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Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 877-0700
140 Elm Plaza
Waterville, ME
Store Hours
Monday 6am - Midnight 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - Midnight 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - Midnight 8am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - Midnight 8am - 8pm
Friday 6am - Midnight 8am - 8pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
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(207) 877-7552
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Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Buddies Groceries Inc
(207) 465-2621
43 Main St
Oakland, ME

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Village Market Grocery
(207) 453-7500
95 Main St
Fairfield, ME

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Galusha's Inc
(207) 426-3521
1208 Main St
Clinton, ME

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Hinckley General Store
(207) 453-9812
764 Hwy 201
Hinckley, ME

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Target
(207) 622-8000
119 Crossing Way
Augusta, ME
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Buddies Groceries, Inc.
(207) 453-9606
80 Main St
Fairfield, ME

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Lakeside Country Market
(207) 465-7474
53 Belgrade Rd
Oakland, ME

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Dick's Market
(207) 426-8555
1152 Main St
Clinton, ME

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Shaw's Supermarket
(207) 623-4520
150 Western Ave
Augusta, ME

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Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

The goji berry has attained a degree of name recognition that rivals Mohammed Ali. Everyone has heard of it yet few can say why it is so popular. It’s popular because it contains “magic”. Yes I’m being a bit silly here but my point is simple, we tend to hear that a particular food has “amazing health benefits” and without even exploring whether it is myth or miracle we just pay the price and hope for the best.

The goji berry has long held a role in traditional Chinese medicine where they have been consumed raw, made into tinctures, or brewed into a tea. The goji has been used to treat ailments related to the liver, lung, kidney, eye, and immune system. It does in fact contain an impressive list of nutrients and is rated as one of the world’s richest source of antioxidants, as well as one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It contains an impressive list of bioactive compounds such as beta-sitoserol which is an anti-inflammatory, betaine which converts to choline in the liver and promotes a calm mood and good memory, and cyperone which is a compound reported to aid blood pressure control.

Goji is loaded with good vitamin content, 21 different minerals, all 8 essential amino acids, and a rich source of carotenoids. So let’s all run the health food store and load up right now!

Well, you might take that approach and no one could fault you. But here is my general concern regarding the consumption of goji: Are there any fresh goji berry farms in your neighborhood? Goji is traditionally grown in China, Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia. I can’t recall what the USA’s trade agreement with Mongolia is but I question the freshness factor. All too often when a particular nutrient or food reaches critical mass in terms of name recognition we have seen some entities, of less than sterling reputation, take advantage of this fact to turn a quick buck.

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