Super Bowl Sunday: a day of celebration and indigestion, a joyous combination of football, friends, and of course–food. Here is Social Grocery’s low down on the Super Bowl Snackdown!
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Move over skeletons, ghosts, and ghouls–we all know what Halloween is REALLY about–candy! We love it all, Tootsie Rolls, Snickers, M& Ms, chocolate, gummies, gum, all of it! We hope you have a spooktacular and sweet Halloween from all of us at Social Grocery!
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A little over a month ago, Hurricane Irene made landfall along the Eastern Coastline, causing over $10.5 billion dollars in damage. Here in Vermont, the home state of Social Grocery, many towns, businesses, and people are still cleaning up the mess it left behind. Our parent company, MyWebGrocer, took a look at its online sales data and found that many consumers were stocking up prior to Hurricane Irene”s landfall. So, we give you our “Preparing for Hurricane Irene” infographic.
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On Social Grocery, we make shopping for your favorite items easy!
On the right of each product page, you will find a section entitled “Buy This Product.”
From there, we use your zip code to connect you with local stores that provide online grocery shopping — if they carry that specific product. If not, no worries! We also provide you with links to national online stores, Netgrocer.com and Amazon.com, for all of your shopping needs.
This feature helps make Social Grocery perfect for not only products you use everyday, but products you have loved in the past and are no longer available in your area.
It”s National Smile Week, and in order to smile (truthfully) we have to boost up our happiness levels. Sounds easy, right? With the help of these 10 foods (and many, many more) we can increase our happiness just a tad more this week. Now we all know the usual — chocolate, nuts — blah blah blah. Here are some different options for you, while slightly surprising, these yummy foods are a tad easier to fit into your weekly meal calendar — unless you really want to eat chocolate and nuts all week, then power to you!
Hummus serves as a great source of protein and fiber. Its slow release of glucose to the body helps maintain blood sugar control — creating less of a risk of depression. Grab some pita chips and dip away!
Oily fish, like salmon, contain omega-3 fatty acids which help to lift your mood. Not to mention, it”s good for your heart and brain, too! Grill ”er up!
Who doesn”t love CARBS? While an overkill of carbs can be a bit much, carbs in moderation help to increase serotonin levels in the body, which can in turn help calm us down and promote other body functions. If you”re freaked out by carbs, choose healthier carbs such as wheat bread, brown rice and vegetables to get your serotonin.
Who needs Red Bull? Parsley contains amino acid L-glutamine, which helps increase your concentration and elevates your brain”s energy levels. Add fresh parsley to your dishes for a nice kick — literally!
Cottage cheese is a great source of tryptophan, which helps battle depression levels. In addition, trytophan in the body can help guarantee you a better night”s sleep. Maybe consider some cottage cheese and crackers for your next after-dinner snack?
Grapefruit contains folic acid, which is crucial for oxygen to get to the brain. Try grapefruit with a sprinkle of sugar, or even grilled.
Sesame seeds serve as one of the best sources of amino acid threonine. It has been found that people with depression have low levels of threonine, so adding sesame seeds into your diet certainly won”t hurt! Add these seeds to salads, marinades, stir frys, dressings and baked goods.
Ginseng tea has so many benefits — resistance to stress, helps with circulation, improvement of mental functions, reduces the risk of several types of cancer, helps control blood sugar levels for those with type 2 diabetes, and helps resistance to the common cold. We know that you”re getting a cup ready right now! Add some honey for a nice, smooth experience.
Liquorice root contains glycyrrhizin, which helps to break down cortisol, helping the body deal with stress better. Satisfy your sweet tooth and increase your mood at the same time. Perfection!
July has come to a close. There are only 4 weeks left of August. Normally, this would be sad news.
But not today!
It is a great day for our July Up4Grabs winner, Cassie D.
She has willingly accepted her prize of a $500 gift card to the grocery retailer of her choice — and who wouldn”t?
We would like to extend thanks to Cassie, and all of our other participating players this month. We hope you”ll continue to play with us — we have some exciting features in store and we cannot wait to share with you all!
If you are new to the Social Grocery community, you”re probably asking “what is the DEAL — what is Up4Grabs?” Well, here”s a quick run down for you:
Up4Grabs is Social Grocery”s monthly contest. Each month we award one user a $500 gift card to the grocery retailer of their choice — pretty cool, huh? What”s the catch, you ask? You have to play with us! There are only two real things you have to do to qualify for the prize –
1. Play on Social Grocery: grab your favorite items, comment, rate, interact with other users. It”s pretty easy!
2. Play enough on Social Grocery to earn a top 10 spot on our Leaderboard. That”s it!
From there, it”s a random drawing for the winner. You have the entire month to rack up points, as the contest closes at 11:59 PM PST (2:59 AM EST) of the last day of each month. From there, everyone has a clean slate (yes, we take away your points — sorry!) and the next month”s contest is literally “Up4Grabs” for anyone! (Get it? We thought it was cute.) For more info, take a peek at our Frequently Asked Questions page.