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  • 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 ...

  • A splash of seasonal spice

    Many are full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in plants, which provide some of the main health benefits associated with spices. With ...

  • Eating mindfully during the holidays

    More columns from Amanda Holiday eating, and eating year round for that matter, should be about eating mindfully. In other words, eating with ...

  • Gift guide part 2: gift cards

    This holiday season, give a certificate that is practical, different, unexpected and warmly welcomed. Consider giving a card to one of the local ...