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Eat clean to beat Alzheimer’s

For years we have known the perils of processed foods. They’re highly refined, nutritionally devoid products that hardly resemble food anymore, wrapped in attractive packages to be consumed with ease everywhere. Recently, a largescale study confirmed what has long been suspected: that a 10% increase in consumption of highly processed foods resulted in a 12% increase in overall cancer events” http://(https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k322).

Now scientists are sounding the alarm about the correlation between Alzheimers and processed foods. It was always widely accepted by the medical community that Alzheimers was a genetic outcome. But the truth is that less than 1% of Alzheimers cases are a result of genetic mutations.

The truth is that DNA isn’t destiny.

We all have relevant medical family histories. It stands to reason that if you are born to a family, you are raised in a shared environment and eat the same foods, and as such, your medical outcomes might be the same or similar. We control the environment in which our DNA bathes. If you eat a diet of fast foods and processed GMOs, your bath is going to be a bit murky!

For Alzheimer’s, as with cancer and other conditions like heart disease and diabetesmuch of the risk is related to behavioral and lifestyle factors. The consensus among scientists is that over one third of all Alzheimer’s cases could be prevented by improving our lifestyles. This includes improving cardiovascular fitness, keeping our brains intellectually stimulated and, perhaps most importantly of all, eating better.

Off to make a salad. To your health!

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Mark your calendars

May 26, 2018 Sprout will be holding a birthday celebration for our 6th anniversary here in Queensbury.

Look forward to samples from some of your favorite companies (details to come) and wonderful snacks from our own S’wich Cafe chef extraordinaire – Erik Smith.

Best of all, come and take advantage of fantastic deals throughout the store… 10% off everything (excluding the dairy cooler and freezer).

It’s going to be a fun party and we really hope you will  join us.

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Help build a better Sprout

Sprout Market will be turning six next month! The original vision and intention was to offer a store where you didn’t need to worry about checking a label to see if an item was organic; everything at Sprout is certified organic, pasture-raised/grass-fed, ethical, and local when possible. Supporting local artisans, producers, and farmers has always been the cornerstone of what we do.

I’ve tossed out sales reps who’ve challenged or mocked my choices (still see them at trade shows – awkward!). I stand firm in my beliefs and in my ethics. It is not the same to say something is non-GMO and local; we need to also remain vigilant about the harmful effects of pesticides and herbicides. We need to continue to support farmers who choose to protect our environment and our health at great cost.

Over the past six years, more stores have begun to offer organic products and produce. What once made us totally unique no longer does. Saving time and money has never been more important in our expensive city.

If you have a moment, please take the survey we’ve put together. We value your input in helping us shape the new and improved Sprout.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SV8CGZ7

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Special additions to your Easter dinner

Easter dinners are busily being planned!

Sprout has some lovely veg to add to that dinner: Brussels Sprouts (try them roasted with olive oil and salt and pepper, simple and delicious), or green beans in 1 lb bags and so much more.

 

Make sure to take advantage of our Spring Cleaning Sale (20% off) on selected Aspen Clean products and the entire line of Live for Tomorrow products. Both are amazing, local products that we love to support.

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