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Ten foods you should never eat if you want to live longer.

Ten foods you should never eat if you want to live longer.

While there is no definitive list of foods you should never eat if you want to live longer, it is generally advisable to limit or avoid certain foods and dietary habits that can contribute to health problems. Remember that moderation is key, and occasional indulgence is usually not harmful. Here are ten types of foods and dietary habits to be cautious of:

  1. Processed Meats: High consumption of processed meats like bacon, sausages, and hot dogs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and heart disease due to their high sodium and preservative content.
  2. Sugary Drinks: Sugary sodas, energy drinks, and fruit juices can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Opt for water, herbal tea, or unsweetened beverages instead.
  3. Trans Fats: Artificial trans fats, often found in partially hydrogenated oils, are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Check food labels for trans fats and avoid them.
  4. Highly Processed Foods: Foods with a long list of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and additives often lack essential nutrients and can contribute to health problems. Focus on whole, unprocessed foods.
  5. Excessive Salt (Sodium): Consuming too much salt can raise blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Be mindful of your sodium intake and limit high-sodium processed foods.
  6. Added Sugars: Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Minimize your intake of sugary snacks, desserts, and cereals.
  7. Fried Foods: Deep-fried foods, especially when prepared in unhealthy oils, are high in unhealthy trans fats and can contribute to obesity and heart disease.
  8. Alcohol in Excess: While moderate alcohol consumption may have some health benefits, excessive drinking can lead to liver disease, certain cancers, and other health issues. Limit alcohol intake to recommended guidelines.
  9. Highly Refined Grains: Foods made with refined grains like white bread, white rice, and sugary cereals lack essential nutrients and fiber. Opt for whole grains for better nutrition.
  10. Artificial Sweeteners: There is ongoing debate about the safety of artificial sweeteners. Some studies have raised concerns about their impact on metabolism and appetite regulation. It’s advisable to use them in moderation.

To live longer and healthier, focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Additionally, lifestyle factors like regular physical activity, stress management, and getting enough sleep play crucial roles in promoting longevity and well-being. Consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary guidance tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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Data Digger Don went to the Yellowhead Casino and had their breakfast.

Today I went to the Yellowhead Casino and had their breakfast. The total cost for the meal is $10.But I always leave a tip for the waitress. The chef who prepared my meal this morning goes by the name of Jackie. I must say he did a fantastic job, I really enjoyed it. And I have to say that I was there for breakfast earlier in the week because it was very good at that time too. So if you’re looking for a good breakfast in Edmonton. Head over to the Yellowhead Casino. 

Yellowhead Casino Breakfast

Here are the best tools for cutting up a raw chicken.

Here are the best tools for cutting up a raw chicken.

The best tools for cutting up a raw chicken would be a sharp chef’s knife or a poultry shears. My preferred tool is a cleaver. Just like the one below.

Meat cleaver.

A sharp chef’s knife can be used to cut through the chicken’s bones and meat with precision, while a good pair of poultry shears can be used to cut through bones and remove the backbone easily.

When using a knife or cleaver it’s important to use a thick strong cutting board and to make sure the chicken is held securely in place to prevent any accidents.

Strong, thick Cutting board

Additionally, make sure the knife or cleaver is sharp to avoid applying excessive force and reducing the risk of injury.

Here’s what the chickens look like after they’ve been cut up.

Cut up chicken.

Always use caution when handling sharp knives and tools in the kitchen, and take the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself from harm. Remember dull cutting tools are a danger to you. Brought to you by

How long can you keep uncooked meat in the fridge?

Uncooked meat.

The length of time that meat lasts in the fridge can depend on several factors, such as the type of meat, the storage conditions, and the freshness of the meat when it was purchased. In general, it is recommended that raw meat be stored in the fridge at a temperature below 40°F (4°C) and be consumed within a few days. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Fresh beef, veal, pork, and lamb can be stored in the fridge for 3-5 days.
  • Ground meat (beef, pork, veal, lamb) should be used within 1-2 days.
  • Poultry (chicken, turkey) should be used within 1-2 days.
  • Fish and seafood should be consumed within 1-2 days.

It is important to note that these are general guidelines, and you should always use your best judgment and rely on your senses to determine if the meat is still safe to eat. If the meat has an unusual odor, color, or texture, or if it appears slimy or sticky, it may have spoiled and should not be consumed. Additionally, if you are unsure about the freshness or safety of the meat, it is always better to err on the side of caution and discard it. Brought to you by

Hello, I’m Don Reykdal the founder of

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Old Strathcona Farmers Market in Edmonton.

Old Strathcona Farmers Market in Edmonton.

Old Strathcona Farmers Market in Edmonton, Alberta. The market started 40 years ago with vendors selling their goods out of the back of their trucks and trunks of their cars.

