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|Think Small for Pasta Portions|
|Did you know that one serving of pasta is a 1/2 cup cooked, or a portion about the size of half a baseball? Depending on gender, age and level of physical activity, most people need between 6 and 11 servings of grains each day. Heaping plates of pasta may end up providing more calorie-dense carbohydrates than you need. For a well-balanced meal, try limiting portions of pasta to ½ - ¾ cup; consider whole wheat, if available; and include plenty of vegetables and lean meat, fish, chicken or tofu. |
|MotionWorks Fitness Studio ~ Nia & Yoga-Fit classes|
|Specialty: Nia Classes|
MotionWorks Fitness is a health and wellness lifestyle studio dedicated to safe and meaningful exercise methods. Join Patti Tennessy Nia Technique Black Belt, Yoga-Fit, Pilates, and more classes.
|Summer Solstice Celebration and Caribbean Dance party|
|Date: Jun 21, 2013|
Location: Vancouver, Victoria & Across BC
A Celebration of the Summer Solstice
|Vancouver’s Gluten Free Expo|
|If you are a celiac or gluten intolerant there is an exciting opportunity coming your way that will help you get through this month. This event will certainly motivate you and present you with resources to keep you on your gluten-free diet all year long. Come check out the Gluten Free Expo at Canada Place in Vancouver on Sunday, January 13. |
|Raw Tomato Soup|
|Category: Raw Foods|
Description: For lunch enjoy a lovely fresh tomato soup. If you wish, you can warm it on your stove, but don’t heat over 105 degrees F. or you will destroy enzymes.
Did you know that tomatoes do not have to be a deep red color to be an outstanding source of lycopene? Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that has long been associated with the deep red color of many tomatoes. A small preliminary study on healthy men and women has shown that the lycopene from orange- and tangerine-colored tomatoes may actually be better absorbed than the lycopene from red tomatoes. That's because the lycopene in deep red tomatoes is mostly trans-lycopene, and the lycopene in orange/tangerine tomatoes is mostly tetra-cis-lycopene. In a recent study, this tetra-cis form of lycopene turned out to be more efficiently absorbed by the study participants. While more research is needed in this area, we're encouraged to find that tomatoes may not have to be deep red in order for us to get great lycopene-related benefits.
Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health.