Protein

Is a High-Protein Diet Good for Your Health?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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.

Curried Roasted Chickpeas Are The Ideal Healthy Snack

Carolyn Berry | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Contrary to popular belief, snacking is a healthy practice -- as long as you're choosing the right snacks. These roasted chickpeas are so simple, healthy, and most importantly, delicious!

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

Cinnamon Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Is The Perfect Dessert

Carolyn Berry | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. They come from a flowering plant in the mint family grown in Mexico, and were a staple in the diet of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Chia seeds were thought to have magical powers. Aztec soldiers would grind up the seeds and eat them for a boost of energy to sustain them over long periods of time. I add them to oatmeal, salads, granola, and baking.

16 Foods With The Most And Least Amounts Of Protein

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living

From building muscles to stronger nails, the consumption of protein on a daily basis is crucial. And while we all know meat, fish and legumes are the ...

5 Non-Powder Proteins to Add to Your Smoothie

Lynsey Walker | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living
Lynsey Walker

Whether smoothies are your breakfast go-to, or afternoon snack to keep blood sugars balances and hunger at bay, having a solid dose of protein is key to success. But bumping up the protein doesn't necessarily mean turning to weird, artificially flavoured powders, here are five all-star, non-powdered ways to add some oomph to your blended beauty.

How to Get Protein Working for You

Jane Dummer | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Want to feel full all day long? Keep your metabolism revved? Then eat 30 grams of high quality protein at breakfast! Are you thinking, "How does my bagel and bowl of cereal give me 30 grams of protein?" Well, it doesn't.

Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.

How Protein Can Improve Your Health

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I was 20-something and it was the 90s, low-fat was all the rage. Everything you could probably think of was low fat. Back then everyone thought if you ate low fat then you would never put on fat. Looks like the joke was on me. Looking back, I can see how unhealthful that was and thankfully there is more reliable nutritional information out there now.

Five Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Burn More Calories

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If the lazy days of Summer has you feeling sluggish your metabolism might need a boost. Get your energy back up with these five tips -- like choosing the right foods, keeping to a schedule and more -- for boosting your body's thermogenic rate.

Five Ways to Get Protein Without Eating Meat

Marni Wasserman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Though you have been conditioned to think otherwise, there are many ways to get protein without turning to meat! Many people think that just because I am vegetarian that I am not getting enough protein. In fact, I am actually getting better quality protein than I ever did eating animal-based foods.

9 High-Protein Snacks for Men on the Go

AskMen.com | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Busy men are always looking for nutritious snacks to eat when they are on the go. Unfortunately, many of you end up grabbing high-carb, high-fat and low-protein convenience store snacks, which are terrible nutritional choices.

SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping Babies?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This past week was both busy and relaxing -- what with V-Day, a short work week and a four day weekend to keep the kids busy. Oscar shocking, strangers slapping babies and some great new snack ideas were all things that caught my attention this week.

Ways to Improve Your Health for the New Year

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Contrary to popular belief, improving your health is possible with just a few basic habits that take only minutes a day. Follow my advice and try these simple, fast and effective tips below -- and I promise you will boost your total wellness and see a new healthy glow as soon as tomorrow's sunrise.

When the Going Gets Tough, Get Protein!

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

When times get tough, the tough get...protein. Well, I do anyway. Protein-packed, blood sugar stabilizing snacks at the ready to power me through long days or hard-core workouts. And these little bites should preferably have the ability to be prepared well ahead of time and frozen, or be whipped up in an emergency energy situation with ingredients that I often have on hand.

Finding the Right Protein Smoothie for You

Shannon Kadlovski | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Kadlovski

Protein is an extremely important nutrient that must be obtained in the diet daily. Protein in liquid form, as opposed to food, is much easier on the body and provides quick energy and nourishment. Food sources can take up to two hours to process, whereas a protein shake takes only 30 minutes. Try one of these delicious protein smoothie recipes, or create your own! The options are endless.

An Ex-Vegetarian's Take on Healthy Diets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I decided to become a vegetarian when I was 11. Two months ago I decided to eat meat again. Believe me: I did not make this decision lightly. The reason that I ultimately decided to make the switch was a belief that it was time to re-evaluate the decision of the 11-year-old version of me. Many people used to assume that as a vegetarian I was healthier. People fall into the trap of believing that cutting out one particular food group will make them successful in their quest to lose weight and/or get healthier, but that's simply not true.

RAW Protein Power Patties!

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Wellness is all about maintaining that proper balance in our lives, and there are infinite ways to go about doing just that. One of my favourite ways to get more in tune with where I am is through yoga. It's a tried-and-true activity that after a few mindful moments always seems to help me find my centre, even on the hairiest of days. Nothing beats a slew of sun salutations followed by Savasana, and then a snack! So here, I present my very yogi treat: Sun Salute -- Sun & Sun Patties

Recipe: A Protein-Packed Vegan Take on Comfort Food

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

One recipe that I remember often eating while growing up is meatloaf. Such a cozy meal when paired with mashed potatoes and gravy! Here, I have re-vamped the loaf concept, and created a savoury main dish that I have fed to even the most meat-loving men I know with great success.

INFOGRAPHIC: Are We Eating Too Much Protein?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Meatless Mondays are about to gain in popularity. A recent infographic by grocery delivery program Door To Door Organics, found that Americans eat ...

Too Much Sugar in Your Diet? These Foods Help Block it!

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We are a sugar and carb addicted society. Starches such as desserts, white flour products and candy raise our blood sugar and over time this can lead to diabetes type 2, obesity and heart disease. We have to reduce the amount of sugar intake to reduce these spikes in blood sugar -- easier said than done. But good news! You don't have to give up all the foods you love. There are techniques that will actually block sugar absorption.

The Raw Food Treat Packed with Energy

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I get up long before the crack of dawn for my full time gig working as studio floor manager with Global TV's The Morning Show. With my bizarre schedule and twisted body clock, I know that I need reliable sources of fuel to get me going before we go "live" at 6 a.m. I have found that a cold, tall glass of "green juice" and a few nutrient dense snacks do just the trick. Here's a recipe for my energizing Raw Lemon Bars.

How I Lost 16 Pounds in Three Weeks

The Fat Diaries | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Living
The Fat Diaries

It's been three weeks on the Lindora diet and I've lost 16 pounds. The diet is easy to comply with because it's well structured, there aren't a lot of options, and I'm a creature of habit so I can get down with eating roughly the same things over and over. Here's my daily meal plan.

Five Simple Ways to Eat Like a Vegetarian

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

When it comes to vegetarian eating, many people are intimidated. It's a common misnomer that plant-based meals take more time to prepare, and are lacking in taste and nutrients. In fact, this couldn't be further from the truth. Use these five tips to add a little veggie love to your routine!

Five Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

The Huffington Post Canada | Dr. John Dempster | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Living

Anyone who has a proactive interest in healthy living is likely very familiar with the phrase, 'Boost your metabolism.' There are many product clai...