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Nutritional Info and Recipes

These are the posts found in the Nutritional Info blog.

What’s the Big Deal about Fruits and Vegetables?

One of the reasons Mother Nature’s bounty keep getting huge praise is because 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, mainly because their bodies are full of fruits […]

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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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Foraging the Frozen Food Aisle

Picture this: it’s the middle of February and you have just schlepped your way into the grocery store after either scrapping the snow off your boots or shaking the rain off your coat. After finally extricating a buggy whose wheels work from the queue of metallic pushcarts you head for the produce department and spot […]

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Green Tea

I love drinking tea. It is my, and most of the worlds, drink of choice. My maternal grandmother, the half Irish half Scots one, whipped up a pot of tea so strong it could melt a spoon, and I loved it. Who needed a coffee fix when you could have Granny’s tea? All tea comes […]

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Cranberries – health, nutrition and handling

Cranberries and Canadians. Both are cute and hardy. Cranberries survive in cool temperatures and thrive in conditions that most other plants don’t do well in: acid soil and few nutrients. Canadians survive in extreme weather and thrive on hockey and beer. Cranberries grow in sandy bogs or marshes and are popular in Ontario, British Columbia […]

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Whole Grain Oats 101

Oats, oat bran and oatmeal have the highest soluble fibre content, the kind of fibre that makes your heart healthy, of any other cereal grain. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and becomes a thick viscous gel that slowly travels through the intestine. This thick goo slows down the absorption of glucose which helps to stabilize blood […]

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Twelve Steps to a Healthier You!

   Don’t go on a diet Yes, you read this correctly, don’t go on a diet. Diets are things you go on and then go off. If you really want to lose those last 10 pounds or even if you want to lose 80 pounds the answer is changing your lifestyle. Start with eating ¼ […]

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Seven Quick and Easy Dinners for One for the Time Pressed

Too busy to make dinner for one? Before you dial for pizza try one of these seven supper ideas. These are all super easy and nutrient dense. Note – I suggest a serving of vitamin C rich 100% orange juice or another vitamin C rich food on the nights that you are eating vegetarian to […]

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Flaxseed, My Hero

Don’t let the tiny flaxseed mislead you. Great things come in small packages. Flaxseed is loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre, is one of the richest sources of a plant compound called lignans, and it’s an excellent source of that heart healthy fat omega-3 fatty acids. We all know that fibre is good for […]

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Seven Breakfast Ideas

Breaking the fast has never been more important. We’re all in a hurry, but not making time for breakfast is a huge mistake. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate breakfast did better on memory tests. Breakfast eaters think faster and clearer, solve problems more easily and […]

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