Eating Healthy

How To Eat Healthy And Enjoy Food That Tastes Pretty Damn Good

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in the U.S. have discovered what they call a "taste-health balance point" in a series of experiments, suggesting ...

Six Nutrition Myths to Toss in the Garbage

Abby Langer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Plain and simple, there are certain questions that I get a whole lot from clients. Some questions, however, just need to die already. There are a lot of people who have no nutrition training, yet somehow manage to burn nonsensical ideas into peoples' brains -- and that's how the questions below are born.

Are You Getting The Top 5 Foods That Fight Cancer?

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Turmeric is popular spice that is found in curries, etc. It contains enormous anti-inflammatory properties that can act as a natural 'fire extinguisher' to quench inflammation. Inflammation provides cancer cells an advantage to grow, thus anything we can do to reduce it will help reduce our risk of not only cancer, but most chronic disease facing developed nations today.

Why Eating Healthy Is Good For Your Noggin

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indi...

Can $1.50 Make You Healthier?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

A diet of the healthiest food costs about $1.50 more per person per day than the least healthiest, according to a survey of 10 wealthy and middle-inco...

The Fibre Quota: Eating Fibre, Not Just Because It's Trendy

Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living

You don’t have to be living in a retirement community in Florida to appreciate the benefits of fibre. Besides (ahem) keeping you regular, fibre also...

Ditch the Halloween Candy and Let's Get Fit Together

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Seeing all the bags of candy out for Halloween and post-Halloween can be tempting, especially when you're a self-confessed candy addict, but visualizing myself entering 2014 as a more fit, stronger and healthier me...both mentally and physically (in my size 6 skinny jeans)...is all the motivation I need!

You Want to Be Healthier? Make it Non-Negotiable

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Recently, a number of people commented that they envied my "discipline" and "dedication to my health." The comments caught me slightly off guard -- to be honest I don't really consider myself particularly disciplined. I responded that most of my choices don't seem like choices -- I have structured my life so that I make them fairly unconsciously. The way I live my life no longer seems particularly special, it is just the way I live my life.

Pressure To 'Eat Healthy' Linked To Eating Disorders

CBC | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living

A child psychiatrist says children who are constantly told to "eat healthy" may end up developing eating disorders. In elementary schools...

Six Food and Nutrition Myths Debunked

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With all the latest studies on nutrition it's difficult to know what's relevant and what's not. Let's look at some of the most recent myths that might be confusing your food choices. Here are five food and nutrition myths debunked.

What Super Tasty Superfoods Can Do for You

Marni Wasserman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Superfoods are a category of foods found in nature; they are superior sources of essential, super-power nutrients -- nutrients we can't make ourselves. They are the most powerful foods on the planet, and are powerhouses for the transformation to a slender, healthier you. If you are what you eat, why not be super?

10 Superfoods That You Didn't Think Were Superfoods

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Goji berries, quinoa, spirulina and so many more — anyone interested in finding new foods that can potentially add a little something extra to their...

Feeling Supersized? Blame Today's Mega-Portions

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

One of the reasons for almost 60 per cent of Canadians being overweight is due to the large portions of food we're getting at restaurants, fast food chains and the supermarkets. Adults are about 25 pounds heavier than they were in the 1950s! No wonder we have increased incidences of heart and stroke disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Here are some tips to remember when eating out...

How Healthy Are Canadians In 2012?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Living

We may be kicking butt and scheduling in more workouts, but when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, Canadians haven't budged. The recently ...

Blame the Caveman For Your Love of Junk Food

Juyun Lim | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living
Juyun Lim

Did you ever wonder why so many people are attracted to junk food? Or why ice cream, french fries and soda pop so often win out over brown rice and broccoli? It's not actually a conspiracy by fast-food companies to bewitch people into eating things that aren't good for them. It's largely due to an evolutionary instinct that was useful when people wandered around in the woods searching for food, thousands of years ago.

My Whacked-Out Voodoo Health Journey

Guy Crittenden | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada
Guy Crittenden

You'd think that more than 20 years of editing trade magazines on pollution control and waste management I'd have made the connection that might exist between diseases like cancer, diabetes and the like, and environmental toxins in our homes and in our food. Switching to healthier choices is far easier than you or I ever imagined.

The Best And Worst Options For Your Health At Canadian Restaurants

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Living

When you think of the words "overweight" and "unhealthy," the growing trend is to focus on America. But Canadians aren't far behind in a race where th...

8 Good-for-Your-Mouth Foods -- Including Some Surprises

Everyday Health | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Eat. Brush. Floss. Repeat! You know the keys to dental health involve a to...

Health On The Grocery List: Foods To Ease You Into The New Year

TheKit.ca | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Living

By: Daniela Andrews, TheKit.ca January is here, which means three things must be true. One, the number of people in line for cardio equipment at th...

Canadians Don't Have Enough Time To Exercise Or Eat Healthy

CBC | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Living

Many Canadians believe they don't have enough time to exercise or eat healthy meals, the Heart and Stroke Foundation says. Th...

The Key To Weight Loss Could Be In Your (Other) Hand

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Living

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 triump...