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Five Fantastic Foods to Nourish your Noggin
5 months ago

Five Fantastic Foods to Nourish your Noggin

I always promote my triple reality energy equation = food + fitness + sleep for brain and body health. Last week in Canada it was recognized as mental health week. As part of maintaining a healthy brain we need to nourish it with optimal, premium fuel. In my video Nourish your Noggin I recommend quinoa, [...]

Five Heart Healthy Foods

Welcome to my third post for heart month. February is a declared Heart Health month by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the American Heart Association and other health institutions. The purpose is to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, the silent killer, which takes the lives of one in three Canadians. In 2012, over 85,000 Canadians [...]

Blueberries – stay true blue
2 years ago

Blueberries – stay true blue

If you have heard my presentation about Superfoods for Health, you will recall that I love blueberries for many reasons. Nutrition aside, I’m intrigued with the small but mighty berries that are one of a few natural blue foods grown in the world. With the games in London over the next week, doesn’t this Union Jack [...]

Hydrating in the Summer Heat
2 years ago

Hydrating in the Summer Heat

The warm weather gives us thoughts of fun outdoor activities, late night BBQs and sipping a tall glass of fresh lemonade. Hydration is important all year round, especially in warm weather because being hydrated keeps the body from overheating. When you exercise, your muscles generate heat. To keep from burning up, your body needs to [...]

Strawberries – the wonderful, heart shaped fruit
2 years ago

Strawberries – the wonderful, heart shaped fruit

Nothing smells more like summer than fresh strawberries. This sweet, sweet berry is not only rich in vitamin C and fibre; it has the celebrity status of the produce world! Strawberry Facts Did you know strawberries are a member of the rose family? Strawberry first had the name strewberry, its name was changed to strawberry after [...]

Local Foods – What does it mean to you?
2 years ago

Local Foods – What does it mean to you?

What does local food mean to you?  Everyone has their own idea and/or definition of what is ‘local’. For example, it could be within your own community or 100 mile radius (which could include another country) or within a province/state or within a country. What is your definition of local? Some people are very emotional [...]

Food for Thought – Brain Food
3 years ago

Food for Thought – Brain Food

For an afternoon last week, I had a case of Spring Fever and my brain was on loan. Was it the week of unusual warm weather for March or was it brain overload? Whatever it was, I decided to fill up on some known brain foods.    My Top 7 Brain Foods include Salmon, Yogurt, Walnuts, Eggs, [...]

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