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Fun Facts

The first hothouse was developed by the Gardeners of emperors Augustus and Tiberius because they loved cucumbers so much. They asked the gardeners to grow them year-round.

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The Sticky on Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Is Maple Syrup a good alternative to Sugar?

Is Maple sugar a good alternative to sugar? Unlike sugar Maple syrup has many nutrients. So in that sense, it is a good alternative to sugar. However not everyone like maple syrup in large quantities. In that case, you may have to use other substitutes such as honey or stevia. Maple Syrup can be substituted in baking equally to the sugar for example cup to cup. However, because it is a wet ingredient more flower may have to be used in the recipe.

Maple Syrup is made from the sap of sugar maple, black maple or red maple trees.

The Sweet Sugar Facts

A Spoonful of Sugar

Am I Getting Too Much Sugar?

Sugar is a very addictive food, and according to research has no nutritional value. I am not saying you can’t have any sugar. However, you need to learn to read labels to find out what types of sugar are found in your diet. The guidelines set out in the New Food Guide put out by Health Canada will help you look at what a healthy diet is. You can also learn about how to read food labels on the Health Canada Website.

 Sugar is a complex subject.  How they are labelled and the different types of sugars and is something that many people are confused about.  This Sugar Basics Series will deal with some common questions.


10+ Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

 The Benefits of Chia Seeds.

My research on chia seeds shows that they are one of the true superfoods with many health benefits. These tiny little seeds have become very popular in recent years. Due to this popularity, I decided to find out how these seeds affect your health.


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The Advice on this site is not meant to replace the advice of a physician or dietician.  Please consult a Doctor before starting any new diet plan.  Remember to tell your physician and pharmacist about any Supplements you may be taking.