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Fun fact: Only 7.9% of students report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

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3 days ago

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One of the most essential but often forgotten nutrient is water 💦. ⁣⁣
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Most Canadians are not meeting their daily hydration 🥤requirements, but it is important to recognize the requirement can be achieved in various ways, not just by drinking water. ⁣
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An effective way to consume water is through you diet by consuming fruits and vegetables. 🍒🥒 ⁣⁣
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Broccoli 🥦 , cucumbers 🥒, cabbage, and lettuce 🥬 are some examples of vegetables with ⬆️ high-water concentration. Melons 🍈 , berries 🍓and pineapple 🍍 are some fruits with ⬆️ high-water concentration. ⁣⁣
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So, if you’re struggling to reach your daily water intake requirements, try to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption alongside your water intake.💦
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1 week ago

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The weather is getting warmer and BBQ season is just around the corner. Grilling can be a delicious way to prepare foods, but caution should be taken to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Some common bad bacteria found in undercooked foods include E.coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter which can lead to foodborne illness. Roughly 1 in 8 Canadians will get sick from food poisoning but, this can be avoided by following these simple instructions:
1. Make sure to separate utensils for raw and cooked foods to prevent cross-contamination.
2. Store raw foods in a refrigerator or on ice to ensure it is at 4ºC or below.
3. Colour is not a good indicator of knowing whether the food is ready. Get yourself a meat thermometer.
4. Make sure to keep cooked foods hot until it is ready to be served.

Following these instructions will ensure an enjoyable and safe time!
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Probiotics are good bacteria that have health benefits when eaten in the right amount. The most common probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are often added to products like yogurt, cheese, milk and sometimes other foods.
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