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22 Jan
The lime is the sweeter cousin of the lemon with a distinctive flavour that’s reminiscent of the Caribbean. Have you ever wondered why a person, especially a sailor from Britain, used to be called a Limey? In 1493, the passion for this fruit began to spread. British explorers dominated the world trade routes with their steady supply of limes from the West Indies. When many ships fell to scurvy (a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C), the British survived because of their...
18 Jan
Ginger is all the rage! So many products have been developed that include this ancient herb and with good reason. It doesn’t take much to add a bit of spice to your life. Chop up a little fresh root and add it to a stir-fry or grate some into your mint tea. Ginger is so versatile it can be added to sweet and savory foods.   Check Out These Ginger Health Facts:   1. Beat inflammation with ginger: Ginger has the ability to beat painful inflammation by inhibiting the...
15 Jan
Do cravings derail your efforts to eat healthy? Our hormones cause our cravings because they influence how we feel, what we want, and how fast our body stores fat. When your stomach is empty, it produces a hormone called ghrelin that causes hunger. Think of ghrelin as the gremlin that sabotages your weight loss efforts. If you let yourself go hungry, your cravings will be too intense to resist. Apple cider vinegar is one of the healthiest ingredients you can add to your diet,...
20 Dec
  There are a surprising number of foods that have been demonized over the years because they were perceived to be 'fattening'. Many of these make it to the list because of their fat content but as science is now showing us, not all fats are created equal. We have also started to a look at our perception of carbohydrates and how they are burned in the body.        1. Dates Are An Excellent Sweetener Did you know that dates contain a blood pressure...
07 Dec
  You already know about the potential benefits of a diet that is rich in omega-3—but aside from taking an omega-3 supplement, how can you incorporate more of this essential nutrient in your diet?   There are plenty of delicious foods that are naturally high in omega-3. Some of them you may know already, others may surprise you! Below you will find some of our favourite foods that are contain omega-3. We’ll outline the best ways to prepare them to preserve their omega-3...
05 Dec
  For some reason, the faithful mini cabbage (aka Brussels sprout) has a bad rap. I suppose this is because people have been tortured by boiled-to-mush dishes, served up by well-intentioned grandparents. They have a slight bitter taste, but it is important to keep in mind that some of our most treasured treats are bitter including chocolate and coffee.   Brussels sprouts are teeming with health benefits from detoxification to cancer prevention to joint protection. It’s...
29 Nov
Cranberries have many amazing properties that help support kidney and bladder function but did you know that they also an excellent antioxidant?    5 Reasons Why You Should Add The Zip Of Cranberries To Your Recipes:   1. Preventing UTIs: Recent studies show cranberries may not be as effective at curing urinary tract infections as we once thought  – they are actually better at preventing UTI’s! (1) Active ingredients, such as proanthocyanidins, in cranberries impede...
28 Nov
Many years ago pomegranates were viewed as exotic. Like Mandarin oranges they were precious imports brought over on ships for a once-a-year treat at Christmas. But in recent years, as you might have noticed, the pomegranate has been designated a “superfood” (foods with the highest nutritional values). And it truly is super with its high dietary fibre and folate, potassium, copper, vitamin C and vitamin K. Since ancient times, the fabulous fleshy seeds were used for fertility, but it...
06 Nov
Refined carbohydrates are often called empty calories. Actually, they’re worse than “empty” – they’re comparable to credit cards that create nutritional debt in the body. For example, a teaspoon of white sugar seems harmless – it tastes good and contains only 15 little calories. However, a closer look at the chemistry of its metabolism reveals that a tremendous effort is needed for the body to use those 15 calories as fuel. Sugar robs your body of nutrients in order to process...
06 Nov
Everyone seems to know that nuts are good for you, especially if you eat them in moderation.  They are high in heart healthy fats that also protect and nourish the brain.  They offer fiber, nutrients and protein.  Best of all, they are easy to grab and eat on the go!  Seeds often get lumped into the same category as nuts. While they offer many of the same benefits, they are actually quite different and may be better choice for some people.    What is the difference between a...

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