Health Benefits of Carrots

Throughout history many cultures have realized the medicinal and health benefits of carrots. Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene—the compound that gives carrots their rich orange colour.     – Source of Vitamins and Minerals: Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium and Dietary Fiber. – Carrots contain a

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Beta-carotene for super vision!

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that is red-orange in pigment and can be found in colourful fruits and vegetables such as Carrots, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Tomatoes and Pumpkin. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol) which is essential for healthy skin, our immune system, eye health. Vitamin A is a

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‘To Ghee or Not to Ghee – That is the Question!’

By Baghael Kaur Since the 1940’s-1950’s in North America, saturated fat has gotten a bad wrap, particularly for it’s role in heart disease. This was despite the fact that total butter consumption fell during the early 20th century, parallel to an increase in heart disease. Many of the early studies

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How to Incorporate Omega 3’s into a Vegetarian Diet

How to Incorporate Omega 3’s into a Vegetarian Diet Omega-3’s are essential polyunsaturated fats, which means that your body is unable to make it on its own and must get it from the food you eat. There is strong evidence that omega-3’s play a crucial role in boosting brain health,

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Reasons to Love Potatoes

Reasons to Love Potatoes Health gurus of low carb diets often give potatoes a bad rap however; potatoes are packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants. Potatoes are a rich source of vitamin B and C, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron. Did you know that potatoes were eaten in the 19th

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5 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 Fatty Acids is a nutrient that is often overlooked as an essential vitamin for our health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal bodily functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies

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Volunteer of the Month: February 2015: Tony

This month, our team would like to congratulate Tony for earning the ‘Volunteer of the Month’! Not a single shift has gone by where Tony has not lent a helping hand to our beloved clients and team of volunteers. He has gone above and beyond to ensure our clients are being

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Six Hidden Health Benefits of Cherries

By: Natasha Turner, ND. Originally published on Huffingtonpost.ca With a wide range of health benefits, cherries — and more specifically, tart cherries — are an oft-overlooked superfoods. But whether it’s insomnia, joint pain or belly fat you’re dealing with, cherries may be just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why. Cherries

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