Food and Nutrition

Try these super brain boosters

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Omega-3 fatty acid. Acids like ALA, EPA and DHA play an important role in the human body, with some studies showing a link between the latter two and positive effects on slowing cognitive decline, such as memory and thinking skills, in older adults. But since the body doesn’t produce them on their own, we have to
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Make your pasta better with beans

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Adding beans to pasta dishes is a great way to increase protein — without increasing fat. This fresh linguini dish from the Ontario Bean Growers is packed with protein and fibre to leave you feeling full longer. Linguine with White Beans and Vegetables Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: •
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A sweet treat with a healthy twist

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

Enjoy a fibre-rich treat made with protein-packed adzuki beans. The light, creamy texture is complemented perfectly by the dense chocolate flavour, making this recipe from Ontario Bean Growers worth a try. Adzuki Bean Fudge Prep time:  20 minutes Cook time: 2 hours, 45 minutes Yield: 32 squares Ingredients: • ¾ cup (175 mL) dried adzuki
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What healthy fats are and how to get them

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Fats are essential for good health and an important part of any diet. Studies show that the right kinds can help maximize your metabolism, protect against heart disease, speed nutrients through your body and even improve vitamin intake. But not all fats are the same, so it’s important to choose the right type. In popular
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Three tips to make going plant-based easy

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Switching from a conventional diet to a plant-based one may seem daunting, but with just a few simple changes, you’ll be eating healthier, more satisfying foods before you know it. A plant-based diet can have multiple health benefits, including reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increased energy and better blood sugar levels. It can also be
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Lighten up summer meals with veggie noodles

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

The secret to changing up your meals while keeping them light and healthy is vegetable noodles. Zucchini, beet or squash varieties are a great, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta and add more veggies to your diet and colour on your plate. Made with Bertolli pasta sauce and inspired by the simplicity of Tuscan cooking, this
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Three small tips to save big on organic

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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Grill time

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

Try this flavourful pork dish for your next barbecue Looking for that perfect cut of meat to serve at your next outdoor party? This delicious recipe features a pork loin roast made with classic maple and apple flavours. “Maple and miso are a real power couple when it comes to the marriage of sweet and
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Health benefits of eating more beans

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

When you hear “superfood,” you may think avocados, blueberries or kale. But something you need to add to the list is beans, one of the most nourishing foods available. They’re an excellent energy source and can help fight cancer and heart disease. Learn more about the health benefits of versatile beans: Protein. When matched with
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Sweeten up your life with beans

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

You know you should eat more beans, but you’d rather save room for dessert. With this delectable bean pudding with butterscotch sauce from the Ontario Bean Growers you can do both. Sweetening the deal is that it contains 10g of protein and 4.7g of fibre per serving. Bean Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce Prep time: 20
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