Canadian Products as seen on BT Toronto January 20, 2014

 

Here’s my list of some of the new Canadian products that caught my eye in 2013. 

Check out my Flavourites blog via  Fresh Juice   – a list of new products available at your local grocery store.

 Watch the clip from BT Toronto

 

Omega Crunch

shelled flaxseed

 

Health Canada recently gave flaxseed a health claim. Ground flaxseed helps reduce/lower cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Aim for 1-2 tbsp (30 mL) per day. I’ve been a fan of flaxseed for over fifteen years.

 

 

 

Manitoba Harvest

hemp hearts

 

Hemp hearts have a slightly nutty flavour and are a great source of protein. They also contain fibre and magnesium which has been shown to help lower blood pressure. Add hemp hearts to your morning cereal or yogurt to bump up the protein count. Great for active people plus women who tend not to get enough protein in the morning meal.

 

Giddy YoYo

 

giddy yoyo

 

From a health standpoint natural or raw cocoa powder is considered heart healthy because the antioxidants that can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure are intact. Alkalizing or Dutching destroys 2/3’s of the available antioxidants. I am so impressed with the ethics that go into Giddy Yoyo’s products.

 

 

Cavēna Nūda 

hullless oats

 

Oats contains soluble fiber, the type of fibre that helps lower cholesterol. Eating soluble fibre can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Eating five to ten grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol.

Cavēna Nūda has a higher amount of soluble fibre than regular whole oats.

 

Iogo

iogo yogurt

 

Stevia extract is considered a natural sweetener derived from a plant source. Weighing in at about 200-300 times sweeter than regular a little goes a long way. A bonus for people living with diabetes or anyone who is watching their simple carb intake. Iogo is the first Canadian company to add stevia to their yogurt.

 

 

Barley

types of barley

Barley received a health claim from Health Canada eating barley can reduce your cholesterol.

I’m a huge fan of barley.

 

 

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4 comments on “Canadian Products as seen on BT Toronto January 20, 2014
  1. Karen McCallum says:

    I was wondering where you can purchase the Omega Crunch that was featured on BT this morning?

  2. Mairlyn says:

    Check out their website – click on Omega Crunch on my site and you will go to their site. They say ordering it online is the easiest way.
    Hope that helps,
    Peace, love and fibre,
    Mairlyn

  3. Patricia says:

    I love watching you on city line. It’s like getting together with your best friend. Thanks for making healthy cooking easy

  4. Mairlyn says:

    Bless your heart, Patricia!
    Peace, love and fibre,
    Mairlyn

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