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19 Feb
2015

Cooking Times for Grains and Beans

COOKING TIMES for GRAINS and BEANS I am often asked how to cook different grains (always good to have variety) and beans (they are full of protein and fibre). Here are some guidelines below. Cooking fresh beans (rather than from a can) is preferable but takes some planning and preparation. Soaking beans overnight may help..

20 Jan
2015

Water and Your Health

Water and Your Health It is possible to drink too little water or too much. Thirst is the most important indicator of need. The problem is that most people are not aware of their thirst and many people do not like drinking water. This natural instinct of thirst and desire for pure water must be..

13 Jan
2015

Vegetarian and Vegan Kids

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets for Children Vegetables, grains, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the healthiest foods for children. Rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, they form the foundation for dietary habits that support a lifetime of health. Research shows that adults who consume fruits and vegetables are those who consumed these foods..

25 Aug
2014

Back to School Lunches

It’s back to school time! Whether you love or dread the daily pack-a-thon, making your kiddos’ lunches from scratch is the best way to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need to stay focused and energized all day long. Follow these tips to make easy lunches that are delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly. Balance That..

05 Jul
2014

Are You Low in Iron?

Iron deficiency is the single most common nutrient deficiency and a leading cause of anemia. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency Signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia depend on its severity and can range from mild to severe. Many of the signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia apply to all types anemia. The most common symptom..

22 May
2014

Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition

For more information, see veg.ca Vegetarians can rest assured. Plant-based foods are loaded with nutrients including ample protein, iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc. Vegans require a reliable source of vitamin B12. Whether you eat a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet, the key to health is simple. Include a wide variety of different foods in your diet..

02 Dec
2013

To Dessert or Not to Dessert…

It’s that time of year when treats abound. For those who don’t have health conditions that require more strict dietary control, it’s a common time of year to find yourself indulging in unhealthy foods. In order to maintain moderation and get the most out of your treats, follow these guidelines. 1. Only eat treats when..

14 Nov
2013

Protein Rich Foods

Protein is important to help build and keep muscles and red blood cells healthy.  Protein in our diet supplies us with essential amino acids that our body cannot make. Amino acids are important to form cells, repair tissues, carry oxygen and assist muscle activity.  There are approximately 20 amino acids required by the body – half..

18 Oct
2013

Sources of Fibre

It is important to eat a variety of foods to get enough fibre, both soluble and insoluble. A healthy diet includes approximately 25-38 grams of fibre a day.  Have a personalized nutritional consultation if you want help on increasing the dietary fibre in your diet. Soluble fibres absorbs water and slows down digestion. Soluble fibre delays..