Entries by Angel Luk

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Plant Sterols Lowering Cholesterol – True or False?

Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are compounds that can lower “lousy” LDL cholesterol levels and improve heart health as a result. Plant sterols foods include fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Health Canada has approved the addition of plant sterols to certain products, such as yogurt and margarine. How do they […]

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Fun and Easy Recipes for Kids

Kids can be the harshest critic. Their brute honesty can cut like a sharp knife. I pity the green peas that fall to the ground from complete rejection. In a moment’s desperation, don’t you sometimes cry out, “Help me! My kid is the pickiest eater in the universe! What should I do???” The answer may […]

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Stevia Side Effects – How Safe is Stevia for Your Pregnancy?

Artificial sugar sweeteners have been around for a long time. Until recently, sucralose (brand name: Splenda) dominated (and arguably still dominates) the sugar sweetener market. However, consumers are seeking more ‘natural’ sweeteners, such as stevia. Stevia rebaudiana (official name of the stevia plant) is native to South America and has been used for centuries to […]

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Dash Diet Recipes & More

Here is one diet that dietitians gladly stand behind and enforce to patients wishing to lower their blood pressure.  Many people have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), but not everyone knows how to keep their blood pressure under control.   Dash Diet for High Blood Pressure Tips: Aim for a healthy weight (Body […]