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Diabetic-Friendly Meals

  Those with diabetes type 2 must have a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats in their diets. No food is off limits, but counting carbs and fat is important. 150 g of carbs is recommended daily, which is half the amount if you’re not diabetic. Carbs come ... Read More »

Fruit Juice – Yay or Nay?

Tohave or not to have fruit juice? The purest gives you some nutrients, but the artificial are better known as liquid candy – there are better choices! Pure vegetable juices such as tomato and beet have much less sugar and fewer calories than other fruits. But watch the sodium! 100% ... Read More »

What to Eat After a Workout

  Spring brings out the runners, bikers and walkers. What you eat immediately after a work out will have an effect on your success with training and timing. Exercise breaks down muscle or protein. Complex carbs stops this process and replenishes energy stores, while protein reverses the process, keeping you ... Read More »

Important Nutrients

  Certain nutrients are more important than others – make sure you’re getting your recommended intake of these vital nutrients: Potassium helps lower blood pressure and supports fertility. Increase your milk, avocados, bananas and sweet potatoes. Vitamin D and calcium go hand in hand. Without enough vitamin D, your body ... Read More »

Burgers And Breakfast

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it keeps our energy sustained and blood sugars level, as well as helps in maintaining a healthy body weight. But sometimes you end up at a fast food spot like Burger King and just feel like ordering ... Read More »

Sports Drinks

  We’re more active this time of year and hydration is key when working out. So do we drink sports drinks or energy drinks? Lets start with sports drinks.  They  have fewer calories, no caffeine and contain sodium to replenish your sweat, ... Read More »

Healthy Spices

  Take a better look at those spices hiding away in your cupboard.  They may be an amazing source of antioxidants, even more than fruits and vegetables: Turmeric: used in South Asian and Indian cooking contains curcumin,  a compound that inhibits the growth of cancer cells, as well a lowering ...   We’re more active this time of year and hydration is key when working out. So do we drink sports drinks or energy drinks? Lets start with sports drinks.  They  have fewer calories, no caffeine and contain sodium to replenish your sweat, ... Read More »

Healthy BBQing

  Barbeque season is in full swing as we indulge in our favorite charred meat. But we all know that charring meats produces chemicals associated with the increase of colon, pancreatic and prostate cancers. Research in the Journal of Agricultural and food chemistry ... Read More »

Healthy Smoothies

  With fruits and vegetables at their height, homemade smoothies can be a perfect breakfast or snack when on the go. There are three components to a smoothie: First – fruits or vegetables of your choice.  Frozen is great year round.  Dried fruits ... Read More »

Gout Prevention

  Many people suffer gout, which is an attack of inflammatory arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood that crystalizes in the joints. Certain foods can increase gout: Limit your beer to no more than 3 drinks per week ... Read More »