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Do you ever find yourself craving a meal that mainly consists of protein rather than carbs? One of the many sources of protein that we love right now is none other than QUINOA! The beautiful thing about quinoa is that not only is it diverse, but it contains a number of benefits.
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Some foods are better than others.
Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they're expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.
What is that strange green-ish looking beverage that you've been seeing at Starbucks lately? It's matcha! A fine green tea powder, which has been around since the 12th century in Japan, but has only b...
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Pomegranates are often overlooked because they can be intimidating, and a pain to eat. One of my favourite pomegranate recipes is below. It marries together perfectly the sweetness of pomegranate, the spice of curry and the earthiness of quinoa.
Supplements are a highly controversial topic. There are a lot of people who question whether we need to supplement at all. These people believe that we can get all the nutrients we need from our food, and as someone who used to eschew supplements and consider them a waste of money, I certainly get where they are coming from.
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If you are like me, you try to find super foods that are not only super for you but taste delicious. After all, aren't we supposed to enjoy what we eat? Many of the fresh fruits we associate as 'summertime' treats are also some of the most beneficial in terms of their 'functional' benefits!
Antioxidants are touted for their health-promoting effects, and they mostly do have beneficial effects. However, a new study on the antidiabetic supplement alpha-lipoic acid shows that it can help to spread existing cancers. The diabetes drugs saxagliptin and sitagliptin were also shown to spread cancer.
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There's a grim life or death struggle taking place in the Pacific Northwest, where most of Canada's salmon lives. Mounting scientific research paints a disturbing picture: Farmed salmon are threatening the very survival of their wild counterparts.
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With all these benefits, I HAD to develop a smoothie recipe and I honestly can't get enough of it lately. It is creamy, delicious, filling and as a major bonus -- especially for those of you who have a hard time rolling out of bed in the morning -- the caffeine boost.
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As a superfood already prized for its antioxidant properties, new American research has now highlighted the benefits of blueberries on memory and cognitive function. This wonder berry could help comba...
Are you interested in an alternative to coffee that's not as strong but is still an effective pick-me-up drink? If so, then it's time to rediscover tea. Tea's time-honoured appeal -- dating back to c...
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Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a bunch of healthy foods into a portable and delicious meal or snack. Smoothies are also great place to sneak things in that you may not eat on their own. This particular smoothie has a very special ingredient -- kefir (pronounced kee-fir).
Pomegranates have always brought up happy memories for me. Here are my favourite recipes featuring pomegranates collected from dietitians and chefs across North America. There's everything from refreshing beverages to nourishing salads to delightful desserts. Enjoy!