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Support Your Health with Good Clean Food

This weeks message is about impulse eating, such as hunting for a snack when you are not even hungry. It could be from being bored, upset or just having some less than optimal eating patterns. An easy solution is keeping delicious ready to eat Harvest Oasis meals in the refrigerator!


A special feature of Oasis food, and our desserts in particular, is that they do three important things. They satisfy the taste buds (cravings), they satisfy the body’s need for nutrients and fiber, and they taste delicious! We do this without any of the harmful fake stuff, or extra sugar that is found in most processed foods.


Let’s say you get the urge for a late evening snack. Grab a convenient Harvest Oasis meal from the fridge and rest easy knowing you will be snacking on real food – food that is “all good” for your body and food that keeps you feeling good long after you finish eating it.


So, munchies? No problem. Grab some good stuff from Harvest Oasis. Get the win-win of satisfying your taste buds and your body’s need for natural, nutritious “all good” power fuel.


Busy schedule? No time to cook? Hectic family life?


Let Harvest Oasis take care of the cooking this week.


With our organic anti-inflammatory meals, you can rest easy knowing you and your family are getting the best quality and most nutritious food available. We deliver as far as we can, covering Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and even out to Hillsborough and North Raleigh.


Want to pickup instead? We have a convenient pickup location at 1031 Harvest Rd Durham, NC 27704. Just select pickup and reply to our order email with a convenient time for you to come by. We are open for pickup Fridays from 3-6pm and Saturdays 9-noon. Place an order before 2PM on Friday for same-day delivery, otherwise we deliver on Saturday or Sunday, whatever is more convenient for you.


We now have a brand new frozen food section on the Harvest Oasis website! Enjoy the wide selection of Harvest Oasis frozen meals for pickup or delivery. We freeze our meals immediately after cooking for best taste and quality. You can find our frozen meal section on the Harvest Oasis website under “Place an Order” or at this link, www.harvestoasis.com/week-menu.


Here are a few highlights of some of our most used superfood ingredients.


The Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon


Cinnamon is a sweet and woody spice harvested from the cinnamon tree. To harvest cinnamon, farmers must coppice the tree (cut the tree stem) and peel off the inner bark which comes off in rolls. After extracting the inner bark, farmers dry it and either sell it in rolls or in ground form. New shoots grow from the cut stem and the process repeats.


Cinnamon is popular in desserts, baked goods, and teas but did you know that cinnamon has incredible health benefits? Cinnamon has been shown to lower bad cholesterol, which in part lowers your risk of heart disease. The spice can even lower blood sugar since it improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin. Insulin resistance is linked to chronic health conditions like diabetes and cancer.


Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are important compounds that protect your body from “free radicals,” molecules that can cause chronic inflammation and disease in the body.


Cinnamon has promising neurological properties as well. In a study, researchers found that cinnamon can inhibit tau aggregation, a marker for Alzheimer’s disease.


You can find cinnamon in many of our fresh made desserts like our Apple Cinnamon Crisp, our Low Carb Banana Bread, and our Low Carb Pumpkin Cookies.


Why Are Berries So Good For Our Health?


Berries are a type of fruit with seeds and a pulpy texture. Often edible, berries have been an important food staple for humans for thousands of years. Popular types of berries are strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and currants.


Did you know berries are considered one of the healthiest foods you can eat? Thanks to their impressive nutrient and antioxidant profile, berries can help you feel and look your best. Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries all have high antioxidant levels compared to other fruits.


Antioxidants are important compounds that protect your body from “free radicals,” molecules that can cause chronic inflammation and disease in the body. Some of the antioxidants berries contain are anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol compounds. Resveratrol is being researched for it’s anti-cancer and anti-aging properties and it’s potential to improve brain health. Berries also improve blood sugar levels, helping reduce blood sugar spikes which can drive inflammation and chronic disease.


We incorporate berries in many of our dishes and desserts. You can find organic berries in our Mixed Berry Crumble, Superfood Smoothie Bowl, Berry Compote, Keto Cheesecake, and our many of our Moo-Less Mousse varieties!

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