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Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

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You’re at a dinner party and you’re paying attention to your liquid calories. Do you order the wine or the beer?

Coca Cola and Pepsi uses a chemical called 4-methylimidazole (pronounced methee-limi-dazzle), a known animal carcinogen in their colas to give it the brown color. It’s made by heating sugar with ammonia and sulphites at high temperatures which produces an industrial chemical.

Coca Cola's Caramel Colouring

Have you noticed lately that every other person seems to have a gluten intolerance? This is not an allergy but undigested gluten found in wheat and other grains, which causes fatigue, intestinal discomfort and nutritional deficiencies. Just a decade ago, gluten-intolerance levels were at 1 in 2500 worldwide. Today, it’s at 1 in 133. There has also been a 61% increase in gluten free foods in the past year. I came across an excellent website called


    Thank you Rose!

How super market savvy do you think you are? Let’s find out:

You’ve heard the term “shocking vegetables”? Not to worry no electricity involved! It involves plunging your blanched , briefly cooked vegetables into ice water until no longer warm. This will stop the cooking and keep the color and crispness if not serving immediately or wishing to serve cold.

Don’t be fooled by health food imposters, those foods that appear healthy but are not:

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    Dulce Tappe

    so cute and straightforward!!

White asparagus, “the king of vegetables” is available from April to June. It’s white since it’s grown underground out of the sun. It has a sweet flavour and is more tender than the green asparagus.

Want to impress your guests by being a better chef? Here are some techniques:

You may prevent, control and reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 by including certain foods in your diet that are high in fibre, omega fatty acids, complex carbs, 100 % whole grains and specific vitamins:

Superfoods To Fight Diabetes Type 2

A new look for the Art of Living Well

No matter how you spend your day, a sharp mind is necessary for success! So what are some great foods for breakfast?

We are bombarded with tricks and tips on how to lose weight quickly. For instance:

If you suffer mood swings and excess stress look at what you’re eating. Many foods lack important nutrients, healthy fats and have high amounts of sugar and dangerous fats:

There are certain foods, that we think are healthy but actually can wreck our moods. Read the article for examples.

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    Marsha Olejniczak

    Exquisite shot!

More than 50% of Canadians don’t get enough Magnesium in their diets which may increase the risk of stokes. A stroke occurs every 10 minutes in Canada. Strokes can be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, weight and stress. Click to read the benefits of magnesium, how much the daily recommendation is and some foods to eat to increase your magnesium intake.

The Jewish holiday of Passover starts April 6th It’s a holiday that revolves around tradition, history, family, food and more food. Not a healthy diet for the 8 days – large portions of fatty meat, oil, eggs, non dairy hydrogenated whipped cream and lots of chicken smaltz, other wise known as fat. Let’s lighten up with these alternatives!