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21 01, 2018

Apple

2018-01-21T10:58:49-07:00 Categories: Uncategorised|

A medium apple (3” diameter, with skin on) contains about 95 calories, 4.4 grams of fiber, and is a good source of vitamin C. Soluble fiber (mostly found in the fruit’s flesh) – helps prevent cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. Insoluble fiber (mostly found in the fruit’s skin) – binds water and provides bulk in [...]

20 03, 2016

Beets

2018-03-14T18:42:34-07:00 Categories: Food Post, Uncategorised|

Fresh, locally grown beetroots, packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients, are at their peak in late summer through early fall. Red beets owe their deep crimson hue to betaine, a natural compound thought to help guard against heart disease and cancer. (It is betaine that causes some people to pass reddish colored urine after eating beets. This [...]

20 03, 2016

Blueberries

2018-03-14T18:42:10-07:00 Categories: Food Post, Uncategorised|

Blueberries’ main health benefits come from naturally-occurring pigments that give them their blue colour and act as potent antioxidants. According to the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University¬ (www.hnrca.tufts.edu), blueberries rank No. 1 in antioxidant activity when compared to 40 other fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are also a great source of [...]

4 07, 2015

Senior Service Providers Expo

2017-02-17T15:14:06-07:00 Categories: News, Past News 2015, Past News Archives, Uncategorised|

Senior Service Providers Expo Keep Well Fitness Director, Andy Demeule is seen here with Sharon Bidder, Certified Shiatsu Therapist and owner of Soothing Hands Shiatsu in West Vancouver. Both attended the Senior Service Providers Expo that was held at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre on February 28th. A large crowd was in attendance, browsing [...]

4 07, 2015

North Shore Community Foundation reception

2017-02-17T08:55:32-07:00 Categories: News, Past News 2015, Past News Archives, Uncategorised|

North Shore Community Foundation reception Keep Well President Libby Kelley accepts a cheque from David Alsop, President of the North Shore Community Foundation at a reception held for all of their grant recipients in December. Also, another great shot with Alan Jones who is representing the Sheila Jones Seniors’ Fund. Sheila Jones was a long [...]

30 12, 2014

Halloween 2014

2017-02-06T15:06:37-07:00 Categories: News, Past News 2014, Uncategorised|

On October 27th North Shore Neighbourhood House had their Annual Halloween Howl with lots of food, fun and great costumes. Long-time Keep Well member, Kay Smith, will be turning 99 years young on December 6th and decided to come dressed as the Devil this year. (photo 2014(3) Some folks just know how to have a [...]

28 05, 2012

Whole Grain

2018-01-21T11:43:09-07:00 Categories: Food Post, Uncategorised|

Grains are the seeds of plants.  Each whole grain contains: an endosperm, the biggest part of the whole grain, which contains carbohydrate and protein with small amounts of vitamins and nutrients, the germ, the smallest of the kernel, which contains a large amount of B    vitamins, vitamin E and minerals, and the bran, an [...]