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Healthy Eating Blog: Cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat

Healthy Eating Blog: Cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat
Despite the not-so-great reputation that cholesterol has had, we actually need cholesterol as our bodies use it to make hormones but if our cholesterol levels get too high, it can raise our risk of heart disease. Our bodies make most of the cholesterol that we need, and the rest comes from food. We now know that dietary cholesterol, which is... Read More

Rambling On: Playing While I Learn

Rambling On: Playing While I Learn
I often post my artwork online. I’m no pro but I’m having fun learning and discovering what I can and cannot do.  I have sometimes been called brave as I try so many things but really, I don’t see the point of just doing what I am already good at. For instance, when I discover I’m having a problem rendering... Read More

Rambling On: Merrickville Library Adult Art Workshop

Rambling On: Merrickville Library Adult Art Workshop
Last month I saw an ad in the local newsletter that offered something to do with adult art at the library. There has often been art for children, but this was the first time I’d ever seen anything for adults being offered there. I e-mailed the library to get more information and sign up. The librarian got back to me... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Physical activity and heart health.

Healthy Eating Blog: Physical activity and heart health.
Why is it important to be physically active, especially during the winter months? Being active improves our mood, helps us manage stress, and also manages our heart health. While this is important all year, the winter months present a unique challenge; when someone is not physically active at least once or twice a week, and then they perform a vigorous... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 4 Ancient Grains

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 4 Ancient Grains
Ancient grains are exactly what their name implies. They are grains that have been planted and harvested for thousands of years. Certain ancient grains are not grains at all but are actually seeds or grasses. Some examples of ancient grains are: amaranth, barley, buckwheat, millet, quinoa and spelt. The connectedness of the world today allows us to learn more about... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 3 Seeds

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 3 Seeds
Seeds are the third trend in food and nutrition for 2017. This includes chia, flax, hemp, poppy, sesame and sunflower seeds, just to name a few. These small but mighty seeds are packed full of nutrients like essential amino acids, calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, fibre and phytochemicals. Seeds may help to improve cardiovascular, digestive, immune and bone health. Recently there’s... Read More