Healthy Eating Habits

Say Goodbye To Food Cravings For Good With These Tips

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Cravings seem to be a normal part of life for many people. And yet, in my work as a naturopath, cravings often signal an imbalance in the body. The body is literally craving what it most needs. The best scenario for both peaceful living and healthy weight management is that your body seeks only healthy foods.

What Eating Local Reminded Me About Healthy Eating

Lindsay Jang | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Lindsay Jang

This experience certainly made me slow down a bit and put more thought into where it is I'm getting my food, who I'm supporting and what I'm putting into my body. It is a way to get involved in and share our culture and traditions, and enjoy the love and nourishment that good wholesome foods provide.

Here's How To Eat Healthy While Saving Time And Money

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

When we prepare our meals at home, including our on-the-go lunches and snacks, we use fruits and vegetables (organic if possible), lean proteins, and healthy grains and fats to control what we put into our bodies and influence our health. Food is our medicine after all!

What You Can Learn From Vegetarian And Vegan Diets

Lifetime Daily | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Those who advocate for a vegetarian diet love to point out that vegetarians live longer and have a markedly lower risk of many common diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than meat-eaters do. It's possible to enjoy many of the advantages of a vegetarian diet without completely swearing off meat and other animal foods.

Summer Carnival Food That Won't Expand Your Waistline

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

A trip to the carnival or fair is a summertime staple that most people don't want to miss. While the rides and excitement can be a strong lure, the food is also a much-loved reason for visiting. Notoriously deep fried, however, it doesn't exactly meet my standards for healthy or a good choice when you are trying to drop or maintain weight.

The Daily Habits Of People Who Are 'Effortlessly Slim'

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living

A whole lot of fruit and vegetables -- and more.

8 Healthy Alternatives To Common Comfort Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living

Stress eaters often feel guilty, ashamed, and physically tired after over indulging.

Four Summer Foods Disguised as "Healthy" Choices

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 07.28.2016 | 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 Healthy Habits I Adopted in my 30s

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I've always touted myself as a health conscious person with a passion for fitness, but it is only in the recent years that I realize I've been doing things and thinking about things all wrong. Here are a few of the good health habits I've adopted in my 30s.

The Main Ingredients III: Winter Comfort Classics (Challenger's Meal)

Thien Hyunh | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Thien Hyunh

Winter is coming. And with it comes the harsh, cold, bitter weather. So when I was challenged to create healthier winter comfort classics for my family, I warmed up to the idea and came up with the following dishes that could be whipped up in a cold snap.

The Main Ingredients III: Winter Classics (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

There is one upside to the cold blistery weather during the holiday season and that's all the gently simmering food you can braise, boil, simmer and roast. There is something wonderfully comforting about taking a few seasonal ingredients, putting them into a pot in a particular order and -- shazam -- you've got a stew going!

Busy Schedule? Try These Easy Ways to Eat Healthy On the Go

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Rushing though meals, eating junk food or snacking late at night are unfortunately too typical habits of our modern day existence. An unhealthy diet has serious repercussions, and can result in depleted energy, stress, and illness. But being busy doesn't necessarily mean having to forgo healthy eating habits; it just requires some knowledge and organization.

Forget the Number on the Scale; It's the Journey That's Important

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

What I learned as I stared down at that scale was the lesson, the empowerment and the health legacy I had been searching for without even recognizing the significance as it unfolded around me. I wasn't running, stretching and eating healthy food because it would result in a particular weight, I was pushing myself to set an example.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Stevia (Or Didn't Know To Ask)

Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living

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...

7 Tips To Reduce Sugar Cravings

Diana Herrington | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Diana Herrington

As a child I was raised on white sugar and feel that it had a significant part in many of my health problems which took me decades to overcome. It was indeed a different time back then. I was not as aware of health or nutrition as I am now.

Don't Ban my Burgers: Why Nutrition Zealots Have it All Wrong

Lianne Castelino | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Lianne Castelino

I don't know a soul who does not enjoy a burger once in a while. Nothing is wrong with the occasional pre-packaged meal, restaurant visit or the like. Banning it completely is a mistake and that's where the nutritional zealots need to perhaps revise some of their approach.

Healthy Diet Can Deliver Big Benefits For Heart Patients, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living

The role of healthy eating in preventing heart disease is well established, but a new international study spearheaded by researchers in Hamilton sugge...

10 Things To Keep In Your Fridge And Pantry

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Living

Holidays are around the corner, and days are quickly getting filled by parties, shopping lists and taking kids to see Santa. With these busy schedules...