Posts Tagged ‘eat to win’

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Rapini Shine

 

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Rapini is one of our favourite leafy greens, and especially in winter, when a diet packed with vitamins and minerals is especially important, eating the right stuff is an absolute must.  But unless you are a serious connoisseur of bitter, do not attempt to eat rapini on its own. In order to truly become a fan of this this amazing cruciferous veggie you need to dress it up a little bit. And there is one ingredient that really makes it sing… Continue »



We Are What We Eat: Calcium

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It’s important to remember that we are made of the elements of this earth, and we get those elements into our bodies by eating. Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the earth’s crust, and it is also the fifth most abundant element in our oceans, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it is also the fifth most abundant metal by mass in our bodies, and is an essential element for every living organism. In Hollywood, the Fifth Element may be love, but in the rest of the world, it’s calcium.

When we hear the word calcium we automatically think of bones and teeth. And milk. We know that these are related, milk bones and teeth, we know that bones-and teeth- are made mostly of calcium, and therefore we should make sure that we get enough of it. And milk is a good source of calcium, so drink lots of it. It’s that simple, right? Well, sort of.
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Let’s Get Freekeh

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Nutritionists are almost unanimous when it comes to espousing the health benefits of whole grains. So today let’s talk about one of the healthiest whole grains out there – freekeh.

Unlike refined flours, whole grains have their germ, endosperm and bran intact, providing fibre, plant protein, complex carbohydrates,  fats and oils and a multitude of  vitamins and minerals.    Continue »