By TED LOUKAS AUG 11, 2017
Dolmadakia are rice wrapped with grape vine leaves and served with tzatziki. Grape vine leaves have been shown to improve blood circulation and are rich in Vitamin A, which improves vision and is responsible for the correct function and maintenance of the body. In addition to this, the combination of rice with vine leaves is ideal as the vegetable fibers of the vine leaves facilitate the digestion of carbohydrates contained in rice.
By TED LOUKAS AUG. 3, 2017
Looking for something to do after the Dragon Boat Festival is finished? There is plenty to do in Kingston!
If you’re craving a relaxing, picturesque walk after such an exhilarating day, you could try the Kingston Waterfront. With 8 kilometres of pathway, it also connects straight to the downtown core of Kingston.
Hungry after all that paddling? Kingston’s downtown offers a variety of restaurants. From the locally sourced Grizzly Grill – offering seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and many delicious options – to the Caribbean, Sally's Roti Shop, to Flavours of India, Kingston can satisfy your hunger with tastes from all over the world.
The Kingston Penitentiary Tour offers visitors an opportunity to look inside the walls of the recently closed Kingston Penitentiary and to learn about the history and inner-workings of prison life.
If relaxation is more your thing, the Kingston offers a variety of different venues. Serenity Spa, hair, and café offers spa packages for men and women.
By TED LOUKAS JUL. 31, 2017
Looking for a fulfilling, heart-healthy meal that tastes amazing? Look no further than Kingston’s own Grizzly Grill for some Wild BC Halibut. Halibut contains omega-3 fatty acids – beneficial for the heart and those with cardiovascular disease – and is a great source of protein, all while being low in fat. The Halibut is complimented by a sweet potato, kale, and roasted red pepper salad as well as tomato chutney. Both are vitamin-rich, healthy options.
In 2013 just 2 in 10 adults met the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. This number is reduced to 1 in 10 for children under the age of 18. This sedentary lifestyle has been linked to many health complications including increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, anxiety and depression, and certain types of cancers.
Dragon boat racing is not only a great way to increase your physical activity, but it can also significantly reduce health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Dragon boat racing increases your strength, cardiovascular fitness, and is a great core-specific workout. It is a fantastic full body workout as well engaging your back, shoulders, abs, chest and legs.
In addition to physical benefits, dragon boat racing also has psychological benefits. It can reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and give you a boost in energy.
Dragon boat racing is a great workout for people of all ages!