White Sugar VS Maple Syrup

According to Canadian Sugar Institute, estimated sugar consumption in Canada is 12 – 13 teaspoons a day, and this is substantially below US consumption by about one-third. These are staggering numbers, and are the cause of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, tooth decay, candida and cancer, and sadly this includes children   Refined white sugar […]

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Why Ginger Should Be Your Best Friend

As we round the corner of flu season, it’s time to talk about ginger. Ginger is not only a prime ingredient in some of your favorite dishes (check out our Asian Winter Salad with Maple Ginger Chicken and our Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette) it is also one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet. Health & […]

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Everyday Struggles Gluten Free People Deal With

Many people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle, unlike fad diets people suffering from gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease must follow these diets. Following a gluten free diet can be difficult because gluten is in almost all processed foods making it very difficult to eat in restaurants, going to parties and even visiting families. Here are […]

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Going Gluten-Free: Starting Your Journey

Going gluten-free can be overwhelming. Gluten is in most of the food products that we consume in North America, and can be daunting to sort out what is safe from what is not. If you are starting the journey, it may be tempting to only “cut-back” on gluten. However, with gluten, it is important to […]

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3 Reasons to Incorporate Quinoa into Your Diet

Quinoa is one of the most well rounded foods we have in our grocery stores today.  It is so nutritious and so easy to grow that some scientists have even considered trying to grow it in anti-gravity conditions in space, to provide astronauts with a way to extend their food supply.  Quinoa is truly a […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar And Health

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and non-health related uses, commonly referred to as ACV. In cooking, you can substitute ACV for almost any other vinegar because of it’s mild flavour which has a hint of apple. For those that lead a natural and as chemically free life as possible, ACD can be used […]

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Clean Eating and Gluten Free Diet

Clean eating means to eat food the way nature intended. It is not a diet, it is consuming and preparing food in its most natural state. By consuming clean food, your body will stay energized and keep burning calories effectively all day long   For those that suffer from gluten sensitivity or have Celiac Disease […]

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Why Chickpeas Should Be Your Best Friend This Winter

If you are looking for a great source of gluten-free, vegetarian protein, the legume family is the way to go. This means that peas, lentils, and, especially, chickpeas are a great healthy option to help your body stay at its best this winter. Chickpeas are high in protein, calcium, and fibre, meaning they help keep […]

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How To Recover After Gluten Exposure

Despite all the improvements in the gluten-free marketplace, one thing hasn’t changed, there is always a possibility of being exposed to gluten. When you eliminate gluten from your diet, re-exposure may lead to unpleasant reaction when you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Some people find that they may recover within few days others with […]

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