(NC) When training as an elite endurance athlete,
grains are a crucial component in my diet. I include grains in my diet
for two essential reasons:
1. Energy. Grains are a source of
carbohydrate, which provide glucose that the body uses as energy during
exercise. Consequently, they are an absolute must for fuelling my
training, particularly for endurance events such a ....
(NC) Do you want to raise a foodie? If so, take note
that a child's palate is set around age three, making the food we feed
them during this time the most influential for their future eating
preferences. If you have a picky eater at home, odds are their eating
preferences include sugary condiments and sauces that are often paired
with fatty and not-so-nutritional foods. And they are not ....
(NC) You might not typically equate cornichons with
eating healthy, but the wee cucumbers pack a nutritional punch: low in
calories, fat and sugar, cornichons carry an impressive amount of
vitamin K, iron, folate, calcium, vitamin A and potassium. And it
doesn't end there; these little guys also help control blood pressure,
increase digestion, support bone growth and improve muscle build ....
(NC) Is your family eating “7 a day?” Studies show
that only two out of five Canadian children eat their recommended daily
intake of fruits and vegetables. An easy way to encourage the whole
family to consume more veggies is by serving them in different ways.
Grilling is a delicious way to increase veggie intake
in kids and adults alike, and prove how tasty veggies can be. Print
(NC) Most of us know that eating more produce will
help us avoid cancer and heart disease, but eating at least five daily
servings of fresh fruits and veggies can seem like a challenge.
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is the
country's largest health research platform. Through ongoing
questionnaires, the project is studying the dietary and lifestyle habits
of more than 300 ....
(NC) With warm weather on its way, there's never been
a better time to start planning your garden. To help you get started
this season, we asked Frank Ferragine, aka Frankie Flowers, for his
thoughts on top gardening trends this year.
Big pops of colour. Last year we saw
some contrast with loud hues married to more muted, pastel tones, but
this year is all about bright ....
(NC) Natural gas stoves and grills allow you to cook
with more even, direct and precise heat. It's easy to see why so many
top chefs prefer to cook with natural gas. Some benefits include energy
efficiency meaning lower energy bills, precise settings and temperature
control, instant heat, increased food safety and using a reliable
Here's a delicious meal that you can p ....
(NC) No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert
dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic
fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with
graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with
And for those of who do have a campfire, Tom
Filippou, executive chef for President's Choice cooking school, h ....
(NC) With Earth Day around the corner it's a good
time to think about how the food we eat impacts our environment. Many of
the reports predicting 2017 food trends put sustainable eating on the
list of things we will be looking for the most this year. We talked to
Sonya Fiorini, senior director of corporate social responsibility at
Loblaw for her top tips on eating sustainably.
(NC) We've all experienced the symptoms of a
post-vacation food hangover. Road trips, long flights and hotel stays
make it difficult to stick to a nutritious eating routine, while
overindulgence in sugary cocktails, greasy food or buffet fare doesn't
Fortunately, Nema McGlynn, registered dietitian at
Loblaws, believes vacations don't need to be synonymous with diet
(NC) Look up the positive effects of gardening and
you'll find a wealth of studies from educational and government
institutions that support its impact on your physical and mental
well-being. But it's not just adults who benefit from time in the
garden. It's a great way to spend time with your kids while teaching
them about biology, food and geology.
Here, garden guru Frank Ferragine, a ....
(NC) With Ramadan approaching, many Muslims are
getting ready for a month of fasting and special prayers. Fasting during
this time is important as it's meant to humble oneself, increase moral
discipline and serve as a reminder of the plight of those less fortunate
who live in hunger and deprivation. During this period, many will fast
from dawn until sunset.
Before dawn, Muslims eat the ....
(NC) Wine lovers and professional tasters at home and
abroad know Canadian wines rival the best in the world. Next time you
shop for wine, consider these reasons to go patriotic when choosing a
1. Take a tour. Take advantage of a
local winery near you. Most offer guided tours explaining their
production process and treat guests to tastings of their most-covet ....
As the risk of nuclear war continues rising by the day, iodine myths
abound on the internet. While iodine is very important for protecting
your thyroid and other organs from iodine-131, a dangerous radionuclide,
the zealous over-promotion of iodine has led many people to falsely
believe that iodine can protect them from ALL forms of radiation.
Not only is that false, it’s also dangerous ....
(NC) Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a
professional food taster? A dream job for many, an accomplished taster
continually explores a vast repertoire of foods, from artichokes to
zucchini and even old fashioned Canadian maple syrup.
Canada produces approximately 75 per cent of the
world's maple syrup, exporting it to 75 countries around the world.
Scientists from Agriculture ....
(NC) If your meals for work are starting to feel
bland, try a Canadian secret for zipping up sandwiches – mustard.
Homemade meals come to life with just a dash of the condiment.
Mustard is a staple crop for Canadian farmers. We export it all around the world – to Europe, the United States and Asia.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers are also
working with mustard growers an ....
(NC) Starting and growing a successful business
begins with a solid business plan and knowing your financing options.
For many farm business owners (especially young or new ones), getting
access to financing may be the most challenging aspect of making plans a
reality. But financing options are available.
The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program is about
supporting farmers ....
(NC) Money problems can strike anyone at any time -
especially in today's economy. Fortunately, if you're a farmer, there's a
way to help protect yourself against future disasters and the highs and
lows of farming.
A program called AgriStability works as a kind of
insurance for farmers, where they pay a relatively small fee to enroll
and can trigger a payment in a lower income year wh ....