Canada Sugar

Two Sodas A Day Could Cause Heart Failure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living

There's a new reason why you should stop drinking pop.

How to Choose Healthy Bread in 3 Simple Steps

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Choosing a healthy bread can be tough in today's crazy world of food. Some people advocate low carb, or eating paleo or going gluten-free but where does this leave bread? If you chose to eat bread, there are three things to look for to make it a healthy loaf.

Why You Should Stop Using Agave Nectar

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

We live in an increasingly health conscious era, though it is oddly juxtaposed against our fast food, fast results, sweet tooth culture. If we can find a way to make the best of both worlds, it's bound to be a big seller. Such is the story of so-called natural sweeteners.

Are These Three New Sweeteners Safe or Scary?

Theresa Albert | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Everyone is removing sugar from their coffee, tea and cereal topping choices and opting for honey, maple syrup or raw sugar. But every single sweetener has its downside, the goal should always be the reduction of foods that contain added sugars.

Why I Won't Back Down to My Online Bullies

Abby Langer | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Go ahead and present me in a calm, polite way with evidence against my viewpoint, and I will read it with an open mind. I will happily engage in civil conversation with someone who doesn't agree with my take on something, because that sort of discourse helps my practice by teaching me about other perspectives.

Sugary Drinks May Cause 184,000 Deaths A Year

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Bi...

The Sugary Bacteria In Your Gut Could Change How You Think

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

A diet that's high in either fat or sugar could promote changes in the gut bacteria community that could represent a significant knock to cognition in...

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Quit Sugar

Abby Langer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I know it's a surprising title, especially from a dietitian, right when quitting sugar is the trendiest thing to do these days. I think most people eat too much sugar -- 25 teaspoons a day is the average, which is higher than the recommended six to nine teaspoons -- so this post isn't about encouraging you to eat more.

Three Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Consumption

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Sugar is the new sodium, reviled for its evilness. It is contributing to the rise of everything from diabetes to Fatty Liver Disease, according to The Canadian Liver Foundation. It is virtually impossible to tease out what is added sugar and what is naturally occurring just by reading the label.

How To Cut Back On The White Stuff

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living

In the nutrition world, sugar is a drug, but if you actually think about all the sugar you eat in a day, you know it's almost possible to quit it all ...

The Type of Sugar North Americans Should Worry About

Mike Sheridan | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Mike Sheridan

Those following the government guidelines are eating upwards of 150g of glucose before noon. This is far too much for a healthy active individual to be consuming, let alone someone carrying excess fat, bordering insulin resistance, and living a sedentary lifestyle (i.e. 3/4 of the population).

Promote a Healthier Halloween Without Getting Your House Egged

Theresa Albert | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here comes the sugar rush. You know how much fun it was for you to trick or treat and you want the kids to have the same kind of fun. Only now, you know that sugar is really bad for them. So how do you balance the fun with the responsibility of knowledge (without getting egged for giving out lectures for Halloween)?

The Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.

Pharmacy Refuses To Sell Sugary Drinks

CBC | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada Business

A Cape Breton pharmacist has pulled all sugary drinks off the shelves of his store in a stand against sugar. Graham MacKenzie, pharmacist and owner...

Which Country Eats The Most Sugar? (It's Not The U.S.)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living

We may not know how much sugar we're eating on a daily basis, but we can all agree it's probably not a healthy amount. On Tuesday, the Heart and S...

Don't Shun Sugar Altogether

Abby Langer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

As with all matters of nutrition, context is important. Sugar shouldn't be shunned altogether; rather looked at in context within the lifestyle and other dietary habits of the person. To help you better understand the context of sugar in your diet, let's look at the role of sugar in your food, what else you are eating, and the quality of the carbohydrate you're consuming.

Canada's Changing Nutrition Labels, But Will They Be Easier to Read?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Reading nutrition labels is one of the basic principles of healthy eating, but reading them does not always mean we understand them. In an effort to reduce consumer confusion, Health Canada recently proposed changes to the way packaged foods and beverages are labelled.

Do You Know About the New Nutrition Labels Coming To a Store Near You?

Devon Peart | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

Potassium and vitamin D are two nutrients that many Canadians are not getting enough of. Potassium is beneficial for lowering blood pressure and vitamin D helps in the maintenance of strong bones. The new guidelines would require the amount of vitamin D and potassium to be stated on the NFT.

The War on Sugar Must Be Fought By Parents

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

The so-called "War on Sugar" has ramped up recently. But anyone with a child should have already been aware that sugar is a drug. I clearly recall the joys of quaffing corner-store candies. Nobody wants to be the parent that denies their child that pleasure. But, at the very least, we need to be the parents who are saying "no" more often.

What's Healthier Between Sugar, Substitutes and High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes that are either chemically made or derived from natural substances. Consumers love them because they are calorie-free and can aid in weight loss, but no one ever gets a "free ride." They are usually nutrient empty and still trick your brain and body into craving more sugar.

A Cheap Calorie-Free Sweetener

AFP/Relaxness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists have managed to circumvent the once-complicated production process for the sweetener erythritol, replacing rare yeasts and highly concentra...

Food Addiction Is Real and We Need To Talk About It

Kelly Coffey | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

Only by calling food addiction by its proper name can we begin to speak frankly about how to help one another recover. Until then, food addicts like me will continue to struggle to control that which cannot be controlled. Many will keep trying, and failing, to "eat like a normal person." And many will decide, like I did, that their inability to change is simply a sign of weakness.

The Healthiest Alternatives To Sugar

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

If you think you're addicted to the white stuff, finding the healthiest alternative to sugar means taking a trip to a local health food store. Yes...

Let's Not Forget the Mothers of Child Labourers This Weekend

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Many moms are wakened on Mother's Day by an ominous clattering in the kitchen: your loving-hearted children preparing to surprise you with coffee or hot chocolate in bed. There's also that cinnamon toast or oatmeal positively doused with sugar. What many moms don't realize is that such meals usually come courtesy of a whole crew of children.

Common Health Misconceptions Debunked By a Dietitian

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

As a dietitian, I'm often posed nutrition and fitness questions by my clients, friends and family. Free and mainly confusing advice from non-food and nutrition experts and often the media makes my role as a communicator both interesting and challenging at times. Let's explore the top three subjects I'm frequently asked about, in order to set the record straight on some common questions.