Jonathan Steffens

What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 2

In my last post, I presented the research which shows that although saturated fat may not be the dietary demon once thought, it also doesn’t offer the health perks found ...


What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 1

  “Do you recommend eating full-fat or lower-fat dairy products?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, it’s no wonder you’re wondering about dairy fat these days. With ...

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5 top disease-fighting effects of strawberries

Naked or dressed – what’s your preference? Local strawberry season is indeed an amazing time. These heart-shaped berries are certainly a taste treat whether you enjoy them naked,  with a ...


Personal Creations

Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad

Pulses, tomatoes, allium vegetables and herbs all combine for a simple delicious ...
Foodland Ontario

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

It’s finally here – the first long weekend of summer. In Canada, ...

Asian Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

  In my last post, I talked about mushroom’s health perks including ...

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This is lunch?

Simply Lunch? I don’t think so

  What’s your thinking about the food industry’s efforts to help us with healthy eating? It would be wonderful to think they would aid consumers move towards a healthier diet – just voluntarily on their own. But then you might say I’m a dreamer or an optimist or maybe even a fool. The latest offerings […]

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Buying produce in Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Bring home the Mediterranean Diet

  The end of International Mediterranean Diet Month is drawing near but it’s still a great time, if you haven’t done it already, to bring the Mediterranean diet home. But let me be clear: I’m not talking about certain foods that originate in the Mediterranean region, such as pasta or even extra virgin olive oil. […]

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Jamie Dobson

Folic acid: Can you get too much of a good thing?

Folic acid has certainly been getting a lot of  attention this past week. For pregnant women, meeting their quota of this member of the B vitamin family is critical to the health of their newborn:  research shows  a strong protective link between  women taking folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant  and  a decreased risk  of […]

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Judy van der Velden

Health Canada: Missing in action on sodium reduction strategies

    Back in 2007, Health Canada, finally acknowledging that Canadians were being buried by a minefield of salt,  formed an expert committee called the Sodium Working Group (SWG)  to come up with a strategy for reducing the amount of sodium we consume. Their report, published in 2010, at a cost of almost a million […]

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Is there a link between eating eggs and your risk of developing diabetes?

  This study belongs in the “how did it get published” category. A recent study shows that a high egg intake may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes – but only if you live in the United States. Yes, you read that correctly. Now if you’re scratching your head and wondering how this could […]

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Teatoxing: Give me a break!

Get ready for the onslaught of stories about how to get ready for bathing suit season. If it aggravates you as much as it does me, check out this great blog post entitled, “How I Finally Got A Bikini Body. Want a bikini body? It’s easier than you think to get one.” Bathing suit season […]

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Get in on the action: It’s Whole Grains Sampling Day!

  Are you stuck in a whole grain rut? Is brown rice the extent of your whole grain eating? There’s no better time to be adventurous than today, Whole Grains Sampling Day.  This annual celebration,  brought to you by the Whole Grains Council, is geared towards bringing the tastes of an assortment of these nutrition-packed  […]

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Peyri Herrera

Organic or conventional – or is there more to the issue?

In my last post, I wrote about an article in Forbes magazine which stated that according to testing conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), pesticide residues are not a concern. But I also pointed to the criticism of the article due to the fact that the USDA does not track levels of […]

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