Many moms are wakened on Mother's Day by an ominous clattering in the kitchen: your loving-hearted children preparing to surprise you with coffee or hot chocolate in bed. There's also that cinnamon toast or oatmeal positively doused with sugar. What many moms don't realize is that such meals usually come courtesy of a whole crew of children.
While the goodness of chocolate may appear to be solely based on cacao, recent research has revealed another player -- actually trillions of them -- in the contribution to better health. The collection of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiota, plays a distinct role in ensuring the chocolate you eat will leave you happy and healthy.
I am a huge consumer of chocolate. It's not a holiday thing -- it's an addiction. During the holidays, however, it's an excuse to buy more than we actually need. Lately, however, my venture into the topic of Fair Trade within the chocolate industry has brought to light an increased awareness into practices and the injustices that prevail in this lucrative industry.
Canadians clearly love chocolate. Each of us consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate per year. This February, I'm asking Canadians to join me in purchasing chocolate that's free from child labour. An estimated 2-million children work in the cocoa industry. But Canadian chocolate lovers do have several ethical options.
Caused by the sharp incline of the hog's feed prices, many farmers in the Midwest are finding it unprofitable to continue raising pigs for meat purposes. In response to this bacon shortage doomsday, we decided to put together some of our favourite pork-inspired dishes and creations to pay homage to this loveable ingredient.
I'm scrambling to make my deadline on this post because it's already been a busy week full of useful tidbits for parents preparing their kids for back to school routines; trips to Longo's newest store in Toronto; testing out the bar-formm love child of coffee and chocolate and a sneak peeks of a Canadian app designed for new mommies and their babies.
Are there really foods that can increase and improve your sex health? Studies have shown that a healthy sex life can add years to one's life, build a strong immune system and even lower prostate cancer risk. Too good to be true? Well there's no harm in trying! Here are some foods that will keep you up all night in the bedroom!