SUMMARY: Here is a heads up on an upcoming Costco EVOO and Berries Organic Feb Sale! And of course.. there’s other things listed but those caught my eye as they are staples in my kitchen and should be in yours too. The EVOO isn’t adulterated and the berries…. learn here why you want to eat some daily for your heart, brain, and anti-cancer!
Specifics: My local Costco has a “Save on Organic at your local Costco” deal going on Feb 1-21, 2016. Check if yours does… The kitchen staples I’ll be stocking up on are:
Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. One word: Unadulterated with other oils that are associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Ok… lied; that was a dozen words. Sale is $1.50 off, limit 2.
Why eat berries? For your heart, brain and anti-cancer:
Berries on the heart: “Berries can help reduce blood pressure and raise good HDL cholesterol, according to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Try eating 1/4 cup serving three or four times a week, suggests Stram M.D., director and founder of the Center for Integrative Health and Healing in Delmar, New York.” See “Eight Steps to a Healthy Heart“ posted on Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, Founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and cardiologist.
And… NO ONE is eating enough:
Berries on the brain: They stop and reverse the aging brain (at least in rats)!
Berries exhibit potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that protect your body against inflammation and free radicals, molecules that can damage cells and organs. Berries help prevent those effects by turning off the inflammation signals triggered by cytokines and COX-2s, making them an ideal part of your dietaccording to James Joseph, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Lab at the United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston. His work has shown that anthocyanins contained in blueberries (cyanidin, delphinidin, malvidin and peonidin) cross the blood–brain barrier in glycosylated form and localise in the brain, and the total number of anthocyanin compounds in the cortex and hippocampus correlates with MWM performance (36).
In the rat study, The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronalfunction in ageing,diets supplemented with strawberries or blueberries exhibited enhanced motor performance and improved cognition, specifically working memory. Additionally, researchers foundincreasing hippocampal neurogenesis and expression of insulin-like growth factor.The authors note that improvements in working memory performance could not solely be explained by these increases; the diverse polyphenolics in these berry fruits may have additional mechanisms of action in addition to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, including the activation of a variety of signalling pathways that result in neuroprotection, neuro-genesis and, ultimately, spared cognitive and motor behaviour.They recommended that further study assess which specific polyphenolic compounds and/or metabolites enter the serum, and from there into which areas of the brain in animals, to ascertain the extent to which regional localisation and bioavailability of the polyphenols contribute to their mechanism(s) of action.
So even if you dislike shopping at Costco, see “7 reasons some shoppers hate Costco“, consider being kind to your wallet and take advantage of their upcoming organic sale for some decent nutrient dense, low toxin, anti-inflammatory whole foods! Note: I get zip for relaying this sale info to you… I’m only providing you a heads up if you should need to stock up.
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