Tag Archives: Stroke

Whole Grains Month – what’s your new grain of choice?

  It’s Whole Grains Month, a time to celebrate these nuggets of goodness. They’re not just delicious but they also offer a diverse array of weaponry to fight disease. Eating whole grains, rather refined ones, are linked to easier weight management, better blood sugar regulation, decreased blood cholesterol levels and a lower risk of heart […]

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Get cracking- more good news to report about eggs

It’s time to stop limiting the eggs you consume-even if you have diabetes. Eggs have so long been vilified as a dietary demon that many people still fear eating them on a regular basis. This is in spite of the accumulating research which has shown that eggs are not the blood cholesterol-boosting food that we […]

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A fabulous new cookbook, Canadian Living Healthy Family Meals – Southwestern Cauliflower Cakes

In my last post, I wrote about the research showing why you should be eating more of these amazing Brassica vegetables. This family vegetables of vegetables is well known as powerful defenders against cancer, but they’ve now been shown to protect arteries as well. Here’s a delicious way to incorporate cauliflower from the book, Canadian […]

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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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Who told us coconut oil was healthy? It wasn’t reputable scientists

The headlines are screaming about coconut oil and the fact that science doesn’t consider it to be healthy. Oh No! Coconut Oil Might Not Be As Healthy As We Thought ,  and Coconut oil isn’t as good for you as you might think are just two examples out of dozens that say we’ve been mistaken. But […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s a better choice: butter or vegetable oil?

  “Cooking with butter may be more heart healthy than vegetable or oil.” This article is so bad–butter is better than margarine or shortening but they’re touting it is better than (generic) oil?! As much as I would like to believe that I should*eat butter with abandon….” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Karen Jorgensen Cooper. […]

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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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What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 1

  “Do you recommend eating full-fat or lower-fat dairy products?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, it’s no wonder you’re wondering about dairy fat these days. With headlines such as “butter is back” screaming out at you, it’s no surpise that many people might want to pitch their lower fat dairy products. […]

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