Tag Archives: Food Safety
Chicory

Your Facebook questions answered: Is chicory tea a stimulant? What about decaf tea?

Question: “I have a new question which came up at our local tai chi class. Having tea at each class is part of the ritual but of course there are many who can’t have/won’t have caffeine so herbal teas are made instead. Now people are throwing out herbal teas with chicory because of the belief […]

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Let’s celebrate Canada’s farmers

It’s Ontario Agriculture Week here, and in Saskatchewan it’s Agriculture Month – both are held to celebrate the hard work of farm families in producing food and agricultural products. Farmers and how they bring food to our tables simply don’t get enough attention. We hear about massive factory farms and somehow we’ve been led to […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are GMO foods nutritious and safe?

“Rosie, could you please help me understand the issues regarding GMO. I find it difficult to find credible, non-partisan information. How do you answer the questions: are GMO foods nutritious and safe? I have another question- about this link. Do you want to tackle it for me? http://www.realfarmacy.com/plu-code-fruit/ Love your writings!!!!”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook […]

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The #1 thing you’re not doing with your watermelon but should

  It’s that time of year when you see shoppers leaning over bins of watermelons, madly tapping them in an effort to find the perfect ripe melon. After paying for them, for safe transport, these large fruits are often placed in car trunks or on the floor. They’re then brought in the house and placed […]

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Why bigger may not better when it comes to certain fish

Fish certainly offers a bounty of benefits – an arsenal of health promoting  and disease-fighting compounds right through the life cycle. But, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, there are some you definitely want to avoid: large reef or tropical fish. These fish contain a toxin […]

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Bring a sandwich to work day!

Brown bagging your lunches  can offer a bonanza of  savings – both calories and potentially big bucks over time. But more importantly, think of it as an opportunity to boost your nutritional status. When you pack your own eats, you’re in the driver’s seat – nutrient-packed veggies, whole grains and lean proteins are then easier  […]

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5 easy ways to help stop portion distortion

Portion distortion is definitely a major contributor to girth control issues. Even if you’re going for healthy options (other than maybe low-calorie vegetables),  large servings can make the calories and pounds add up. While everyone knows that large servings of  high calorie fare such as  cake, cookies and fried snack foods can contribute to weight […]

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Moldy food facts: a little mold can’t hurt you – or can it?

It’s that time of year when a bounty of local produce at a farmer’s market can be mighty tempting indeed.  While upping your fruit and vegetable purchases is certainly a smart nutritional move, how often in your quest for healthy eating have you simply bought too much produce? The result can be an excess of  […]

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