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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 06:00

Goji Berry Spice Latte

  Goji Berries make a fantastic base for a warm, fall latte that is sure to please. Considered both a fruit and an herb, goji berries are very hearty as they grow in extremely harsh climates. They have become a popular “superfood” over the past few years due to their high nutrient content and antioxidant properties. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of goji berries.   Ingredients: 3 tbsp             goji berries (soaked in 1/2 cup...
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Monday, 05 March 2018 06:00

The Health Benefits Of Goji Berries

  I love Goji Berries! They are one of my favourite additions to a trail mix. Considered both a fruit and an herb, goji berries grow in some of the most extreme and harsh climates. It has become very popular and known as a “superfood” over the last few years due to its highly nutritive and antioxidant properties. Try my Goji Berry Spice Latte!     5 Reasons Why You Want These Red Jewels In Your Trail Mix:   1. Goji berries can protects your eyes: Glaucoma is...
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 06:00

The Health Benefits of Lemongrass

  You may know that Lemongrass is what gives your Thai Chicken Curry that lemony flavour and aromatic scent but did you know it is also has powerful medicinal properties? Cymbopogon, (lemongrass) a grass that is found throughout in Asia, African and Australian, is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine. It’s lovely citrus flavor and can be used fresh or dried in teas, soups, and curries. It is considered a medicinal plant in India and is often used as a tea in Mexico...
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Monday, 09 November 2015 06:00

The Health Benefits Of Pineapple

  Are you pinning for pineapple? It is so sweet yet anti-inflammatory which is rare! Not only does it taste good with its vibrant tropical flavour, but it will also take good care of you by providing some immense health benefits to your body.   It is fascinating that Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe. He called it piña de Indes, meaning "pine of the Indians", and brought it back with him to Europe.   ...
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Thursday, 19 January 2017 06:00

How Vegetables Protect Your Health

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,...
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  Sweet red peppers are the belle of the ball at any buffet table. Crisp and incredibly sweet, these ladies in red are an easy sell to anyone who is not fond of vegetables. The only limiting factor is that they can be costly during winter, but now that it’s July, we can look forward to eating more local organic peppers.   Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste, and half the vitamin C...
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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:00

The Nutritional Benefits Of Strawberries

  If you’re a strawberry addict like me, then this time of year must make you very happy. Local organic strawberries are the best. Unlike their oversized waterlogged conventionally grown cousins that are picked unripe and shipped from far away, berries grown locally can be teeming with flavour.   The common garden strawberry that we find in stores today is actually a hybrid of the French (for flavour) and Argentinean (for size) varieties. In our modern world, we’re...
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Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a South American plant belonging to the holly family revered for its health benefits. The shrub’s leaves are called yerba, which means ‘herb’ in Spanish, and the mate refers to the stimulating warm brew made by steeping the leaves in warm water and traditionally shared in a gourd through a straw. The tea is similar in taste to green tea. Those with sensitivities should note that yerba mate contains caffeine, but if you can tolerate it, this...
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 22:28

The Flower Power Of Sunflower!

The sunflower is a member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family that yields oil- and nutrient-rich seeds. Sunflower seeds are excellent sources of B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, and selenium, and good sources of protein, iron, and zinc. Sunflower seed oil is commonly used as a commercial salad dressing and for frying food. It's a common ingredient in cosmetics for softening the skin due to its high level of vitamin E. Sunflower oil is also high in unsaturated fats such as the...
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This beautiful plant Lemon Balm/Melissa (Melissa Officinalis) has been used as anti-inflammatory medicine for 2000 years! Many people will think it is mint - no surprise, since lemon balm is part of the mint family (Lamiaceae). Lemon balm tastes lovely, sporting both lemon and mint notes. It is anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic (reduces muscle spasms), anti-viral, carminative (eases digestive inflammation), and is a memory stimulant, nervous system restorative, and...
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