Antioxidants

5 Common Super Foods (You Didn't Realize Were Super)

Dionne Laslo-Baker, PhD Medical Science | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Dionne Laslo-Baker, PhD Medical Science

If you are like me, you try to find super foods that are not only super for you but taste delicious. After all, aren't we supposed to enjoy what we eat? Many of the fresh fruits we associate as 'summertime' treats are also some of the most beneficial in terms of their 'functional' benefits!

Some Anti-Diabetic Supplements And Drugs May Help Cancer Spread

Ettore Corsi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ettore Corsi

Antioxidants are touted for their health-promoting effects, and they mostly do have beneficial effects. However, a new study on the antidiabetic supplement alpha-lipoic acid shows that it can help to spread existing cancers. The diabetes drugs saxagliptin and sitagliptin were also shown to spread cancer.

Why You Need Wild Salmon (And Why It's Running Out)

Marc Davis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada
Marc Davis

There's a grim life or death struggle taking place in the Pacific Northwest, where most of Canada's salmon lives. Mounting scientific research paints a disturbing picture: Farmed salmon are threatening the very survival of their wild counterparts.

Drink Up The Health Benefits Of This Matcha Tea Smoothie

Lindsay Jang | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

With all these benefits, I HAD to develop a smoothie recipe and I honestly can't get enough of it lately. It is creamy, delicious, filling and as a major bonus -- especially for those of you who have a hard time rolling out of bed in the morning -- the caffeine boost.

Boost Brain Power And Fight Alzheimer's With Blueberries

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living

As a superfood already prized for its antioxidant properties, new American research has now highlighted the benefits of blueberries on memory and cogn...

Rediscover Tea, The World's Favourite Antioxidant

Marc Davis | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Are you interested in an alternative to coffee that's not as strong but is still an effective pick-me-up drink? If so, then it's time to rediscover te...

Boost Your Healthy Gut Bacteria With This Kefir Blueberry Citrus Smoothie

Carolyn Berry | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a bunch of healthy foods into a portable and delicious meal or snack. Smoothies are also great place to sneak things in that you may not eat on their own. This particular smoothie has a very special ingredient -- kefir (pronounced kee-fir).

The Most Delicious And Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Pomegranates have always brought up happy memories for me. Here are my favourite recipes featuring pomegranates collected from dietitians and chefs across North America. There's everything from refreshing beverages to nourishing salads to delightful desserts. Enjoy!

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cacao Nibs

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.

Antioxidant-Rich Elderberry Can Help with Weight Loss

Carl Thompson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Carl Thompson

Effective, safe weight loss is about more than dieting. It's about maintaining a healthy lifestyle: good nutrition and often, regular exercise. But sometimes the ability to stay active can be hampered by injuries or fatigue -- and one of the main causes of such discomforts is inflammation. Luckily, elderberry can help.

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 08.11.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.16.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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.