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Wellness Tip
Plants & Alzheimer's
Phytochemicals (compounds from plants) may play some role in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's as well as cancers and heart disease. To increase your intake, include a wide variety of plant based foods like olives, green and black tea, soy, flaxseed, blueberries, cherries, pears, grapes, spinach, strawberries and lentils in your diet.


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Evolution and Abundance Ltd.with Sheryl Parkin
Specialty: Angel Empowerment Practitioner
Using the modalities of Angel Connection, Reiki and Life Coaching, Sheryl facilitate your life journey through healing, guidance and support.
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Event
St. Patrick’s Fun Holiday Ireland Tour – March 2018
Date: Mar 16, 2018
Location: Ireland
Join Maria and friends for the best fun holiday in Ireland during the St. Patrick's week celebrations in Killarney & Dublin... Everyone welcome. 13+. This holiday is during the BC Spring Break.
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Article
Comparison of Sodium in Foods
by Maria O'Farrell Carr. This month we look at how much sodium is in our foods. Are you trying to cut down on salt? It isn't the easiest thing to do if you are used to adding salt to everything to enhance the flavour. And the fact that many foods come pre-salted often doesn't help. This article sets forth some ways in which you can start your journey to a less salty cuisine and a healthier you.
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Recipe
Traditional squash casserole with Pomegranate Juice
Category: Main Meals
Description: Acorn squash has a green skin speckled with orange patches and pale yellow-orange flesh, this squash has a unique flavor that is a combination of sweet, nutty and peppery.
I like this recipe as it uses many interesteing ingredients such as pomegranate juice, roasted peppers, Chinese five-spice powder and coconut milk aswell as wells as lots of nuts and seeds. In my garden my acorn squash are just about ready to harvest. I often store them and use later in the winter. At the store, squash is easily prone to decay, so it is important to carefully inspect it before purchase. Choose ones that are firm, heavy for their size and have dull, not glossy, rinds. The rind should be hard as soft rinds may indicate that the squash is watery and lacking in flavor. Avoid those with any signs of decay, which manifest as areas that are water-soaked or moldy.
While we've become accustomed to thinking about leafy vegetables as an outstanding source of antioxidants, we've been slower to recognize the outstanding antioxidant benefits provided by other vegetables like winter squash. But we need to catch up with the times! Recent research has made it clear just how important winter squash is worldwide to antioxidant intake, especially so in the case of carotenoid antioxidants. From South America to Africa to India and Asia and even in some parts of the United States, no single food provides a greater percentage of certain carotenoids than winter squash.
The unique carotenoid content of the winter squashes is not their only claim to fame in the antioxidant department, however. There is a very good amount of vitamin C in winter squash (about one-third of the Daily Value in every cup) and a very good amount of the antioxidant mineral manganese as well. Recent research has shown that the cell wall polysaccharides found in winter squash also possess antioxidant properties, as do some of their phenolic phytonutrients.
It's the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in winter squash that have shown this food to have clear potential in the area of cancer prevention and cancer treatment.
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