Water – The Forgotten Nutrient

  Tips for Success Drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water daily. Develop a timetable for your water intake, e.g. by noon, you should have had 4 cups/1 litre. Flavour water with a slice of orange, lemon or lime. Watch coffee, tea and alcohol – they induce water loss. Remember, for every 2 […]

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Make Commitments, Not Resolutions!

If you have made a ‘resolution’ to eat better and lose weight this year, I applaud you.  However, may I encourage you to go the distance – take the approach of “Taking Charge of Your Health!”  Make a commitment to change!  Many people who have decided to lose weight go looking for a ‘diet’ instead […]

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Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies

Historically, most of us gain weight during the holidays.  The holiday ‘noshing’ season starts when you start snacking on those miniature chocolate bars from Halloween and, sometimes, it doesn’t stop until you’ve licked the red stripes off the last candy cane on the tree.  Everywhere you turn, there are more ‘goodies’ to seduce your taste […]

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Eating to Boost Immunity

Immune Function  The immune system is the body’s defence against infection.  The system is needed not only to fight off viruses or bacterial infections, but also to destroy cancer cells in the early stages of the disease.  Strengthen your immune system with a well-balanced and varied diet of fresh foods.  Getting enough protein is absolutely […]

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Your Waist-to-Hip Ratio Affects Your Health

If you are more than 30 pounds/13.5 kg overweight, you are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke.  Shape is also an important factor.  Excess weight around your middle (waist, abdomen and upper body) puts you at even greater risk than if you are generally overweight.  Your risk can be determined by your waist-to-hip […]

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Brown Rice Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto - Gluten-free

Summer Salads & Fat

What is a salad? That may seem like a silly question but it isn’t.  During the summer we often have salad as a main meal which can be very beneficial to our weight loss/management efforts. However, it can also be dangerous if you are not aware of the other foods in the salad.  Eating salad […]

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Juices – The good, the bad, and the Junk!

The best that there is! It would be hard to design a better food than fruit.  No fat, cholesterol, or sodium.  Lots of fibre, taste, and (usually) vitamins.  And it may help reduce the risk of cancer. Except for the fibre, fruit juice, has the same advantages.  In fact, Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating […]

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BBQ Success

Enjoy barbecued meat? Avoid overeating by grilling the whole meal – vegetables, corn, squash, yams, and of course the meat! Use the same marinade (in separate containers to avoid cross-contamination) for added taste! Enjoy!

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Cooking with Winsome Episode – #6

Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Cake Today I am with Chef Edrian Lejano of Bistro Narra join us as we prepare a honey-herb glazed chicken breast, apple quinoa salad with green bean and tomato sauté.

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Cooking with Winsome Episode – #5

Today I am with Franz Hochholdinger Owner and Operator of Apricot Tree Café and Bistro Narra
preparing a delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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