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These foods pack a nutrient punch.
We all know that not all foods are created equal. Superfoods are nutrient rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being. Sometimes they are even believed to be capable of...
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With a new year, comes new and exciting resolutions like living a healthier lifestyle. As cliché as it may be, there's nothing wrong with making positive changes to your personal health and wellness. If you don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got 17 amazing superfood recipes for you that are here to stay!
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It's summer, and we are all showing a bit more skin to keep cool. Our skin reflects what is happening inside our bodies, and I see so many people spending money and time to improve its appearance. The foundational pieces need to be in place, or it is an uphill struggle!
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You might be surprised to learn that spirulina is the algae you might see floating on top of a pond. It is that same algae that stops you from going for a swim. This algae is excellent for you. When you eat it in its final form of Spirulina, it is safe to eat.
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Step aside, kale and cauliflower. There's a new superfood veggie that's at the top of everyone's grocery list! Watercress is a refreshing leafy green that's a close cousin to kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower -- but its health benefits outshine the rest of the family's.
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We are captivated by their mystery and promises to improve our health. But are they really that good for us?
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Imagine for a moment a fully sustainable food product with no land, animal, or lab requirements. This may seem impossible, yet it does exist in the form of seaweed. Each and every year, up to 5 billion tonnes of these algae are harvested as food yet this number only represents a small amount of what is available on Earth.
As part of a heart-healthy diet, pomegranate juice could have several benefits. The juice may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent platelets from clumping together. Prevention of this clumping is important for preventing buildup of plaque in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad might look light but don't be surprised if you feel full after a few bites. It will keep you filled, fueled, and satisfied, making it one of your go to meals.
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Legumes are high in fibre. Meat is not. Fibre helps lower cholesterol, which is helpful in the prevention of heart disease. Fibre also helps us have regular bowel movements, and helps control blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and keeps you feeling full for longer.
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Start the year off with a fresh and clean palette. These five nutritious, delicious and allergy-friendly ingredients all have powerful cleansing properties.
Healthy foods are on trend.
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But don't worry — blackberries and raspberries are great for you too.
Finally, something scientists actually want us to eat.
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The health benefits of superfoods are said to include include longer life, reduced risk of chronic disease and weight loss, but should we believe all the hype? Bon Appetit's Tyler MacNiven says maybe...
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Sorry, kale is still king.
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If your typical diet keeps your feeling sluggish, just shake up your menu — it'll boost your mood too. In the video above, Buzz60 lists the best foods to help you feel and perform your best. Some food...
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 neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.
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The secret to weight loss could be packed in these plump little plums. Over the last year, researchers at the University of Southern Queensland have been working with local farmers and the Queensland...
By now, you probably think you've heard of every single superfood in the book — from common "everyday" veggies like kale and cauliflower to more expensive foods like Goji berries and spirulina. Accor...
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Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters... A quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear — plant waters are rising.Soda and non-fresh juice sales are flat or sl...
First it was pomegranate and spinach, now it’s chia and kale. It’s hard to keep track of which superfoods you are supposed to add to your diet, and why. But what is a superfood, exactly? "Fruits, vege...
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Oh Canada! While we may be known for some of our more decadent fare, like poutine and butter tarts, we are actually home to some of the world's greatest superfoods that can help keep up healthy all summer long! So even if this weekend may be more about BBQ and dockside beers, try including some of these healthy eats.
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We may be head over heels for superfoods like kale and cauliflower, but as it turns out, there's a new winner in town when it comes to nutrients. According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for...
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Between the balsamic, sherry and red wine vinegars on our salads and the alcohol vinegars in our cleaning products, the applications for the acidic liquid are virtually endless. But can vinegar be con...
Spices are generally known for the unique flavours they add to our food, but turmeric contributes much more to your dishes. The powdered, bright orange spice is often regarded as a superfood in and of...
It's no secret superfoods are on people's minds these days, with everything from chia seeds to goji berries now a regular presence in grocery store aisles (not to mention in juice store ingredient lis...
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Here are three recipes to try from "The Book of Kale and Friends" by Sharon Hanna and Carol Pope.Roasted Tomato Cobbler With ThymeInspiration for this vegetarian recipe came from the Smitten Kitchen b...
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TORONTO - Following on her award-winning "The Book of Kale," author Sharon Hanna has teamed with avid gardener and writer Carol Pope for "The Book of Kale and Friends."The "friends" in the title refer...
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The kale of 2014, the budget-friendly superfood, the most underrated vegetable — whatever you've heard about cauliflower in the past, it's all true. Cauliflower doesn't get as much respect as it dese...
WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Chia seeds If you haven't jumped on 2013's chia band wagon yet, you're missing out. This powerful seed, with an endless roster of health benefits, can be added to everyt...