Canada Nutrition

Skip The Detox And These Other Nutrition Fads That Are Bunk

Dylan MacKay | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you'd think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird? So here are three popular nutrition diet trends to steer clear of -- based on the best evidence.

The Truth About Nutrition Claims On Packaged Foods

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You've probably noticed nutrition claims on packaged foods when you've gone grocery shopping. Boxes, cartons, cans and bags filled with some of our favourite foods all seem to be screaming "fat free," "low sodium," or "light."

10 Garlic Recipes That Won't Leave You With Garlic Breath

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Vampires, we're sorry to say, it's not your month. April is all about celebrating the almighty clove and that's exactly what we're planning on doing! We've got 10 terrific garlic recipes to help you kick-off National Garlic Month.

7 Recipes That Go Big On Flavour (Without The Fat)

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

There's a lot to be said about the deliciousness of deep-fried foods. You can pretty much fry anything these days from chicken to Mars bars to...even, butter! The possibilities are truly endless. And while deep-fried foods are super tasty, we all know that deep down it's not the healthiest of options.

Improving Girls' Nutrition Unlocks Their Power And Potential

Marie-Claude Bibeau | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Marie-Claude Bibeau

Good nutrition is not only fuel for strong bodies, it also provides power that unlocks potential. This was a lesson I learned from 18-year-old Alima Mbaye, who lives in Thiès, Senegal. Alima and her friends were at a point in their lives where their future and their potential should have been limitless. Instead, malnutrition - and in this case, anemia - was like a brake holding them back.

Get Your Beta-Carotene Fix With These 10 Carrot Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

If you aren't familiar with what beta-carotene is, not to worry, we've got you covered. It is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits especially in colourful vegetables and...you guessed it, carrots! One of the great aspects of beta-carotene is that it converts into vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin.

Why Even Pasteurized Milk Eventually Goes Bad

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Apart from sterilization, all treated milks eventually will go bad. Yet little research has been conducted to best understand how long milk will remain drinkable. This has left us relying solely on the best before date on the package to determine if we are risking a nasty mouthful.

5 Healthy Protein-Packed Quinoa Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Do you ever find yourself craving a meal that mainly consists of protein rather than carbs? One of the many sources of protein that we love right now is none other than QUINOA! The beautiful thing about quinoa is that not only is it diverse, but it contains a number of benefits.

How Often Do You Think About Nutrition?

Michael Gazer | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Eating less may not be a problem if a person is reducing their level of physical activity. However, it is vital the diet is sufficient enough in calories and nutrients to maintain healthy organs, muscles, and bones. Skipping a meal every so often is not an issue for your body but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can lead to malnutrition and serious health problems.

Celebrate Spring With These 10 Light And Healthy Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.

Separating Food Facts From Fiction

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

A small handful of nuts (30 grams) eaten each day may reduce your risk of developing heart disease and has been linked with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity. Use a handful of nuts as a substitute for unhealthy snack options such as muffins, cookies, chips and chocolate. A 30 gram serving is about the size of a golf ball.

Why Body Acceptance Is The Secret To Healthy Eating

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Does it ever feel like traditional nutrition advice is a little old school? That the recommendation of drink more water, eat more vegetables and cut d...

Proper Nutrition Is Essential To Empowering Women And Girls

Development Unplugged | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Malnutrition remains one of the most persistent barriers to women's empowerment, with millions of women and girls around the world eating least and last. Such gendered inequalities in nutritional access and opportunity compound the negative and cyclical effects of poverty and undercut development initiatives before they have a chance to succeed.

Protein From Vegetarian And Vegan Food Sources

Alexandra Venger | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada
Alexandra Venger

March is Nutrition Month! This years Take the fight out of food! campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians improve their relationship with food, no m...

Is Your Fridge Making You Sick?

Jamie Logie | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

An overly full fridge can lead to warm spots and the fridge door can act in the same way. You want to avoid keeping things on the door that can spoil quickly, mainly dairy. The door is constantly opened and closed exposing it to the warm air of the room. If you're like me standing there like a zombie staring blindly for something to eat at 2 a.m those items on the door have spent too much time in the warm air. Over the course of the day, this surprisingly adds up.

3 Seeds That Pack A Nutritional Punch

Lifetime Daily | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

If you watched last year's Summer Olympics you may have witnessed a spectacular display of explosive power from Simone Biles, the US's four-foot-eight star gymnast. Super seeds are kind of like Biles. They pack an exceptional nutritional punch into a tiny package.

10 Healthy Recipes To Celebrate National Nutrition Month

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign strives to educate and inform about the importance of making good eating choices. But before you let out a sigh and reach for that bag of chips, we're here to help you get excited about all the delicious food you can enjoy while on the path to good eating habits.

4 Tips To Eat Well And Feel Great

Nema McGlynn | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Living
Nema McGlynn

Even though these so-called "aphrodisiacs" fall short on proof of sexual pleasure, they do contain nutrients that can help your body function better. And when your body is functioning well, chances are you'll be feeling a whole lot sexier!

Here's Another Reason To Add Fibre To Your Diet

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Earlier this month, an international team of researchers discovered even more benefits to fibre. Based on their findings, eating the indigestible may help our bodies stay balanced. Even more interesting, these improvements may occur without the help of our gut bacteria.

The First Faces Of Famine In Somalia

Brett Tarver | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

I've come to Somalia with World Vision, to meet children living on the brink of famine. The United Nations issued the warning last week. If the rains fail again, and if international aid is not taken, Somalia could see a repeat of the 2011 famine which killed more than 250,000 people.

4 Ways To Get Healthy This Coming Nutrition Month

Rose Reisman | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With February generally conjuring up images of chocolate and candy hearts, it's a good time to think ahead to March -- also known as National Nutritio...

10 Ways We Can Create A Healthy And Fair Food System In Canada

Community Food Centres Canada | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Community Food Centres Canada

On the food and income front, 2017 can provide great opportunities to build on the progress we made last year -- from growing support for a basic income, to the announcement of a healthy eating strategy and poverty reduction strategies.

9 Food Storage Tips To Help You Save Money

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

This is the time of year people tend to scrimp a bit more and in conjunction with people setting health goals for the new year, I wanted to pass on some money-saving tips. These tips, however, are not food shopping or coupon saving ideas but how to save money once you've brought that food home.

What's In My Food? A Guide To The Ingredients List

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The ingredients list on a food label is required by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to be listed on most packaged Canadian food products that contain more than one ingredient. Understanding the ingredients list can help you look for specific ingredients that you want or don't want because of allergy or intolerance, compare products, and make healthier food choices.

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...