Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Flaxseeds are grown in the Okanogan, BC

Mother and Daughter near the Okanogan, where Flaxseeds are now grown.

Superfoods are big money. With their promises of everlasting youth and renewed vitality, consumers will happily spend the big bucks without further question. Some really are super, some are flops (ie. noni juice). We have always known that seeds hold a high nutritional value, but we’ve moved past the common sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seed and are now looking for something new and edgy. Chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds have all made their mainstream supermarket debut over the last few years and as super as they all are, each of them has individual health properties that are as unique as their consumers are. Some are better suited to certain individuals, and some consumers like to factor in their environmental standpoint. Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – which one better for you?
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Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle With Ginger And Chia Seeds

Mango Honey Lassi Popsicle With Ginger And Chia Seeds

So turns out the city of Victoria, Canada is sunny. Very sunny! Three weeks in a row of crazy beach worthy days which last until 10pm. I definitely wasn’t prepared for this and my soup recipes have taken a back seat.
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Gluten Free Beetroot Chocolate Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Gluten Free Beetroot Chocolate Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a healthy treat! Most moms would appreciate these low calorie, gluten free goodies on their special day. For those who do not tolerate gluten well, chickpea flour is a great alternative. Chickpea flour has a high nutrient density and it is also low GI, so good for lowering blood sugar levels.
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How To Get Your Omega-3’s – For The Vegetarians

How to get your omega-3s - vego style

Long dispelled are the myths of inadequate protein intake in vegetarian diets as we know now that a balanced and varied vegetarian diet, containing nuts, seeds, tofu, eggs, legumes and quinoa will provide us with enough. One query that continues to linger is whether or not a vegetarian diet can provide sufficient omega-3 fatty acids. One of the highest sources of omega-3 fatty acids is seafood, but there are plenty of plant based sources as well. Here is some helpful tips on how much of these plant sources we need to consume in a day, as well as how to ensure the maximum availability of these nutrients.
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