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  • Food safety needs to be a priority

    The recipe is surprising, yet simple: mandatory food safety training for food handlers. Who can blame us? There has been much shared on social ...

  • All about the soy

    When you think of soy, these probably aren’t the first foods that to come to mind. However, soy is more often than not where the extra protein ...

  • Here’s to a healthier Easter

    But Easter doesn’t have to be all about the sugar and sweets. In fact, it’s a great time to encourage healthy habits, like activity and good food ...

  • Eat your way to productivity

    So how do you eat and drink to boost energy at work? It’s probably not what you thought. You’ll want to start by avoiding the two biggest energy ...

  • Choose fruit over juice

    The review considered 187 countries and looked at multiple criteria, including how often people said they consumed common foods, drinks and ...

  • Turning up the heat

    There are many varieties of chili peppers, ranging in size, shape, colour and taste. Nutritionally speaking, peppers are high in vitamin C and ...

  • Sexy eating

    Eating the right amount of protein can help us feel full for longer, and aid the body is maintaining and making muscle (which burns more calories ...

  • Apps to help you save money

    A few months ago, I wrote about how money can easily be saved on food by using free mobile apps. That column got a great response and I’m happy ...

  • Two types of food to try in 2015

    Fermented foods worth consuming include dairy based yogurt and kefir, the fermented tea kombucha, tempeh and it’s base of natto (fermented ...

  • Top 15 healthy eating habits for 2015

    : Have a fruit or vegetable at every meal and snack, every day. In other words, every time you eat. We all know the benefits of eating more ...