A Rainbow A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Fruits and Vegetables In Shopping CartApril showers bring May flowers.  And with the rain comes rainbows – which are just beautiful.  Another rainbow that is beautiful is a rainbow of nutritious and delicious food.

Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults consume between 7 and 10 portions of fruits and vegetables every day.  For many people this can present a challenge.  Whether it is lack of time, money, or availability many people are not getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily needed to maintain good health.

Your fruit and vegetable choices should include the entire spectrum of colours.  Dark green vegetables should be the predominant feature along with purples, oranges, reds, and yellows. A variety of fruit comes in dark crimson and blue and those nice dark colours are also an excellent source of antioxidants. (more…)

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Meatless Monday vs Meat On Monday

There is a movement spreading across the globe called “Meatless Monday” and more and more people are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact their food choices are making.

It seems the program first originated during the First World War when Americans were encouraged by the US Food and Drug Administration to reduce their consumption of key staples to help the war effort. (more…)

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Nutritional Supplements Are Important For Optimal Health

It’s estimated we are receiving only 40 percent of the nutritional value of food nowadays. Some reports suggest this is untrue while many reports go even farther by saying this figure is actually lower. In any case, unless you are fortunate enough to have a garden close by with organic fresh food you can harvest and eat on a daily basis, I believe the food available in the supermarket does indeed lack in nutrition. (more…)

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