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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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Mixed Mushroom and Arugula Barley Risotto

It may be spring on the calendar but you can certainly still feel the winter chill. It’s a perfect time for risotto but if you substitute barley for the traditional rice,   the nutritional ratings  soar.  Barley is chock full of much need fibre – especially blood cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre — along with a range of […]

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Yummy But Light Kale Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a  perennial favourite. But when made in the customary way, it can be loaded with fat. The same goes for commercial croutons which besides not being made with whole grains, may also contain both plenty of fat and sodium. Here’s a  lighter option that’s definitely a family favourite. Make it with kale […]

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Omega-3 fats: what’s best: plant or fish sources?

Omega-3 fats are definitely a hotbed of research. Scientists are investigating health benefits and disease-fighting properties of these essential fats right through the life cycle from pregnancy to the elderly. From neurological development of the fetus and learning and behaviour of young children to mood disorders in adults, eye health, cardiovascular disease risk and even […]

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Is it wise to eat carbs?

Carb bashing by various self-styled experts continues unabated – despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary. With the popularity of books such as Wheat Belly and Grain Brain, many are being persuaded to once again opt for low-carb diets rather than selecting healthier carbs. Are you among those starting to again question the wisdom of […]

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Canadian Albacore Tuna Tataki by Vancouver’s Famed Tojo

Reeling in fish rich in omega-3 fats  on a regular basis offers a bounty of health perks right through the life cycle from infancy to old age.    The range of benefits  is really quite remarkable: from the neurological development of infants to protecting against heart disease and stroke, certain cancers and  inflammatory diseases such as […]

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The best of fast food: Whole Wheat Pasta with Rapini

This dish takes just a little longer to prepare than it takes to cook up a pot of pasta. What could be faster? As Whole Grains Month draws to a close, take a look at what’s on your table.  Are whole grains playing a starring role or are refined ones still taking the spotlight? If […]

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Making bitter better

In my last post,  What’s the cost of perfection?,  I talked about our quest for perfect-looking  and mild-tasting fruits and vegetables. As a result, we may be forfeiting both nutrition and flavour. While in some cases, as with that of  the newer varieties of sweet corn, the taste may be more pleasing,  but the pale […]

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