Canada Nutrition

How Culinary Schools Can Help Build A Healthier Future

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada
Rose Reisman

Every day it seems there is a new study or announcement on what we should or shouldn't be eating. Recent headlines include the Healthy Menu Choices A...

My favourite things -- the 2017 edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

My 2017 goal for you is to put yourself at the top of your "favourite things" list; make 2017 the year of YOU!

Expert Advice On How To Boost Winter Immunity

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching reality shows, you might have heard of a high profile doctor or seen some posh black or gold caddies in some for your wellness feeds.

5 Smoothie Bowl Recipes For A Smooth Start To 2017

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

These five-minute smoothie bowls are super easy and fast to whip up. These colourful bowls are packed with flavour and loads of nutrients that will keep you feeling fresh, awake and energized.

Vegan Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes, 5 Ways

Abigail Keeso | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

These slow cooker vegan sloppy joes are just as delicious as their meaty counterpart. They are budget-friendly and packed with protein. This is the perfect slow cooker recipe to make on a Sunday then serve multiple ways throughout the week. I highly recommend making a double batch if you have many mouths to feed!

A Plant-Based Diet Is A Resolution You'll Actually Want To Keep

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

'Tis the season to make new year resolutions. For many, that often means vowing to commit to a new diet - again. And let's be frank, we certainly aren't restricted for choice of diets. The diet landscape is glutted with plans that promise rapid weight loss, yet fail to deliver.

How You Can Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Jamie Logie | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

If you've been on top of your health and nutrition throughout the year how do you navigate this minefield of Toblerone and gingerbread dwellings while not depriving yourself?

Doing Self-Care The Right Way This Holiday Season

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time for self-care to stay healthy and to reduce stress.

Forget Sugar-Coated Santa, Meet Sustainable Santa

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

The story of Santa Claus, his elves and the giving of gifts has graced our lives for hundreds of years. It is more than just the story of a jolly old man on a quest to give gifts to every child in the world. It's a lesson about generosity and kindness.

How To Decode The Nutrition Label On Food Products

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Have you ever looked at the nutrition labels on a food product and wondered how to make sense of the information? If so, you're not alone! Food labels contain a lot of information, and it can be confusing to consumers.

My Wife's Memory Lives On In Our Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The idea of Inspired Cooking, a new cookbook featuring 21 of the nation's best chefs, was hers. She thought a cookbook with some of Canada's best-known chefs discussing what nutrition means to them and providing cancer-prevention recipes could change how future generations eat and think about food.

Searching For Motivation? Try Having Some Fitness Fun

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I love sampling different fun fitness classes -- both at home (in Toronto) and when traveling. Trying something new helps me stay motivated, plus booking my workouts before I fly ensures that I always work out. I would never forfeit my money by not showing up.

How To Do A Science-Based Holiday Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As we soak up the festive spirit, most of us find that our self-control and restraints become lax. Intoxicated by excessive holiday eating and drinking, we may begin to plan for an improved version of ourselves in the New Year. To set out a science based plan, we first must define what is meant by the term "Detoxification."

Get To Know Psyllium Fibre: Nature's Ultimate Superfood

Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living

Everything you need to know about fibre's cooler cousin, psyllium. From the AOL Partner Studio

5 Healthy Root Vegetables You Need To Try This Winter

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Here are some tasty and nutritious tubers to broaden your horizons and your palate beyond your typical potatoes. Of course, these roots are all gluten free and appropriate for grain-free diets such as paleo or Whole30.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Tasty Recipes From Breakfast To Dinner

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Turmeric milk, turmeric tea, even turmeric in smoothies! This golden spice seems to be adding brilliant colour and potential nutrition benefits to a w...

Calcium Supplementation Can Slow Bone Loss In Men Aged 55 And Over

Kia Khadem | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Osteoporosis. It's the cause of over 80 per cent of all fractures in people over 50 That's more common than having a heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer -- combined. It affects us all at some point. Most of us think it's a problem that only women should care about. Not true.

The Ultimate Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Abigail Keeso | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder -- all we want to do is light some candles and get cozy at home with some serious comfort food. Our slow cooker curried chicken stew is awesome for so many reasons. It's ridiculously delicious, budget-friendly and creates about four to six servings (depending on how hungry you are).

5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

Jane Dummer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds can add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in your overall weight.

Try These Holiday Recipes At Your Next Party

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

The holiday season is officially in full swing, which means plenty of holiday parties to host and potlucks to gather recipes for. Trying to create something that's healthy, simple and crowd-pleasing can be a real challenge!

Do You Have A Life Plan?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We all have at least a vague idea of how our lives should look like. Most goals we set for ourselves are short- or mid-term. A long-range game plan or grand design is much harder to follow. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take a closer look at what's in the cards for us from time to time.

The Keys To Sustainable Weight Loss

Dain Wallis | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Are you gaining weight despite "doing all the right things?" When it comes to fat loss, more exercise and less food is not always the answer. Although this approach makes sense in a vacuum, the human metabolism is far more complex. Here is your guide to cracking the code on sustainable weight loss.

Tell Health Canada You Want GMO Foods To Be Labelled

Rachel Parent | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

With the topic of labelling GMOs such a priority elsewhere and something which the majority of Canadians want, why has Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency been denying this information to the public? Why do the same companies that manufacture GM food for the Canadian market supply non-GM food to other parts of the world? 

Family Meal Planning Tips To Get You Through The Winter

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

With the shorter days, many of us are inclined to go into hibernation mode, snuggling on the couch under warm blankets and ordering takeout. By getting the whole family involved in meal planning you ensure that the task of feeding your family healthy meals doesn't fall all on one person's shoulder.

Losing Weight: What You Eat Is More Important Than When You Eat

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Stop me if you've heard this one -- "Whatever you do with your diet, DO NOT skip breakfast." Eating first thing after we wake is one of the dictums of dieting and we've all heard it so many times we don't question why we are eating, even if we may not be hungry.