The vendors serviced over 400,000 customers in 2022. Edmonton’s biggest indoor year round farmers’ market. Fresh from the farm to your family! Meat and Vegetables. They make it, They bake it, They grow it, They sell it! Over 130 vendors selling only the freshest local food and handmade arts and crafts. Open every Saturday, all year ’round! Free customer parking during market hours in our lot across Gateway Boulevard.

Located at 10310-83 Avenue NW In the old ETS bus barn.

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Easiest 5 minute salad to make on a busy day.

Caprese Salad

Easiest 5-minute salad to make on a busy day.

Here is the easiest and quickest salad to make on your busiest day. Yes, it’s called a Caprese salad. Here’s how to make it in just 5 minutes:


  • 1-2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into even, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate or platter, alternating between the two.
  3. Sprinkle the basil leaves over the top of the tomato and mozzarella slices.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the salad.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

And there you have it, a quick and easy Caprese salad that can be made in just 5 minutes! You can also add a balsamic glaze or reduction for an extra kick of flavor. Enjoy! Brought to you by Food Edmonton and Don Reykdal the chef.

Easy To Follow Guide On Healthy Nutrition For Weight Management.

Weight Guide By Don Reykdal
  1. Eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods: Choose a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. These foods are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that keep you feeling full and satisfied while helping you maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Monitor portion sizes: Eating too much of any food can lead to weight gain, even if it’s healthy. Pay attention to portion sizes, especially when eating high-calorie foods like nuts, cheese, and avocado.
  3. Avoid processed and high-sugar foods: Processed foods and high-sugar foods like candy, soda, and baked goods are often high in calories and low in nutrients. Instead, choose whole, unprocessed foods that are low in added sugars.
  4. Drink plenty of water: Drinking water can help you feel full and stay hydrated. Aim for at least 8-10 cups of water a day and limit sugary drinks like soda and juice.
  5. Eat slowly and mindfully: Eating slowly and mindfully can help you enjoy your food more and recognize when you are full. Try to savor each bite and avoid distractions like TV or smartphones while eating.
  6. Plan and prepare meals in advance: Planning and preparing meals in advance can help you make healthier choices and avoid temptation. Try meal prepping on the weekends, or plan your meals for the week ahead.
  7. Get regular exercise: Regular exercise is essential for weight management and overall health. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week.
  8. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt hormones that regulate hunger and appetite, leading to weight gain. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to help maintain a healthy weight.
  9. Seek support: It can be challenging to maintain a healthy weight on your own. Seek support from friends, family, or a healthcare professional to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.

Remember, weight management and weight loss is a journey that takes time and effort. Focus on making small, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle, and celebrate your progress along the way. PS. I followed this guide and lost 45lbs.

Don Reykdal

Yes, that’s me above. Enjoying a nice summer day by the river. I know you can do it to my friend. Good luck to you on your journey. Just make sure you follow this guide all the way, every day.

Here are 10 healthy meals that you can cook in 30 minutes or less.

Cooking Tips

Here are 10 healthy meals that can be cooked in 30 minutes or less:

  1. Grilled chicken breast with roasted vegetables: marinate chicken breasts in your favorite herbs and spices, then grill or bake them while roasting your favorite vegetables in the oven. This is a simple and nutritious meal that is packed with flavor and nutrients.
  2. Shrimp stir-fry with brown rice: cook brown rice according to package instructions, while you stir-fry shrimp and mixed vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, and onions) in a wok or skillet. Season with low-sodium soy sauce and serve over the rice.
  3. Vegetable omelette: whisk together eggs with your favorite veggies (such as spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes) and cook in a non-stick skillet. Serve with whole grain toast and a side of fruit.
  4. Turkey chili: brown lean ground turkey in a pot, then add canned tomatoes, kidney beans, and chili powder. Simmer for 20 minutes and serve with whole grain crackers or tortilla chips.
  5. Salmon and roasted asparagus: marinate salmon fillets in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice, then bake in the oven while roasting asparagus. Serve with a side salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Quinoa and black bean salad: cook quinoa according to package instructions, then mix with canned black beans, diced tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Season with lime juice and olive oil, and serve as a main dish or side.
  7. Grilled vegetable kebabs: thread your favorite vegetables (such as zucchini, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes) onto skewers and grill until tender. Serve with whole grain couscous or quinoa.
  8. Baked sweet potato with black bean salsa: bake sweet potatoes in the oven, then top with a mixture of canned black beans, diced tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Season with lime juice and serve with a side salad.
  9. Whole grain pasta with tomato sauce and grilled chicken: cook whole grain pasta according to package instructions, then toss with your favorite tomato sauce and grilled chicken. Serve with a side of steamed broccoli.
  10. Turkey burger with sweet potato fries: grill or bake turkey burgers, then serve on a whole grain bun with lettuce and tomato. Serve with baked sweet potato fries for a nutritious and satisfying meal.