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Did you know cauliflower, broccoli and their family members may reduce your stroke risk?

  While the botanical family of vegetables, known as Brassica, has a great reputation as cancer fighters, there’s new research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showing that they may also lower the risk of having a stroke. Brassica is the botanical name for illustrious group of vegetables which includes such members […]

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What kind of apple to use for ripening your avocado

If you’re an avocado lover, you know of the difficulties you can encounter when trying to find the perfect avocado – one that’s at the exact stage of ripeness you want. How many times have you approached a huge display of avocados at your local store and after touching more fruits than you can count, […]

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Your questions answered: What’s your take on kefir and probiotics?

Q: “What is your take on Kefir? Sounds good, but aren’t the bacteria killed by the stomach acids? What is the current treatment for gastrointestinal upsets, to get the balance back in the gut? Thanks.”, asks Enlightened Eater reader, Vicky Dekker. A: Kefir, a fermented milk drink that’s originally from the Caucasus Mountains (between Asia […]

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Whole Grains Sampling Day: Oldways Quinoa with Ginger and Carrots

Today is Oldways Whole Grains Sampling Day, a day where we’re being encouraged to sample a variety of different whole grains. It’s a great time to expand your whole grain horizons and think about getting a variety of these tiny nuggets of goodness on to your menu. Too many of us tend to stick to […]

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Nutrition Month: The importance of breaking bread (or matzo) together

At this time of year, many are preparing for their holiday tables, be it Passover or Easter. It’s a time for families to gather and to break bread together-or matzo – depending on which holiday you are celebrating. But the key point here is that families and friends are sitting together and enjoying traditions, food […]

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The natural sleep remedy melatonin: is it safe and effective?

There’s no doubt that getting enough sleep is key for good health. Too little shut-eye, besides making you feel lousy, is linked to weight gain and a higher risk for today’s common illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. As a result, sleep aids are hot sellers. For some, melatonin is the remedy of choice […]

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Nutrition Month: We need to change our food environment

    While the furor over Weight Watchers offering free memberships to American teens continues, it has brought up a key issue about the growing incidence of overweight and obesity kids. Rather than having kids focus on the numbers on the scale, our food environment – one that promotes weight gain and ill health – […]

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Nutrition Month: Unlock the Potential of Food

  Tomorrow marks the start of Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month with this year’s inspiring theme being Unlock the Potential of Food. While food and nutrition regularly make headlines as to the latest research on what may help prevent various ills, there are so many aspects to the potential of food that we have simply […]

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