Five Ways Soda Puts Your Health in Danger

OK, there is one word that can sum up this story…”SUGAR”.  As many of us are learning more about foods in the last few years then we have in a lifetime, we are finding that a lot of our habits or food choices have a health consequence.  For those of you who weren’t quiet sure what that liquid candy called soda (or pop depending on which part of the country you are from) is doing to the human body, take a deep breath before you read.  I have posted a story I read on NewsMax health on some of the health dangers that soda is doing to our bodies (and it is not good news).  So, if you are one of those American’s who are drinking one or more soda’s a day, then you may or may not want to read this.

Read more: Five Ways Soda Puts Your Health in Danger
Important: At Risk For A Heart Attack? Find Out Now.

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Thank you for another great year

Hey Thrivers,

On behalf of the Thrive community, we just wanted to thank you for an amazing year of Thrive Foods.  We have seen a great number of you become big fans of eating healthy foods and tasting the difference of local foods.  This has been a great year and we look forward to continuing making for a fun and fruitful way to bring relationship back to food.

Thank you again.

Tim and Leanne

Thrive Moving to Wednesdays

As many of you may know Thrive pick up days are now on Wednesdays.  The new pick up day started last week and the next Thrive day will be December 14.  This means that this will be the week before Christmas.  If you are planning on having Christmas parties or gatherings, you may want to plan ahead and order a few extra things.

Again, we have available for order:

  • Coffee
  • Tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Extra Fruit

For an order form, click link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dExlZkpMb3hnNDZNQlFSbzVNbkdLYUE6MQ#gid=0

More Sugar than a Twinkie

Hey Thrivers,

 

Just wanted to share a quick story on this blog I read today.  It talks about how much sugar they are putting in cereals. http://breakingnews.ewg.org/report/sugar_in_childrens_cereals/more_sugar/

According to the blog of EWG, it says: “Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of high-sugar cereals, according to EWG’s analysis. A one-cup serving of Honey Smacks packs more sugar than a Hostess Twinkie, and one cup of any of 44 other children’s cereals has more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies.”

So parents, take a serious look at the cereals we are feeding our children and ourselves for that matter.  Especially, as diabeties and other health related issues continue to climb in our city and nation.

 

 

Coconut Oil Benefits: When Fat Is Good For You

Thrivers,

Thought this was a great read as we are all learning more about coconut oil.  Found this article very intriguing. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/coconut-oil-benefits_b_821453.html

 

 

Today’s Variety Box and Fruit Boxes

Hey Thrivers,

Here is what you can come to expect in your variety and fruit boxes today.  Please make sure to check to see if you received everything in your box.  If not, feel free to take an extra item out of the swap out box.  Also, please check for quality of produce as sometimes it can be a little aged. 

Tip:  Your strawberry's will be the first to go bad, so make sure you eat them today or tomorrow or make a fruit salad for dinner tonight or for a game tomorrow.

Small Box
	
Asparagus – 1/2 bunch
Broccoli – 1/2 bunch
Cucumber – 6 - 8 oz
Lettuce, Red Leaf – 1 ct
Onions, Green – 1 bunch
Peas, Sweet – 4 oz
Potatoes, Russet – 2.5 lbs
Tomatoes – 1 ct
Apples, Gala (small) – 4 ct
Avocado – 1 ct
Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 2.25 lbs
Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
Pears, Bartlett – 2 ct
Tangelos – 2 ct


Medium Box
	
Asparagus – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 bunch
Cucumber – 12 oz
Lettuce, Red Leaf – 1.5 ct
Onions, Green – 1 bunch
Peas, Sweet – 8 oz
Potatoes, Russet – 5 lbs
Spinach, loose – 8 oz
Tomatoes – 2 ct
Apples, Gala (small) – 8 ct
Avocado – 2 ct
Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 4 lbs
Berries, Strawberries – 1 pkg
Pears, Bartlett – 4 ct
Tangelos – 4 ct


Large Box

Asparagus – 1.5 bunches
Broccoli – 1.5 bunch
Cucumber – 20 oz
Lettuce, Red Leaf – 2.5 ct
Onions, Green – 2 bunches
Peas, Sweet – 12 oz
Potatoes, Russet – 7.5 lbs
Spinach, loose – 12 oz
Tomatoes – 3 ct
Apples, Gala (small) – 12 ct
Avocado – 3 ct
Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 6.25 lbs
Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkg
Pears, Bartlett – 6 ct
Tangelos – 6 ct


Extra Large Box

Asparagus – 2 bunches
Broccoli – 2 bunches
Cucumber – 2 lbs
Lettuce, Red Leaf – 3 ct
Onions, Green – 2 bunches
Peas, Sweet – 16 oz
Potatoes, Russet – 10 lbs
Spinach, loose – 16 oz
Tomatoes – 4 ct
Apples, Gala (small) – 16 ct
Avocado – 4 ct
Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 8 lbs
Berries, Strawberries – 2 pkg
Pears, Bartlett – 8 ct
Tangelos – 8 ct



Small Fruit Box

Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 1 lb
Berries, Blueberries – 1 pkg
Grapes, Thomcord – 2 lbs
Melon, various – 1 ct
Pineapple – 1 ct

Large Fruit Box

Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 2.5 lbs
Berries, Blueberries – 2 pkg
Grapes, Thomcord – 3 lbs
Melon, various – 1 ct
Pineapple – 1 ct

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Fruit Boxes: October 20, 2011

Small Fruit Box

  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 1 lb
  • Berries, Raspberries – 1 pkg
  • Peaches, Colorado – 1.5 lbs
  • Pears, Starkrimson – 2 lbs
  • Pineapple – 1 ct

Large Fruit Box

  • Bananas, Grn/Ylw – 2.5 lbs
  • Berries, Raspberries – 2 pkgs
  • Peaches, Colorado – 2 lbs
  • Pears, Starkrimson – 3 lbs
  • Pineapple – 1 ct