Beat the heat with these ‘healthy’ drinks

The term “healthy’ is rather subjective and relative when it comes to alcohol. Although most alcohol will have some antioxidant benefits if consumed very moderately, it contains calories and too much is definitely not good. Also, many mixes add calories. The warm weather inspires us to look and feel better as we spend more time […]

Give a little love to your liver

Spring has arrived, ushering in longer days, warmer temperatures and a sense of renewal and optimism. For many, this change of season also brings with it a desire to make a fresh start in our health and well-being for the year ahead. There is no better place to begin to refresh your body than by […]

Pets needs resolutions, too

Coming off some over indulgence during the holiday season and entering a new year is a time when many of us promise ourselves that we will eat better and get more exercise. While our pets are obviously not concerned with making their own resolutions, as owners it is a good time to take a look […]

2016 is the year of the pulses

It’s about time – and long overdue – but finally, after years of being overlooked, the small but mighty beans that we often refer to as pulses have been spotlighted for their amazing nutritional attributes. What is most impressive is that these dried seeds from the legume family, including chickpeas, lentils, dried beans and peas, […]

Juice a great way to get more fruits and veggies

There is no way to sugar coat it… we need to eat more fruits and vegetables.   Canada’s food guide suggests that we consume seven to 10 servings daily for optimum health and research shows that we are falling short of the quota. Not surprisingly, the issue for many people is incorporating that many servings into […]