Diet and Nutrition

How to Get Healthy This Fall

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.

You Don't Understand Vegetarianism

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Here's a crash course: vegans do not consume any animal products. Vegetarians consume animal products that can be obtained without killing an animal (such as eggs and dairy), but do not eat any meat or fish. Pescetarians eat a diet almost identical to those of vegetarians, with the addition of seafood.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

5 Mistakes Generation X Makes With Their Diets

Abby Langer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Millenials aren't the only ones with nutrition issues. With major life changes involving kids, finances, and jobs, Generation X is getting into a bit of nutritional hot water. This is how.

It's OK to Eat Butter - Again

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Once again, expert opinion and the official stance on fats have changed. Haven't we been down this road before? That's right, earlier this year we had to apologize to cholesterol. We've certainly heard the flip flop even prior to that as we've journeyed from the fat-free craze to the acknowledgement of good fats.

Here's What You Should Look for in a Workout Snack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

was at the grocery store the other day just looking for a pre-workout (healthy) snack. There was a whole wall of "healthy" workout bars to choose from. Different sizes, flavours, high protein or high carbs, so many choices to choose from.

10 Tips for Living a Healthy and Long Life

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You can't choose your parents or age, but there are many things you do have control over. The secret lies in eating a varied and balanced diet, and making sure you put your body's needs are at the top of the list. Remember that if you have too much of one thing, you're likely missing out on another! Be wary of health crazes and fad diets. You need to ask yourself, "Can I do this forever?" Here are 10 top recommendations from Sunnybrook experts to help you achieve a long and healthy life.

5 Slow Carb Swaps for Energy, Weight Loss and Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.19.2015 | 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.

How to Diet and Have a Social Life

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Social pressure can heat up really fast if you have taken on changing your life in a way that is very different from those in your life -- your family, friends and coworkers. They may not be thrilled with your lifestyle changes and can present a lot of discouragement, even if they are well-meaning.

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.

Nutritional Health Is Most Valued Among the Young and Affluent

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

You would have thought, "the older, the wiser." But when it comes to diet and lifestyle choices, today's young people seem to be doing better than any living generation before them.

Tips and Tricks for Making a Successful Switch to the Paleo Diet

Mandy Gill | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

The Paleo Diet isn't just a diet trend. It's actually the world's healthiest diet, because it focuses on foods humans are genetically adapted to eat. The Paleo Diet includes everyday foods that mimic the diets of our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors.

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.

4 Nutrition Mistakes That Millennials Are Making

Abby Langer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

We didn't want to talk about the boring and obvious mistakes such as binge drinking, skipping meals, and not eating enough vegetables so we're focusing on a few of the more current diet fads that are trending among 20- and 30-somethings.

In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.

10 Tips to Keep You Eating Well

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

We all know that following a diet pattern that includes a variety of whole, real foods, vegetables, fruits, ethically-sourced proteins and healthy fats is a big part of leading a healthier (and longer!) life. Unfortunately, this is often easier is concept than in practice.

Four Summer Foods Disguised as "Healthy" Choices

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

There are some hidden dangers you need to know about if weight gain is a concern, if you want to take advantage of summer activities to slim down or if you have health concerns that need to be kept in check. Here are four summer foods, disguised as healthy choices, that may actually be causing you to gain weight.

5 Crucial Steps to Beating Food Addictions

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

By far the most common challenge for keeping up a healthy diet is giving up food addictions. If you could break free from your cravings, healthy habits would take over and your new lifestyle would become a breeze. Wouldn't that be nice? Easier said than done.

Food Fight! Alternative Proteins

Kristin Wiens | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Kristin Wiens

From laboratory-produced ground beef to the eco-benefits of insects as a protein source, many scientists believe we need to shift our palates from traditional proteins to more sustainable options. How does algae stack up against chicken? Could you swap your steak for some crickets?

Top 10 Foods to Avoid

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Eating well doesn't require deprivation. Armed with little understanding of what foods (and food-like substances) you should avoid will be a huge part of guaranteeing you will not become one of those statistics in my waiting room. Here are my top 10 offenders when it comes to foods to avoid.

How Fish Oil Can Be Sourced From Weeds

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Long before the health movement became popular, fish oil was recognized as a healthy part of a nutritious diet. The actual benefit didn't really become known until the 1970s when ingestion of these oils apparently led to better cardiovascular health. Within a few decades, the oil (as well as the fish itself) was suggested as a means to keep heart disease at bay. Today, we know of several chemicals contained within the oil that improve our health. Some of the best are the omega-3 fatty acids.

Heal the Burn: How Nutrition Affects Sun Protection

Kristin Wiens | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Kristin Wiens

While complete sun abstinence is unlikely for most of us, sun "awareness" and proper sunscreen use are the most important things you can do to prevent sunburns and reduce your risk of skin cancer. There is growing evidence that the foods you consume may influence risk and offer some protection.

How to Get the Health Benefits From Fermented Foods

Kristin Wiens | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Kristin Wiens

Most proponents attribute the beneficial effects of eating fermented foods to the presence of natural probiotics, those friendly little gut bacteria and yeast inhabiting our gut. But not all fermented foods are a source of probiotics.

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.