Canada Nutrition

Gardening Newbie? 5 Expert Tips To Get You Started

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Spring is finally here -- and so is time to dig in the garden! 'Tis the season for planting beets, radishes, herbs and baby greens.

Doing Healthy Vegetarian Eating The Right Way

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

A well-planned healthy vegetarian diet can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer. Even making small dietary changes, such as participating in meatless Mondays, is a great first step towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

5 Mainstream Health Myths Exposed By Top Experts

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to health and fitness. When you follow solid health advice the path to your health goals won't happen in under four weeks, but you'll begin getting closer than you ever did before. And you'll do it in a way that feels almost natural and enjoyable.

Get Radiant Skin Using The 5 Elements Of Seasonal Skincare

Candice Batista | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Style
Candice Batista

It's a very simple principle, any system that is in harmony tends towards health, well-being and sustainability. A system that is in disharmony tends towards illness, disease, suffering and collapse. The same rule applies to your skin.

Fibre: The Secret Ingredient To A Healthy Heart And Wallet

Dr. Peter Jones | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Peter Jones

If Canadian adults increased their intake of cereal fibre by just one gram per day, there could be a reduction of health care costs related to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by up to $143.2 million per year.

The Solution To Childhood Obesity Is Nothing New

Lianne Castelino | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Childhood obesity is a huge societal file that continues to get tossed around errantly -- as it quietly and not-so-quietly lines the purses of many along the way -- and yet we have seemingly not advanced the dial on it one iota in decades. Instead, we've collectively made it so much worse.

Cook Simply, Eat Healthily, Feel Good

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Cooking is considered a chore by most people. Restaurant visits, take-outs, and frozen TV dinners are much more in keeping with our busy lifestyles. The downside to all this is that you have little control over the nutritional quality of food prepared by others.

This Is The World's Healthiest Vegetable (And No, It's Not Kale)

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Step aside, kale and cauliflower. There's a new superfood veggie that's at the top of everyone's grocery list! Watercress is a refreshing leafy green that's a close cousin to kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower -- but its health benefits outshine the rest of the family's.

No, You Don't Need To Eat Avocado Seeds

Abby Langer | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I'm not sure what's going on with the Internet lately, but there's some really crazy stuff coming out on there. One of the latest "trends" -- and I use quotations on that word only because I think there's a limited number of people who would actually try this -- is eating avocado seeds.

Is Sugar Secretly Killing You?

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Saying no and depriving yourself of sugar can do more harm than good. By saying no while your body is craving a particular type of food, you're essentially torturing yourself, and it can result in binge eating. The trick is to listen to your body and allow yourself to eat those sweet cravings in moderation. Eating in moderation will prevent you from binge eating later and having a sugar relapse.

Here's How Exercise Haters Can Fall In Love With Fitness

Alicia Jones | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Jones

No matter how beneficial fitness can be, the pain, the time consuming effort and the negative sensations have ironically created a very unhealthy relationship between you and this very healthy activity. Truthfully it's not your fault. There are some very legitimate reasons you may have grown to hate fitness, but there is hope.

This Lady Cooks With Weeds

David Leonhardt | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Ever wonder what your neighbours are cooking? Karen Stephenson's neighbours in York Region, north of Toronto, don't have to wonder. They know exactly what she's cooking up. Weeds. And she'll gladly educate anybody willing to listen about the culinary, nutritional and environmental benefits of eating weeds.

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The March Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Crunches have traditionally been the "go to" abdominal exercise; but I am on a mission to change that! Why? First, crunches round you forward, which promotes a hunched-over posture. So, even if you manage to sculpt your abs, no one will see them because you will be bent over. Plus, we all sit too much anyway, and sitting already rounds us forward... Ditch crunches and instead do functional exercises.

The Health Benefits Of Curry Powder

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The combination of spices in curry powder can supply you with potent antioxidants. This mixture of spices can help improve your digestive system and improve the health of your gut. Adding curry powder to your diet will promote efficient food digestion and will increase the number of good bacteria in your bowels.

Seaweed May Be The Next Health Superfood

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Imagine for a moment a fully sustainable food product with no land, animal, or lab requirements. This may seem impossible, yet it does exist in the form of seaweed. Each and every year, up to 5 billion tonnes of these algae are harvested as food yet this number only represents a small amount of what is available on Earth.

5 Nutrition Keys To Boosting Your Child's Brain Health And Focus

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Nutrition is critical to helping kids reach their full potential. The first three years are especially important because your child's brain is growing. During the early years and beyond, ensuring your child consumes brain-boosting nutrients can help with concentration and performance in school, sports, music and more!

What's The Best Shape For Your Poo?

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Taking a look at your poop before you flush allows you be your own health detective. You can even potentially catch harmful conditions before they progress, such as parasite infection, leaky gut syndrome or even colon cancer.

Food Isn't Good Or Bad, It's Just Food

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Yes, some food choices are healthier than others, but sometimes both choices can be healthy. Especially if we are looking at whole, natural foods rather than highly processed, packaged foods. You really can't go wrong!

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

Unlocking The Potential Of 1 Billion Women And Girls

Joel C. Spicer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Impact
Joel C. Spicer

Roughly one billion women and girls worldwide -- almost 30 times the population of Canada -- suffer from malnutrition. This has catastrophic consequences not only for them and for their children, but for the world, as the loss of women's full potential hinders the social and economic development of entire countries.

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

Craving Healthy Fruit During Canadian Winter? Chile Is In Season

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Eating local produce is a great idea to help support your local farmers and the economy. But is it realistic to choose local fruits and vegetables all...

7 Nutty Facts To Help Celebrate World Pistachio Day

Maggie Moon | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Maggie Moon

February 26th is World Pistachio Day! OK, so you've never heard of World Pistachio Day. In fact, the only things you probably know about pistachios is that they're green, tasty and come in a shell that's already half-open for some strange reason.

What Is The Best Diet For You?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. It's fair to assume that every diet you hear about has indeed worked for some people, for without success no diet would ever gain the traction necessary to be known the world over. With that being said, here's the dirty little secret that nobody ever talks about: There is no diet that works for everyone.

This Is Why We're Afraid Of Carbs And Confused By Fats

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

In the span of roughly 50 years, the government and mainstream media condemned dietary fat before making a now near-complete 180. In 2016 butter is no longer bad, and in case you missed the headlines, the U.S. government declared cholesterol no longer "a nutrient of concern for overconsumption" and completely removed it from their dietary guidelines.