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All the more reason to ditch all that red meat.
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We are all programmed to like sugar. While everyone loves a dessert now and then, if you feel powerless to resist your sweet tooth, it may be your body's way of telling you that something isn't quite right. It can also be a part of your genetics.
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Much of what we eat is reflected in how we live. Like it or not, globalization has arrived on our dinner plates big time. The palates of today's families are much more educated in terms of foreign foods and eating habits than ever before. All kinds of ethnic delicacies have become staples in households that were limited to locally grown basics just a generation ago.
Why does your culture matter when it comes to your food choices? What we all should have in common as our birthright is a healthy heart, a strong body, extraordinary energy, and a long and healthy life -- all of which we would be enabled to by access to nutritious and delicious foods.
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Your dinner partner can have a big influence on your eating habits, especially when it comes to how much you consume, according to a meta analysis from the University of New South Wales in the U.K. It...
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Mindfulness is simply the awareness of the present moment. It's living in the here and now. Not only is mindfulness valuable in day-to-day life so that we may be more aware of the bliss in every single moment of our lives, it is also a useful tool in keeping our physical body in health
By nature, we are genetically programmed to eat whenever opportunity presents itself, presumably stemming from times when food was much scarcer than it is today. And although the "feast or famine" scenario is no longer as common as it used to be, our instinct for making the most of opportune encounters still exists and influences our behaviour.
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Obesity doesn't happen overnight. It's a lifetime of choices and bad habits -- many of which begin early on. In the video above, posted on YouTube by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life, a...
Reducing meat consumption alone will not solve the myriad of environmental problems we are facing today. Nor will it reverse our diet and lifestyle-related disease epidemic. But it can be one of many measures we can take to lead us in the right direction.
What is more likely to cause overeating -- a quick bite on the run or a sit-down meal in a relaxed atmosphere? Surprisingly, it's the rushed eating event that most often seduces us to overindulge. Why? For a number of reasons, most of which we are completely unaware of, according to scientists who study our eating behavior.
When September arrives so do the worries about how our children will feed themselves when they're away at school. If your child doesn't try to improve their eating habits after their first year, this weight gain may be permanent!
So you've finally perfected the art of baking kale chips and washing them down with delicious glasses of coconut water infused with flax seeds. You're the epitome of health. Now what? Well, the latest...
The smell of caramelized onions with an aromatic blend of garlic, ginger, coriander and her mom's masala spice pulls Manjot Bains back into her parents' kitchen, wherever she is. When Bains moved from...
The clock is ticking, it's almost noon — and for most Canadians, that means they're thinking about leaving the office to buy lunch. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Tim Hortons, 40...
The province with the biggest sweet tooth doesn't seem to have a problem fitting into their jeans. According to a new study by market research company The NPD Group, the 15th annual 'Eating Patterns...
Working parents may have a harder time putting healthy food on the table than those who are part-time employed or stay at home, a recent study found. While parental employment provides many important benefits for families, work-related stress can negatively affect eating habits at home. Families with both parents working had also an overall lower intake of nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables.
When the Second World War broke out, I was a young child living in London, England. My older sister and I were lucky to be offered shelter in a little old farm house for the duration of the war. I often looked back to these years on the Andrews' farm with fondness and gratitude -- especially because that's where I gained my deep appreciation for fresh, healthy food.
OTTAWA - Canadians have made slight progress in the battle to combat chronic disease through diet choices even as the nation's children fall even further behind, a study from an independent think tank...
By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Eat. Brush. Floss. Repeat! You know the keys to dental health involve a toothbrush, dental floss, and avoiding certain foods (think...
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By Beth W. Orenstein; Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH It's not just willpower, or a lack thereof, that makes us overeat and gain weight. Sometimes, it's that sneaky bad habit you develo...
Growing boys eat a lot. I know I'm not telling you anything new here, especially if you already have a boy over age eight living in your house. So, how does one keep these growing boys well fed? I've discovered it's all in a little thing called hash. The legal kind of course.
Losing weight isn't easy, and chances are the endless struggle to drop five, 10 or 20 pounds leaves you feeling more frustrated and hungry than triumphant and svelte. Not only are diets difficult to s...