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Eating Right for Kickboxing: Banana Blueberry Power Drink

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, RDs In the past few years, kickboxing has increased in popularity among both men and women. People participate to lose weight, gain muscle, increase fitness and have fun. Whatever your reasons, it is important to complement your training regime with proper and adequate nutrition. Kickboxing is a high-intensity […]

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Community Digs

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, and Kayla Feenstra Community gardening has seen a massive explosion in BC in the past five years. Some urban gardens with humble beginnings have tripled and quadrupled many times over. People line up on registration day to get a coveted plot, only to discover all plots were taken within […]

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Have Fun in the Kitchen

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   The kitchen has traditionally been the heart of the home, a powerful space to generate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  – Chef Joseph Forest Some of us follow recipes to the letter. If directions say to whisk the sauce and we have a fork but no whisk, we turn […]

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Chocolate for healthy hearts: Almond Butter Balls

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina What can be better than a sweet treat with health benefits? As it happens, our favourite February food, chocolate, has a few glowing characteristics. It comes from the Theobroma cacao tree, from a bean that grows on that tropical tree. (Theobroma means “food for the Gods.”) Chocolate originated in Mexico and Central […]

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