Food Fraud Friday: Del Monte Packs Up Fruit – with Splenda?!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for Food Fraud Friday! This week: Del Monte Canned Fruit. Sounds innocent enough but there’s something not quite right, lurking in the background… Think fruit packed in water is the only thing you get when you’re buying Del Monte canned fruit? Maybe not if you, like me (mistakenly) bought fruit,…

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Gotta Try It Find: Dole’s Almond Mini Crunch Bites

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This popped up on our radar recently: Dole’s new line of “mini crunch bites” aka mini granola-type bites, suitable for snacking. Flavour options include Strawberry Goji, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Raspberry Acai.This yummy product line boats no artificial preservatives, all natural ingredients, gluten free, low sodium, no additives, vegan, and wheat free (phew). Oh, and it…

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Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Health and Wellness Adaptation

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“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” 11 healthy snack choices! Around the holidays, it’s great to have some “go to” healthy snacks to fit in between festive meals and treats all around us. Check out the chart below for 11 ideas for balanced snacks (that is, they contain carbohydrate…

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Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Health and Wellness Adaptation

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“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…..” 3 servings of fruit! Make that brightly coloured fruit, to be precise. Fruit is your friend: it fills you up with fibre; gets you a good dose of vitamins and minerals; and is super waist-friendly. Do your body good by getting in 3…

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GetReal Get Healthy Week 9: Sugar Shacks

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Hi-oh Challengers! Welcome to Week 9. This week, we’re learning all about sugar and where it lurks. Ketchup? Peanut butter? A frozen chicken entree? These are all sources of hidden sugars. On top of hiding, sugars come in many different forms. Some sugars occur au naturale in foods (think fruits=fructose) and some are not so…

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GetReal: 11 Servings of Veg and Fruit?!

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In keeping with the GetReal! Get Healthy Challenge this week we wanted to show you what 11 servings of veggies and fruit in a day may look like. I know, I know, 11 sounds like a lot right!? Don’t worry the challenge this week was to get in 7, but hey, if you’re feeling ambitious…

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GRG New Product Alert: Silk Fruit and Protein

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You may have seen the commercials – “Wake up to the great taste of fruit juice plus the nourishing power of protein” says their website. But what is it really? It’s basically soy milk meets fruit juice. Nothing fancy about it. It’s a better option that juice though, especially for little ones – it provides…

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GetReal About the Dirty Dozen, Ew!

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Ever stand in the produce aisles and wonder if you should be shelling out the extra cash for that organic produce? Here is an interesting summary article from the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. Check it out for more information on pesticides and what “organic” means. Their conclusions: Currently, there is very limited data…

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