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The Power of Protein

The human body is made up of proteins – everything from the cells in your body, muscle, bones, skin and hair all contain protein. In many ways protein can be classified as the ‘building blocks of life’.

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A Balanced Meal for School Lunch

Ensuring our children eat a healthy, well balanced meal at lunch is vital to their school day, mood and productivity. That said, it’s not as hard as you may think to ensure your children actually enjoy their healthy lunches and receive all the nutrients and nourishment they need to get through the school day. We have provided some tips below on ways to prepare a well-balanced lunch for you children. Continue reading

5 Ancient Grains to Add to Your Diet Today

The wealth of ancient grains flooding the market can be really confusing; how do you cook them? Are they better or healthier than the grains I am more accustomed to? Ancient grains or heritage grains have been around for thousands of years. They can be more nutritious than corn or wheat, but only if they are organic whole grains or sprouted grains. Here are five ancient grains you can include in your diet today.

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Spelt is a popular ancient grain with a delicious nutty flavor that is easy to digest. Spelt is a wonderful source of fiber, folate, magnesium and selenium and has much lower levels of gluten. Continue reading

Know Your Ancient Grains: Spelt

Know your Ancient Grains: Spelt

Health Canada suggests that at least half the grains we consume each day should be whole. Unfortunately, thanks to the prevalence of processed foods, most of us consume processed grains and that results in poor nutrition, gluten intolerance and an intake of less fiber than our bodies need to function optimally. Give your body a boost by adding ancient grains like spelt to your daily diet.

Spelt is a whole grain that adds a nutty flavor and packs a wholesome punch. Although a distant cousin of wheat, spelt contains more fiber and Vitamin B17 than its more common counterpart. Rich in flavor and mineral content, spelt is a tasty grain that’s here to stay. Continue reading