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Benefits of Spices and Herbs !

Adding a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of red pepper, or a sprinkle of ginger to culinary creations may offer benefits in addition to flavor. With the increasing interest in functional foods, the latest research shows that spices and herbs offer a number of possible health benefits. The link below focuses on a few popular spices and herbs and explores the research on potential health benefits. ...

Use for Used Coffee Grounds!

Got a coffee habit? I sure do. The day doesn't truly start until after the first cup and I generally revisit the coffee pot several times over the course of the work day. I'm at peace with it, and as the spent ...grounds pile up, they make a nice addition to the compost pile. Coffee grounds are acidic, nitrogen-rich and have plenty of minerals like copper and magnesium and the compost heap is a ...

5 Crucial Steps Before Home Selling

Before you start making repairs, before selling your home or marking dates on your calendar for an open house, it's smart to prepare a home selling plan. Of course, you want top dollar, but you could make costly home selling mistakes along the way if your enthusiasm for quickly selling causes you to run out and stick a for sale sign in the yard before you're fully prepared to sell. Motivation for ...

Living with An Older Home

The charms of living in an older home can be many - history, style, craftsmanship, quirks. But there's no denying that living in such a home has its challenges. Maintenance can be tricky and expensive, especially if certain systems and features have been neglected over the years. Let's take a look at some common situations found in many older homes:   Energy inefficiency is ...

March Break Ideas

 March Break Ideas     "I’m bored!There's nothing to do." Those words are enough to make a parent's heart sink like a stone. Spring Break, or March Break, is just around the corner and a week of unstructured time could be a kid's recipe for boredom. However, a little planning around your personal time and budget, and you can craft a unique and interesting March Break plan ...

Do detox diets offer any health benefits?

Detox, or detoxification, diets are popular, but they're not scientifically proven. Detox diets are touted as a way to remove toxins from the body. Specific detox diets vary — but typically a period of fasting is followed by a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit and fruit juices, and water. In addition, some detox diets advocate using herbs and other supplements along with colon cleansing ...

Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity are not only good for you, they're also a fun way to spend time — a chance to unwind, to be outdoors, to get social or to simply do something that makes you happy. Find a physical activity you enjoy and do it every day. Better yet, find two or more types of activity to do to prevent boredom and overuse injuries. Pace yourself according to your age and fitness ...

HAPPY FAMILY DAY and so PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN

We are enjoying a family day long weekend, while cheering the Canadians to all they can accomplish in the Olympics.  What a nice break in this long winter, but spring is just around the corner, as the crows are out checking things, beginning to see signs of melting snow on the sides of the road, and not to mention we have already had Valentine's day, so more than half way through February. Hope ...

Why Is Snacking So Healthy?

February is heart health month. The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada promotes heart healthy education in the month of February to help remind and educate people and their families to eat well. According to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada health experts recommend eating three small meals a day plus a few nutritious snacks. This is important for adults and children, and part of a ...

How Much Fat Should I Eat Each Day?

    How much fat is enough fat? What are the best fatty foods to eat, and is there even such a thing?  A healthy eating pattern includes about 20% to 35% of your day’s calories from fat. For a woman this means about 45 to 75 grams of fat a day For a man this means about 60 to 105 grams of fat a day Use these numbers as a guideline to compare how much fat is in ...
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