Tag Archives: Mediterranean diet

Did you know cauliflower, broccoli and their family members may reduce your stroke risk?

  While the botanical family of vegetables, known as Brassica, has a great reputation as cancer fighters, there’s new research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showing that they may also lower the risk of having a stroke. Brassica is the botanical name for illustrious group of vegetables which includes such members […]

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World Pasta Day: Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

  Today is World Pasta Day – a time to celebrate a delicious and nutritious favourite food. The day  also marks the kick-off of the global pasta industry’s “The Power of Pasta” initiative. More than 3 million plates of pasta have been donated to various charities fighting hunger around the world thanks to the support […]

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Are there super foods or simply super dietary patterns?

    I often post about the nutritional perks and disease fighting effects of one plant food or another as nature provides an arsenal of weaponry to protect against a wide assortment of various ills. For example, earlier this summer, I posted on my Enlightened Eater Facebook page  about the assorted benefits of strawberries. But […]

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What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers? Part 2

In my last post, I sorted through some fact and fiction about  arthritis and diet – particularly foods that are frequently avoided.  All too often, though, when it comes to dietary solutions for various ills, people focus more on what they should cut out rather than what they should eat. While it’s true there are […]

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If you do make French fries, why you should use extra virgin olive oil

Erich Ferdinand   Do you remember the fuss about acrylamide? If you don’t remember the term, you likely do remember the critical details about this compound – the link between French fries and cancer. It was well over a decade ago that scientists discovered that cooking potatoes – fries and chips – at  the high […]

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Too much of a good thing: why choose food over supplements

  You once had to be involved in science in some way to know the term polyphenol but in the past decade, these compounds have received more and more attention in nutrition circles. Polyphenols are a class of substances, found in plant foods (phytochemicals), that offer a wide range of disease-fighting properties. Name a plant […]

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6 ways to get whole grain pasta love

Are you celebrating World Pasta Day today? It’s an annual event that got its start in Naples almost 20 years ago.  Since that time, we’ve seen this traditional food take more than its shares of attacks but on this day, let’s set the record straight. Pasta has been an age-old favourite around the world for […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Does food combining make sense?

“Some people swear by it while others dismiss it as just another fad… Does food combining make sense?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, HUGS – Humans Unifying Global Solutions There is a great deal of fact and science fiction when it comes to healthy eating strategies and food combining is up there near of the […]

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