Dear Members and Friends of CICC,
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is glad to share with you a new article published by TimesGrocery 泰晤士连锁超市 called Limited Time Discount on Specialty Organic Products!
Enjoy savings while they last and get the benefits of these potent health-boosting, detoxifying, vegan, organic foods!
It is remarkable to live as an international in China, especially this time of the year when we get to enjoy both the Christmas season and Chinese New Year season within close proximity to each other. However, we all know that it is easy to over-consume unhealthy foods along with the festivities, leaving us craving a detox and cleansing.
In advance of the Chinese New Year holiday, you have a special chance to stock up on some of these select organic products that will add a punch of nutrition to your diet and help balance out regular holiday splurging!
For a limited time, the following organic products are on sale!
Times Select Organic
Times Select Organic products offer premium dry bean and rice products fantastic for porridge (also called congee, in Chinese 稀饭.) Chinese porridge is a light, easy-to-digest meal that is a great way to start the day. (For those of you with Chinese spouses and partners, you are already probably familiar with porridge!)
While there are different ways to make it, the simplest way is to use a high-pressure cooker or an electric rice cooker. Personally, we like it plain in simple, using just water, rice variations, and dry beans or millet. Some good combinations include rice with millet or rice with red beans.
For those of you more ambitious or with more robust palates, there are more savory and complex recipes that you can easily find with an internet search.
When using these Times Select grain products to make your porridge, not only do you get to enjoy organic and delicious foods, you also get myriad health benefits!
Porridge is easy to digest and helps to maintain a healthy gut, bolstering your immune system and ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Millet, red beans, flax seeds, mung beans, buckwheat kernels, oat rice, and barley are all high in fiber, keeping you full longer while feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
Many of these items also have their unique health benefits! Millet has quercetin, which bolsters kidney and liver function by removing toxins from the body and benefits those who have asthma.
Coix seed is high in protein and fiber and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also good for spleen health, which strongly connects to your immune system and recycling old red blood cells.
Black rice is arguably the most nutritious kind of rice, high in protein and loaded with antioxidants like anthocyanin. Black rice consumption benefits heart health, digestion, weight loss, and detoxification. In ancient days it was considered a rare specialty reserved only for royalty!
Each has its own set of unique health benefits!
Organic black fungus has exceptionally high iron content levels, relieving symptoms of anemia, and is also rich in protein and antioxidants. Black fungus is also potent for detoxification, thought to pull impurities from the lungs and digestive system. (NOTE: black fungus consumption is not advised for those with blood clotting issues or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
Organic white snow fungus increases natural killer cells' activity and the effectiveness of antibodies, boosting the immune system. It also is incredible for skin health, enhancing skin elasticity and mitigating wrinkles. (NOTE: white snow fungus consumption is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and it is not advised to consume excessive amounts in a single sitting.)
Organic shitake mushrooms are not only delicious, but they are also low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting compounds. Shitake mushrooms have antibacterial and antiviral effects, contain compounds with potential anticancer activity, are the only plant source of vitamin D, and aid heart health!
Make sure to load up with these specialty organic, health-boosting, detoxifying products while they are on sale! Adding them to your diet will help remove toxins, improve your absorption of key vitamins and minerals, bolster your immune system, and help you stay healthy and balanced as we enter yet another extended holiday season.
We wish you health, happiness, and wellbeing!
~The Loving Team at Times Grocery