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What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers? Part 2

In my last post, I sorted through some fact and fiction about  arthritis and diet – particularly foods that are frequently avoided.  All too often, though, when it comes to dietary solutions for various ills, people focus more on what they should cut out rather than what they should eat. While it’s true there are […]

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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 drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar (shockingly delicious!) or in the form of strawberry shortcake. But they’re so much more than just palate pleasing. They’re packed […]

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Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad

Pulses, tomatoes, allium vegetables and herbs all combine for a simple delicious and nutritious  offering – a combo that’s perfect for International Mediterranean Diet Month.  Enjoy it for  lunch or as a side dish alongside your barbecue fare. Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad Makes 6 servings 1 19-oz./540-mL can chick peas, […]

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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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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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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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Nutrition Month 2016: Why get better acquainted with your kitchen

A key strategy to successfully implement this year’s Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month theme, Take a 100 meal journey, one meal at a time, is to prepare your eats at home.  Homemade fare makes it easy to make simple modifications to improve your nutritional profile.  It’s almost effortless to add some frozen berries to your […]

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The healthwashing of kale

                                                                Is kale the new oat bran? i By now you have  heard that McDonald’s kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac. A CBC news report states that once you plop the accompanying Asiago Caesar dressing on the “crispy chicken” version, the salad’s nutritional profile doesn’t look so good. According to McDonald’s […]

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