19 Jan
I am sure there many people who have heard this command from their parents. But why should we be eating our veggies? Sure they are often low in calories and high in fibre, yet the biggest reason to include 7-10 servings of vegetables into your diet every day is their phytochemical content.      What Are Phytochemicals?    In short, phytochemical ingredients are plant-derived compounds, which protect the plants from environmental stresses including insects,...
18 Jan
Salmon is loaded with protein and the two blockbuster omega-3s, DHA and EPA, that make us happy, smart and pain-free. As the body can’t make omega-3 fatty acids, the best way to obtain them is through the food we eat. Salmon, along with sardines, mackerel, herring, halibut, pacific cod, and Arctic char, can be a sustainable source of omega-3 fish. According to the David Suzuki Foundation we need to be careful about how the fish is cultivated and harvested. Click on this article for...
17 Jan
Not only do chia seeds make a festive pet, they’re exceptionally good plant-based sources of protein, calcium, magnesium, and inflammation-fighting antioxidants. (1) A member of the mint family, Salvia hispanica is an Aztec super grain that boasts the highest known whole-food source of dietary fibre. The word "chia" is derived from the word chian that means oily for good reason. More than half the calories in chia come from the anti-inflammatory fat, the plant omega 3 called...
16 Jan
  Have you ever had a severe allergic reaction? They can be very frightening! I had a terrible allergic reaction to a persimmon fruit while working at The Big Carrot. Persimmon’s are such a rare and beautiful fruit that when a batch came into the produce department, I couldn’t resist the pretty orange blush. This sunset gem tasted like a vine-ripened tomato crossed with a fig. So tasty and exciting, that I felt my checks blush. With in seconds of eating it, what I though...
13 Jan
  You want a secret to preserving your health? It turns out that the traditional methods of preserving food is teaming with health benefits. People the world over have enjoyed fermented foods for its tangy flavour well before refrigeration keep food from spoiling. Being Ukrainian, I was raised watching my grandma making sauerkraut from scratch. Indians enjoy a pre-dinner yogurt drink called lassi. All of Asia enjoys pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips, cucumbers, onions,...
12 Jan
Did you know that 10 snap peas equal only 14 calories? Snap peas are a perfect portable snack packed with manganese, vitamin C and folate. I think the snap pea is the ultimate variety as it has all the juiciness of garden-variety peas and the soft shell of the snow pea. The good news is that this means less work for you because you don’t have to shuck them, and more beneficial fibre from eating the pod. To find out more about why snap peas are a perfect snack, click here.   ...
11 Jan
Peas are a perfect portable snack packed with manganese, vitamin C and folate. It’s amazing that something so sweet only has 14 little calories (for 10 snap peas)! I think the snap pea is the ultimate variety as it has all the juiciness of garden variety peas and the soft shell of the snow pea. The good news is that this means less work for you because you don’t have to shuck them, and more beneficial fibre from eating the pod.   Five Reasons Snap Peas Are A Great...
10 Jan
  Are you at wits end about how to clear up your skin? Have you tried everything that has been recommended and still are just stumped? Acne creams and alcohol based toners. Check. Microdermabraison. Check. Grueling regimens of medications and even anti-biotics. Double check! Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many people have tried every almost product on the market, yet their skin is still horribly broken out.    Often we try to treat acne by slathering our skin with...
09 Jan
I wanted to take a moment to express some gratitude for being included in Optimyz Magazine list of the top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers in Canada. I was so honoured to appear in this group as the circle of health experts in Canada is growing and so many of my dear friends made the list.  If you are able to pick up a copy of the magazine (available at Chapters/Indigo, Shopper's, Walmart, Loblaw's and more), I'm sure you'll be impressed by the people they have chosen and the work...
06 Jan
  This breakfast is not only tasty, but also incredibly healthy! The apples each contain 5 grams of fiber, including pectin, which is very beneficial for cleansing the gallbladder. Flax is one of the highest sources of soluble fiber, which cleanses the colon and reduces cholesterol. Flax seeds contain up to 800 times more active lignans (plant estrogens found in the outer husk) than other plant sources. Studies have shown that these powerful antioxidants may reduce the risk of...

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