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The Truth About Diet Soda Pop - May 2013

By Lisa Kilgour

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Lisa Kilgour, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, tells us the truth about dietary facts regarding sugar-free, artificially sweetened soda (pop), energy drinks, vitamin waters, etc. She explains how studies have shown these “no calorie” beverages tend to be much worse for your health than advertised.

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Credits: Directed by James Blonde. Camera work by James Blonde and Trance Blackman. Edited by Trance Blackman.

Lisa KilgourLisa's Bio: Lisa Kilgour, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, lives and works in Peachland and proudly practices from her office at the Peachland Fitness Centre. To take control of your health and find the balanced diet that helps you feel your best, visit EatMoreRealFood.com or call 250.869.9434. - Lisa Kilgour Website - Email

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Description: This is one of the fastest and easiest main dishes to make. It's full of flavor and quick - it also has the cancer-fighting protection of broccoli.
Broccoli nutrition facts are astounding. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables that includes cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, kale, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and mustard greens.The nutritional value of broccoli combined with its low calories make this vegetable a must have on any healthy eating plan. There is a high level of vitamin C in broccoli. Broccoli is also packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins especially B3 and B5, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, iron, chromium, which is an easily absorbed form of calcium, zinc and lots of fiber. It's also loaded with carotenoids - antioxidants that are thought to help with weight loss.
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