Canada Nutrition

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.

We Need To Find Solutions To The Growing Crisis Of Food Insecurity

David Suzuki | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

About four million Canadians -- including more than a million children -- lack food security, defined as reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Sadly, it's not just humans who are affected by mismanagement of food systems and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Wildlife feel the impacts as well.

Something As Simple As A Kitchen Garden Can Lift An Entire Family

Megan Radford | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

I was reminded of my dad's carefully tended garden when we visited a community on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Outside many of the homes we saw were small squares of flourishing green produce. These gardens provide not only sustenance for the whole family, but a source of income.

What To Do With All That Halloween Candy

Jo-Anne Craine | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Jo-Anne Craine

Make it clear that one treat will be added to school lunchboxes daily, or just after school, and not anytime they want it. Whatever your rule is, make sure you kids know it in advance to prevent tears and cries of "It's not fair!"

The Beginner's Guide To Packing Nut-Free Lunches

Desiree Nielsen BSc RD | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Desiree Nielsen BSc RD

If you are new to packing nut free lunches, it can be a challenge. PB & J is one of the most reliable kid foods in existence; what do you do when your star player has been benched? As a vegetarian mom, it took me a while to wrap my head around packing a nutrient-dense lunch without the nuts. With a bit of planning, however, you can find great foods that your kids love to eat.

Use Your Slow Cooker To Eat Healthier

Abigail Keeso | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

If you are looking to lose weight, have more energy, save money or just feel better about the food you are putting in your body -- look no further than your good ol' slow cooker! I've been a slow cooker fan for years, and have even created an entire meal plan around this handy appliance. It seriously helps make eating healthy simple and fun on a regular basis.

Here's How To Pack School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Michelle Vodrazka

Let's face it, packing school lunches every day can feel monotonous and uninspired, especially when they keep coming back at the end of the day half-eaten. So what's a parent to do? How can you take school lunches from drab to fab and get your kids to eat, and possibly even enjoy their food?

Families In Northern Ontario Spend Half Their Income Just To Eat

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada

Feeding a family is more than twice as expensive in Attawapiskat than in Toronto.

Black Currants: Natural Rescue From Alzheimer's And Dementia

Carl Thompson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada
Carl Thompson

The epidemic of Alzheimer's takes an enormous toll: as the disease ravages the brain, robbing people of memories and awareness, it disconnects them fr...

GMO Propaganda Has No Place In Your Child's Classroom

Rachel Parent | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Rachel Parent

Informed insight and open minds are key to education, but there are forces in modern society that seek to create narrow, one-dimensional mindsets and thinking. And this affects us all, including educators. For example, extremely well-funded PR machines are working behind the scenes with agritech/chemical companies and food manufacturers to develop effective techniques, educational material and TV advertising to get kids hooked on harmful food and to misrepresent certain issues.

The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach Problems

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

The gut is like a highway junction to every part of the body. The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) gives direct access to the blood stream which carries nutrients, oxygen, toxins, waste products, and inflammatory markers to the whole body. So when there is trouble in the gut, you can have health issues throughout your body.

Are Blenders Better Than Juicers?

Deepi Harish | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

It depends on which smoothie/juice junkie you ask. One thing is for sure; the marketing for popular blender brands surpasses that of any juicer. When was the last time you heard someone talk about their juicer? Let the great debate begin!

3 Risks To The Aging Population Of Canada

Michael Gazer | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Canada is experiencing a demographic shift. Baby boomers, currently the largest generation, are rapidly reaching retirement age. By 2021, 17.8 per cent of the total Canadian population will be over 65 - that's nearly seven million people. By 2041, that number is expected to jump to 9.7 million, or 22.6 per cent.

This Is How We Can Use The Internet To Improve Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The world wide web is filled with health advice. Unfortunately, recommendations may not be all that reliable. That's why many public health professionals look down on this type of consultation. That being said, this trend has risen over the years and shows no signs of slowing.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!