Tag Archives: Folate

Is the supplement industry putting profit and competition before our babies’ health?

This is not a question I want to ask but it’s one that I must. In my last post, the topic was mainly about the concept of supplement excess. But when it comes to the B vitamin folic acid and pregnancy, either too little or too much can potentially have unwanted effects on babies. The […]

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

It’s finally here – the first long weekend of summer. In Canada, it’s Victoria Day weekend which kicks off the season while next week, in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day. Wherever you are, summertime means barbecuing, entertaining and relaxation. It’s also the season for amazing local produce and up there on my list is asparagus. […]

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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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Grilled Asparagus and Trout with Chimichurri

  Can you get enough of local asparagus? I certainly can’t! Here’s a  delicious combo from Foodland Ontario to add to your  asparagus  and barbecue repertoire.  While it calls for various Ontario ingredients, obviously if you’re from elsewhere, go for your local produce. I substitute   extra virgin olive oil in my cooking over the plain […]

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Sugar Snap Pea & Lentil Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

  Have you heard about the buzz about the Fun de Lentil Tour? Well, it’s all about how Canadian chefs across the country are cooking up  delicious, nutritious lentils  in their eateries. Check out one of the participating restaurants  near you and then vote  your way to victory with the chance to win a trip […]

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Tomato Lentil Soup

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a bowl of soup. Not only is it appealing because of frigid outdoor temperatures but it’s also simply satisfying. Having soup is the perfect antidote following holiday eating.  It tames your hunger like no other food. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious offering. The addition of […]

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6 top reasons to eat kiwis

Kiwis may be small but they certainly  pack a mighty nutritional punch.  While they were originally known as a Chinese gooseberry, they were first grown commercially in New Zealand. These fuzzy little fruits were then named after New Zealand’s  national bird, the kiwi.  It’s hard to believe but they only started appearing  in most North […]

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Top scoring fruit and vegetable study – Is watercress really the best?

How do you define powerhouse fruits and vegetables? Don’t pitch your kale. Here’s why. Unless you’ve been in some remote part of the world over the past week, you’ve likely heard about the recent U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study which named watercress the number one choice in their list of Powerhouse […]

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