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Dishing It Up for March 2020

 Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Dishing It Up

In this month’s issue of Dishing It Up…

Spring Forward Toward Restful Sleep
Feeling Anxious About the Coronavirus and the Flu? Eat This
9 Healthy Foods That Lift Your Mood
There’s an Epidemic That’s a Bigger Threat Than the Coronavirus
Half the Sugar, All the Love 

Here’s a taste of each from the sampler platter…

Sampler Platter

Spring Forward Toward Restful Sleep
Those of us switching to daylight saving time this weekend will lose an hour, one which usually comes from our sleep.  And it may take days to get our internal clocks back on track.  Read on for tips on making the transition so you can rest easier.  I plan to forgo Netflix in favour of a warm bath and an early night but may enjoy a beer too!  😉  Sleep is serious business, though, particularly as sleep deprivation weakens our immune systems.
Read more…  And for some additional bedtime reading, here’s my previous post on the importance of sleep:  Don’t Snooze, You Lose.

Feeling Anxious About the Coronavirus and the Flu?   Eat This
“While you can’t guarantee that you won’t encounter illness, what you can take charge of is eating foods to help boost your immune system and calm your nerves. Here are some of the best foods to help your body fight off illness and soothe your anxiety.”
Read more…

9 Healthy Foods That Lift Your Mood
Often when feeling anxious or stressed, we crave sugar.  Yet consuming excess sugar can actually exacerbate symptoms of anxiety and depression, making you more nervous, irritable and drained.  Instead, try these nine healthy foods that may boost your mood.  Super dark chocolate (with 70% or more cocoa solids) is my fave mood-booster on this list.
Read more…

There’s an Epidemic That’s a Bigger Threat Than the Coronavirus
Speaking of consuming excess sugar, this is an interesting perspective from Dr. David Katz, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center, comparing the epidemics of poor diet and coronavirus.  “Poor overall diet quality is the single leading cause of premature death in the United States today, causing an estimated 500,000 or so deaths each year. That is more than ten times worse than a fairly bad strain of influenza, monumentally worse than coronavirus thus far, and happens every year.”
Read more…

Half the Sugar, All the Love
For those times when you really wish to savour something sweet, have a look at the cookbook Half the Sugar, All the Love, “with 100 doctor-approved recipes that cut the sugar (by half—or more!) without sacrificing the flavors our families love.”  I saw the author interviewed and loved her approach to using ripe fruits and vegetables (with their fibre) as natural sweeteners as well as spices (such as cinnamon) to boost flavour while allowing the body to process sugar in a healthier way.
Read more…

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