In this issue
Alba Hawaiian products help you care for your skin, making it luminous and healthy with tropical fruit and flower extracts, nourishing nut oils and organic aloe vera. This line can be found in the healthy living department at all Nugget stores.
Ciao Bella Gelato
Since 1983, Ciao Bella has been dedicated to creating the finest gelati and sorbetto for the country’s most discriminating taste buds. It all began in a kitchen in New York’s Little Italy, created using traditional recipes from Torino along with the culinary inspirations of Ciao Bella’s Italian-born chef, Danilo Zeccin.
Pooches love Frosty Paws Frozen Treats for dogs because they are delicious and refreshing. You’ll love them because they are a convenient and healthy way to share the joy of ice cream with your four legged friends. Available in original and peanut butter.
Why Choose Mint?
The essential oil of mint contains varying amounts of menthol, which has been shown to promote antimicrobial activity.
In addition, mint:
- Helps ease nausea and vomiting
- Improves digestion and reduces heartburn
- Improves bad breath
- Clears congestion related to colds and allergies
- Eases stress and tension
Cookwell & Company:
“Make an everyday meal an exemplary one,” say the chefs at Cookwell & Co. They believe artificial flavors and preservatives take away from the true taste of a product. That’s why Cookwell & Co. products are all-natural, with nothing to get in the way of a wholesome eating experience.
Fresh To Market
August 21, 2007
Volume 1, Issue 2
We hope you enjoyed reading this issue of Fresh To Market. Fresh To Market is a free, bi-weekly email publication of Nugget Market, Inc.
Cool Poolside Cocktail Recipes
Maui Gold Pineapple
Picking a Maui Gold Pineapple
As many shoppers know, picking a ripe pineapple can be difficult, because a pineapple’s shell is not always an accurate indicator of ripeness. Pineapples can be ripe and ready to eat on the inside even if their shells are still green. Since pineapples don’t continue to ripen once they are picked, their delicious flavor can be enjoyed right away. To that end, the expert growers at Maui Pineapple carefully test the fruit in each of their fields to make sure it is picked at the peak of ripeness.
Just two sweet, juicy slices provide 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, three times the vitamin C of traditional pineapple.
Pineapple ranks as one of the top 50 foods with the highest antioxidant content per serving.
What’s the difference?
Maui Gold Pineapples have a beautiful gold color inside and less acid than regular pineapples, making them much sweeter.
Want to learn more? Visit www.mauipineapple.com.
Health Notes by Dr. Liz
Stay Fluid this Summer
During the dog days of summer, warm temperatures increase the body’s need for fluids. Especially when we’re exercising or playing in the heat, our bodies can lose tremendous amounts of fluid through sweat, which quickly evaporates to help us cool down. Most adults lose anywhere from one to two quarts of sweat per hour of exercise outdoors, while children generally lose a quart or less each hour.
If fluids are not replaced both during activity and after, dehydration and heat illness can be the result. Watch for signs including dizziness, rapid heartbeat, nausea and clammy skin. If this happens, cease activity, seek shade and drink ample amounts of cool fluids.
Use these tips to help keep your family cool during the sweltering summer months:
For children …
- Encourage outdoor activities during cooler times in the morning, rather than in the heat of the afternoon.
- Provide children with ample fluids, such as sports drinks, plain water or flavored waters. Flavored beverages encourage better hydration, and the electrolytes in sports drinks also help maintain fluid balance in the body.
- Tell children to drink three “gulps” of water every 15 to 20 minutes during outdoor activity (one gulp = about one ounce).
- Know that children may not recognize the symptoms of dehydration, so be observant.
For adults …
- Jog, cycle or walk during the cool morning hours or later in the evening.
- Drink two to four ounces of fluid every 20 minutes of exercise.
- Plain water is best during exercise lasting less than one hour; use sports drinks for longer stretches of activity for the extra electrolytes and carbohydrates.
- As the summer goes on, the body actually loses greater amounts of sweat as it adapts to the warmer temperatures. Be vigilant about staying hydrated.
—Liz Applegate, Ph.D.
What are Electrolytes?
“Electrolyte” is simply a fancy name for minerals dissolved in water. Electrolytes play a vital role in helping maintain proper fluid balance in the body.
Here’s what to know about electrolytes and staying hydrated:
- When we sweat, our bodies not only lose fluid but also the electrolyte sodium and small amounts of potassium.
- During workouts lasting about an hour, electrolyte losses are not significant and can easily be replaced with sodium from foods.
- Working out for several hours may create a significant loss of sodium and result in severe medical problems.
- Electrolytes in sports drinks such as Powerade and Gatorade help replenish what is lost in sweat.
- Re-hydrating with sports drinks that contain electrolytes also helps boost the amount of fluid the body absorbs, which in turn helps prevent dehydration.
For a product packed with electrolytes, look no further than old faithfuls Gatorade and Powerade. They come in tons of fun flavors and a wide range of sizes – mix and match for the perfect workout combo.
Hydrate the “Smart” Way
Trying to keep hydrated? Amp up your fluid intake the smart way: With SmartWater and VitiminWater from Glacéau. SmartWater is filtered the same way Mother Nature does it, using evaporation and condensation to create a water as pure as a raindrop. Fortified with electrolytes, SmartWater’s purity also packs a hydrating punch. Also try VitiminWater’s newest product, Charge, packed with Vitamin B and electrolytes to boost your workout energy level and provide ultra-hydration.
Who is Dr. Liz?
Dr. Liz Applegate, a nationally renowned expert in nutrition and fitness, is the director of sports nutrition at the University of California at Davis where she consults with student athletes and teaches the largest general nutrition class in the UC system. Dr. Applegate also is the nutrition columnist for Runner’s World.
Relay For Life
When: Sep 16, 2007 10:00 AM
Relay 4 Life is the American Cancer Society’s flagship fundraiser each year to raise funds for cancer research. It gives us a chance to honor our friends and loved ones who are newly diagnosed, currently fighting, or have lost their battle with cancer by walking as a part of a team in a track environment for 24 hours. Those 24 hours signify the fact that cancer never sleeps and for just that one day, through a collaborative team effort, we will choose not to sleep either.
Nugget Markets plays a huge part in our communities' Relays by putting teams together and financially supporting each relay. If you are an associate and have any questions or would like to join your store’s team, contact your store’s team captain.
- Rocklin (Roseville store): September 16-17
- Cameron Park: September 16-17
- Woodland: October 6-7