Nutritional Info and Recipes

These are the posts found in the Nutritional Info blog.

An Apple a Day

The health news about apples keeps getting better and better. An apple a day not only may keep the doctor away but add in the cardiologist. In a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association eating an apple every day may be just what your cardiologist would recommend. This study was the […]

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Ever had a bowl of slightly furry green pods at a Japanese restaurant? If you answered yes, you were eating green soybeans or baby soybeans. Rich in protein these little green bundles have a mild flavour and go great with a beer! Edamame grow in clusters on bushy branches and are harvested at the peak […]

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Hedgehog Watermelon

I carved a watermelon hedgehog on Cityline. It was hilarious! You’ll have to take my word for it because sadly the video from Cityline is no longer available, but here’s a video on how to make your own hedgehog watermelon.                                […]

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Snacks vs Treats

Somewhere in foodie evolution the word snack has become the word treat. That small word play has turned into a 570 calorie increase in our diets which could explain the unhealthy weight gain Canadians are experiencing. When I was growing up the word snack meant a piece of fruit or some veggies. And you had […]

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Asparagus gets an A+ in the nutrient department

Asparagus is a member of the lily family and was touted as a cure all in ancient times. It was used as an aphrodisiac, to cure a toothache, to prevent bee stings and the ancient Egyptians offered it as a gift to their gods. Not bad for a little green pointy veggie. From a nutritional […]

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What’s the big deal about fruits and vegetables?

  Well one of the reasons for all the praise of Mother Nature’s bounty has to do with the fact that the people who eat between 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day tend to be healthier. Why? It could be that these big fruit and vegetable eaters don’t eat as much junk food, […]

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Peanut Butter

Buying a jar of peanut butter has turned into a mission. Should I buy regular, low fat, calorie- reduced, smooth, crunchy or natural? Regular smooth or crunchy peanut butter contains sugar, which can include icing sugar, maltodextrin or any word ending with an ose, plus hydrogenated vegetable oils or stabilizers, and salt. Low fat or […]

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

Knowledge is power. The more you know about living a gluten free lifestyle the better. With so much misinformation surrounding foods and products that contain gluten, your best bet is to go to the authority in the field and check out the Canadian Celiac Association website. The Canadian Celiac Association has several comprehensive lists of […]

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Is it milk or a beverage?

Ten years ago the dairy section of your grocery store contained dairy products. You know – stuff from cows? Milk, cream, cheese, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, and maybe a couple of brands of yogurt. Now you need a culinary dictionary to figure out what’s what. Milk was easy to pick. Skim, 1%, 2%, or […]

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