Canada Nutrition

Why Heart-Healthy Eating Isn't As Bad As You Think

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I have to admit, I hate talking about what not to eat. Not only is it boring and a kill-joy, but it perpetuates the myth that dietitians take away food choices. But, if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels, here are some interesting nutrients you'll want to consider including more often.

Top 5 Healthiest Winter Fruits

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Grapefruit is low in calories (50 calories per half) and it is low on the glycemic index. Rumoured to be the accidental but delicious hybrid of an orange and a pomelo, the grapefruit is an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin C and A that help strengthen the immune system and fight free radical damage.

How Your DNA Can Help You Find The Perfect Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

There's one thing in common between the eating habits of our ancestors: no one counted carbs or fat. They simply ate the foods that were natural to their environment and experienced remarkable health. Living under these conditions for thousands of years led to genetic changes in each group that were then passed on to you and I.

So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For years it was blindly accepted that too much protein was bad for health and that only bodybuilders needed to worry about this part of the diet. For the fitness crowd, it's also been generally accepted that you need to crush a protein shake after every workout in order to avoid losing gains. Well folks, the research is out and let's discuss where things stand.

Winter Snack Recipe: Brown Rice Avocado Shrimp Stack

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

I can't get enough of this shrimp stack. Isn't it pretty?! It really makes you look like you've got some impressive kitchen skills but really couldn't be any easier. It's a perfect dish for entertaining but could also easily fit in to your weeknight meal rotation.

3 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Popcorn

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

When it comes to popcorn, I wouldn't turn down good old butter or olive oil with a sprinkle of salt, but today I'm rounding up three of my absolute favorite combos for popcorn toppings that I know you'll love if you're looking for something a little different.

6 Tips For Eating Healthy In Your Cafeteria

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

If you are looking for ways to eat better from the cafeteria, we've got you covered! Here are 6 tips you can use to help you make healthy choices in your cafeteria:

Why Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

So much of our health, our happiness, our success and our relationships come down to how well our bodies work. I want to talk about the most important facet of what we eat and when we should eat it. I'm talking about breakfast. Breakfast has been a source of controversy and debate.

Canadian McDonald's Fries Are Smaller, Saltier Than U.S. Version

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living

And more calories too!

How To Make A Pasta Dish With All The Benefits Of A Salad

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

This pasta is as delicious as it is beautiful. You get to enjoy the goodness of a comforting pasta dish with all of the plant powered benefits of a salad. This dish is packed with antioxidants including vitamins A and C to keep your body and skin glowing from the inside out.

A Love Letter To Cheese

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

My fellow cheese enthusiasts and I revere cheese for its incredible taste and oozy goodness, and its ability to elevate any dish from good to the stuff dreams are made of. In the words of G.K. Chesterton, "Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." I know what you're thinking. How can a dietitian openly admit a love for cheese?

AMRAP Training: A Workout That's Anything But Boring

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

AMRAP stands for "as many rounds as possible." AMRAP is an example of time-based training. With AMRAP, you aim to fit in as many cycles of a circuit as possible within a set time frame. The faster you get through the reps of each exercise, the more times you will complete the entire circuit.

How To Have A Healthy Body On A Healthy Budget

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to cut back on food spending.

Counting Calories Is A Helpful Tool In The Short Term

Kia Khadem | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Storage Wars, Parking Wars, Shipping Wars. Those are all great shows to watch on TV. Diet Wars, however, is not a TV show, but rather a social media phenomenon I see daily. It's people arguing about the best approach to weight loss -- counting calories versus intuitive (mindful) eating.

The Most Delicious And Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Pomegranates have always brought up happy memories for me. Here are my favourite recipes featuring pomegranates collected from dietitians and chefs across North America. There's everything from refreshing beverages to nourishing salads to delightful desserts. Enjoy!

5 Simple Steps For Meal Prep Done Right

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Follow these simple tips for organized, efficient and stress-free meal prep. It will set you up for a variety of delicious and nutritious meals without investing all of your precious time and energy.

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Canadians drink about 10 billion cups of tea a year and the amount continues to increase! There are thousands of studies investigating the potential health benefits of tea. How can this ancient beverage boost our health?

A Dietitian's 10 Tips To Using Social Media For Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Focus on what your body can do, not how it looks. Why not post what you're doing for your health or what brings you joy rather than how you look? Talk about health rather than size.

5 Reasons To Start Using Chia Seeds

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

It's amazing how much is packed into this little seed. Just consider it the mighty mouse of the food world.

Top 7 Ways To Reverse And Prevent Diabetes

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

There are a variety of different types of diabetes; however Type 2 Diabetes is the most common affecting 90-95% of all diabetes cases. Type 2 diabetes is almost 100% curable by making changes to your diet, lifestyle, and environment.

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cacao Nibs

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.

WATCH: What To Eat When Stress Rears Its Ugly Head

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living

"I'm here to show you some culinary yoga."

Top 5 Cold And Flu Fighting Supplements

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Cold and flu season is upon us! The usual advice to fight off colds and the flu? Plenty of fluids and lots of rest to let your body fight off the virus. But productive people want to know: isn't there anything else I can do for some extra cold and flu-fighting power?

Why We Make The Wrong Choices

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Getting exactly what we want is rare. Usually it's give and take. Conflicting interests make it necessary to bargain constantly. However, we also haggle with ourselves when no one else is around to limit our options -- often unconsciously. As behavioral scientists tell us, even under the best of circumstances, smart and regrettable choices balance each other out over time.

Apps Alone Won't Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The season to gain weight is on us. We live in a world where there is an app to help, but no phone or gadget can do the work for us. You still have to move in order to be healthy, and you still have to say no to overeating all the time in order to have a optimally healthy body.