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Fresh Pesto and Zucchini Pasta Every year I plant basil in my pots and Tower Garden and my favourite thing to do is make pesto. Pesto is always made to taste, based on the ingredients at hand. So adjust the ingredients to your taste. Most pesto recipes call for Parmesan cheese, some use Romano but I use Nutritional Yeast.  This keeps the dish perfect for those who are Vegan.  Many…

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Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed?

Which is Healthier: Raw vs. Steamed? Have you always wondered how to prepare vegetables in order to maximize their nutritional content? There’s no easy answer, since cooking powers up the nutrients in some vegetables—and does the exact opposite in others. Asparagus    Eat: Cooked Steaming that asparagus ignites its cancer-fighting potential. Red peppers   Eat: Raw Their vitamin C breaks down when roasted, fried, or grilled above 375 degrees. Tomatoes   Eat:…

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Nutrition/ Senior Living

The Four Keys to Overall Wellness and Nutrition

In part two of her four-part series, Shawn Nisbet examines the basics of good nutrition and its essential contribution to our long-term well being. Nutrition is often defined as the process of eating the right kind of food so we can grow properly and be healthy. Such a simple definition for what has become a very complicated topic! Unfortunately, the old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is not exactly…

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Eating in Season: How to Eat Your Way to Health, All Year Round

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic. Confused by multiple messages about what to eat and where to shop? You are not alone. Why Mother Nature really does know best when it comes to eating healthily. Do you know what produce is in season in your area at the moment? Once upon a time, people ate certain foods only…

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Fat Fanatics Take Note: Some Fats Are Good For You

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine These days there’s so much conflicting information and misinformation making the media rounds that it’s no wonder many of us are confused about which fats we should eat, which we should avoid and why. Healthy Living helps you sort the good from the bad. For years, low-fat and fat-free diets were all the rage. Full-fat products were the enemy, we…

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The Basic Rules of Digestion. Why Your Grandmother Really Was Right.

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most important – and that definitely applies to digestion. Remember when your grandmother told you to sit up straight, chew your food and eat slowly? Well, she was right. Today’s society has forgotten that food is our nourishment to live and not just something to fill us up until the next meal.…

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Portion Distortion

 by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Plates, coffee cups, muffin tins, even pizza pans – they’re all getting bigger. But big portions can cause a weight gain of 10 pounds in a year! Shawn Nisbet serves up some sensible advice on getting a grip on today’s ‘portion distortion.’ We don’t tend to notice bigger portion sizes until our bodies get larger. We want more food for…

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Foods Choices to Keep Your Whole Family Healthy

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” – Hippocrates A healthy immune system is equipped to deal with common illnesses, such as colds and influenza. Your body can heal, repair, regenerate and restore health if you nourish it with healthy foods, moderate exercise, deep sleep and consistent stress management. Here are the immune-boosting foods that…

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Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine There are good fats and bad fats. To be healthy, we should eat a low-fat diet. That’s what we’re told. But is it true? Since the mid 90’s, more researchers and health advocates have questioned the fear that fat makes us fat and causes disease. Emerging evidence indicates certain types of fat, especially essential omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats,…

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Food Sensitivities vs. Food Allergies

by Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA and Healthy Living Magazine Food Sensitivity or Food Allergy? According to the old adage, ‘one man’s food is another man’s poison.’ Yes, different people can have radically different reactions to exactly the same food. But is that reaction the result of a food sensitivity or a food allergy? At least 30% of us will experience one or more episodes of some kind of food…

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