Organic vs conventional, which is better? There has never been a time when how food is grown and the type of food you eat has been more heavily debated. Here are some considerations when it comes to addressing some of the most common questions about organic food: In Canada, there are strict requirements by the Canadian […]
Our Favourite Things – Fresh Picked Berries There is nothing sweeter than fresh wild blueberries on my morning cereal at the lake. This year, the blueberries in Northern Saskatchewan are a bumper crop. They are everywhere in the forest and the biggest I’ve seen yet. I’ve picked enough to snack on, make a pie, and […]
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
With so many foods in the produce aisle to choose from, you might be wondering which are best. If you are a nutrition geek or foodie who enjoys comparing the differences between popular produce, here is the rundown:
By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. Have you ever wondered what nutrients are in your garden, local farmers market, and produce section? Read on for more information about some of the benefits in veggies and fruit grown locally. Proper nutrition can help… Enhance your energy & stamina Manage a healthy weight Improve your […]