A Rainbow A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
May09

A Rainbow A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

April showers have brought May flowers, and with the rain showers comes rainbows – which are beautiful! Another rainbow that is just as beautiful is a rainbow of nutritious and delicious food. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults consume between 7 and 10 portions of fruits and vegetables every day. For many people this can present a challenge. Whether it is lack of time, money, or availability many people are not getting the...

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More Peas Please
Aug11

More Peas Please

I just love fresh peas.  Fresh peas are my choice of snack food all summer long. As a matter of fact, I would have to say fresh peas are one my favorite foods, and I can pretty much guarantee they will never see a pot of boiling water.  As sweet and delicious as they are, do you know peas are a great source of protein? What’s Protein and Why Is It Important? Protein is an essential nutrient vital for good health.  Our skin,...

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Beet Yourself Up
Aug06

Beet Yourself Up

Botanically known as Beta vulgaris, the beet evolved from their wild ancestor known as sea beet, which is native to the coast of Europe, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia.  The root was carrot shaped and during early times the beet greens were eaten rather than the roots. The ancient Romans were mostly interested in beets for medicine, however they are believed to be one of the first civilizations to cultivate beetroot for food.  The...

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Heat Stroke – Are You At Risk?
Jun15

Heat Stroke – Are You At Risk?

You’ve been out in the sun all day and you suddenly feel lightheaded and confused, you’re having difficulty breathing and you feel sick.  Is it heat stroke? Heat stroke occurs when the body’s mechanisms for controlling temperature fail. Also known as sunstroke, it is a life-threatening condition and needs immediate medical attention. Treatment usually requires rapid physical cooling of the body.   What causes heat stroke?...

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Say NO To GMO
Jun14

Say NO To GMO

Although we don’t hear much about it in the news these days, the GMO debate is still a hot topic between farmers, scientists, and health conscious consumers. Some experts agree they’re an inexpensive and healthy way to put dinner on your table, but much debate still goes on whether genetically modified foods (or organisms) can damage our health. We’re beginning to learn as much as 80% of all packaged foods contain GMOs (genetically...

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Berry Good For You
May26

Berry Good For You

From crimson colored cranberries, to ruby red strawberries, to midnight blue blueberries these tiny fruit are rich in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants.  They’re candy for your taste buds, and inside every juicy berry are beneficial plant-based compounds such as quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanins.  (Anthocyanins give berries their brilliant red and blue hues).  These compounds act as antioxidants and studies show by adding...

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