Healthy Diet

How to Make Healthy Lunches for Your Kids

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Parents
Rose Reisman

Healthy eating has long been my passion. I've educated Canadians on nutrition and how to create delicious, well-balanced meals for over 20 years. My interest in spreading this important message stemmed from wanting to improve my health so I could be the role model for my family and for them to learn healthy eating practices.

10 Lifestyle Tips to Help You Look and Feel Younger

Jay Bradley | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jay Bradley

Many of us will admit that we want to look younger. Almost all of us want to live longer provided we do it with zest, happiness, and good health! All this talk about anti-aging and wellness can be overwhelming at times. Is there a simple way to turn back the clock and get more bang for our buck while we're here?

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.

The Real Reason You Sabotage Your Diet

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

I've spent the greater part of my medical career asking myself, "Why do we embark on these negative behaviors if we all want to be healthy?" We all look at ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves that we must change yet go through the same motions the next day.

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.

Three Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Consumption

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Sugar is the new sodium, reviled for its evilness. It is contributing to the rise of everything from diabetes to Fatty Liver Disease, according to The Canadian Liver Foundation. It is virtually impossible to tease out what is added sugar and what is naturally occurring just by reading the label.

Four Ways to Make Workplaces More Healthy

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Workplace wellness is the battle ground for the downward spiral of health in our nation. If employers want their employees present and contributing, they need to take a proactive step to open lines of communication. If you reading this want to change your health, your life, and be full of energy it will take finding a workplace that allows small changes.

This Is What You Should Eat If You Want To Be More Productive

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Living

If your typical diet keeps your feeling sluggish, just shake up your menu — it'll boost your mood too. In the video above, Buzz60 lists the best ...

Breakfast Boosts Your Brainpower, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living

If you want to boost your memory, increase energy or just perform better mentally, take a minute to eat breakfast. In the video above, DNews invest...

9 Reasons Your Gym Routine Isn't Helping You Lose Fat

Lee Boyce | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

When it comes to fat loss, many will agree it's one of the hardest things to train for -- especially when the goal is to shed more than a pound or two. It's no secret that dropping significant amounts of body fat requires discipline and tactical training methods that are well planned out. Here's a checklist of things to avoid, that could stand in the way of a lean body.

How To Keep the Weight Off When You're Away From Home

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Whenever you travel, whether by plane, train, or automobile, bring a few healthy edibles along so you won't have to make do with whatever is available, she recommends. Don't wait until you become too ravenous, only to fall victim to the next temptation that comes your way, like fast food or snacks out of a vending machine.

7 Ways Your Office Is Ruining Your Diet

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Living

It's been a long slog through winter and your diet is probably proof of that. After all, it's hard to get inspired by the less-than-delicious produce ...

Thanks For All The Veggies, But We'll Take The Chips

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

LONDON - There may be more fruit, vegetables and healthy options available than ever before, but the world is mostly hungry for junk food, according t...

5 Ways to Stick to Your Health and Fitness Goals This Year

Daniela Andrews | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

First it was low-fat, then it was low-carb, now gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grass-fed, organic, whatever. There will always be a new food trend on the radar, and if something works for you, then, by all means, incorporate it into your life, but don't be confused or confounded by what to eat. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The Food You Eat Powers Your Body, So Choose Wisely

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Think of your body as a city. What if a city runs out of power? Then we have a crisis. On a regular basis, the food we put in our body needs to be nutrient dense. We need to be sure that every operation and system in the body has the necessary basics they need to survive. Then we can enjoy the food that kills us in peace. It's the balance that's important.

How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Should We Eat a Day?

James McCormack | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Living
James McCormack

The data also clearly show you get a benefit even if you don't eat five servings a day. One serving a day gives you very roughly a 10 per cent relative mortality benefit, two servings, a 15 per cent benefit, three servings, a 20 per cent benefit, four servings, a 25 per cent benefit -- and then once you get to five servings, that is basically it.

Don't Shun Sugar Altogether

Abby Langer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

As with all matters of nutrition, context is important. Sugar shouldn't be shunned altogether; rather looked at in context within the lifestyle and other dietary habits of the person. To help you better understand the context of sugar in your diet, let's look at the role of sugar in your food, what else you are eating, and the quality of the carbohydrate you're consuming.

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 ...

Want Your Spouse to Change His Diet? Here's How to Help, Not Hinder

Abby Langer | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

A lot of people I know find it difficult to hold their fire when they think their partner needs to make some dietary changes. But you want to help, so based on real-life situations I've seen at my practice, here are some straightforward tips for all you women and men out there who find themselves in the support role.

How To Blend the Perfectly Satisfying Smoothie

Lindsay Jang | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

No doubt some of these ingredients may sound a bit weird (cottage cheese, tofu, black beans?!) but blended together, they just become part of the mix. Take a look at the recipes below for inspiration for these unique ingredients and remember, recipes are just a guide!

You Can Be a Vegan AND a High-Performing Athlete

Élise Desaulniers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Élise Desaulniers

Vegan athletes are grabbing headlines with increasing regularity, and are jumping at the chance to share the secret of their success: a compassionate vegan diet. Meagan Duhamel is one such athlete. In a recent interview, she explained how her plant-based diet helped improve her performance and led her to become the amazing jumper she is today.

Why Diet Plans Don't Work

Dain Wallis | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

We are impatient by nature which is why a full-throttle diet overhaul seems like a great choice. People always want the quick and easy. Unfortunately, we are not wired to support such a plan. For this reason, when it comes to sustainable weight loss, a behaviour-based diet and lifestyle plan makes the most sense. How?

Don't Let the Word "Diet" Scare You

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When people hear the word "diet," most think of calorie restriction, deprivation, making up for past indulgences, and as so forth. There is something unpleasant, almost punitive about the whole concept of dieting, which is unfortunate because it can make it harder to turn to healthier eating regimens.

You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your Meals

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Stop me if this sounds familiar. Wake up in the morning, late. Grab a coffee and a bagel (they're healthy, right?). Run out the door, get to work. Surprise meeting at 11:30, work through lunch. Decide a salad is the healthy option, but it's a Cesar salad. You had intended to be active during lunch, but because of the meeting, you won't be...

30 Ways Health Experts Keep Themselves Way Healthier Than Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

March marks Nutrition Month and while we're proponents of being healthy any time of the year, we particularly enjoy having an excuse to pick dietitian...