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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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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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Holiday Recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables  Makes about 8 cups This colourful, warming combination makes a very welcome addition to festive meals. Other favourites that can be substituted are sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips or squash, for a total of 8-9 cups of chopped vegetables. Those with deep yellow and orange hues are rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene). 2 […]

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Holiday Recipe: Light Mushroom Gravy

Light Mushroom Gravy  Makes 4 cups This tasty gravy is ideal with Holiday Winter Stuffed Squash, UnTurkey, Tofurkey, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes or to add a festive touch to veggie burgers. You may experiment with different brands of stock cubes or powder; flavourful stock makes a big difference. Stocks vary in saltiness so adjust the […]

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