’s also high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.[3]

In other words? It’s a GREAT food to incorporate in your everyday routine.

Psyllium Husk

Like flax seed, psyllium’s health benefits include being naturally very high in fibre, and it’s effective as a mild laxative.[4] It’s also heart-healthy, and can contribute to weight-loss.[5]

Burdock Root Powder

Burdock is an herb that is commonly used as a medicinal tea ingredient. Here’s a list of the health benefits that it’s typically known for, according to The University of Maryland Medical Center[6]:

  • Purifies blood to clear the bloodstream of toxins.
  • Used as a diuretic to help eliminate excess water by increasing urine output.
  • Can be used as a topical remedy for skin issues like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Fenugreek Seed Powder

According to Dr. Mercola, fenugreek seed powder can help lower cholesterol, slow the absorption of glucose in the intestines, prevent constipation, calm PMS and symptoms of menopause, and maintain brain health.[7]

Fun fact: fenugreek is also considered an aphrodisiac.[8]

Dandelion Root Powder

Teeming with vitamins and minerals, dandelion root is also used to treat constipation, liver problems, kidney disease, heartburn, and skin problems.[9]

Its health benefits also extend to helping boost the immune system.[10]

Bottom Line

Knowing exactly what fabulous benefits NutraCleanse™ possesses, why not try to incorporate it into your everyday diet? Food products like NutraCleanse™ are often so undervalued and overlooked, but sometimes it’s simple—and NutraCleanse™ is simply fabulous.

Don’t believe us? Check out the reviews on our Testimonials page, and cheers to great health!


References

[1] http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiquet/claims-reclam/assess-evalu/flaxseed-graines-de-lin-eng.php

[2] http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2008/10/flaxseed/page-01

[3] http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/why-not-flaxseed-oil

[4] http://www.healthline.com/health/psyllium-health-benefits

[5] http://www.healthline.com/health/psyllium-health-benefits

[6] http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/burdock

[7] http://foodfacts.mercola.com/fenugreek.html

[8] http://foodfacts.mercola.com/fenugreek.html

[9] http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

[10] http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

NutraCleanse and Kids

We always get asked how to incorporate NutraCleanse™ into kids’ diets. Parents know that as a food product comprised of over 90% flaxseed, NutraCleanse™ is a fabulous way to add fiber and omega 3’s to their children’s everyday eating routines—and we couldn’t agree more.

Here are our top 5 recommendations for adding our product to your child’s daily menu:

Breakfast

Add 2 tablespoons of NutraCleanse™ to your child’s oatmeal. Cook oatmeal, stir in NutraCleanse™, and serve. It’s that easy!

Lunch

Stir 1 tablespoon of NutraCleanse™ into your child’s pasta, soup, stew, or chili. Kids won’t notice, but you’ll know it’s there, and you’ll feel good about that.

Snack

Add 2 tablespoons to an after-school smoothie. In addition to adding fibre and omega 3’s, our product will help your child to process the sugar from the fruit more efficiently.

Dinner

Add ½ cup of NutraCleanse™ to your family’s lasagna, burger mix, casserole, or anything else you can think of! Dinner just got even healthier, and your kids will be none the wiser.

Dessert

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of NutraCleanse™ on top of ice cream, yogurt, pudding, fruit compote, applesauce, or whatever you happen to be serving to your child.

By incorporating NutraCleanse™, a completely natural, gluten-free, high-flax mixture to your child’s diet every day, you can assist your child in having a healthier digestive system and lower blood sugar levels. You will also increase her intake of omega 3 fatty acids—something most kids don’t get enough of.

But why take our word for it?! Order a bag (or find one in-store at one of our 1000 locations across Canada and the United States) and try it for yourself.

We promise you’ll be back for more.

Investing in Your Health

It’s funny how we’re all ready and willing to pay top dollar for our favourite bottle of wine or the sports package on TV or a vacation, but we balk at the price of gym memberships and health food. Investing in your own health is the best investment you can possibly make; if you’re unwell or your health is chronically compromised, everything else fades away.

Right?

So why do we find it so difficult to put our health on a pedestal and focus on wellness? After all, we only get one shot at this—why not do everything we can to tip the odds of a happy, healthy life in our favour?

