Healthy Diet

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.

So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For years it was blindly accepted that too much protein was bad for health and that only bodybuilders needed to worry about this part of the diet. For the fitness crowd, it's also been generally accepted that you need to crush a protein shake after every workout in order to avoid losing gains. Well folks, the research is out and let's discuss where things stand.

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

Step Aside Coconut Water, It's Time For Wraps To Shine

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living

The kale of the wrap world.

6 Foods That May Worsen Symptoms Of Depression

Abigail Keeso | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

When we think of these "bad foods," we don't stop to think about how they might affect our mental health. The reality is that one in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives and what you eat can have a big impact on this.

5 Things That Will Make Clean Eating A Breeze

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living

Make sure to prep on-the-go healthy snacks.

5 Kitchen Essentials Every Healthy Person Needs

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living

Parchment paper is the new aluminium foil.

2 Must-Try Vegan Dishes That Will Make Carnivores Question Meat

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living

Your enchiladas won't know what hit 'em.

Don't Know How To Use Turmeric? Here Are Five Recipes You'll Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living

Now we get it.

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.