Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Carolyn Berry | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

If you have a salty-sweet tooth like me, you'll love this salad!

The Little Blue Miracle Pill We Should All Take

Gillian Mandich | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Blueberries in particular are showing berry exciting promise as research has linked the consumption of blueberries with a modest decrease in blood pressure in various groups of people with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).

Eat Your Veggies, Off the Grill

Devon Peart | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.

Brew the Perfect Iced Tea Without the Extra Calories

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

With summer upon us, it's time to perfect everyone's favourite thirst quencher: iced tea! And who better to seek advice from than Certified Tea Sommelier Raelene Gannon. Discover Gannon's top tips for brewing the best iced tea, along with my suggestions for adding flavour without extra calories.

Try This Natural Approach to Sun Protection

Andrea Sarjeant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Sarjeant

There are plenty of new sunscreen products on the market today and we're using them more than ever before. But with all the incidences of skin cancer, clearly something is wrong with the way we're getting our sun exposure. Here are three concepts to understand before you step outside into the sun.

Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.

Are Plums The New Superfood?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Living

The secret to weight loss could be packed in these plump little plums. Over the last year, researchers at the University of Southern Queensland hav...

You're Actually Getting 10 Times More Antioxidants Than You Think

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

The benefits of certain foods such as orange juice could be more important than we think, according to a new study suggesting current methods for dete...

How To Enjoy Pumpkins All Year Round

Jane Dummer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

When you think of pumpkins, you probably envision jack-o-lanterns or holiday pies! You're not alone. However, pumpkins are more than just fun Hallowee...

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.

Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.

Improve Your Overall Health With Chocolate

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgWhile the goodness of chocolate may appear to be solely based on cacao, recent research has revealed another player -- actually trillions of them -- in the contribution to better health. The collection of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiota, plays a distinct role in ensuring the chocolate you eat will leave you happy and healthy.

Is Your Body on Fire? Here's How to Reduce Inflammation

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Did you know that most adults over the age of 40 are harbouring unwelcome and unwanted toxic metals in our body? Toxic what?? We have all been exposed to metals such as; mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, etc. at some point from our environment. Common sources include paint & gas fumes, flames, vaccinations, fish, and dental procedures, etc.

Can This Pill Make You Smarter?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Living

A team of US scientists has created a pill packed with powerful antioxidants they claim could help make older adults smarter. In a University of So...

Are Natural Supplements Really Good For You?

Melissa Ramos | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

And before you go thinking I'm anti-Western med, know that I believe there are some pretty incredible Western medical doctors around doing great things. I simply believe that what we need to do is analyze the entire spectrum of an individual's case rather than group a subset of individuals with similar symptoms (cancer for example) containing multiple root causes.

The Benefits Of Gulping Your Antioxidants | Elizabeth Brown | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living

By: Elizabeth Brown, The Skiny We all know that antioxidants are critical for fending off those ubiquitous free radicals that damage skin cells an...

Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

Josh Gitalis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.

How to Protect Yourself Against Pool Chemicals

Josh Gitalis | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

One of the most common chemicals used in pools is chlorine and less common, bromine. The problem with these chemicals is that they are detrimental to your health. If you are going to be swimming in a pool, there are a few simple things you can do to mitigate the damages.

Feeling Sluggish? Time For A Cooking Oil Change

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.

When It Comes To Antioxidants, Purple Reigns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Living

GUELPH, Ont. - Researchers have long known that eating a variety of brightly coloured vegetables daily is good for health: red, orange, yellow, dark g...

Stave Off A Cold Or Flu By Doing 5 Simple Things

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Sick of feeling sick? Dr. Janine Bowring offers five steps to help you prevent and treat your next cold. We always talk about treating a cold or fl...

Is Tea the New Coffee?

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.31.2011 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

In many ways, tea is the direct opposite of coffee. Coffee is often linked to hectic schedules and energy rushes in the midst of stress-filled days. Tea is associated with comfort, slowing down the pace and with tradition and ritual. Coffee stimulates. Tea calms.

Top 5 Smoothie Fixes

Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Joy McCarthy

For every amazing smoothie recipe I've created, I've had a least two flops. Meaning, I tried a little of this and a little of that, only to choke it back because I went overboard on something. All my experiments will help you, because I'm going to share my top five smoothie fixes.

Sun Protection Made Delicious

Meghan Telpner | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

What if I told you we can protect ourselves from the inside out and make our own delicious sunscreen beverage? Using some nutrient and antioxidant-rich powerhouses, I believe this drink is chock full of greatness.