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Child Food Allergies

Child food allergies have increased since the 1990’s.    Previous recommendations delayed the introduction of common foods associated with allergies such as dairy for the first year, eggs until 2 years and nuts and fish until the age of 3.  Delaying potential allergens would give an infants immune system time ... Read More »

The Most Common Foods That Cause Food Sickness

Food sickness is more likely in the warmer months. Here are some things to watch out for: Chicken, beef, turkey and pork are more likely to contain Salmonella or E. Coli. Keep well refrigerated, look at the best before dates and cook completely. Surprisingly, vegetables and fruits can contain E ... Read More »

Rhubarb: The Mysterious Spring Fruit

Rhubarb is a mysterious plant that most people don’t know anything about. It’s actually a vegetables, but prepared like a fruit. Its best used in sauces and desserts. It looks like pinkish green celery. Look for fresh and crisp stalks without split ends. Trim the leaves since they have toxic ... Read More »

Myths About Your Microwave

97 % of homes have a microwave – but there are myths surrounding whether they kill nutrients in our food and emit radiation. Does the microwave kill nutrients? Any food exposed to heat results in some nutrients being lost, but no more than if the food is boiled, baked or ... Read More »

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 »