5 Tips to Start a Small Vegetable Garden

Most of us know that the sweet flavour and nutritiously vibrant colour of garden-fresh vegetables far outweighs anything found in a store. And, of course, growing your own saves money: a $2 tomato plant can provide 5 kilograms of tomatoes over the season. Nurturing a vegetable garden can also be...

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Edible Flowers!

Everyday salads become special-occasion works of art with a simple addition of fresh flower petals. But their colourful table appeal isn’t the only advantage to harvesting some of your garden florals. They are high in many nutrients. The vivid colours of edible flowers signal antioxidants. Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) contain flavonoids, and...

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Worried about radiation from X-rays? Drink tomato juice.

Most of us have heard about the high antioxidants in tomatoes, especially in tomato sauce, paste and juice. A May 2017 study from Japan tested tomato’s phytonutrient power. Researchers wanted to find out the effect of tomato juice on the DNA damage and oxidative stress caused by exposure to X-rays. These...

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ARE ORGANIC FOODS BETTER FOR YOU?

Before this review done in March 2017, there was no published long-term, large-scale research comparing effects of organic vs. conventional diets on chronic diseases or general health. This UK-Norway partnered review wanted to find out to what extent eating organics might affect us so it compared many recent international studies. The...

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FIVE TIPS TO KEEP BONES HEALTHY

Many bone health articles promote the most obvious factors to increasing bone mineral density such as getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Here are five tips that you may not have heard before: 1. Drink Less Soda Pop. Although studies have not conclusively found that the carbonation in beverages “leaches calcium...

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7 Step Deprivation-Free Detox

“Detox” and “delicious” aren’t usually words found in the same sentence. But Master Cleanses and Kombucha concoctions aside, it is possible to clean up your diet without taking drastic measures or giving up flavourful food. To get your diet on-track, you do need to make conscious, mindful choices from breakfast...

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Raw Phyto Protein Recipe

Raw Phyto Protein RecipeIn a Blender:Two Scoops of Creamy Vanilla Protein Powder3 very ripe bananas16 Oz of Almond-coconut milk2 tbls of Raw whole coconut certified Organic Coconut paste1 tbls of Hemp oil1 cup of ice cubes½ cup PecansMakes two 500 ml cups   Lower Calorie Raw Phyto Protein Recipe  In...

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Can Multivitamins Prevent Stiff Arteries?

We all know that taking a multivitamin is a quick and easy way to top up nutrients that help prevent disease. And we know that stiff arteries, or arteriosclerosis, might increase risks of having a heart attack. But a 2017 study wanted to find out if taking certain vitamins –...

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5 Ways to Put Spring in Your Step

According to the dictionary, having spring in your step means that you “walk energetically in a way that shows you are feeling happy.” If your energy and mood haven’t kept pace with the arrival of spring, you need a perk up. Here are 5 quick tips to re-energize body and mind...

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