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Alkaline Purified Water Now Up to 9.5 pH Balance!

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Alkaline purified water from our water dispensers now offers up to 9.5+ pH balance! We achieve this result by filtering our water through ground, naturally occurring limestone and calcium carbonate (calcite)—which neutralizes water acidity. The alkaline water from our dispensers is on sale this month for $1.99 per gallon!

Friday Deli Deal Offers Great Saving!

Celebrate a healthy Aloha Friday with our new Friday Deli Deal. Every Friday you'll receive great savings on our hot table and salad bar $7.99/lb. (Reg. $9.59)

Vegetarian Olympians Win Medals!

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Among the wide variety of reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, would you be surprised to learn that some athletes adopt it on their way to Olympic gold? Perhaps no one knows the importance of food more than an athlete. Researching and following a strict diet is an integral part of the intense preparation athletes go through on their way to the Olympics. To compete, Olympic athletes have to be at the top of their game, so it’s interesting to note that many Olympians are choosing a plant-based diet. The Olympians profiled below are helping to dismantle the long standing myth that animal protein is necessary to build muscle mass or maintain strength. In fact, nutritionists, scientists and many trainers have been aware for a long time that a well-balanced, plant-based diet will provide all the necessary nutrients, including protein, to support athletes on their way to victory and beyond.

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Feature Article

Help Prevent Cancer With a Plant-Based Diet

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Our understanding of cancer has evolved significantly over the past decade. Research indicates that diet and lifestyle play a much larger role in the development of cancer than previously thought. Because of this, the health industry has begun to focus more and more on prevention. Virtually all major scientific and medical institutions in the world agree: the single biggest step a person can take to reduce their risk of cancer is to adopt a plant-based diet.

In their three point plan to stay cancer-free, the American Cancer Society recommends maintaining a healthy weight throughout life, staying physically active on a regular basis, and making healthy food choices with an emphasis on plant-based foods.

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Health Tip

Tasty Ways to Plant-ify Your Meals

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With summer nearing its end, many of us will be heading back to school or coming back from a vacation – it’s a time that presents the perfect opportunity to adopt a healthier diet. Over 1.5 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2012, according to the American Cancer Society. That staggering number can be alarming, especially as obesity continues to be a huge problem for Americans.

Along with controlling your weight and being more active, eating a plant-based diet is one of the most important steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

Here are some tips for tasty ways to plant-ify your meals...

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Veggie Quote

“Basing our diets on plant foods (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans), which contain fiber and other nutrients, can reduce our risk of cancer.”

-American Institute for Cancer Research, Recommendations for Cancer Prevention

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Summer Panzanella

Additional tasty recipes:

Raw Zucchini Hummus

Raw Flat Bread

Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Cucumber Cooler

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