The Health Benefits of Oats

Oats are a type of cereal grain that most of us know of as oatmeal or rolled oats. They are a highly nutritious food containing a number of compounds beneficial to our health.

What makes them so good? Read more of this post

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Chia Seeds – What’s the Big Deal?

Nutrition, just like fashion goes through different trends. Food trends. As new research becomes available, manufacturing technology advances and culture and society changes, the ‘what’s hot’ in the nutrition world changes too. Read more of this post

The Psychology of Chocolate Consumption

What is it about that simple, brown, boring looking little block that makes people fall all over themselves?

Seriously! Chocolate, could take over the world if it wanted – it has so much control! The effect it has on us, especially us women, seems to be quite profound.

I have heard that some people “can’t live without chocolate” or are “addicted to chocolate”.  Others are “in love with chocolate”, are in a “serious relationship with chocolate” and it “beats any man”. For some chocolate is “better than sex” and still others find that “no matter what happens, chocolate will make it all better”. My personal favourite is: Read more of this post

High Folate Meals and Snacks

Are you getting enough folate in your diet? It’s really important that you do, especially if you are planning on becoming pregnant. Folate intake should be adequate prior to conception to decrease the risk of neural tube defects. For more information on folate and it’s role in the body please see my fact sheet on Folate.

Here are 7 high folate meals and snacks for your eating pleasure! Read more of this post