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Eating local and seasonal fruits and vegetables is one of the best choices you can make for your overall health and that of our beautiful planet. Locally grown products are not only much fresher, tastier and richer in natural nutrients, but they are also a more environmentally friendly choice since they require less transportation than their imported counterparts.

 

Sugar has gotten a lot of bad press lately. It can be in many foods, sometimes without our knowledge, and can cause a number of diet-related health problems if eaten excessively.  Here’s why you should limit how much sugar you eat.

What could be better than lying around the pool with friends? Here are delicious recipes to delight your guests at your next pool party!

Chia seeds are certainly popular among foodies and nutrition buffs. Packed with nutrients, they can easily be used in almost any recipe, and bring an interesting consistency to liquid beverages. When you soak chia seeds, they expand and take on a slightly gelatinous texture, somewhat like tomato seeds or tapioca. This quality of chia seeds is what gives chia fresca, a drink popular in Central America, its surprising texture.

Everyone knows that water is vital to our survival and that dehydration can have serious negative impacts on our bodies. On average, the daily recommended intake of water is 3.7 litres for men and 2.7 litres for women. A figure that might appear intimidating… especially if water isn’t your drink of choice. Here are some tips that will help you stay properly hydrated.

It's time to declutter your home and there's a lot of stuff you’d like to get rid of. Before throwing things away, think about donating items that are in decent shape to community organizations that lend a helping hand to people in need.