Trader Joe’s Ex-President to Open a Grocery That Sells Expired Food


We’ve all had to empty out our fridges at some point, chucking those jars of mayo and pickles that are a day or two past the date printed on the lid. Looks like there’s a little more life to them than you think.

Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch believes that one of our country’s biggest wastes is all the food thrown away because it’s mistakenly believed to be expired. Each year, the United States discards about $165 billion in U.S.-produced food. The reason behind it is that consumers mistakenly believe the “sell-by” label as a declaration of expiration.

Raunch wants to try to educate consumers as well as reduce produce waste by opening a store that not only carries food other chains won’t carry but also teaches people that those dates on your groceries are more or less just a myth. In May, The Daily Table, part grocery store and part cafe, will open in Dorchester, Mass. The store will carry inexpensive healthy foods and catering. The Daily Table, Raunch specified, is not a food bank or soup kitchen. Rather, it’s a retail store marketed towards the working poor, providing them with more options towards healthy eating.

H/T Salon


Eight Food Items You Should Consider for a Potentially Lengthier Lifespan

Good news: All you coffee addicts chugging espressos like shots of vodka are probably going to live longer than the rest of us. Bad news: Pine Bark is the new way to defy age, except that we don’t really see ourselves licking tree trunks any time soon.

Peep the 8 food items that can potentially help you live longer below, then check out the other 14 ways to live til 100:


1. Cook with Turmeric


“Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, revitalises your skin by working closely with collagen to stabilize it; this reduces scarring and boosts overall skin quality.”

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2. Drink A Lot of Coffee


“A 12-year-long study of coffee drinkers revealed that men and women who drink six cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dying by 10% and 15 %, respectively.”


3. Eat Asparagus


“Among other healthy things, the green shoot is extremely rich in folic acid, which reduces the risk of cancer and may prevent strokes.”


4. Eat Less


“Reduce your calorie intake by 25% – 30%. One study showed that the hearts of monkeys who were fed less functioned as well as those who were 15 years younger.”

5. Eat Porridge


“A study of 400,000 men and women revealed that those who ate fibre-rich foods reduce their chances of dying prematurely by one fifth.”


6. Eat Tomato Puree Every Day


“Tomatoes, which contain lycopene, are great at protecting your skin from sunburning and sun-related ageing. A Newcastle study revealed that women who ate five tablespoons of tomato paste daily had 33% more sunburn protection.”


7. Include Tofu and Sweet Potato in Your Diet


“Residents of Okinawa, Japan, are some of the longest living in the world. Live as long as they do by adding beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes to your daily diet, as well as 340 grammes of tofu.”


8. Take Pine Bark Supplement


“Studies show that it can boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%. The supplement contains pycnogenol, a key skin component that decreases as you age.”

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