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The smell of freshly baked muffins, breads and cookies wafting through the grocery store can be tantalizing. Don’t let your nose guide your purchases! Many baked goods are high in fat,sugar and calories. Look for healthier choices, such as wholegrain breads. They have more vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutrients that are good for your health. People who eata diet rich in whole grains are more likely to have a healthy heart.45 To be sure bread is whole grain, check the ingredient list for the words “whole grain” in front of each grain’s name.If whole grains are the main ingredients in a food, they will appear first in the ingredient list.46 Make at least half of your grain products whole grain each day. Bonus item! Do you love the smell of bread fresh from the oven? Buy a bread machine and make your own whole grain bread at home in no time! Not only is it delicious, you can also control the ingredients you put into your bread. This article is based on an article published by Dietitians of Canada. To learn more, visit the Dietitians of Canada websites http://www.dietitians.ca/ http://www.eatipster.com Resource center 45Dietitians of Canada. Are whole grains associated(…)

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Whether you’re a busy single person or a time-crunched working parent, swapping meals with friends can save you time in the kitchen. On the weekend, make a large batch of a healthy, easy-to-share meal, such as vegetable lasagna, hearty chili or lentil soup. Split it into portions and share it with a friend or two. They do the same and share with you.You’ll get different healthy meals to enjoy during the week but without shopping for ingredients or cooking.Don’t forget about breakfast! You make whole grain pancakes, your friend makes French toast, and then you swap. Refrigerate or freeze the food, and then just pop a piece into the toaster for breakfast and garnish with berries, yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. You’ll have a quick and healthy breakfast ready to go every day of the week! Bonus tip! To make cooking more enjoyable, plan a cooking day with a friend or family member. Prepare several recipes in large quantities; everyone leaves with their “goodies” at the end of the day. This article is based on an article published by Dietitians of Canada. To learn more, visit the Dietitians of Canada websites http://www.dietitians.ca/ http://www.eatipster.com

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Sugary drinks contain more calories than most people need.In fact, some sugary drinks have as many calories as a wholemeal! Sugary drinks include energy drinks, fruit drinks, pop, sports drinks, slushes, specialty coffee and tea drinks, and vitamin-enhanced water. Most sugary drinks provide little or no nutrition and take the place of nutritive beverages such as water, milk or drinkable yogurt. (An exception is chocolate milk; although it has added sugar, it is a nutrient-rich choice.) Excess calories from all sources, including sugary drinks,can lead to weight gain. Excess body weight can increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.Sipping on sugary drinks throughout the day can also harm your teeth. Nutrition labels can help you make healthy drink choices. When you’re shopping, choose drinks that contain no added sugar most of the time.51 Drinkable probiotic yogurts with no added sugar are a good choice of beverage when you’re looking for a quick snack on the go. Bonus item!For a delicious, zero-calorie beverage, place a few fruit tisane bags in a pitcher of cold water and stir slowly. The tisane will lightly flavour the water and give it a mild fruity taste. This article is based on(…)

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