Category: Health

Go easy on the sugar


I have always consumed more sugar than I should. But after my last doctor’s visit, I find it paramount important to cut back on my sugar intake. My doctor told me to go easy on the sugar because my blood sugar was high. In other words, I am prediabetes. Therefore, If I continued on my

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Dried coconut


Native to the tropics, coconut is used to make several nutritious foods and beverages, from electrolyte-rich coconut water to zinc-rich coconut meat. At 187 calories per ounce, dehydrated, shredded coconut — also called desiccated coconut — provides you with energy to get you through the day. Dehydrated, shredded coconut makes for a healthful addition to

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Eat green


Vegetables, like fruits, are low in calories and fats but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All the Green-Yellow-Orange vegetables are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and vitamin K. As in fruits, vegetables too are home for many antioxidants. These health benefiting phyto-chemical compounds firstly; help protect

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Plums


There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of colors as the juicy sweet tasting plum. The plum season extends from May through October with the Japanese varieties first on the market from May and peaking in August followed by the European varieties in the fall. Plums belong to the Prunus genus of

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Avocado


Avocados have become the darling of the produce section in supermarkets and health food stores. They’re the go-to ingredient for guacamole dips at parties. And they’re also turning up in everything from salads and wraps to smoothies and even brownies. So what, exactly, makes this pear-shaped berry (yes, that’s right!) such a super food? Read more

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Garlic


Garlic — known to some as the stinking rose — is used by many cuisines around the world to add flavour to food, but it’s also been used as a natural medicinal ingredient for centuries, both in its fresh plant form and as a supplement. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/09/25/benefits-of-garlic_n_3990616.html