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  • Peeling back potatoes

    But it’s not just summer that they abound, as potatoes tend to frequent our dinner plates all year round. Despite changing food and nutrition ...

  • Time to enjoy the bounty this province provides

    To celebrate, I decided to dedicate the column this week to the best food-related outdoor activities our province has to offer this summer.Aside ...

  • Breathe easier with homemade popcorn

    It’s a lighter choice, and depending on the product, it can be lower in fat and sodium. However, there are some health concerns when it comes to ...

  • Ramadan and the act of fasting

    Throughout this time, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for the 30 days. This includes all food and drink ...

  • Why bees matter

    I can’t imagine my cupboard without honey. To me, a world without it would be anything but sweet. Now, imagine our island never producing another ...

  • The health halo effect: not so angelic

    Has that ever happened to you?It’s called the health halo effect. It’s when a food or beverage is perceived to be much healthier based solely on ...

  • New advice for parents: don’t baby your babies

    Instead of starting solids at four months, babies should start the transition to solid foods at about six months, or when a baby shows readiness. ...

  • How to reduce sugar — and why you should

    Research from earlier this year also shows that excess sugar intake raises the risk of death from heart disease by 20 per cent or more, ...

  • Is cheap food an obesity culprit?

    The explanations for the obesity crisis are endless. Noting all of these factors, a new study is suggesting that, above all, the reason for the ...

  • Grilling with beer improves health

    Healthier in the sense that they reduce the amount of harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PCA), substances found in many common food items, ...