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By Alice Hoang Simplistic, yet exquisite, nothing is quite as heart-warming as receiving a jar of homemade chilli sauce adorned with a shiny golden ribbon on a winter’s day. Advertisements

Alfalfa Sprouts


Alice Hoang Online piece #10 They may look thin and frail, but alfalfa sprouts are packed with nutrients. The whole plant is used, as each part has different health benefits. The herb contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants and minerals…

Cinnamon – A Spice of Life


Alice Hoang Online piece #9 Cinnamon is an all-year-round spice – whether you enjoy it through your sense of taste or sense of smell. In Western society, cinnamon is commonly used in baking, but in many parts of the world, it’s used in various…

Brent Tyson Profile


What does playing the guitar and putting out fires have in common? The emptiness of the community centre’s main hall reverberates with the sound of guitars and laughter, as I walk in to see four people sitting on chairs, forming a circle. Among the…

Susan McConkey Profile


By Alice Hoang Being a designer and having an eye for art and fashion, “she knows what looks good,” says Michael McConkey about his wife. With the innate ability of designing, 51-year-old Susan McConkey’s, skills and talent are a great asset when it comes…

Moksha hot yoga


By Alice Hoang The serene and tranquil environment of Moksha Yoga Scarborough’s studio sets the tone to replenish the mind, body, and soul. I took off my shoes and walked into the sitting room as I heard nothing but the sound of water trickling…

Potatoes are Good for You


Alice Hoang Online piece #8 Potatoes are healthy when eaten the right way. People on “no-carb” diets steer clear of spuds, despite the fact that they are packed with nutrients. While greasy fries, chips and “loaded” baked potatoes are considered “bad foods,” there are…

Milk


Alice Hoang Online piece #7 Is milk good or bad for you? While some say milk is nutritious, others say it causes health problems. Milk is unhealthy for people the same way chocolate is deadly for dogs – it depends on the person who…

To eat organic or non-organic?


Alice Hoang Online story #6 To eat organic or non-organic? The Food Standards Agency has shown that organic foods have no more health benefits than non-organic foods. Dr Alan Dangour from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health says that the minor differences…

Dark Chocolate


Alice Hoang Online story #5 Do you have a sweet tooth, but are keeping a strict eye on your waistline? Dark chocolate may be your excuse to indulge in a sweet treat, without feeling guilty. Recent research has shown chocolates have various health benefits….

Talking to Yourself


Alice Hoang Online story #4 Ever catch yourself talking out loud when nobody else is around? When people are under stress or handling a difficult or complex task, people tend to talk to themselves. While private speech may be associated with schizophrenia, experts say…

Chillies for Good Health


Alice Hoang Online story 3 What better way to warm up your winter than adding some heat to your meals? While there are many myths about food, like chicken soup being good for the soul, studies show hot chili peppers can help fight against…

Comfort Foods, Millionaires and the Olympic Games


Alice Hoang Online story 2 Indulging in comfort foods is a vicious cycle of craving, satisfaction, and more craving. Gregory Smith, of the psychology department at the University of Kentucky, said that the act of eating becomes something we do to achieve a desired…

UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories


Alice Hoang Hollywood stars were both charitable and fashionable at the 2010 Golden Globes, as they wore red, yellow, and blue ribbons in support of the people of Haiti. Sandra Bullock, who has donated $1 million to the victims of the earthquake, is among…

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