Tag Archives: Heart disease

What Are Intact Grains? And Why You Should Be Eating More Of Them

It’s September and that means it’s Whole Grains Month which is brought to you each year by the Oldways Whole Grains Council. I’ll be providing you with lots of tips and whole grain recipes through the month. Whole grains are chock full of key nutrients and offer a host of health benefits, such as a […]

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T’is the season for zucchini – Zucchini Butter Spaghetti

If you have planted zucchini in your garden, you should be swimming in it by now. But unfortunately for me, my plants are a little slow as even plants need good nutrition. I discovered that mine were not producing as much zucchini because my soil is a little low in calcium. Inquiries into the issue […]

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Why I Love to Grow Arugula in My Garden

Check out this photo of my garden. Yes, that’s arugula growing but I didn’t plant it. All these plants sprouted up due to my actions – or I should say inaction – last summer. I let some of my arugula go to seed and this was the result. This area is designated for zucchini so […]

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What’s fishy about the latest seafood study?

You’re not alone if hearing various news reports about scientific studies leaves you confused – or you could end up simply being misinformed. You might think that if the research was published in a reputable journal, the conclusions would be valid but unfortunately, science doesn’t always work that way. Keep in mind that when a […]

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Whole Grains Month – Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad

Yes, it’s that time of the year again- Whole Grains Month – a time to celebrate these nutrition-packed nuggets of goodness. When it comes to whole grains, are you adventurous or do you stick to tried and true favourites? While simply having whole grains over refined ones certainly ups your nutrition game, as each grain […]

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It’s time to stop smearing canola oil’s reputation

Everywhere we turn these days we hear about so-called fake news. Well, food myths are certainly no exception.  One example that abounds are those dealing with canola oil. Questions about its safety stream in on a regular basis from my readers. The rumours simply won’t go away. It’s high time to restore the reputation of […]

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Are you suffering from nutritional whiplash?

Do you feel like you are suffering from whiplash when it comes to nutrition recommendations? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like every other week we hear contradictory information about what we should put on our plates. A few weeks ago, plant-based meat alternatives were dominating nutrition news. Nutrition types like myself were stating […]

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The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals – Crunchy Peanut Fried Rice

Today’s a big day for Calgary dietitian, Cheryl Strachan, RD. Her new book, The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals, published by Rockridge Press, is being released for sale. Cheryl is a registered dietitian specializing in cardiac nutrition. She says “I am on a mission to share my love for delicious, […]

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