Welcome to Cornucopia! We are an independent natural foods grocery, located in Northampton, MA. Northampton is a vibrant small city in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Home to Smith College, our community is renowned for arts and education. Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College and UMASS Amherst are all nearby. Since 1980, Cornucopia Foods has been providing the best products and service to our customers. We are a great source for health food and natural groceries, as well as a great selection of top-quality supplements and body care including Suki, Dr. Hauschka and Weleda. Find us in Thornes Marketplace, a beautiful collection of independent businesses in a former Victorian department store. On this website, you'll find plenty of information that will enrich your experience at Cornucopia. We've included "Health Notes" and "FoodNotes" an interactive resource for nutritional information. There are also coupons, specials, recipes, directions and much more. Please return often to stay informed with what's happening at Cornucopia. We thank you for your business.
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No More Plastic Bags!
Paper or plastic? Well, how about neither! Cornucopia is excited to be a participant in "Bag Share."
|What Causes Acidity?|
Nothing causes the body to become acidic faster than excessive stress. Stress and negative emotions can trigger the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones accelerate acid levels throughout the body, which may lead to mineral loss. Consuming more than 25 percent of your daily calories from protein may cause the body to become acidic. Also, consuming non-organic animal sources of protein may increase the acidity level in the body due to high levels of antibiotics fed to animals. The high acidity of antibiotics can result in the depletion of critical minerals. They can also damage the naturally occurring bacteria in the stomach that are essential for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, which may then lead to digestive problems such as acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Foods such as processed cheese, ice cream, artificial sweeteners, fried foods, beef, cocoa, sugar, table salt, and cottage cheese create high acid levels. ... more