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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 06:00

Herbal Chai Tea

  Popularized in India, spiced chai is a great source of antioxidants and nutrients that support digestion. Often served with milk and honey, chai can be served hot or cool. Traditional blends use a mixture of sweet and zesty spices such as cinnamon, ginger root, cardamom and cloves. Each of these ingredients heals digestion and, as a result, reduces inflammation. Try my non-caffeinated version below!   Ingredients: 7 cups    water 1 Tbsp    fennel or...
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015 06:00

Jicama Carrot Salad

  Jicama is my favourite veggie. It tastes like a pear and water chestnut in one. This salad can be enjoyed raw, however blanching the ingredients makes the dish easier to digest for most people that are sensitive to raw foods. Jicama provides more than 50% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C per serving, which replenishes your adrenal glands’ supply of this essential antioxidant. (USDA).   Ingredients: 2 cups      carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch long...
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Monday, 23 November 2015 06:00

The Health Benefits of Mangosteen

  I first discovered this magical mangosteen fruit in Thailand. Don't be fooled by the name as it completely unrelated to Mango and tastes nothing like it. They would sell then on the road side by the bag full. It was as if I had tasted fruit for the first time. It is simply heavenly and a flavour that is very distinctive with lychee, pear and mulberry notes. If you see these in an Asian market or health food store don't hesitate. Just make sure the fruit is firm as it can spoil...
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Monday, 09 October 2017 06:00

Pumpkins Are Nutritious And Easy To Digest

The first lick of cool air in North America immediately brings pumpkins to mind. Their orange hue is synonymous with fall and their rind simply begs to be carved. But consider that pumpkins are much more than obligatory autumn porch decoration or filling for a Thanksgiving or Christmas pie. Did you know they’re one of the most nutritious foods on the planet? 7 Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Pumpkin   1. Pumpkin is easy to digest: The flesh of a pumpkin is used to make pies and...
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Protect Your DNA With Concord Grapes

Concord grapes actually have the power to keep us youthful because they contain high concentrations of antioxidants that protect our skin, brain and heart from inflammation and aging. The healthiest part of the grape is the skin, which is packed with not one but 19 different types of health-supporting nutrients.   Here are five big reasons to enjoy concord grapes:

 1. Decrease blood pressure with concord grapes: Concord grapes contain many flavonoids, including...
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We have all heard the truism “Eat a rainbow for health.” Beyond being a feast for the eyes, every colour brings with it a nutritional strength. By eating a rainbow of foods, you are sure to ingest nature’s finest multi-vitamins.   
Here are some quick tips to help identify foods in the nutritional rainbow:
 – Vitamin A foods are most often yellow and orange (carrots, squash, pumpkin, yams, mangoes)
 – Vitamin B foods are most often green (asparagus, green beans,...
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All evidence points to the fact that to improve health, you must avoid sugary foods. Studies show that eating refined sugar causes energy depletion, also known as the dreaded “sugar crash” when empty calories use our body’s vitamins and minerals to turn it into fuel. Think of it like a credit card for your body. Instead of using your resources for building health, refined sugar uses your resources and creates a deficit! The good news is that nature provides us with incredible...
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Friday, 26 February 2016 06:00

Quick & Slimming Purple Cabbage Salad

With a name like Daniluk, cabbage is a staple in our home. Our Ukrainian Baba used it to make all sorts of dishes but many of them take a lot of time to prepare. This dish is a quick and easy lunch or side dish that allows the full flavour of the purple cabbage to come through. Blue and purple foods such as purple cabbage have the highest amounts of antioxidants, which help prevent and treat many diseases. For more information on the benefits of cabbage, click here. ...
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Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:00

Are Eggs Healthy?

With Easter just around the corner, there's a lot of talk about eggs! Are they good for us? Are they really bad for us? Let's get to the bottom of it! In August 2012, Cardiologist Dr. David Spence completed a study at University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in which he claims the cholesterol found in an egg's yolk is almost as dangerous as smoking. His study found egg consumption accelerates atherosclerosis, or plaque build-up, on arteries, and says the culprit is the...
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:00

The Ancient Power Of Olives

Did you know that the Greeks consume 25 kg of olive oil per year, compared to 5 kg in North America? Greece’s increased consumption of this healthy fat is part of why the Mediterranean diet has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and lowered cancer risk for those who follow it. Lets take a closer look at the benefits of adding olives and olive oil to your diet: 1. They protect against colon, breast and skin cancer:
 Olives and olive oil contain an abundance of...
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