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Lovin’ Legumes!


The OMNIHeart Diet, a newer version of the “Mediterranean diet” advocates for the consumption of legumes 5 days out of the week.  Legumes include, dry peas, dry beans, lentils and chickpeas and PEANUTS! Though many people associate green beans, green peas, and soybeans with legumes, they are in fact not related. The major difference between legumes […]

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Where’s the beef!?


We’ve mentioned before that Beef can be an important source of iron but many Canadians find it too expensive to buy on a regular basis and this has only become more of an issue in recent years. There are many reasons why meat (eg. Beef) is more expensive than other products. Cows are big. They […]

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Tuuu much tuna!


So- tuna was on sale this week. Now when something with a long shelf life goes on sale that means you buy! I’m not talking just a few cans….I mean you buy out the store. (don’t be fooled there are plenty of cans hiding behind these two stacks!) Then there is the question of how […]

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Pumping up the Iron!


Iron is one of the most common deficiencies when it comes to vitamins and minerals, often as a result of blood loss or poor absorption.Low iron can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness so it’s important to ensure your diet contains enough! When it comes to iron in food there are two different […]

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Smarter Snacking


Many people can relate to what I like to call the “3 o’clock rumble phenomenon”. You’re sitting at your desk, or wandering the grocery aisles and all of the sudden your tummy starts to rumble and you grab the first thing in sight- be it a fruit or a chocolate bar or cookie (or the […]

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The whole deal on Whole Grains


There seems to be a hierarchy in the nutrition realm of bread products. Whole wheat products trump white, while Whole grain products are the king of them all. But there is quite a large difference between whole wheat and Whole grain- though they are often confused for the same thing. There are three parts of […]

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CalciYUM!


As adults, we are often telling children to make sure they get enough Calcium to help them build strong bones. While it’s true that peak bone growth happens during the child and adolescent years (making Calcium an important part of childhood nutrition) the story doesn’t end here. Calcium is best known for its role in […]

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Winter Blues? Running Shoes!


Now that Summer is over, many of us plan to spend as much time as possible sitting on the couch under a warm blanket. During the summer months, many of us are active in many ways that we don’t consider “exercise”. A summer walk with the family doesn’t seem like hard work, and swimming in […]

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