Canada Sugar

Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier Choices

Marc Davis | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Do you know your body's enemies? If weight gain is one of them, then it's useful to know exactly how it can get the better of you. Here's how: Our meal portions are too typically loaded with insulin-spiking processed carbohydrates. And we're conditioned to eat far too many of them. But why exactly do we indulge too much?

Molasses: A Healthier, More Natural Sweetener With Versatility

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

The trend is to travel back in time to the good ol' days when we ate real food instead of food substitutes concocted in a lab. As a result, "natural" sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and molasses have made a comeback. If you don't know much about molasses, ask your grandma... or read on!

Great Skin Is Way Simpler Than We All Thought

Marc Davis | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Style
Marc Davis

If you want healthy skin, you don't have to buy expensive facial creams -- nearly all of which are ridiculously overpriced compared to what it costs to make them. Nor do you need to visit beauty salons. You just have to realize that what's good for your body internally is good externally, too.

Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports Drinks

Marc Davis | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Sports drinks are marketed as the ideal beverages for optimal exercise and recuperation in energy-sapping hot weather. And energy drinks are supposed to help keep us going when we would ordinarily tire. But don't be fooled.

A New Parent's Guide To Choosing The Healthiest Baby Food

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Thanks to all of the celebrities and mommy bloggers out there, many new moms feel plenty of pressure to make organic baby food from scratch. Some feel guilty if they don't make all of their own baby food, as if they aren't giving their child the best start possible. But when time and sleep are limited, what's a loving parent to do?

Look Out For These 7 Toxins You Consume Every Day

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Anything that enters our bodies through direct contact with our mucosal membranes, inhaled into our lungs or touches our skin for long periods of time has the highest chance of entering our blood stream and influencing our health, for good or bad.

A Soda Tax Will Only Hurt The People It's Meant To Help

Natalie Riediger | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Natalie Riediger

There has been increasing interest in the use of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to curb the burden of obesity in Canada -- call it a 'pop tax' if you like. A recent Senate report on obesity in Canada recommends assessing the possibility of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and points to the high rates of taxation on tobacco products as a successful example worth imitating. But have taxes on tobacco products been as successful as is often claimed?

The Truth Behind 6 Of The Most Common Food Additives

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.

The Reasons To Love Sugar Go Beyond Sweetness

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

When most people think about sugar, sweetness is the first thing that comes to mind. Sure, sugar is often added to foods to make them taste good, and does it ever work. But sugar serves other purposes in the food supply, and some of them aren't so easily replaced.

Does It Make Sense Or Is It Oxymoronic?

Lisa Borden | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

As much as I would love to spend a night in a yurt and eat off my own organic farm (preferably in a tropical location), I'm hardly an eco-hero, most of us aren't, even if we are making better choices and dedicating our time, work and efforts to caring and doing. BUT, there is a big difference between not being perfect, and being downright untruthful.

Is Sugar Secretly Killing You?

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Saying no and depriving yourself of sugar can do more harm than good. By saying no while your body is craving a particular type of food, you're essentially torturing yourself, and it can result in binge eating. The trick is to listen to your body and allow yourself to eat those sweet cravings in moderation. Eating in moderation will prevent you from binge eating later and having a sugar relapse.

Nutrition Tips To Help You Stay Sane Over Easter

Lindsay Gee | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Gee

As a continuation in my pursuit to help you remain sane over the four-day long weekend filled with candy chicks, chocolate eggs and Easter brunches smothered in hollandaise sauce, I figured the need for some nutrition tips was warranted.

The History Of Healthy (And Not-So-Healthy) Ice Cream

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The history of ice cream is a messy one. No one has been credited with inventing ice cream, but many nations and individuals claim to have. Between its origins almost 2000 years ago and the present day, huge tweaks and changes have been made to the formula, bringing us to a present day where we may finally have created a healthy ice cream. But to know where we're going, we first need to know where we've been.

Cereal Liars: How Your Food Is Fooling You

Amy-Rose Lane | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Amy-Rose Lane

The food industry is notoriously misleading, undeniably corrupt, and has the one of the largest revenue streams in the world. Coca Cola has lobbyists in Washington, and the meat industry makes no bones about being in bed with the political process. Despite our leaps and bounds in medical science, why can't we effectively tackle the obesity epidemic?

Taste The Feeling With Coca-Cola

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Taste the Feeling is Coca-Cola's newest global campaign that hopes to capture the hearts and minds of a younger generation. Although the brand has been under a dark cloud of increasing scrutiny due to an ever-increasing and health-conscious public, Coca-Cola is resilient. And iconic.

Healthy Eating Is A Sucker's Game

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Is it just me or is the food game kinda rigged? You know, stacked against us like a cruel joke. We all want to eat healthy, but the obstacles placed in our way are both myriad and insurmountable. What gives?

Is Pomegranate Juice Healthy?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

As part of a heart-healthy diet, pomegranate juice could have several benefits. The juice may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent platelets from clumping together. Prevention of this clumping is important for preventing buildup of plaque in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

How To Reset Your Body After The Holidays

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It was one of those moments when I proclaimed, "I'll never eat again!" For me, it was just that one meal, but for others, this may have happened daily for a couple of weeks, so you may not feel your best right now. The time has come to clean out your system and renew your energy.

Make This Gingerbread Cake To Celebrate Holiday Happiness

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you're an avid baker like me and doing a LOT of swirling and mixing this time of year, I understand that it can be stressful. Supermarkets can run out of the necessities you need. But, I assure you that my gingerbread cake is easy to make and assemble. It's also stupendously forgiving.

Cutting Down On Sugar Can Make Everything Taste Sweeter

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living

Sounds like a win-win to us.

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 08.16.2016 | 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 08.06.2016 | 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 08.06.2016 | 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 07.16.2016 | 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.