Friday, April 6th, 2012
Here are this week’s reading diversions for your personal enlightenment. Have a happy, long Easter/Passover weekend!
TORONTO – A new study says smoking, alcohol, poor diet, lack of physical activity and stress finds are costing Ontarians more than seven years of their lives.
Genetically modified foods are made by inserting genes from another species into a food’s DNA. About 60 to 70 percent of products on grocery store shelves contain at least one genetically engineered element. These foods include corn, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, soybean, and canola.
Many Canadians can attest that the bonuses of being bilingual are bountiful. Learning a second language has been shown to bring in more income and offers a more flexible mindset — and now, a study out of York University in Ontario links knowing two languages with a delay in the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Not only can these have as many calories as a meal, (sometimes upwards of 400) their carb count can be on par with a pre-marathon pasta binge; some have 60-80g of carbs per serving. Add in sugars, saturated fats in whipped cream and chocolate flavorings, and you’ve got dessert in a very large plastic cup.
You probably already know that a diet too high in salt can increase a person’s risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and dying from other heart-related causes.
For those who will be celebrating Passover over the next week or so, a cupboard full of matzah can feel like the most boring menu prospect in the world (after, of course, you’ve finished off the seder leftovers). Sure, you have your recipe for chicken soup and kugel, but why not get inventive this year with some Italian inspiration?
Savour the win Toronto. St. Lawrence Market was named by National Geographic as the world’s best food market. The Toronto landmark beat out a lot of tasty competition including New York’s Union Square Greenmarket and London’s Borough Market.
As are an ever-increasing number of healthy and delicious fruits and veggies — foods that can help boost your energy and put some pep in your step so you can get out there and actually, you know, do stuff now that the season has changed.
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. And, by following the rituals of Passover, we have the ability to relive and experience the true freedom that our ancestors gained.
The bilby is a rabbit-sized marsupial with a pouch like a kangaroo, and there may be as few as 600 of them left.
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