Why buying local produce is important

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Buying local produce is one of the latest trends in the health world! There are now large sections in Whole Foods that feature local produce, and many restaurants are even beginning to offer from farm-to-table options. At DeliverLean, we are very committed to buying as many local products as possible! Here are our top five reasons why we believe everyone should try to buy local as often as possible.

 

Freshness and Sustainability

Local products don’t have to travel very far to reach your table, and due to the short transient time, you will receive the freshest foods available.  You can also reduce your carbon imprint because of the lower gas usage.

 

Price

Because of the lower logistic costs, local products can be found at lower prices than the ones shipped from across the country. As a result, we are able to keep our own costs down and share these savings with you!

 

Supporting the community

When you shop local, you are supporting businesses that give back to your local economy with their taxes. As a result, those tax dollars go back to the support of your community and your local causes.

 

We help create jobs

When you support local businesses, you create more demand for their goods and therefore create more jobs to fulfill the demand.

 

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is what America was built on and it is how we grow as a country. DeliverLean was founded by two passionate entrepreneurs and we want to support other businesses like ours. We hope you do as well!

 

Valentine’s Month Challenge – Give YOURSELF the love you deserve

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We often hear people refer to a significant other, a person that they love and care for. But what about “significant self?” Why is it that we often don’t think of ourselves as our own priority in regards to health or showing love and appreciation? When it comes to making ourselves a priority, many people often shy away and don’t think they are more important than taking care of your family. As a result of putting themselves on the back-burner and not taking care of their health, many people are constantly living in an emergency, fat-storing mode which leads to over-weight and under-nourished bodies.

But think about it this way — if you don’t take good care of yourself, how can you take care of others? What kind of example are you setting for your family? Would you want your kids to grow up neglecting their own health? Finally, when people don’t allow themselves to regularly unwind, they end up waiting too long until only chocolate cake, pizza or a bottle of wine will do the trick.

This month we want to challenge you to change your thinking and your actions. Whenever you have a thought that your self-care can wait, remember what every airline stresses in their pre-flight demonstrations:  First put the oxygen mask on yourself, before you put it on a child. It’s not about being selfish, it is about being loving and gentle with yourself so that you can take care of your other priorities. Being gentle with ourselves doesn’t mean taking time off at the expense of others. Instead it should be balanced with being kind to others. Being kind to yourself will actually help you be kinder to people around you!

So this Valentine’s Month, try our challenge of taking 5 minutes out of your day and do something special for yourself EVERYDAY. Buy yourself flowers, smell your favorite candle or simply take time out for 300 seconds of slow breaths. Just simple 5-minute daily breaks can help your body get out of fat-storing mode into fat-burning. Remember your significant self and be fabulous!

Spring Holiday Raw Food Class in Boca Raton by Graff Academy

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We are thrilled to announce that the Graff Academy is coming to Florida to teach a class on Surviving Spring Holidays with Raw Desserts!

Join us on March 6th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm and learn how to make great desserts in minutes. Class will be held at our headquarters at 129 NE 13th Street, Suite 33, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Graff Academy

Jackie Graff R.N. B.S.N has been a practicing nurse for 40 years in a major metropolitan hospital. Realizing that traditional medicine does little to cure people from disease, Jackie turned to nutrition for cure and prevention. She is a nutrition consultant, health minister, and author of 22 theme raw food recipe books and one of America’s leading raw chefs. Together with her husband Gideon, they teach culinary classes at the Hallelujah Acres Culinary Academy in Shelby NC.Three week certification course at the Graff Academy in Atlanta, and the Raw Food Revival Tour across the country.

Gideon Graff Drives the “Dream Catcher” motorcoach. He is the director of Sprout Raw Food, raw chef, and health coach. You can contact Jackie and Gideon at 770 634-1572  gideongraff@gmail.com or visit http://www.GraffAcademy.com

Detox Without Deprivation

January is here and tis’ the season to cleanse our bodies from the holiday food galore. As the big believers in balance and life without deprivation, we are holding a Detox and Raw Food class that will teach you how to reboot your system without cravings or unpleasant side effects.

During the class you will learn how to prepare easy, delicious and healthy dishes that will leave you feeling energized, rejuvenated and satisfied. Alina Zhukovskaya, our Detoxification Specialist and Raw Food Guru, will also share her realistic tips and tricks to successful cleansing and discuss pros and cons of different programs. Did we mention one of the recipes is an Apple Pie? Yes, you can eat Dessert AND Detox!

JANUARY 10th, 6:30-8:00

at our facilities in Boca Raton at:
129 NW 13TH St, Suite 33
Boca Raton FL 33432

Join us for a healthy dinner, a glass of wine and a fun Detox and Raw Foods class that will conclude with a fabulous goodie bag. RSVP to Alli@deliverlean.com. Cost per guest is $49.00 and includes all the materials, food and the goodie bag. Space is limited.

MORE CLASSES TO COME!
Save the date for our Pre-Valentine’s Day Healthy Dessert Class on February 2nd at 6:30-8:00pm.