Hemp: Superfood

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HEMP

The Athlete's Complete Superfood

BY ADAM HART

I’m 8,000 metres above the ground and getting hungry. In the past, I would be quick to ask the flight attendant for a bag of pretzels or cookies, but now I know better.

I am coming back from speaking at a health event in Toronto, where one of my clients was about to run her first marathon. Lucky for me, I have a bag of hemp seeds in my carry-on luggage. Being the No. 1 food I recommend for athletes, this is not an uncommon item for me to possess. Just before boarding the plane, I had shared a couple of key recipes with my client, Jane, all based on how to incorporate hemp seeds into her race day and her training.

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Slow-Cooking Paleo

SLOW-COOKING PALEO

Take your time soaking up the flavour of delicious Gluten-Free recipes

BY JUDITH FINLAYSON

The paleo diet is one of most popular diets being followed today and has been embraced by nearly 1.5 million people in North America. The basic principle of the diet is that the recipes contain no grains (making all of them gluten-free) or legumes, no refined sugars and no refined oils or processed ingredients.

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Egg-celerate Your Workout

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EGG-CELERATE YOUR WORKOUT

A dozen solutions for any meal

BY LYNDA DIAMOND

Whether you prefer to work out in the morning, afternoon or evening, eggs are a superb food choice to fuel your body. These nutritious powerhouses are a complete protein and provide the perfect recovery meal. One egg contains 6 grams of protein with all of the essential amino acids your body requires to digest and absorb protein. Also abundant in iron, B vitamins and phosphorous, eating eggs may help reduce muscle pain after a strenuous workout.

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Just Juice It

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JUST JUICE IT

Fresh veg and fruit cocktails deliver powerful blast of nutrients

BY CORDELL BLANCHETT

Juicing is a tasty way to customize your nutritional intake. Just one glass can deliver an all natural, easily absorbable balance of vitamins, nutrients, anti-oxidants, and gut flora in addition to the unique attributes each fruit or vegetable bring to the table. Plus, the natural sugars and high water content make it the perfect beverage to finish off a round of your favourite activity.

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Seven Superfoods You Must Have in Your Diet

The best foods don’t come in packages

BY REA FREY

It’s hard to know what to eat when we read about fad diets, quick fixes, and complex nutritional information every day. So, how do you drown out the noise? My best advice is to purchase foods without ingredient lists. In my years as a plant-based nutrition specialist and trainer, I’ve learned the best foods don’t come in packages, are natural and haven’t been processed — whether you are a meat eater, a vegetarian or a vegan.

 

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Comfort Food for the Games

Gluten-Free Perogies; Spicy Peanut chicken Soup will warm up cold winter nights

Let’s face it, when the Winter Olympics are on, you’re going to find yourself in front of the TV more than usual, maybe even at strange times of day with your favourite event being broadcast in the middle of the night. Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to take the chill off a Winter Games night, no matter who is on the podium.

Acclaimed Ottawa nutritionist Kathy Smart crafted this gluten-free perogy recipe exclusively for IMPACT and Calgary foodie and writer Judy Monchuk put her twist on a Spicy Peanut Chicken Soup that is taste-tested amazing!

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