Diet and Nutrition

How The Oldest Generation Is Embracing New Technology

Michael Gazer | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Michael Gazer

Now in 2017, the pace of technological change has reached unprecedented levels and it affects so many aspects of our lives. It is only when we come across something unexpected do we recognize how technological innovation affects our day-to-day lives in so many ways.

You Don't Need A Perfect Diet When Healthy-ish Will Do

Abby Langer | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

As a dietitian, most think I spend my life pushing diets full of fruits and vegetables and giving the side-eye to anyone who dares eat chocolate in my presence. HELL NO, PEOPLE! I've learned something very important: that most people (including myself) respond really well to leniency and permissiveness in diet.

5 Overlooked Health Benefits Of Fennel

Lifetime Daily | Posted 05.09.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Fennel with its bulb-like shape and licorice-like flavor has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. According to Greek mythology, fennel stalks were used to carry knowledge down from Gods to men. Now we're passing knowledge about fennel's health benefits on to you.

5 Ways To Eat Smarter This Week

Maggie Moon | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living
Maggie Moon

Many Canadians are looking for quick and easy ways to freshen up their weekly meal plan. Instead of a drastic overhaul or resorting to dieting, here are my five tips for quick wins and smart substitutions you can make to your daily meals and snacks.

Seeking Perfection Is An Easy Way To Sabotage Your Fitness Goals

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

When it comes to health and fitness, perfection is simply unattainable. Trying so will only leave you feeling frustrated, unmotivated and mad at yourself. When you focus on progress you allow yourself to acknowledge that your diet, your fitness and your overall health pursuits might not always go perfectly.

My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I am currently renewing my fascial stretching certification from the Stretch To Win Institute. (Fascia is sheets of connective webbing that encases and connects the entire body; it unites bones and muscles.) I do partner fascial stretching with clients, but attending the course reminded me how wonderful the motions feel in my own body. I am now re-motivated to prioritize fascial stretching after every run.

Savour The Numerous Health Benefits Of Asparagus This Spring

Lifetime Daily | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

A signal of spring, asparagus also has a reputation for causing stinky pee. Still, the vegetable's green, white and purple spears are worth celebrating, with many regions of the world marking the arrival of asparagus season with dedicated feasts.

Skip The Detox And These Other Nutrition Fads That Are Bunk

Dylan MacKay | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you'd think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird? So here are three popular nutrition diet trends to steer clear of -- based on the best evidence.

The Truth About Nutrition Claims On Packaged Foods

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You've probably noticed nutrition claims on packaged foods when you've gone grocery shopping. Boxes, cartons, cans and bags filled with some of our favourite foods all seem to be screaming "fat free," "low sodium," or "light."

10 Garlic Recipes That Won't Leave You With Garlic Breath

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Vampires, we're sorry to say, it's not your month. April is all about celebrating the almighty clove and that's exactly what we're planning on doing! We've got 10 terrific garlic recipes to help you kick-off National Garlic Month.

The Series Of Events That Leads To Elderly Health Issues

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.

7 Recipes That Go Big On Flavour (Without The Fat)

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

There's a lot to be said about the deliciousness of deep-fried foods. You can pretty much fry anything these days from chicken to Mars bars to...even, butter! The possibilities are truly endless. And while deep-fried foods are super tasty, we all know that deep down it's not the healthiest of options.

Going Dairy-Free Could Have Some Serious Health Consequences

The Huffington Post Canada | Andre Varty | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Living

Milk isn't the be-all and end-all.

You Are Not Your Cravings Or Your Unhealthy Thoughts

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I am not arguing that to be successful you need to eradicate unhelpful thoughts, cravings, and urges altogether. That goal is unrealistic and simply sets you up for failure. Having desires makes you human. I love training and I still sometimes want to skip it. Instead, learn how to manage cravings and urges.

Get Your Beta-Carotene Fix With These 10 Carrot Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

If you aren't familiar with what beta-carotene is, not to worry, we've got you covered. It is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits especially in colourful vegetables and...you guessed it, carrots! One of the great aspects of beta-carotene is that it converts into vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin.

The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The 'Fall'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.

5 Healthy Protein-Packed Quinoa Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Do you ever find yourself craving a meal that mainly consists of protein rather than carbs? One of the many sources of protein that we love right now is none other than QUINOA! The beautiful thing about quinoa is that not only is it diverse, but it contains a number of benefits.

How Often Do You Think About Nutrition?

Michael Gazer | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Eating less may not be a problem if a person is reducing their level of physical activity. However, it is vital the diet is sufficient enough in calories and nutrients to maintain healthy organs, muscles, and bones. Skipping a meal every so often is not an issue for your body but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can lead to malnutrition and serious health problems.

A Bit Of Spring Cleaning Around The Kitchen Can Tidy Up Your Diet

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.

Celebrate Spring With These 10 Light And Healthy Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.

Protein From Vegetarian And Vegan Food Sources

Alexandra Venger | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada
Alexandra Venger

March is Nutrition Month! This years Take the fight out of food! campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians improve their relationship with food, no m...

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."

10 Healthy Recipes To Celebrate National Nutrition Month

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign strives to educate and inform about the importance of making good eating choices. But before you let out a sigh and reach for that bag of chips, we're here to help you get excited about all the delicious food you can enjoy while on the path to good eating habits.

3 Pregnancy Myths All Moms-To-Be Should Avoid

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Parents

Good to know!

The Health Benefits Of Bone Broth: Science Or Science Fiction?

Lifetime Daily | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Bone broth, particularly beef bone broth, is enjoying its day in the sun. Believers tout a wide range of health benefits, including healing a leaky gut, promoting healthy joints, upping immune system functioning and improving appearance thanks to its collagen content. Regrettably, the bone broth craze is leading a lot of healthy eaters astray.