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My 6 Favorite Over-the-Counter Health Foods

By Andrea Moss
February 16, 2009
File under: Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Snacks


As a holistic health counselor, I am always trying to pre-pack my lunches or snacks when I know I’ll be on-the-go. It’s always healthier and generally cheaper than trying to find nutritious options in a local deli or grocery store.

But like most people, I’ll often find myself out and about without my pre-packed snacks by my side. And that’s when I turn to my go-to, tried-and-tested, over-the-counter health food products!

Here are some of my favorite foods that I grab when I find myself hungry and far from home:

1. Avocados: Avocados are filling, nutritious, and delicious. They have monounsaturated fat (the good kind) that actually helps lower cholesterol. …read more of My 6 Favorite Over-the-Counter Health Foods here

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Local Food for Thought

By Christie Nash
February 9, 2009
File under: Healthy Eating, Local Farmers


Throughout summer and fall, you can drive down any country road and come across countless stalls or trucks selling the freshest of seasonal veggies and fruit. Local farmers markets are abundant with fresh herbs, flowers, and free-range chickens.

As the autumn weather rapidly changes to the dark and cold of winter up here, there are more and more “closed” signs on the side of the roads as garden beds and fields are being put to rest for the season.

So, the other day I found myself in the grocery store rooting through a pile of ripe tomatoes under a sign that proudly displayed “Product of Canada,” only to discover that most of the tomatoes actually had little stickers on them that said “made in Mexico.” I felt a little deceived. …read more of Local Food for Thought here

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Perfect Pumpkin

By Andrea Moss
February 4, 2009
File under: Healthy Eating


You might only think about bright orange pumpkins when Halloween rolls around, but this nutritionally-packed winter squash shouldn’t be overlooked during the rest of the year.

Pumpkin meat is packed with carotenoids — antioxidants that give them their orange hue and works to fight against free radicals in your body, helping to prevent wrinkles, heart disease, and cancer. Pumpkins also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health. And last but not least, pumpkins are chock full of iron, potassium (electrolytes), zinc, and fiber.

This all adds up to an overlooked squash that is antioxidant-rich, promotes a healthy intestinal track, and helps boost energy levels. …read more of Perfect Pumpkin here

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