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Dishing It Up for July 2019

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Dishing It UpDishing It Up serves up a selection of stories, studies & so on from the world of wellness & nutrition each month.


In this month’s issue of Dishing It Up…

Herb Infused Waters for Summer Hydration
Giving up alcohol may improve mental well-being, study finds
Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.)
How to grill fish fillets straight on the grill

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

Sampler Platter

Herb Infused Waters for Summer Hydration
Hot enough for ya?   Staying hydrated will help you beat the heat!  These herb infused waters will not only make you want to guzzle the stuff, they have other benefits as well…from helping you keep calm (as well as cool) to soothing an upset stomach.
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Giving up alcohol may improve mental well-being, study finds
Please don’t shoot the messenger on this one but I believe it is true…”a new large-scale study provides more evidence that the healthiest amount of alcohol consumption may be none at all”.  Certainly I know I feel at my happiest (and healthiest) when I curb my consumption.  A sobering thought indeed.  🙂 
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Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All
I realize I am rather biased on this one but it is good to hear that “‘The idea of food as medicine is not only an idea whose time has come,’ says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and the dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. ‘It’s an idea that’s absolutely essential to our health care system.'”  And “when you prioritize food and teach people how to prepare healthy meals, lo and behold, it can end up being more impactful than medications”, says Dr. Jaewon Ryu.  Yepper.
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The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.)
Now that they’ve found the faux-beef, the Impossible Foods company is looking hook us on plant-based fish.  Seems fishy to me.  I advocate eating whole foods, which our bodies have naturally evolved to metabolize and incorporate into our cells for energy and health.  While (perhaps arguably) a healthier type of processed food, this is still a processed food.  Sadly, our fish stocks are declining.  Without wading into a complex topic, however, I believe it is healthier to eat more plants and smaller portions of sustainably caught fish, than it is to eat plant-based faux-fish.
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How to grill fish fillets straight on the grill
So while you are treating yourself to some tasty fish, here’s a genius hack to keep it from sticking to the grill and disintegrating upon removal.  Hint:  “When life gives you lemons, grill fish.”
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