We had a myFM listener, Meaghan, send in a question that I know is on the minds of many. I thought I’d go deeper and look at not only that she can’t cut out bread or buns as meal options, but also about the impact on your metabolism.
I think we’d get to an infinite number if we counted the calories that Santa consumes as he drops in on every house around the world, taking bites out of all those treats and glasses of milk left out for him. So this year, in the name of keeping the big man healthy, how about a healthier snack or two for him. And the Reindeer.
You know that little glass of eggnog that you treat yourself to? The one that tastes better with a shot of rum in it? Yea, that one. Well for every 125mL or half a cup measure, the sugar count in those sips is just over four teaspoons of sugar.
When I was a kid, I had the Flintstone vitamin next to my glass of juice and maybe a chewable bright orange vitamin C next to it. Many families still do the same without realizing that the morning Flintstone vitamin, or modern day gummy, is not giving you enough of what you need and really is a morning sweetie to start your day.
Shopping these days isn’t what it once was. I had the pleasure of speaking with an industry trailblazer and innovator of the grocery industry on Episode 44 of EAT THIS with Lianne. Mary Dalimonte called what was going to happen with our shopping habits at the start of our quarantine and lockdowns.
For the sake of the immune system, can we find a way to have a healthier Halloween? And before you groan, think of the fun and creativity that the family can have making new traditions or coming up with new ideas of how to do Halloween a bit differently.
We need nutrients that fit with the seasons and fall produce doesn’t disappoint. The colourful and fibre-, vitamin C- and antioxidant-rich root vegetables of carrots, sweet potatoes, all the varieties of squash including help support your immunity.
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