Wellness blog

  • At Kardish, we're passionate about making lives better and supporting the health of our local community. That’s why we regularly partner with organizations such as Foodsharing Ottawa, a non-profit organization that reduces food waste by rescuing surplus food from local businesses and donating it back to the community where it’s needed.

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  • HoneyBar was founded over 30 years ago. The founder developed the first HoneyBar based off of the snacks from his boyhood days in Greece, a traditional treat made with sesame seeds, honey and sugar, But instead of using sugar, he sweetened the bar with only honey, creating a better and healthier bar – a HoneyBar! The ingredients were Sesame & ONLY honey.

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  • Summer has flown by, and September is just around the corner. So whether you’re headed back to the office, sending your kids back to school, or are looking to super-charge your Fall, these back-to-busy recipes will give you the boost you need.

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  • Tired of trying to get in your eight glasses a day of just boring, plain water? Here are some delicious and easy ways to spice up your daily water intake that will have you hydrated and glowing in no time. 

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  • It’s smoothie season! With summer in full swing, what better time to enjoy a refreshing blended drink?

    Creating the perfect smoothie is both an art and a science. It must be tasty—of course—but a great smoothie should also be nutritious.

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  • What better way to beat the heat than with a delicious popsicle? Nothing refreshes on a scorching day quite like an icy treat pulled straight from the freezer. Best of all, there is one for every palate—and diet.

    Making your own popsicles at home is surprisingly simple. All you’ll need is a set of popsicle moulds and a bag of popsicle sticks, both of which can be easily found online or at your nearest home goods store.

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  • If you’re looking to adopt more planet-friendly practices in your home, the next area to tackle might just be your refrigerator. 

    Food waste is a tremendous and growing problem in Canada and around the world. Each year, 396 kilograms of food are thrown away per person in Canada, and that number is only growing.

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  • You have probably spotted matcha popping up everywhere lately, from the menu at your local coffee shop to your favourite frozen desserts.

    But what is matcha exactly? And what are the benefits?

    Matcha is a variety of green tea, but it is grown differently. The leaves are covered for 20 – 30 days before harvesting, which boosts the plant’s chlorophyll and gives it that distinctive electric green colour. The resulting tea leaves are chock full of nutrients—and flavour. 

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  •   Let us introduce you to Twinkle. Her personality is as bright as her name! She recently moved to Canada with her husband from India and by profession is a pharmacist. She currently works at Kardish full-time, and also manages a youtube channel! 
When she moved to Ottawa, she found that Kardish was a place where she could incorporate all her past knowledge. Kardish was a perfect fit!  “I like having different areas to chat with customers about. I’m a talkative person, so it’s a perfect match,” said Twinkle.  Although Twinkle is a vegetarian, she is a big foodie. “I’m...

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  • There are so many different options on the market for snacking when that craving hits. Whether it is sweet, salty, or sour there is an endless variety of packaged chocolates and candies to devour. However, there may be a healthier alternative to some of the most popular snacking options that we crave.  Dark chocolate over milk chocolate As delicious and satisfying as a good old-fashioned chocolate bar may be, there is a much healthier option that can be just as tasty. Dark chocolate as a swap for milk or white chocolate is a great heart-healthy, and delicious choice. Dark chocolate...

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