Healthy quinoa recipes
“Eat it. It’s good for you.” These words struck fear into my eight-year-old heart. That means it’s gross, because otherwise they’d have said to eat it because it’s yummy. Though I’ve left childhood behind me, when it comes to food, I suspect none of us have ever really let this youthful logic go. Take quinoa (keen-wah) for example….
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Boost immune system
Even though the snow never amounted to much at my house this winter, my family was buried under drifts of illness for what seemed like months — just as one of us got over a cold, someone else would get a stomach bug, or the flu, or an ear infection. I will spare you the details,…
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Food vs. Food: Potatoes

Monday, 13 March 2017 by
favorite potato dishes
Potato, po-tah-toe, Yukon Gold, Idaho Russet, waxy, starchy…there are so many types of potato that it’s easy to get them mashed up in our heads. So we put them eye to eye to see how these spuds stack up against each other, nutritionally and in your favorite dishes.

Round 1: Regular Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

Nutrient-wise,…
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Are you eating too much sodium?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 by
Are you eating too much sodium?
If you’re a self-diagnosed sugar addict like me, I have bad news for you. You’re probably a salt addict too. You may be wondering how this is possible, especially if you always choose sweet over salty. But the fact is, 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium. That’s why I spoke with registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Janelle Eligon-Ketchum of Nutrition Unlimited….
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Should you go vegan?

Monday, 28 November 2016 by
Thinking of starting a plant-based diet? We asked a registered dietician how to go vegan the healthy way.
There are certainly plenty of reasons to go vegan. But is it the best choice for you? We asked John Rickards, a local registered dietitian and personal trainer, why you should — or shouldn’t — go vegan, how to make it last, and what his secret ingredient is for whipping up vegan baked goods.

Can a vegan diet be healthy?

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Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Simple dietary changes mean big health benefits

Food is a great source of pleasure, a shared cultural touchstone, and the center of many traditions. The good news is, enjoying food and eating healthy are not mutually exclusive; it’s possible to do both. When you make the right choices, your taste buds and your body will thank you….
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Eat like a man - is men's nutrition all it's cracked up to be?
When it comes to eating right, men can make a lot of wrong decisions. I’ve spent a good stretch of my life blissfully uneducated about men’s health and nutrition, and making questionable choices. I’m not proud of this, but I’ve: Gone long periods without consciously eating fruits or vegetables. I believe it was the 1990s. Eaten things on a dare….
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