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    Magic Mushrooms

    I’ve been eating A LOT of mushrooms lately, and couldn’t help but wonder if there were any health benefits associated with this yummy… fungi. Turns out all mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients like selenium (good for the bladder), iron, antioxidants, vitamins B2 and B3, potassium, they also increase the production of antiviral and other proteins that help with repairing body tissues and enhancing the immune system.


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    Colorful benefits!

    I was always afraid of green peppers as a little girl. I guess this could be attributed to the fact that every time I ate green pepper, a horrible rash would break out on my arms; so I grew up avoiding green peppers as well as all other peppers. A few years ago I had a tri-pepper omelette that totally rocked my world (in a good way), and the best part? There was no allergic reaction. Needless to say I’ve been hooked ever since. I enjoy sitting down and snacking on a bowl full of green pepper strips… dunking them into a creamy ranch sauce…mmm yummy.

    Even though I already knew that peppers were a healthy snack, I didn’t know just how amazing they really are. Did you know that ALL peppers are rich in vitamins A, C and K? Why should you care? Well, vitamins A and C are antioxidants and they help prevent cell damage, cancer, as well as diseases caused by aging. They also support the immune system, and help in reducing inflammation caused by arthritis and even ashtma. Vitamin K strengthens bones, and helps protect cells from oxidative damage (changes seen in living organisms in response to excessive levels of cytotoxic oxidants and free radicals in the environment). Red peppers are an excellent source of lycopene which aids in preventing prostate, cervix, pancreas and bladder cancers. The benefits don’t stop there; the Beta-cryptoxanthin found in red peppers, helps prevent lung cancer from both smoking and secondhand smoke. Peppers also provide a decent amount of fiber, and the heat in both hot and sweet peppers contains substances that have been shown to increase the body’s heat production and oxygen consumption for about 20 minutes. That’s right, simply eating peppers helps your body burn extra calories.
    Get your eat on!
    peace, love and health
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    HeyDoYou OneBun?

    Omg I LOVE these things! I have to admit that I was little skeptical about trying them in the beginning, as some companies tend to go overboard with the whole “healthy” thing, but these bad boys???
    Whole Grain OneBun

    I like my food to taste like FOOD, not cardboard and as I’m getting older I realize it’s SUPER IMPORTANT to take care of my insides as well as I take care of my outside. And this means making better eating choices. I’ve never been a diet kinda girl, they just don’t seem to work for me. Instead, I make healthier eating choices (even when “soul food” is concerned) by buying more fruits, veggies, lean meats you get what I mean. lol
    OneBun’s are definitely the TRUTH! Yummy and Healthy!

    ♥ Preservative Free Whole Grain Bun
    ♥ Source of Fibre
    ♥ Free of Artificial Preservatives
    ♥ Low in Fat
    ♥ Source of omega-3 polyunsaturatesbella@heydoyou.com
    ♥ Kosher
    ♥ A good source of iron
    ♥ 31 g of Whole Grains per Serving
    ps: made in Canada baby!!
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    Eat Mayo, Get Mula

    As Hellmann’s® is committed to making it easier for Canadians and their families to enjoy the pleasure of real food; they are providing $100,000 in Real Food Grants to support initiatives that bring Canadian families and kids together with real food in their community. 

    So who can apply? ♥ School-based groups
    ♥ Community groups
    ♥ Families
    To be eligible, an initiative must either provide education to Canadian families and kids about real food, or connect Canadian families and kids with real food through an experience or event.
    Grant ideas 
    ♥ Starting a community based garden or greenhouse
    ♥ Organizing a community real food festival or event
    ♥ Starting an in-school real food lunch program
    Get your application form in by June 30, 2010!
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    Join The Real Food Movement!

    Is real food high on your priority list? Then join Hellman’s Real Food Movement!
    A recent Real Food Survey by Hellmann’s; revealed that while more than 9 out of 10 Canadians (92%) say they prefer products made with real, natural ingredients, Canadians with kids under 18 in the household are less likely to incorporate this view into their daily lives. OH-EM-GEEEE

    Chuck’s bout it!
    So in order to help us eat healthier, Hellmann’s 1/2 the Fat will now be made with 100% Canadian free run eggs, and they are phasing out ingredients like Xantham Gum, Phosphoric Acid and Beta Carotene, in favour of ingredients derived from natural sources whenever possible. 
    grilled cheese with a spicy mayo Chuck’s way!
    I LOVE Mayo and I love to put it on everything J So I’m happy that they’re making it with half the fat!

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