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Our own unique A spoonful of this tasty tagine

B L E N D S SINCE 1894, Murchie’s has been combining delicate green teas with bold black teas to create distinctive, perfectly balanced blends.

makes heart-healthy moderation easy to take

Try our famous No.10 Blend or one of our many other green black selections. Available as loose leaf or tea bags.

Oscar Wilde advised that “moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” But he never had to face the 21st century fact that excess is killing us. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death for men and women in Canada. We can reduce our personal risk of heart disease by up to 80 per cent through lifestyle changes. And sorry Oscar, a key change is making more knowledgeable food choices and consuming everything in moderation. That doesn’t mean ice cream is forever banned; it means getting a handle on the big picture of what you eat every day, and ensuring you’re eating healthy but not gluttonous portions of four food groups: vegetables and fruit, grain products, meat/meat alternatives and milk/milk alternatives. The tried-and-true Canada’s Food Guide is worth a re-read, particularly for those of us whose busy lives frequently cause us to eat carelessly. Nobody wants to spend too much time counting calories or reading labels, but it pays to be mindful of some simple guidelines. The essence of the guide’s advice: “Fill ¾ of your plate with whole grain foods, vegetables, fruit or legumes; round out your meal with a lower-fat milk choice and a smaller serving of lean meat, poultry or fish; aim to eat fish at least twice a week; and above all else, stay away from high-fat snack foods, cookies, pastries, fried foods and most fast foods.” This seems straightforward, but many of us may need more motivation. Barbara Haley, area manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, suggests participating in the Heart and Stroke Risk Assessment. It’s a new online

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