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October 2016

How to Cook Eggplant

October 11, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to cook eggplant

Eggplant, the berry that eats like a vegetable. That’s right… eggplant is actually classified as a fruit because it has small edible seeds. Although native to Asia, eggplant is widely used in many parts of the world, including Greece, France and Morocco. It is available year-round and contrary to what you might think, it’s easy to prepare and can be included in many types of dishes. It provides fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to help keep you healthy and prevent disease. Cooking with eggplant is just one more way to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Read on to learn more and get recipes to try this week.

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Beginners Guide to Plyometric Training

October 6, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Beginners guide to plyometric training

Did you enjoy following the Rio Olympics as much as I did? If you watched events like track and field or basketball you’ll have noticed how high athletes jump and how explosive their movements are. How do they do it? Chalk it up, partly, to plyometrics training!

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Why it’s Important for Everyone to Support Breastfeeding

October 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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How to support breastfeeding and why it’s important

It’s hard learning new things. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever learned? Chances are you struggled at first. Chances are you were able to overcome the challenge, in part, by having someone there to help you; having support.

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