Get your fruit and veggies on! Today it’s easier than ever to have year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to the availability of seasonal produce and farmers markets, as well as national and local supermarkets who import fresh fruits and vegetables from around the globe, all year long. Despite the ready access […]
Many Canadians fall short on their fruit and vegetable consumption for a variety of reasons. I am on an ongoing mission to improve the access, enjoyment and regular consumption of fresh veggies and fruit. Please help me spread the word!
How many people fall short on their fruit and vegetable consumption?
According to the latest Canadian Community Health Survey in 2013 for all ages, 66% of males and close to 53% of females in Canada do not consume fruits and vegetables five times or more per day. While the survey doesn’t track the quantity of fruits and veggies consumed, it would be no surprise that it would be hard to consume enough produce if you are not grazing on them frequently throughout the day. …READ MORE
What should I eat? BMW – Balanced meals work Listen to my QR77 Radio Program here Every monday at 4:15pm on QR77 Radio join me and Angela Kokott host of Calgary Today with our segment “You are what you eat” to get the goods on healthy eating. If you missed my segments I will be […]
By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. You know that eating more veggies and fruit is good for your health. You have also probably heard that produce can contain pesticide residues and wondered about the safety of these. The debate on choosing organic versus conventionally grown vegetables and fruit can be summarized by examining […]
There are many different ways to lose or main- tain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and veg- etables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy one. Helping control your weight is not the only benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables. Diets rich in fruits and […]