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How to Spring Clean Your Fridge

If your fridge looks more like a science experiment from your Grade 9 Chemistry class then a safe and happy haven for your food, it’s probably way overdue for a clean up. At the very least you need to give your fridge the once-over every four months but a weekly wipe down and a food […]

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Hard Cooked Eggs, not boiled!

From the Egg Experts: How to hard cook an egg. And because I’m me – check out the Mairlynized version in italics . Egg Farmers of Ontario shares the recipe for the perfect hard-cooked (hard-boiled) egg There is more than one way to hard-cook (hard-boil) an egg. The conventional method is to cook eggs in […]

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Grocery shopping tip

   Don’t go driving around looking for who knows what after you have your precious groceries packed into your car, get home and put the cold stuff into the fridge right away. Keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot is an important food safety issue that we tend to forget about, so perishable foods […]

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Calcium and soy beverages

  Make sure you shake your carton of soy beverage really well before you pour it – the added calcium tends to settle at the bottom of the carton. If you don’t give it a really good shake you aren’t going to redistribute the bone building calcium and will end up with a whole lot […]

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What is beta carotene?

Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant that may neutralize free radicals which are believed to lead to cancer. Our bodies convert the beta carotene from the food in our diets into vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for cell growth and development, maintaining a healthy immunity, for healthy skin, bones, teeth, nails, and vision. Always […]

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Lowest sodium chicken broth

Lowest sodium chicken broth Hard to find, but the lowest chicken broth I have seen in the grocery stores in made by President’s Choice Blue Menu. With only 50 mg sodium per cup it is right on target for helping Canadians lower their sodium consumption.

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Deli Salsa

Deli Salsa Bottled salsa tends to be very high in sodium, deli not as much. I use Garden Fresh Salsa Jack’s Special Medium Heat. There is only 150 mg of sodium per 2 tbsp (30 mL). Available in the deli section.

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Avocados

Avocado Avocados are one sexy food and are full of heart healthy monounsaturated fat. They are a good source of fibre, Vitamins C & K, folate, and potassium. Pick firm unripe avocados that are a deep green and let them ripen on your counter. A perfectly ripe avocado slices well and keeps its shape, isn’t […]

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What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are the good guys in the fight against the evil free radicals. Conjure up Amazon Warriors armed and dangerous in the fight against long term disease and you have a pretty accurate picture what these brave and courageous fighters are like. For healthier lives we need these antioxidants in our diets, through the foods […]

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Cranberries

Cranberries contain polyphenols, an antioxidant which are known for their cancer fighting properties. Cranberries may help prevent urinary tract infections, heart and gum diseases. Extremely tart as is, try adding the dried version of cranberries to salads, your morning whole grain cereal, or as a snack with some unsalted nuts.

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