As a special promotion for the October Wellness Month, Market 707 is welcoming all UHN staff (with ID) for a 10% discount at Market 707 – your local shipping container food and retail market.
For those who don’t know, Market 707, located on the corner of Dundas and Bathurst right across from TWH, is Toronto’s first shipping container market with a unique variety of street food and retail. Bringing together local entrepreneurs, Market 707 provides an opportunity for affordable storefront space in the heart of downtown Toronto. With 11 types of delicious street food ranging from comfort food with a twist to international delights Market 707 is the place to be to get a taste of everything from coffee to dessert or just a quick snack.
On a bright sunny day Market 707 is the perfect place to take a break from the work day, get some fresh air, great food, shopping and services for everyone from cell phone to bike repair. Even if the weather is not so nice Market 707 has you covered, text a vendor and place your order it’s no problem at all, they will text you when it’s ready for pickup. The market has something for everyone crepes, Mediterranean, Indian, tacos, meat pies, Japanese and much more!!! Take a look at variety of great street food to choose from.
Market 707 Hours
October – April: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-5pm
Market 707 Vendors: http://scaddingcourt.org/market_707
The way we prepare our food ultimately has a great impact on how it affects our body and preparation of food can affect its nutritional value of the food. Oils are one of the go to choices besides butter or margarine when preparing our food. What the public does not realize are oils have something called a “smoking point”. What is this you might ask? Well smoking point means when once heated to a certain temperature smoke is formed while cooking with the oils. Along with the smoke being created the oils start to lose their nutritional value and create harmful by products to the body called free radicals. So before you start cooking figure out your oil’s smoking point. Here list of oils and their smoking point as well as healthier oils to choose when cooking:
Craving something sweet but something healthy ? What would say to brownies ? But wait your probably thinking, “brownies! Those are not good for you”. Have no fear ! there’s a way you can make some healthy brownies to help satisfy that craving for something sweet Visit http://danielleprestejohn.com/2013/01/29/paleo-banana-cashew-butter-brownies/ for the full recipe details!
We’ve heard all about them, but how much do we really know about them?
If this is your first time hearing about super foods, have no fear. I’ll let you know what they are. The American Dietetic Association defines super foods to be “Modifiable whole foods that are rich in physiological components that promote health and may decrease risk of disease”.
Below is a list of super foods and the super power(s) related to them:
- Pumpkin: linked to reduced risk of breast, lung and colon cancer
- Tomatoes: lowers risk of prostate cancer (due to the lycopene)
- Blueberries: highest in antioxidants, prevents cancer, Alzheimer’s and CVD
- Kiwi: contains more vitamin C than oranges! WHO KNEW?!
- Pomegranates: decreases growth of prostate cancer, decrease risk of heart disease
- Broccolini: great source of vitamin C, K and Calcium
- Spinach (compared to iceberg lettuce): 4x more potassium, 7x more folate, 8x more vitamins E and C, 19 more times vitamin A and K, 44 more times lutein and xeaxanthin
- Apples: Red delicious have the highest anti-oxidant power, the skin contains 5x more nutrients so make sure you eat the skin too!
- Beans: decreases risk of diabetes, certain cancers, 22% reduced risk of heart disease, linked to longevity
- Soy: evidence for lowering LDL, provides protection against cancer
- Cinnamon: lowers fasting blood sugar, improves insulin sensitive
- Garlic: modest cholesterol and blood pressure lowering effect
The Superhero and the Villain: Whole Wheat vs. White Flour
Why whole wheat wins:
- Contains whole grain (including bran, & germ, where 80% of health protective benefits are found) and contains 2x more calcium and selenium, 3x more copper & phosphorous, 4x more potassium, zinc & fibre, 6x more magnesium, 14x more vitamin E
- Compared with non-smokers, an intake of 2.7 servings of whole grains/day was associated with a:
- 50% reduced risk stroke
- 30% reduced risk of CHD
- Refined grains have a positive association for risk of diabetes
Tip: look for whole grain not whole wheat on food labels
The Superhero and the Villain: Milk & Yogourt vs. Cheese
- Milk contains more vitamin D, yogourt sometimes contains more vitamin D, cheese does not contain vitamin D
- Milk & yogourt contain more potassium than cheese
- Cheese is higher in less healthy saturated fats than milk or yogourt
- Some yogourt and kefir offer probiotics
An Ultimate Superpower: Antioxidants!
- Red delicious Apples
- Sweet Potatoes
TIP: Go for the darkest colour!
American Dietetic Association, Functional foods, JADA, 2004: 104: 814-826
Tomatoes: Roberson, L, RD (2010)
Blueberries: Roberson, L, RD, 2010
Kiwi: CNF, accessed 2012
Broccolini: (Peason, L, RD, 2010)
Beans: Bazzano, 2001
Soy: Nutr & Cancer, 2003
All information: Springle, Nicole (2013). Topic 14 [Powerpint Slides]. Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online