Behind the Diet: The Blood Type Diet

Do you know your blood type?

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Most people may know their blood type, but only think about it in the context of blood transfusions – universal donor (Type O), universal recipient (Type AB), or somewhere in between (Types A and B).

However, one diet – creatively named “The Blood Type Diet” – suggests that knowing your blood type is the key to understanding how your body works, allowing you to live, eat, and exercise in a way that is best suited to you.

Sounds intriguing – but let’s look further before drawing any conclusions.

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August 22, 2016

Rosemary Parmesan Flax Crackers

It’s Friday, Grazers!

The work week is over and the weekend beckons. Whether you plan to be out and about, or at home curled up on the couch, we have a recipe that will make your weekend (and the week that follows) even more Amazin’!

We spoke on Monday about the concepts behind the Atkins diet – low in carbohydrates, and high in fiber, protein, and fat.

We know that balance is a key principle in maintaining a healthy diet – and while we feel that the Atkins diet itself goes a little bit overboard in antagonizing carbohydrates, reducing your carbohydrate intake may just be the way to go if you tend to consume carb-heavy meals.

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After all, a diet overflowing in carbohydrates can be just as imbalanced as any other diet, right?

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August 19, 2016

Behind the Diet: Atkins

Happy Monday, Grazers!

Last week, we talked about all things Paleo – the benefits and downsides of the diet, and what we can learn from eating in the same way our cavemen ancestors did.

This week, we’re hitting the fast forward button and bringing ourselves to the 1970’s, where one diet began and managed to maintain relative popularity over the past 40 years. We’re talking about the Atkins diet – generally known to be the ‘original’ low-carbohydrate way of eating.

Some exemples of animal protein, eggs, cheese, fish, and

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August 15, 2016

Paleo Waldorf Salad

Welcome back, Grazers!

In our last post we talked about the Paleo diet, and while it may not be the ultimate diet in terms of nutrition and practicality, there are some good principles to the diet that we can certainly adopt for better health.

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We could try tweaking our regular diets to include more fresh foods and less of the processed stuff, cut down on refined carbohydrates and salt, or even try having a Paleo meal now and then to add good nutritious variety to our diets.

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August 12, 2016

Behind the Diet: Paleo

Hello Grazers!

We hope you’ve enjoyed going nutters for nut butters over the past few weeks! While we will always remain Nut Butter Nutters at heart, it’s time to shift our focus a little bit, onto the wide and often confusing world of…diets!

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That’s right, we’re zooming out to get a bird’s eye view of various diets that are touted as the end all and be all of healthy eating. Here at Amazin’ Graze, we believe in living a healthy lifestyle that is enjoyable, sustainable, and based on solid scientific fact. Thus, an ultimately balanced diet with some occasional good-for-you treats is and always will be our favourite way to go – however, it can be interesting and useful to take a look at the background and basics of other ‘hip’ diets out there and glean health wisdom where we can.

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August 08, 2016