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Inspiration Everywhere: Raw Beet Salad Recipe

Sorry for the break in posts – it’s been busy! We got back to Canada over a week ago, and our time has been filled with family, friends, pets…and laundry, un-packing, re-packing, errands and more laundry. We arrived at John’s cottage in Quebec on Saturday and I’ve been up to my eyeballs this week working […]

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Brain-Healthy Foods

Our “brain & nervous system are made out of essential fats, protein and phospholipids, all of which can be damaged by oxidants” (1). Oxidation is a chemical reaction that produces free radicals (2). When we are in contact with free radicals they can cause damage to our cells, and our brain. The main sources of […]

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What are Antioxidants?

Before I started my nutrition course I knew antioxidants were good for me, but I wasn’t exactly sure why or what they were. Basically, when something is classified as an “antioxidant” it prevents molecules from becoming oxidized or becoming free radicals. Free radicals are oxidized or unstable molecules with unpaired electrons. When they are in this […]

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What do you know about Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is probably one of the most well-known vitamins, but also comes with a few common misconceptions. Put a check-mark next to the points you think are true: 1. You can only take one dose of vitamin C/day 2. Vitamin C cures the common cold 3. The best source of vitamin C is from oranges […]

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