Carbohydrates

3 Healthy Diet Tips To Remember

Jane Dummer | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Nutrition can be a complex subject with many factors and variables influencing health and disease. Despite consumer trends moving towards a more balanced approach to nutrition, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are still on the rise in Canada and the United States. To decrease your chances of developing chronic lifestyle diseases, let's explore my top three diet tips that will help you stay on track with your healthy living strategy.

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.

This Is Why We're Afraid Of Carbs And Confused By Fats

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

In the span of roughly 50 years, the government and mainstream media condemned dietary fat before making a now near-complete 180. In 2016 butter is no longer bad, and in case you missed the headlines, the U.S. government declared cholesterol no longer "a nutrient of concern for overconsumption" and completely removed it from their dietary guidelines.

You Can Give In To Your Carb Cravings And Lose Weight, Too

Theresa Albert | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Weight loss experts will tell you that weight loss is 75 per cent what you eat and 25 per cent what you do. Resisting that rice pudding becomes even more important when you know that. You can drop the obvious treats like cinnamon buns, but do you have to give up ALL warm yummies to stay on track? I don't think so.

A Beautiful Video Explains What Exactly Carbs Do To Our Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Living

And why, yes, you can eat them — just the right ones.

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.

The Health Benefits Of Not Going Wheat-Free

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Dr. William Davis writes, "Modern grains are silently destroying your brain." That's right, a credible doctor told the public that wheat is killing us. Stephen Yafa argues that Davis' Wheat Belly misinformed the public about wheat: it is not the grain itself that is bad for us, but rather how the grain is processed.

5 Slow Carb Swaps for Energy, Weight Loss and Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

With slow carbs, your blood sugar will go up slowly, won't go up as high, and will peter off gradually, looking more like a gentle wave than a tsunami. This means you avoid the Spike-Crash-Crave cycle. Research suggests that the most effective long-term weight loss diet features moderate amounts of protein along with slow carbs.

Actually, You Don't Need Carbohydrates for Energy

Mike Sheridan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Mike Sheridan

Of all the nutrition and fitness misconceptions I hear, this is the front-runner for most ridiculous: "I need carbohydrates for energy." Unlike protein and fat, carbohydrates supply none of the elements necessary to build or repair tissue in the body, and provide no essential component.

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

Debunking 3 Sugar Myths

Jane Dummer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

These days many would consider "sugar" a bad word. The basis for such thinking is flawed, and the important thing to note is that sugar, in any of its forms, is not the enemy of our diets. Just like everything else, sugar needs to be consumed in moderation. It doesn't make sense to completely eliminate sugar from our diet.

10 Carbs To Eat Before And After Workouts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Exercising on an empty stomach never quite feels right. When it comes to helping our bodies feel good before and after workouts, most of us would agre...