Month: July 2014
Spouses play a hugely supportive role during as well as after the nine months of pregnancy. A great deal has already been written on the many ways of helping moms-to-be, both emotionally and practically: Accompanying her to the doctor, attending childbirth preparation classes with her, decorating the nursery together, etc.
Women who eat fish while pregnant give their growing fetus important nutrients. Fish is a unique choice among the Meat and Alternatives food group because of its fat profile; compared to other choices, fish is generally lower in saturated fats and higher in the long chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic […]
Many pregnant women wonder whether it’s safe to continue running during pregnancy. It is very often a source of concern for moms-to-be. Such apprehension is strongly linked to the popular belief that running increases the risks of miscarriage in the first trimester.
Blueberries rank very high on the list of fruits for their total antioxidant capacity, followed closely by cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Wild blueberries have even greater nutritional values than cultivated blueberries. So we should make the most of summer to include them in our menu and stock up on them.
Were you aware that the “food to share” concept is growing in several cities around the world? People are invited to plant fruits and vegetables in the front of their house or in some public spaces, in order to share their harvests. Todmorden in northwestern England was one of the first cities to begin the […]
Tons of fruit and vegetables are dumped each year because they don’t meet the standards required by retailers (and consumers). At best, these imperfect products are intended for processing or animal feed, and at worst, the dustbin. But, they are just as good as the nice-looking ones. The solution to such wastage is not simple. […]
Several factors influence the vitamin and mineral content in fruits and vegetables: place of cultivation, climatic conditions, time of harvest, etc. These products begin to lose nutrients once they are picked and this loss continues depending on the length and conditions of transport and storage. What’s more, some fruits and vegetables are often picked before […]
Children should start by learning basic cooking skills and build their way up. Use these age-specific guidelines to help your little chef succeed in the kitchen. Don’t forget to go over safety rules and explain what they can and cannot touch. It’s also important to show them how to safely use equipment.
They come in several sizes, colours, textures and different flavours. Like blackberries, which are their “cousins”, raspberries grow on all continents except Antarctica and in every latitude except the tropics. Their high antioxidant content makes them valuable and healthy allies in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and chronic diseases.
At age 10-12, don’t be surprised if your son starts eating more — a lot more — with the onset of puberty. More servings of each food group in Canada’s Food Guide are recommended beginning at age nine, as shown in this chart: