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Tag: Drinks and Beverages

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Choosing Gluten Free Drinks

During the holiday season, opportunities for drinking one (or a few) drinks increase. These occasions can be a source of concern for people who follow a gluten-free diet because gluten can be hidden in alcoholic drinks! So, if you or any of your loved ones are suffering from celiac disease and should avoid gluten, it […]

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TOP 10: Smoothie Bowls from Around the Web

28 September, 2016 No Comments

What is a smoothie bowl? It’s the latest trend to sweep Instagram, partially because they’re absolutely gorgeous and partially because they make for a really fast, easy, healthy breakfast. All you really have to do is make your favourite smoothie and garnish it with your favourite healthy ingredients. Oh and serve it in a bowl of […]

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The secret of true caipirinha

The Olympic Games in Rio are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the most refreshing of caipirinhas, Brazil’s signature cocktail. The name means “little hillbilly”, because it was apparently created by peasants (caipira refers to “someone from the countryside” in Portuguese). The recipe is simple – four ingredients only – but believe me, making a good […]

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TOP 5: Smoothie Recipes

25 April, 2016 No Comments

What’s the difference between juices and smoothies: The only major difference between juice and smoothies, is that one of the two contains fiber (good choice) while the other doesn’t (less great choice)… Which is which? You might have already guessed that smoothies are the winning choice with all their fiber!

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Lemon Juice in the Morning: All-Purpose Cure?

11 January, 2016 No Comments

Who has not heard that drinking a large glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning can solve all kinds of problems? I’m sure I’m not the only one! That’s why I wanted to figure out if there is any scientific reasoning behind this fancy cure, or if it’s only an old wives’ […]

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Coffee: Good or Bad for the Intestines?

19 October, 2015 No Comments

Coffee is a source of antioxidants in the form of polyphenols and its consumption is linked to a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, strokes and diabetes. Good news for those who are used to waking up to a cup of coffee!

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How to Organise a Cocktail Party

21 September, 2015 No Comments

A Cocktail party or a mixer, receptions catered exclusively with bite-sized morsels, are an excellent solution for hosting many people at a time. Since everyone eats standing up, they’re free to mingle and serve themselves at their convenience, leaving the host to relax … assuming they planned ahead! In this vein, here are some tips […]

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Should Juice Be Banned from the Food Guide?

17 September, 2015 No Comments

Last week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published an article entitled “Food Guide under Fire at Obesity Summit”.  One of the main issues was how fruit juice (125mL) is counted towards a fruit and vegetable serving on the Food Guide.  With this logic, having a couple cups of juice daily could help you reach […]

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Juices: Miracle Cure?

21 August, 2015 No Comments

Juice cures have become increasingly popular in recent years. Their “detoxifying” power, which contributes to weight loss is touted as a sales pitch, to promote them. Juice cures promise to make us feel better about our bodies, but what’s the truth behind this new fad?

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Visiting vineyards in Italy

Wine tours are all the rage now. Not only are there lots of options nowadays for discovering artisanal know-how around wine producing areas, they can also be tailor-made to suit your needs, whether you are planning to travel with family or friends, either alone or in a group, for a chilled out holiday or as […]

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The story behind stevia

When you consider the clear link between excessive consumption of sugars and carbohydrates and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that afflicts our society, the mad rush for non-caloric sweeteners is self-explanatory. Logic demands that by reducing the consumption of sugar, one should be able to control excess weight. As we saw in the article […]

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Turmeric and Ginger to be in top shape

3 January, 2015 2 Comments

Each year, in January, millions of people look for some miraculous fixes to counteract the harmful effects of the holiday overindulgence (… and all the excess of the previous 12 months). I personally do not believe that such quick fix exist, and rather prefer to eat well and exercise throughout the year. But if I […]