Eat Well Blog

Put Potatoes on your plate!

Put Potatoes on your plate!

Put Potatoes On Your Plate   The lowly potato has gotten a bad rep. Many of us steer clear of potatoes, assuming that they are a fattening starch, or “bad carb”. The truth is, the potato is a powerhouse of good nutrients and dietary antioxidants, which help fight age-related diseases....

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Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Foods to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure   After your blood pressure check, the first thing your doctor might ask you is, "how much salt do you eat?" Great question, as salt is the easiest culprit in our diets. The problem is that most of us haven't got a clue what the answer is to that...

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Eating Less Sugar for Better Health

Eating Less Sugar for Better Health

Eating Less Sugar for Better Health We know that eating too much sugar can cause or contribute to a lot of health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, elevated blood pressure, certain types of cancers, stroke, gallbladder and liver disorders, respiratory problems, and more. The first thing to...

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The Health Benefits of Lemons

The Health Benefits of Lemons

Health Benefits of Lemons The sharp, clean scent of lemons gives a hint of the wealth of positive benefits hidden inside. They contain vitamins C, B6, A, E, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, coppe,r calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, folate, and some protein. Lemons also contain...

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Safe Food Storage

Safe Food Storage

 Safe Food Storage   One of the most persistent myths about refrigerated food is that if it smells okay, it's okay to eat it. Wrong. Lots of food can go bad without even a whiff of decay, and can cause you serious and even life-threatening food-borne illness. Refrigeration doesn't...

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Carbs- What Should I Be Eating?

Carbs- What Should I Be Eating?

 Carbs- What Should I Be Eating?     There are some “diets” that have gained notoriety in the last several years that suggest we avoid carbohydrates. But carbs-as-evil is a huge misconception. Carbs are the gas in your gas tank! They are essential for boosting energy and improving...

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Cruciferous Veggies

Cruciferous Veggies

 Cruciferous Veggies             When planning a lunch or dinner, we all tend to choose from a small group of vegetables – the tried and true that we know well. Some of the most popular vegetables in Canada include potatoes, lettuce, onions, and...

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How much sodium do we need?

How much sodium do we need?

 How Much Sodium Do We Need?     Salt is one of the most common sources of flavour in our food, and is found in virtually everything we eat. Overconsumption of sodium is a major factor in our self-inflicted poor health.  Health Canada reports that the average Canadian takes...

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A Grocery Inventory

A Grocery Inventory

Grocery Inventory    First, write down every category of food in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. You'll have a list that includes things like meat, fish, dairy, vegetables, (fresh, frozen and canned) grains and pasta, breads, condiments, etc. Next, create an inventory...

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Myths and Misconceptions About Fat

Myths and Misconceptions About Fat

Myths and Misconceptions About Fat   What exactly is fat anyway? First, the fat we take in through food is made up of lipids or fatty acids, and it comes in various forms, ranging from liquid oil, such as olive oil, to solid, such as hydrogenated margarine and shortening. However, the fat in...

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