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Tricks and Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again – the time to spring (a.k.a stumble) forward into daylight savings. On March 12th we will be setting our clocks ahead by one hour. While it may not sound like a big deal, this time change can have a serious impact on sleep quality for people of all ages. more…

5 Easy Ways to Combat Dry Air

Dry air, as felt in many Northern climates throughout the winter, presents a lot of challenges. Dry coughs, chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, nosebleeds, and static shocks – just to name a few. While you can’t change the weather, there are many simple tricks that can help you fight the effects of dry air. If more…

How to Make a Healthy Energizing Drink with Chia

Don’t let their tiny size fool you, Chia seeds have mega nutritional and culinary perks! Well known for being a tasty addition to puddings and parfaits, chia seeds can also be used to whip up a healthy energizing drink. The Benefits of Cooking with Chia Chia seeds are a good source of plant-based protein that also more…

How to Make Sea Greens a Part of Your Diet

Sea greens are more than the glossy plants you see washed up on the beach. They’re a versatile superfood that has played a vital role in the diets of coastal people throughout history. They have a lot to offer from both nutritional and culinary standpoints. Since you may not be entirely clear on what exactly more…

Seasonal Spotlight: Falling in Love with the Lemon Plum

Are you looking for new flavours to expand your culinary horizons? If so, the lemon plum is a must for your produce list and as luck would have it, we’re just about to enter lemon plum season! A Lemon What? The lemon plum is a hybrid of plum and citrus that’s primarily grown in Chili, more…

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy, Naturally

Your skin speaks volumes about your health and reflects how your environment, genetics, and choices affect you. It also has the ability to reveal signs of stress, poor diet, sleep deprivation, aging, substance abuse, and much more. And did you know that it’s also your body’s first line of defence against weather, germs, allergens, and more…

Recipe: Black Bean Mocha Pie

With the right ingredients, a pie can be a wholesome guilt-free dessert – or better yet, a healthy anytime treat! Black Bean Mocha Pie Combining the natural sweetness of dates with healthy and satisfying fats from walnuts and coconut oil, this pie crust will melt in your mouth. The black bean filling provides protein and dietary more…

Remarkably Simple and Delicious Lentil Soup

It seems like this is turning out to be an especially chilly winter. Warm yourself up from the inside with a nutritious bowl of hot, homemade lentil soup! Soup is a satisfying way to get rid of the shivers while sneaking more vegetables and whole grains into your diet. The base of soup, the broth, more…

3 Powerful Nutrients for Brain Health

Do you eat certain foods to fuel your brain health? Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to function normally. So if you’re looking to support brain function, fuel it up with “brain foods” – the ones that help promote healthy mood balance. When it comes more…

Why Cranberries Are More Than Just a Juicy Treat

Pucker up – it’s the perfect time of the year to eat cranberries! These red glossy berries add a tangy punch to fall and winter recipes while providing much-needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Cranberries are an ideal ingredient for increasing the flavour and nutritional value of snacks and meals while keeping the calorie content under more…