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Jane Dummer, RD (www.janedummer.com), is a leading dietitian and food consultant in North America. Jane is an author, speaker, researcher, mentor and food traveler.

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A Bit Of Spring Cleaning Around The Kitchen Can Tidy Up Your Diet

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 3:25 PM

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.

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Go Green This Winter With An Edible Indoor Garden

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 10:56 AM

Just because a blanket of snow covers the ground doesn't mean you have to stop gardening this winter. I've brought my love for gardening inside with an indoor edible garden. There are many herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible plants you can easily grow indoors. They are just like...

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5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2016 | 11:32 AM

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. American Thanksgiving is this week and for me, the Christmas parties start this weekend! So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds...

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3 Healthy Diet Tips To Remember

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2016 | 1:12 PM

Nutrition can be a complex subject with many factors and variables influencing health and disease. Despite consumer trends moving towards a more balanced approach to nutrition, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are still on the rise in Canada and the United States. To decrease your chances of developing...

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How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 10:14 AM

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. Opportunities for spontaneous weeknight drinks on a patio and invites to cottages...

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Tempting And Tasty Hacks To Add More Veggies To Your Diet

(4) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:58 PM

Encouraging people to eat more fruit is fairly easy; however convincing them to add more vegetables daily is a different story! Getting the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day can seem overwhelming for some. However, there are delicious and simple ways to include veggies in...

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The Prebiotic Potential Of Sorghum For Your Digestive Health

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Consumer interest in gut health continues to grow and is one of the top health trends for 2016. Did you know we have 10 times more bacterial cells inside of us than we do human cells, and most of those are in the gut? I call it the...

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Can Seaweed Benefit Your Health and Well-Being?

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 12:17 PM

Since celebrity chef Jamie Oliver credited his recent weight loss to sleep and seaweed, I've been asked many questions about the popular sea veggie. I first blogged about seaweed in 2013 and its popularity has increased since then. Originally a delicacy in many Asian countries, seaweed...

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Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of Summer

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 5:02 PM

One of my first and fondest food memories was on a very hot day in July. I was about four years old and my mother and I were at our local farmer's market. When I told my mom I was thirsty, she handed me a ripe peach from her basket....

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Brew the Perfect Iced Tea Without the Extra Calories

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:40 PM

With summer upon us, it's time to perfect everyone's favourite thirst quencher: iced tea! And who better to seek advice from than Certified Tea Sommelier Raelene Gannon. As an author, consultant and one of only a few certified tea sommeliers in Canada, I knew I was in good...

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How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:59 PM

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? I love digging in the dirt after a stressful week sitting in front of my computer. It gets me in touch with nature and out in the fresh air...

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Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 5:50 PM

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. My advice to combat these changes includes maintaining a healthy...

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Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 6:32 PM

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a...

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Three Ways to Turn Ugly Veggies into Attractive Menu Options

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:57 AM

What springs to mind when you think of "ugly vegetables"? For retailers in North America, the UK and Europe, they are simply the vegetables that do not look good enough to be sold in stores. The grocery chains' strict visual standards mean that up to 40 per cent of produce...

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Five Foods to Keep You Energized This Winter

(5) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 7:32 PM

Do the holidays seem like a distant memory? Are you feeling tired? For many Canadians, the winter months, with their darker days and cold weather, can affect mood, appetite and energy levels. It's easy to get into an unhealthy cycle during this time. You may not take the time to...

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Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune Health

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 11:47 AM

'Tis the season of colds and flu! December is the time when infections tend to become more prevalent as the weather gets colder and we spend more time huddled inside. And with all the extra social activities and contact with people around the holiday season, it's not always possible to...

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How To Enjoy Pumpkins All Year Round

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:51 PM

When you think of pumpkins, you probably envision jack-o-lanterns or holiday pies! You're not alone. However, pumpkins are more than just fun Halloween decorations or fall desserts. Let's start with nutrition. Pumpkin is high in fibre, vitamin A, and antioxidant compounds called carotenoids, which give pumpkin its deep orange color....

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Five Back-to-School Snacks That You'll Love Too

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:47 AM

It's that time of year again when we make the transition from summer vacation back into school and work mode. Getting back into a routine and schedule is easier when you use my healthy lifestyle equation: energy = food + fitness + sleep. Smart snacking can be a valuable part...

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Five Foods to Keep You Cool This Summer

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Are you wondering how to stay cool as a cucumber this summer? Keeping hydrated is important year round, but especially in the warm weather, as it prevents our bodies from overheating. To remain cool during the dog days of summer, here are five delicious and hydrating foods to add to...

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How to Get Protein Working for You

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Protein at Breakfast
Want to feel full all day long? Keep your metabolism revved? Then eat 30 grams of high quality protein at breakfast! Are you thinking, "How does my bagel and bowl of cereal give me 30 grams of protein?" Well, it doesn't. So how do we reach...

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