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the versatile mango

The versatile mango

Mangos are an extremely versatile fruit. They are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!

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Dietitian Health Tip: Shop the perimeter

Shop the perimeter of the grocery store – this is where you will find all the whole foods that are the foundation of a healthy balanced diet. Up and down the rows is where you will find all of the tempting extras. When you must venture into this zone, make sure you have a list […]

Dietitian Health Tip - Your body needs carbs to operate

Dietitian Health Tip: Your body needs carbs to operate

Your body needs carbs to operate efficiently. You can meet your daily requirement with 3 pieces of fruit and 2-3 cups of dairy.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake

Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black).

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Quiz: Eat smart to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Jicama Blueberry Green Salad

Jicama or “Yambean”, is a Mexican root vegetable with a waxy outer peel. When spiced, as it has been in this recipe, it tastes like an apple but less sweet.

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DASH towards a healthier you

“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

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Feed your body to prevent cancer

There is no ‘magic food bullet’ that will stop cancer in its tracks. However, research has identified key nutrition steps that you can start taking now that will help prevent cancer.

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Strawberries With Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

Here is a light dessert that will be a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium, and also contain folic acid, magnesium. They are a great source of fibre too.

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How to get enough soluble fibre

Soluble fibre helps lower ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol; controls rises in blood sugar; and extends the feeling of fullness after eating to help control appetite.