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|VEGETARIAN DIETS AND IRON|
|Are you a vegetarian or mostly a vegetarian? Our registered dietitian recommends consuming plenty of iron-rich plant foods such as lentils, kidney beans, black beans, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruit and whole grains. Iron-enriched products such as cereals and breads are also good sources. To enhance iron absorption, consume vitamin C-rich foods at the same time you eat iron-containing foods. These include strawberries, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and citrus fruits. By following these simple guidelines, most non-meat eaters will get enough iron.|
|Intuitive Reiki Counsellor - Naomi Miller |
Break down emotional walls, and change core beliefs. Transformation that quickly creates positivity and incredible change in your life.
|OKanagan's Largest Summer Solstice Gathering|
|Date: Jun 21, 2015|
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a huge group of like-minded people gather together as one. We would love to create the largest Summer Solstice gathering similar to a Guinness world record. :O) What a fun community valley event
|3 to 5 Second Meditation|
|As our world seems to speed up, more and more demands press on us; stress, anxiety and often overwhelm are the result. For many a meditative practice is very helpful for combatting these stresses. But not everyone can find the time or just don’t seem to be able to cultivate a meditative practice. For these people the 3 to 5 Second Meditation is ideal. It is a very beneficial practice that is very easy to do.|
|Fennel and Arugula Salad with Oranges and Olives|
Description: Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is a nutritious leafy green vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It belongs to the brassicaceae family like mustard greens, cauliflower, kale…etc and has scientific name Eruca sativa.
Arugula is a quick growing, cool season crop. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil and full sun to flourish. In general, arugula grows to about 2-3 feet in height with creamy white color edible flowers. Its leaves are ready to harvest within 40 days of sowing the seed.
As in other greens, arugula is one of very low calorie vegetable. 100 g of fresh leaves provides just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can immensely benefit health.
This vegetable also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.
Arugula is good in minerals especially copper and iron. In addition, it has small amounts of some other essential minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.