Mediterranean Diet

What Your Erection May Be Telling You About Your Health

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Living

Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of underlying health problems and sufferers of ED could reap cardiovascular health benefits from sticking to the Me...

Why Is Olive Oil So Good For You Anyway?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living

The secret to the Mediterranean diet may be in the salad. Eating unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other veget...

How To Eat Mediterranean All Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Living

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Mediterranean diet recipes Here's what you probably already know about the Mediterranean diet: It's filled with ton...

This Diet Could Possibly Be The Best Diet For Our Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living

The link between heart health and the Mediterranean diet has already been established, but a new, large-scale study provides additional evidence regar...

What Diet Plan Works Best?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's the time of the year again when purveyors of diet and weight loss programs vie most fiercely for our attention, hoping to convince customers that their product can do the trick much faster and more effortlessly than the competition. But the fact is that what makes one approach more promising than another depends on a variety of factors.

10 Diets (Yes, Diets) That Are Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

We've all heard horror stories of extreme dieting plans that limit you to drinking fluids and eating ridiculous amounts of one single food. But for th...

When Choosing a Diet Plan, Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

If your goal is to lose weight, almost any diet that restricts calorie intake will do the trick, at least for a while. What should be met with suspicion are weight loss plans and programs that promise quick results and lasting success with little effort. In the real world, no such thing exists.

Get on the "Slow" Diet Fast

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The Mediterranean diet is praised by its proponents as one of the healthiest eating styles around. Dominated by fruits and vegetables, it is considered well suited for the prevention of heart disease, stroke, cancer and even mental decline. What gets rarely mentioned, however, is that it is not so much the dietary principles but rather the underlying lifestyle that sets the Mediterranean diet apart.

This Week in Health: Dangerous Foods

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here's a health news recap for the week of April 21-27, 2013. A Texas Christian University study found learning how much exercise it would take to shed the extra weight from the food you're about to eat can be a powerful weight loss weapon.

Yes, The Mediterranean Diet Is Still Good For Your Health

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Living

Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style o...

Weight Loss Tips From Around the World

Rose Reisman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

North America has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. The reasons are multi-faceted. Fast food; super sizing; convenience; lack of exercise; work schedules; no time; family demands and stress. People from other countries have similar factors in their lives but manage to keep their body weights at a healthier level. So what are their secrets?

Change Your Lifestyle, Not Just Your Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Mediterranean food includes an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and legumes. By contrast, the western diet is typically heavy on animal foods, processed carbohydrates and sugar, but devoid of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Speed and efficiency are not at the core of Mediterranean cooking. But here in North America, it is.