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Could Your Health Issues Actually Be Due To Nutrient Deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health.   Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals.   In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at least 5 servings per day is linked with a reduced risk of various diseases, including several cancers and heart disease.  Link to: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-625-x/2017001/article/54860-eng.htm   However, with the overall lack of nutrient bioavailability due to things like:   adequate fruit and vegetable servings  soil depletion   over-processing of food  treated water  It’s no…

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Everything You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fats

There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past.    You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they?  What are Omega Fats? Do they all perform the same function in our bodies?  Omegas are a group of fatty acids known as Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9. They’re numerically named based on their chemical composition.    Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids (EFA’s). The body is capable of producing some fatty acids on its own, like Omega-9 – meaning…

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?   Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.   If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.  To start, they are both considered cruciferous vegetables related to each other in the Brassica family. This family of super plants also includes cauliflower, cabbage, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts.   These superfoods have a ton of nutrition, and other health-promoting compounds. They are relatively inexpensive and…

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Kelly

I started the Ten Weeks to Wow program in mid March and by the end of June I had lost 9 pounds. What I really liked about the program was that it didn’t just focus on losing weight. It centered around making nutritious food choices to help develop muscle, strong bones and prevent diseases. Each week Terri provided articles related to various health issues such as heart disease, cancer, vitamins, minerals, and additives/preservatives. Now I am constantly reading the list of ingredients not just the labels on foods. If your goal is to lose fat, I think one of the…

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