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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

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

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 2 Reducing Food Waste

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 2 Reducing Food Waste
Food waste occurs when food that is safe and nutritious for us to eat is thrown out. Food can be wasted at any point in the supply chain, from producers to consumers. Worldwide, it’s estimated that 1/3 of all food produced is wasted. With increasing concerns over the environment and the planet’s ability to feed growing populations, reducing food waste... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 1 Plant-Based Proteins

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 1 Plant-Based Proteins
Plant-based proteins are foods that are rich in protein and come from a plant source. These foods are also called “meat alternatives” and include soy and soy products, nuts, seeds and legumes. Grains, like quinoa, are also a plant protein. Proteins are part of every cell in our bodies, and we need protein to build and repair our muscles and... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Being Active Through the Holidays

Healthy Eating Blog: Being Active Through the Holidays
My all-time favourite tip for being active through the holidays tip has to be to get outside and try something new! Enjoy the variety of weather that we are so lucky to experience here in Brockville! Why not explore one of the great local nature trails or plan an active get-together outdoors, such as ice-skating or snowshoeing, before your family’s... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Eating Mindfully Through the Holiday Season

Healthy Eating Blog: Eating Mindfully Through the Holiday Season
Eating mindfully and listening to our bodies’ hunger cues is something we should try to do year-round, but it can be particularly difficult during the holiday season with the change in our routines, all of the get togethers, and abundance of holiday treats! Mindful eating involves listening to the hunger and fullness cues that our bodies send to us throughout... Read More