Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Red Beets to Make Chocolate Cake & Healing Power of Potatoes & Onions!

Posted by VFC Produce Team on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

 
Chocolate Beet Cake

Red Beets from Driftless Organics

Wellness Wednesday THIS WEEK includes BEETS – & the red ones are still coming locally from Driftless Organics! Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia & Europe. They have many health properties, including being super antioxidents due to their bright colored flavonoids – so they help fight off cancer & detoxify your inner environment. They help lower blood pressure & give extra stamina, as well. There are many ways to eat them: raw in salads, juiced, roasted in the oven, or even chopped up and put into some yummy borscht soup. One better, click here to get our Chocolate Beet Cake recipe!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Wellness Wednesday
2/18 – 10% OFF
Wellness Department!

PLUS 10% OFF
Bulk & Green Top Beets...
since wellness & healthy eating go hand-in-hand!

Potato Bags

Potato Bags from Driftless Organics

A winter standby that gives energy & comfort. Our bodies know what to do with this traditional food… The potato's fiber, potassium, vitamin C & vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, supports heart health. Then there's the iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium & zinc in potatoes, which contribute to the building & maintaining of bone structure & strength.

 

 

FREE COFFEE
& Conversation
with your
VFC Board:

THIS Saturday 2/21
9am-11am

Onions

Onion bags from Ridgeland Harvest, Small Family Farm & Sam Byler

Live food supports lively health. A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: 

  • Phytochemicals in them improve how well vitamin C works in the body, thus gifting improved immunity.
  • They contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
  • For centuries, they have been used to reduce inflammation & heal infections.
  • Enjoy sliced onions with your food? If yes, rejoice! Raw onion encourages production of good cholesterol (HDL), thus keeping your heart healthy.
  • Powerful compound called quercetin in onions is known to play significant role in preventing cancer.
  • Bit by a bee? Apply onion juice on the area for immediate relief from pain & burning.
  • Onions scavenge free radicals, thereby reducing risk of developing gastric ulcers.
  • Those bright green tops of green onions are rich in vitamin A, so do use them often!

Driftless Folk School Class:
Homeopathy:

THIS Saturday 2/21
1-4pm

FREE Documentary Screening:
To The Moon:

Next Thursday 2/26
6:30-8:30pm


Driftless Folk School Class:
Alternative
Bee Keeping Methods:

Saturday, March 14
1:00-4:30pm

OPEN DAILY: 7am-9pm
info@viroquafood.coop

 
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Food as Medicine

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

Supplements are a great way to maintain health, especially if we have become depleted in particular nutrients, which can happen for a multitude of reasons. With some education, forethought and planning it is possible to boost our health and immunity through foods. Personally, I prefer eating to supplement swallowing. The following is a brief listing of some qualities in foods that you may find helpful for maintaining your health. By all means do some research and continue your education on health and nutrition.

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Tags: Food as Medicine, Herbs, Ginger, Turmeric, Kale, Elderberry, Garlic, onions