Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes: Study

Do you have a family history of Type 2 diabetes? Then visit the below link to read about an interesting study that looks at how increasing your intake of flavonoids (naturally found in berries as well as some other foods) can reduce your risk. For great recipe ideas to help you add berries to your.. read more →

5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Family

When good eating and exercise habits are formed at home, they can last a lifetime. Use these techniques to teach your children the importance of staying active and eating nutritious (and great-tasting!) food. Good foods in; bad foods out. Start simple. When kids are young, you have the advantage because they eat at least half.. read more →

Blueberries Brain Boosting Power

BC BLUEBERRIES OFFER BRAIN BOOSTING POWER – BC Blueberry Council Press Release (The research linking blueberries to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease is surprisingly strong) (Vancouver, B.C.) – Among the many changes that come with aging, memory loss is one that is feared the most. But if we take steps early enough, it’s far.. read more →

Back to School Breakfast Raspberry Smoothie

Start your children’s morning out right with this quick, easy and healthy breakfast smoothie that you’ll all enjoy. Ingredients ½ cup (125 mL) old-fashioned oats 1½ cups (375 mL) orange juice 2 large, ripe bananas, peeled 1 cup (250 mL) frozen Snowcrest Raspberries 2 tbsp (15 mL) honey or to taste 1 cup (250 mL).. read more →

What is the link between breakfast and a healthy heart?

Start your day right!  The following article was found on BBC’s website.  You may consider letting people who skip breakfast know why it may not be such a good idea to do so.  Remember it can be as easy as a smoothie in the morning.  For great smoothie ideas check out our smoothie recipes. Breakfast.. read more →

Getting more vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against colds and fighting depression. The good news is that most people get enough vitamin D, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). However, if you don’t spend enough time in the sun or if your.. read more →

The Amazing Health Benefits of Rhubarb

Rhubarb is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is important to help support a healthy immune system. It is high in dietary fiber which helps to maintain regularity within the digestive system, and is a good source of calcium. Rhubarb dates back to 2700 BC where it was grown and used in China for.. read more →

Berry Research for Oral Health

US: Berry research for oral health Researchers have once again been delving into the potential health giving qualities of fruits – berries on this occasion. They have been exposing extracts from berries to human saliva. The idea is to ascertain which of them can best withstand the exposure and, therefore, make it beyond the mouth.. read more →

Schools and Physical Activity

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is making great efforts to assist Canadians in making better, healthier choices.  This article speaks on the importance of physical activity in young children and youth. Article found on heartandstroke.com read more →

Be Heart Aware

Did you know that February is Heart Awareness Month?  Did you also know that one in three women will die from heart disease? And that 80 percent of heart disease is preventable? Here are some great tips on cooking for your Heart. Article found on Eat Right Ontario.com 28 Cooking Tips for Heart Month Get ready to eat better.. read more →