5 Foods to Beat the Winter Blues (1/6)

Stock your pantry with foods that will boost your mood and immunity on the coldest months of the year

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Eat to beat the blues

Winter and great health go together like sardines and chocolate ice cream. Or, at least, that’s what many people think. Between November and March (or, let’s face it, April), living in the sweet spot of the northern hemisphere can feel like an exercise in mucus management and sun-stripped seasonal malaise. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Both immunity and emotional well-being are within reach, with the right nutrients—and the right foods. Read on to find out how to stock your cupboards to battle the winter blahs.

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Rainbow Salad

Best Health Magazine, May 2011; Photo Credit: Ryan SzulcIngredientsSalad1/2 head green leaf lettuce, chopped1/2 medium fennel bulb, thinly julienned1 cup (250 mL) red cabbage, thinly julienned1 medium tomato, seeds removed, thinly julienned 1/2 … [Read More...]

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5 ways to remember to take your vitamins

Are you getting enough vitamins?If you're like many people, you probably have every intention of taking your vitamins every day. But it's just so darn difficult to remember to pop those pills on a regular basis. However, taking vitamins regularly is … [Read More...]

Chimichurri pork kebabs

Ingredients500 grams (1 lb) pork tenderloin, trimmed of all excess fat and cut into 2 cm slices2 orange sweet potatoes, scrubbed1 fresh ear of cornchimichurri marinade5 garlic cloves, finely chopped1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley1⁄3 cup red wine … [Read More...]

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Chicken & Vegetable soup

Best Health magazine, March/April 2014; Image: Jodi PudgeIngredients4 cups (1 L) low-sodium vegetable stock1/3 cup (75 mL) carrots, sliced1/3 cup (75 mL) celery, sliced1/3 cup (75 mL) onion, diced1/3 cup (75 mL) red pepper, diced1 sprig thyme1 … [Read More...]