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Pomegranates: The Benefits

Pomegranates can be tricky to eat, but their high nutritional value makes the effort worthwhile. The red glossy seeds, juice and peel (not that you should eat this part) of pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and other phytonutrients. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over salads, yogurt, and desserts, or drop a few into your sparkling more…

6 Top Root Vegetables for Winter

Root vegetables are hardy, delicious, and loaded with nutrients. They supply complex carbohydrates but lack the gluten found in some common grains. Many root vegetables have a conveniently long shelf life when stored properly, which make them a great winter pantry staple. They’re also easy to prepare as they’re delicious baked, boiled, mashed, roasted, and more…

Recipe: Two-Bite Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin is the perfect fall vegetable. It not only makes a beautiful autumn centerpiece, but it is a surprisingly versatile ingredient to cook with – not to mention low in calories and chock full of vitamin A and potassium [1]. Once peeled and cooked, you can add pumpkin to soups, pasta, baked goods, and even more…

5 Ways to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables High in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but low in calories – fruits and vegetables are an ideal food group. Your intake affects your ability to manage your weight and support overall good health. Health Canada recommends that adults eat 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables every more…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

Orange fleshed sweet potatoes are a satisfying and nutritious way to make the most of your fall meals. They offer an excellent source of vitamin A and a quality supply of vitamins C and B, dietary fibre, and antioxidant flavonoids. These energizing tubers contain 20 g of carbohydrates per 100 g serving and their low-glycemic more…

Complete Proteins for Vegetarians

Protein plays a serious role in your diet. You need to eat 0.8 g of protein per Kg of body weight each day to help keep your immune system strong, supply energy, build muscle tissue, and much more. If you struggle with weight, protein is a must-have nutrient in every meal.

Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is much more than a natural replacement for refined sweeteners. From ancient Egyptians to new age chefs, this pantry staple has been valued for thousands of years as both a traditional herb and culinary ingredient. But how can something so sweet benefit your health? Here’s how. Natural energy booster Honey is a naturally high more…

3 Simple and Nutritious Summer Salads

  3 Simple and Nutritious Summer Salads It’s not uncommon to lose your appetite in the midst of a summer heatwave, but when you skimp on meals during the day you’re more prone to snack at night once the air cools down. In hot weather, salads can be both satisfying and refreshing enough to appeal more…

Good to Grill! Lentil Kebabs

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a delicious barbequed meal with family and friends. Instead of the ‘ole cheeseburger standby, try taking a meatless spin on the BBQ by grilling up these kebabs. Made with lentils, they are a great vegetarian source of protein, iron, and fibre, and the combination of more…

Understanding Whole Foods

  “Unprocessed,” “natural,” “real food” – no matter what you call them, whole foods are key players in a healthy diet. They pack a higher nutrient density than their processed alternatives because they come straight from Mother Nature herself, in their natural form, with minimal processing and additives. Whole Food Benefits Because whole foods are more…