Tag Archives: Vitamins and minerals

The dose is the poison

Why is it that when we hear about how beneficial a particular nutrient or compound is in keeping us healthy or fighting off disease that we think that if a little is helpful, that more is better? Or that we think that if it’s for sale as a supplement, particularly a vitamin and mineral preparation, […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

It’s hard to believe just how many fads come and go. But some get so much hype that it’s really tough to sort through the fact from fiction. Here are some tips to help guide you. • If it promotes common every day foods as being toxic to everyone, steer clear of the recommendation. Case […]

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Blueberry Watermelon Gazpacho

Blueberries are indeed one of the many pleasures of summer. They’re one of the season’s offerings that you can enjoy in the most simple fashion. Just pop a handful of these little packets of flavour into mouth or use them in both savoury or sweet dishes to reap their benefits. Science is showing they may […]

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

It’s finally here – the first long weekend of summer. In Canada, it’s Victoria Day weekend which kicks off the season while next week, in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day. Wherever you are, summertime means barbecuing, entertaining and relaxation. It’s also the season for amazing local produce and up there on my list is asparagus. […]

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Folic acid: Can you get too much of a good thing?

Folic acid has certainly been getting a lot of  attention this past week. For pregnant women, meeting their quota of this member of the B vitamin family is critical to the health of their newborn:  research shows  a strong protective link between  women taking folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant  and  a decreased risk  of […]

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The Blendability concept: Asian Lettuce Wraps

There’s no doubt that meat is packed with nutritional perks but, in spite of what Paleo followers say, keeping portions in check is key for good health. To do so without making your helpings look skimpy, changing how you prepare and serve meat can make a difference. Stirfries, kabobs with fruits and veggies and stews […]

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Your Facebook questioned answered: The benefits of sprouted grains/breads

“I too am curious about the advantages (if any) sprouted grains/bread.”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, you are definitely not alone in your interest in the advantages of sprouted grains. Sprouted grains, what used to be a consequence of grains being left in the fields after harvesting, are now appearing on […]

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6 top reasons to eat kiwis

Kiwis may be small but they certainly  pack a mighty nutritional punch.  While they were originally known as a Chinese gooseberry, they were first grown commercially in New Zealand. These fuzzy little fruits were then named after New Zealand’s  national bird, the kiwi.  It’s hard to believe but they only started appearing  in most North […]

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