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Are Raw Vegetables Better for You?

April 10, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Are raw vegetables better for you than cooked?

There has been a lot of attention on the health benefits of raw food diets lately. Raw food diets are those made up of mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds that are eaten fresh or prepared with little cooking.

Promoters of raw food diets claim that cooking destroys important nutrients found in these foods, which lowers their health benefits. Raw foods can be part of a healthy and well-balanced diet, but do these claims really stand up when it comes to cooking vegetables?

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Fruit and Vegetable Storage

December 12, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Fruit and Vegetable Storage

Have you ever found a puddle of mysterious green goo at the back of the fridge? I’m not sure I should admit it, but I recently bought a bunch of spinach and completely forgot about it until it became a puddle. And, I really hate to waste food, especially with winter prices for vegetables and fruit. Here are some ideas to store vegetables and fruit to keep them fresh.

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Vegetable Side Dishes Make Holiday Meals Shine

December 5, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Vegetable side dishes make holiday meals shine

In my lifetime, over forty Christmas dinners have come and gone. As I prepare for another, I want to share an insight I had a few years ago: I’ve never eaten a bad-tasting turkey. Now if that doesn’t seem like a profound statement, let me share another: I’ve also never eaten a turkey and said, “Wow, I’ve never tasted anything like this before! Can I get the recipe?”

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Raising a Vegan Baby and Toddler

October 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Raising a Vegan Baby and Toddler

You don’t have to look hard on social media or other outlets to find lively discussion about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. With influences such as health, the environment, and animal welfare at the forefront, many families are re-examining their practices and adopting a vegan diet to reflect their values and personal health beliefs.

Making this transition as an adult has its challenges. Embarking on this journey with a baby or toddler adds a whole other dimension! + MORE

Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

October 3, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

I admit it – I’m a latecomer to liking Brussels sprouts. I didn’t like them as a child, or as a 40-year-old for that matter. But now that I’m, ahem, older than that, I’m glad I gave them another chance. Turns out, Brussels sprouts that aren’t boiled to an olive green pulp actually taste good!

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