Tag Archives: Flavonoids

Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

We just don’t eat enough onions. All too often,  they’re  used simply as a flavor booster in cooking as opposed to a  star ingredient.  But when you look at their disease-fighting arsenal, you might want to rethink your onion eating. Onions  offer a wide range of benefits including anti-cancer action and heart healthy,  blood sugar […]

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Santa Fe Cranberry Relish

Here’s a tasty and simple way to reap cranberries’ assorted health perks. This simple recipe, adapted from  the Ocean  Spray  kitchens, that’s great with chicken and fish and of course, turkey. Santa Fe Cranberry Relish Makes about 2 ½  cups/ 625 mL or 10 servings 1 12-ounce (300-g)  package fresh or frozen cranberries 3/4 cup  […]

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Five top reasons for eating cranberries – other than turkey’s sidekick

There’s more to  research on cranberries than just their potential impact on urinary tract infections (UTIs) – not that these aren’t  valuable effects. But these little berries offer a range of weaponry against a number of ailments. Here are five examples of areas where cranberries may offer health perks: •    Stomach ulcers Cranberries’ protection against […]

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Cranberries – Beyond Thanksgiving

If your cranberry intake simply consists of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and a sporadic splash of cranberry juice in a Cosmopolitan, it may be time for a  cranberry rethink.  Current scientific research is pointing to some stellar attributes of this member of the berry family including a potential weapon in fighting off bacteria which may […]

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Apple Streusel Tart

‘Tis the season for apple pie. There’s no doubt that it’s a favourite dessert. But pie crusts can add a wallop of fat and calories. Instead of a regular pie crust, enjoy your apples with phyllo which can be  a convenient lower-fat alternative to regular pastry. Look for packages  of phyllo in the freezer section […]

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Not all apples are created equal

Apples are a hotbed of research as scientists discover the many disease-fighting weapons contained.  But not all apples are created equal in terms of their content of these health promoting compounds. Scientific investigations have been looking at various apple varieties to see which rank highest in their ability to protect health.  Red Delicious and Spy […]

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Top 5 reasons to eat apples

At this time of year, the crunch of a freshly-harvested apple is a real taste treat. But according to science, there’s much more than just palate pleasing aspects to consider. There appears to be true wisdom in the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Here’s a taste of some of the research […]

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Five top reasons to eat strawberries- besides taste

OK – truth be told, you don’t need any other reason than taste to eat these luscious berries – especially right now as local strawberries hit farmers’ markets and store shelves.  Even if they didn’t offer top notch nutrition, they would be a sought after taste treat. But here are five top health perks of […]

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