Omega 3 Fatty Acids

How To Get More Omega-3 In Your Diet

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living

It's one those fats you should be adding to your diet. Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat (a good one) and is essential for our bodies to promote he...

Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good Fat!

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Can What You Eat Really Help You Fight Off Disease?

Rose Reisman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!

Feeling Sluggish? Time For A Cooking Oil Change

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.

Omega-3 Oils May Be Bad For You

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Although eating fish confers some health benefits, a growing body of evidence suggests there's less support for the value of fish oil supplements. ...

Natural Ingredients for Great Skin

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Chances are that soft, supple skin that feels good and looks healthy (not to mention youthful) is on your most wanted list for summer. However, to really turn dry, unhealthy skin around you have to start from the inside out. Luckily you don't have to buy expensive creams and potions to turn it around, a few simple additions to your supplement and dietary plan will do the trick.

Salmon Says: What Kind is Healthiest?

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Because all the species of salmon differ in the quantity and quality of their fat, your weekly ration will depend on the type you're eyeing. With sockeye, you'd need around a small can a week. With pink, you could almost double that amount. Here's the difference between wild, farmed and organic, and what you're getting out of each.

Can Food Labels Be Misleading?

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

How often do you walk through your supermarket and read luring food labels with terms such as lower sodium, lower fat, reduced calories, omega-3s, "Lite", organic or natural? And that's only the beginning! Often when you read between the lines you will find you're not getting the entire story.