Tag: phytonutrients

Festive and Healthy Brazil Nut Loaf

  I’m not a fan of traditional Christmas Cake, so I modified this nut loaf recipe from its original version to make a healthy, Christmas treat. Now that the Christmas season is upon us, you can make this nut loaf instead of a traditional Christmas cake. I like this recipe because instead of traditional fruit …

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Super Green Parsley Pesto

Parsley

Herbs are more than just a garnish. A garnish is added to a meal for its flavour or visual appeal. I often think of parsley as just a decoration to a meat or cheese tray. Well, herbs are definitely more than decoration! Many herbs have been shown to have important anti-cancer and other medicinal properties. …

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Blueberries for Cancer Prevention

Blueberries, Anthocyanidins and the Cancer Cell

Blueberries are not only beautiful and delicious; they are partners in our fight against cancer. Much of the health benefit of blueberries is credited to a group of pigments called Anthocyanidins. These are responsible for blue, red, pink, mauve and orange colours in fruits and vegetables.  While we don’t know for sure how these work …

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Rooibos, The Red Tea

Homemade Spiced Chai Tea

The rooibos plant grows in South Africa. Botanically, it is a member of the legume family and has long skinny needles, like needles or broomsticks. In South Africa, when you make tea from these leaves it is called Bush Tea. Like black tea, red rooibos tea has been oxidized from its original green colour. But …

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Latest Antioxidant News

I recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This is a 4 day conference and expo hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is the worlds largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. During the event I attended several educational sessions and I am happy to report …

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