March 5, 2011

These wonderful little berries are not only packed full of antioxidants, but they taste great! Whatever you decide to eat them with, they have the ability to make a meal that much better. They are great for your health and delicious! So what is the downside? Nothing. Unless of course, the foods that claim to be loaded with blueberries, do not actually contain blueberries. A closer look at the ingredient list could very well reveal that what you thought were real blueberries are in fact corn cereal, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, modified food starch, food colouring and artificial flavouring, masquerading as blueberries.

Award-winning investigative journalist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposes the deceptive chemical ingredients and dishonest marketing of “blueberry” products from big-name food and cereal companies.

View video: Blueberries faked in cereals, muffins, bagels and other food products – Food Investigations

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Doing it right at Veritas
April 14, 2010

Anyone who tries their best to eat healthy knows how difficult it can be when eating out! Thankfully for those of you who live in Montreal it just got a whole lot easier – thanks to my new-found health café in Old Montreal, where I also enjoy crema laden espresso. Veritas stands out from the rest, as there is no need for requests like, “exchange my fries for a salad”, or “salad dressing on the side”. What a breath of fresh air to go into a restaurant and have peace of mind that foods are 100% whole grain, not processed or refined, fresh meats are grilled not deep-fried, natural sweeteners like cane juice, honey, and authentic maple syrup are common place. Along with friendly, down-to-earth service with a personal touch, all brought together in a modern chic ambience.

The kicker is all this quality and attention to detail won’t even cost you a premium, a soup will only set you back a couple bucks, a full meal including a sandwich and salad is from $6 to $10, now that is priceless! Go, see for yourself you won’t regret it, 480 Blvd St-Laurent (corner Notre-Dame), and be sure to let me know what you think. See map

“Fresh! Healthy! Good for You! Low in Fat! No Carbs! These words and phrases are losing their meaning. They’re becoming little more than buzz words that prove to be misleading after closer examination. At Café Santé Veritas, we want to give meaning back to these catchphrases.

For us, it begins with preparation. Instead of buying ready-made products to re-sell, everything we serve is cooked and baked onsite. From muffins and scones to soups and jams, we know exactly what goes into everything we serve.

We are particular to the point of obsession about what we use and what we do not. Our meats are low-fat filet mignon, our fish are fresh salmon filets, and our chicken is grain-fed and white-meat only, our fruits and vegetables are daily fresh, and our herbs and spices are all natural. Instead of processed white sugar or artificial sweeteners, we choose evaporated sugar cane juice, honey, or authentic maple syrup. Likewise, we avoid altogether saturated oils, butter, and anything high in saturated or trans fat.

When cooking, we don’t fry and are careful to ensure food oils are not exposed to heat. Care is taken that all meats are grilled before marinating and are never sautéed in oil. The challenge of maintaining the flavourful appeal of our food without sacrificing the health benefits is worth it to provide a true alternative to the typical casual lunch fare.

All of our meals are balanced with proportions of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and “good” fats in tandem with several essential vitamins and minerals. We make an extra effort because we are committed to Veritas; the truth in our message of healthier eating and healthier living. Try us out to see for yourself, our meals are designed to leave you satisfied without feeling heavy or lethargic.

Don’t be misled by buzz words that lack follow through. Food is only as good as it makes you feel, and we’re confident that Café Santé Veritas can help you find your healthier lifestyle. Avoid the hype; be true to your body, after all it’s the only one you have.”

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