Protein

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.

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...

How To Decode The Nutrition Label On Food Products

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Have you ever looked at the nutrition labels on a food product and wondered how to make sense of the information? If so, you're not alone! Food labels contain a lot of information, and it can be confusing to consumers.

10 Chicken Recipes To Make Dinnertime Delicious

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Tired of serving the same boring chicken dinner week after week, but can't get out of your recipe rut? It's time for a chicken dinner menu makeover! You'll be clucking "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" as you bring each one of these delicious dinnertime favourites to the table.

13 Easy Non-Meat Ways To Get Your Protein

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living

Edamame, green peas and tempeh are all protein-rich. Get some.

How To Add Clean (Non-Powder) Protein To Your Smoothie

Kathy Smart | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Protein powders can be a great way to boost your smoothie's protein content in a flash, but they're not for everyone. Maybe you're confused by the many options available at your health food store, don't love the sometimes chalky texture, are price conscious, or simply prefer to eat whole foods. Regardless of why and with what you want to use to bulk up your smoothie, there are plenty of ways to do it! Here are some of my favourite clean, whole foods, protein options.

What You Can Learn From Vegetarian And Vegan Diets

Lifetime Daily | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Those who advocate for a vegetarian diet love to point out that vegetarians live longer and have a markedly lower risk of many common diseases, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than meat-eaters do. It's possible to enjoy many of the advantages of a vegetarian diet without completely swearing off meat and other animal foods.

8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every Day

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.

Doing Healthy Vegetarian Eating The Right Way

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 04.26.2017 | 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.

6 Simple Habits For Boosting Your Energy Levels

Kathy Smart | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Anyone can have more energy; they just need to know what to do to cultivate it. It isn't a special pill or a magic powder. It is found in some really basic things that I have discovered that consistently keep my energy level high, regardless of what I have going on in my life.

8 Reasons You'll Love Drinking Healthy Smoothies

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?

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

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.15.2017 | 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!

The 4 Best Health And Life Tips For The Insanely Busy

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.12.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Being busy is great, but not if it lacks direction, passion, and makes your health suffer. Finding easy, productive health solutions that fit your life can be the difference between living and living well and there are easy things that you can incorporate into your routine without having you spinning your wheels.

Why You're Aging Ungracefully

Dain Wallis | Posted 03.11.2017 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

It doesn't matter if you're male or female, 25 or 75, by eating enough protein and engaging in regular weight training, you can slow aging, better your appearance, improve your health and prolong your life, as well as the quality of your later years.

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

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.18.2017 | 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.

Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad might look light but don't be surprised if you feel full after a few bites. It will keep you filled, fueled, and satisfied, making it one of your go to meals.

So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Dain Wallis | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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.

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons Are The Power Snack You've Been Missing

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I began experimenting with some classic nutrient-packed ingredients and then did something I rarely do: I added a protein powder to the mix. The key was to make a fibre-rich, protein-rich and fat-rich recipe: the trifecta of a power snack. And so, I landed at a chocolate dipped, vanilla macaroon.

How the Toronto Blue Jays Eat to Win

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Blue Jays fever has taken Canada by storm! People are getting out of jury duty to watch their favourite team in action and workplaces are setting up TVs so employees don't have to miss game day excitement. I spoke to Chris Joyner, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, to get the inside scoop on what the Jays are eating to power through their first post-season in 22 years.

3 Fi3 Fitness Mistakes Women Are Making

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

When someone tells me "I want to get skinny" I can't help but think about the girls you see on the fashion runway. With a little more digging I usually find out that what they would like to have a body with curves. How do you achieve a look of low body fat with curves?

Food Fight! Alternative Proteins

Kristin Wiens | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Living
Kristin Wiens

From laboratory-produced ground beef to the eco-benefits of insects as a protein source, many scientists believe we need to shift our palates from traditional proteins to more sustainable options. How does algae stack up against chicken? Could you swap your steak for some crickets?

Scientists Design Yogurt To Keep You Fuller

AFP/ Relax News | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living

(Relaxnews) - Yogurt got a makeover that could fight weight gain and bolster your body with extra protein. In a study that clears a new path in nut...

Actually, You Don't Need Carbohydrates for Energy

Mike Sheridan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Mike Sheridan

Of all the nutrition and fitness misconceptions I hear, this is the front-runner for most ridiculous: "I need carbohydrates for energy." Unlike protein and fat, carbohydrates supply none of the elements necessary to build or repair tissue in the body, and provide no essential component.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Healthy Baking Swaps and Lightened up Valentine's Day Desserts

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
 Lindsay Pleskot

With the sweetest holiday of the year fast approaching, sugar and chocolatey treats are on the brain. As you probably know by now, I'm the first to promote balance and am all for enjoying your favorite treats, but if you're looking to lighten up one of your favorite recipes, or try something new, this one's for you!

Is a High-Protein Diet Good for Your Health?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Rather than exclusively focusing on protein needs, it is preferable to adhere to an overall balanced and health-promoting eating regimen that provides sufficient amounts of protein as well as all other important nutrients, the CDC advises.