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An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

May 24th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Mommies rejoice, there may be weight loss benefits in that glass of red at the end of a day.
An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

Okay, so we don’t usually don’t chat wine on this site, but we think this study warrants an exception. For those of you who aren't expecting, we’ve got some good news – especially if you like to treat yourself to a glass of red wine at the end of the day.

Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

April 13th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Sadly, yes. Find out why there's still so much BPA in the food we eat and what you can do to avoid it.
Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

Bisphenol-A (BPA) may have been banned from sippy cups and other baby products, however your child may still be getting this endocrine-disrupting chemical in the foods she eats. A recent report by a coalition including the Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that BPA is still present in two-thirds of canned food.
 
It appears that most companies still use BPA to line the cans of their food. In this particular study, researchers analyzed the interior linings and lids of nearly 200 canned foods. Among the worst offenders was Campbell’s who had BPA-based epoxy in 100 per cent of their tested cans, even though the company claims to be making significant progress in the transition away from BPA. Seventy-one per cent of Del Monte cans tested positive for BPA, and 50 per cent of General Mills cans. Many of the smaller companies faired just as bad, they just has less cans tested. Private food labels were equally to blame with Target, Walmart, Dollar Store, and Loblaws each having BPA present in at least 80 per cent of their canned goods. Even Whole Foods canned goods were heavily laden with BPA.

Think Before You Eat

September 21st, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Celebrate National Organic Week by Changing The Way You Feel About Food.
Think Before You Eat

We were excited to help launch National Organic Week (September 19-27) at Toronto's Ruby Watch Co. with an all-local, all-organic meal sponsored by CLIF bar. The week is a great time to remember to think before you eat and commit yourself to making organic choices for your family whenever possible.

Power Up Your Diet

July 23rd, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Nine superfoods every mom should include in her diet.
Power Up Your Diet

It can be tiring being a mom. That’s why it’s essential to make sure that the foods we eat pack the biggest nutritional punch possible. Eating right just makes you feel better and gives you a natural energy boost. Here’s a look at nine of the biggest nutritional heavy eaters and why you should include them in your family’s diet.

Juno Cup Fun

March 17th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Watching the Juno Cup shows us how fun hockey can be and reminds us not to take the sport too seriously with our kids.
Juno Cup Fun

If you think it seems like every kid in Canada plays hockey, you might be right. Although they say our unofficial National sport is losing steam I see no signs of it where we live. Holding a hockey stick is part of growing up in Canada.