Here are some ways to ensure a healthy body and mind:

DO these things:

  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Eat a plant-based diet
  • Drink water
  • Stretch
  • Breathe mindfully
  • Practice what you enjoy
  • Be grateful
  • Say thank you

DON’T do these things:

  • Stress
  • Keep grudges
  • Forget what’s important
  • Skimp on sleep
  • Eat empty calories
  • Take your health for granted

It’s all about baby steps, right? One way to easily incorporate better health into your life, is to incorporate NutraCleanse™ into your diet. NutraCleanse™ has been shown to help lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, improve your digestive health, and will increase your intake of important omega 3 fatty acids.

So try NutraCleanse™ today, and start investing in your health immediately. Your health matters—so improve it.

 

The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

Folks, we are on the very last week of 2015. What a year! And what a time of year to think about making improvements. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, but not many of us keep them much longer than a month or so.

Why?

Because often, they’re fairly unrealistic. But this year, vow to make your resolution one that is realistic and contributes to increasing the well-being of your body, mind, and soul. Think of your resolution as spring cleaning for your whole self. And NutraCleanse™ can help!

NutraCleanse™ is a fantastic jumping off point for healthy change and better habits. All you need to do is pledge to consume 1/3 cup every day. That’s it! Here’s how that spirals to overall goodness:

Healthier Snacking

You have to find a way to get the 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™ into your body. The vehicle for such a job can be water, a smoothie, some oatmeal, or anything else that allows basic entry. The beautiful part? Just about anything you choose to do this job will be healthy. You could always use another cup of water or a smoothie.

Right?!

For more ideas on what to mix NutraCleanse™ with, see HERE.

Increased Water Consumption

Once it’s in your body, you’ll need to make sure you stay properly hydrated so that the NutraCleanse™ can do its job. So you’ll drink more water throughout the day—which is good!

So now you’re drinking extra water, you’re eating a heathy meal in order to get it in your body in the first place, and now what?

Weight Loss

You experience results that fiber-rich NutraCleanse™ is capable of (mainly assisting in wayyyy better bowel movements), and notice that after a few days, you’re two pounds lighter and feel great. And you know what? Because of those reasons, you’ll keep up the routine.

To better understand how increasing fiber contributes to greater weight loss, click HERE.

Healthy Habits

So by making your New Year’s resolution to consume 1/3 cup of NutraCleanse™ per day, you’re actually doing the following: eating healthier, drinking more water, losing weight, and ultimately starting a new healthy habit that is inexpensive, effective, natural, and above all, easy.

So Happy New Year’s from the NutraCleanse™ team—we know we’ll be hearing from you soon.

Cheers!

NutraCleanse™: What’s in a Brand?

There are many different companies who sell the same type of product. For example, you can purchase a brand-name item (like ketchup) and a generically-branded item (again, ketchup), and they are close to the same thing.

But although it costs a little more, most people still purchase the brand-name ketchup (Heinz–we’re talking to YOU). Why? Because it tastes better, and you trust the brand.

The same goes for NutraCleanse™. There are other products out there that are marketed as being exactly what our product is. But you know what?

They’re not the same.

NutraCleanse™ has a story; a 150-year Finnish history. Our product is pure and wholesome and has stood the test of time. We use only 5 natural ingredients, and we care about what our customers think. We go to great lengths to make sure our product is safe, effective, and marketed and branded properly.

Anyone can whip up a mixture of ground flaxseed, but our particular recipe is what makes NutraCleanse™ great—and our customers know that.

nutracleanse

When you purchase our product, please make sure it’s really us. Pay attention to how ‘NutraCleanse™’ is spelled, and look for the TM symbol. We want to ensure that our reputation stays intact as a fantastic food product, and doesn’t become tarnished by copycat makers and distributors. We want you to continue to use and enjoy NutraCleanse™ the way you have been for years, and we pride ourselves on creating a product that is unlike any other.

A superior product.

The next time you pick up a bag of NutraCleanse™, know that what you’re purchasing has a history of effectiveness and has contributed to improved health for over 150 years. Trust us—we want to be part of your wellness journey and know that you’re thriving in part because of our product.

We care about our customers.

Happy Holidays!