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    Investigating ‘Immunity Boosting’ Claims

     

    “If you want to help support your immune system, crack open this bottle.”
    – Vitamin Water Defence (Vitamin C+Zinc)

    “The zinc helps to maintain immune system and function.”
    -Centrum ProNutrients Immunity

    ” Vitamin A maintains resistance to infection”
    -Swiss Natural Vitamin A Capsules

    Lentil Granola Bars – A Hidden Healthy Snack!

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    An undercover healthy product! This dish features a unique way to incorporate lentils into a snack. The pureed lentils acts to replace some of the oil content in the recipe – raising the protein, fibre and lowering the fat content! Enjoy these as part of your breakfast, a snack or a dessert.

    The No Meat Athlete

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    We typically view vegetarians and vegans as having a small body mass and lacking strength. This profile may make it difficult to picture vegetarians and vegans as high-performing athletes. However there are many famous vegetarian athletes: football player Joe Namath, boxer Mike Tyson and tennis player Venus Williams to name a few. Is it possible for an athlete maintain their muscle mass without eating meat? How can they meet their nutritional needs while being meat free?

    What Makes You Move? Motivation for Exercising

    Yesterday while driving home after working a very long day, I could not think of anything else I’d rather do than blow off some steam at the gym. Yes I was tired, but I felt like going for a hard run would make my day complete.  I started to ponder what my strongest motivators were for wanting to exercise. This then lead to a spiral of thoughts about motivation and physical activity.

    The Alkaline Diet – The pH Miracle?

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    Hollywood loves this diet. Otherwise known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet – it is claimed that it can help you lose weight and avoid conditions like arthritis and cancer. The theory is that some foods, like meat, wheat, refined sugar, and processed foods, cause your body to produce acid, which is bad for you. Is there truth to this?

    Sweet Potato Pita Pizza with Kale

    sweet potato pizzaThis combination is fantastic! On a whole wheat greek pita, I used a creamy sweet potato base  instead of tomato sauce and topped it off with some caramelized onion, kale and mozzarella cheese! A very inexpensive, quick and healthy vegetarian recipe! If you’re cooking for one person, make four at a time and use it for lunches that week or freeze for later.