What to Eat When You Have a Cold: 8 Healing Foods
Chicken noodle soup Eating a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup provides more than just comfort when you have a terrible cold. In 2000, University of Nebraska researcher Dr. Stephen Rennard published findings in Chest, the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, showing chicken soup contains anti-inflammatory agents that can ease a cold’s symptoms. Dr. Mehmet Oz agrees. “Start with a bowl of Mom’s chicken soup,” he has said. “Research has yet to show how it works (and how the heck Ma knew), but we do know that a nutrient-rich diet builds your immune system and fights inflammation.” Milk and other vitamin D-rich foods Vitamin D-rich foods like milk or fortified cereal might help combat a cold. A 2009 study by Massachusetts General Hospital found that people with low levels of vitamin D reported more colds…
13 Things You Should Know About Farmers Markets
1. To learn where your food is coming from, get to know your vendors, says Jay Howell of Brantview Apples & Cider in Saint George, Ont. “A lot of the growers are happy to promote their farmers markets,” Howell says, “by offering farm visits or U-pick options.” 2. Don’t get hung up on perfection Want to save money on food? Ask about “seconds,” produce that may be visually imperfect but can be purchased at farmers markets in bulk at a discount. It’s not always the prettiest, but it is still edible. 3. Schedule regular trips Don’t give up if you can’t find the seconds you’re looking for right away. If vendors don’t have what you need one week, they may be able to bring it for you the next time around. 4. Be open to alternatives Buy into…
The Road to a Healthy Smile
As much as we all love having a healthy smile and gums, a new national survey reveals many U.S. adults miss the mark when it comes to caring for their teeth and gums, putting them at risk for periodontal disease, which affects one in every two adults over age 30. One of the biggest no-nos? Eating a snack at night after having already brushed your teeth, which one-third of those polled admitted to. On the plus side, respondents show a willingness to floss more regularly – in fact, you’ll be surprised at the odd places we admit to flossing. For healthy teeth and gums the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recommends brushing and flossing twice daily and regular visits to your periodontist for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation, and most importantly to Love The Gums You’re With.
Summer portion guide
Download our portion guide for summer favourites and make your picnics and barbecues healthier