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The importance of a healthy family meal can't be overstated -- obesity rates are climbing, and so are chronic diseases, many which are tied to poor diet and lifestyle. It's not only affecting adults, but our young children as well, and at an alarming rate. Preventing these illnesses and poor eating habits in our kid's lives starts now.
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Health and wellness expert Rose Reisman shares how to make this delicious snack.
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It seems like every other day there's a new headline warning about another food that's going to cause serious or chronic disease, or a new celeb diet claiming it's the one true way to trim down and stay in shape. The constant contradictions can be confusing!
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With the school year winding down and summer vacations on the horizon, kids and parents alike are looking forward to the more relaxed summer schedule. We all love leaving our structured lives behind for these months, but that can impact the way we eat and live.
The MIND diet combines elements of the well known Mediterranean and DASH diet, which lowers blood pressure levels, but the MIND diet has better results in lowering brain deterioration and is easier to follow. There are 10 healthy food groups to include and five unhealthy food groups to avoid when it comes to improving our brain health.
There isn't a child I know who doesn't love the creamy and sweet taste of ice cream. As we try to beat the summer heat, it's hard to resist the call of the ice cream truck! Real ice cream is made by c...
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We all know the list of those foods that are harmful to our children's health. We refer to them as "junk" food. This is a battle most families fight living in today's fast food environment....
No matter how good your intentions are to eat well, there always seems to be another reason to get side-tracked. Food cravings tend to be associated with sugar, fat and salt. This doesn't mean you are deprived of these foods. Cravings have to do with the pleasure centre of your brain.
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Every year new food trends take the stage. As a society we are obsessed with the latest news in health and these trends reflect this. In recent years, we've seen diets such as Paleo and Flexitarian become popular, as well as shows like The Biggest Loser take precedence. Foods such as chia seeds, kale and gluten-free have been in the spotlight. So what will it be this year?
For a satisfying but less indulgent Thanksgiving dinner, start with an arugula and sweet potato salad with a maple dressing followed by a light and mild salmon trout, a harvest quinoa salad and a finale of outstanding mini pumpkin cheesecakes.
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I checked out 5 kiosks at this year's CNE and broke down which of their indulgences did less damage. Remember, it may only be a once-a-year experience but let's at least mitigate the repercussions on our waistlines!
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Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes that are either chemically made or derived from natural substances. Consumers love them because they are calorie-free and can aid in weight loss, but no one ever gets a "free ride." They are usually nutrient empty and still trick your brain and body into craving more sugar.
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Many of us have hibernated a tad too long during this winter and a few pounds have crept on. But losing weight is a challenge because we legitimately feel hungry, especially if we have become accustomed to eating more. I have maintained my weight for years and I have found some tips that have made the journey easier and rewarding.
Being a mother of four, I'd like to think that Mother's Day is the most important day of the year! Really, it's just a great excuse to get family together. Whether celebrating over breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's wonderful to have those closest to you indulging in those foods you enjoy most.
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The food during this holiday is traditionally not healthy as it tends to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium -- lots of meat, eggs, potatoes and oil are used. There is really no need to do this to your body. Here are some easy and quick tips for a healthier Passover week.
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Trendy "DIETS" all work... in the short term. It's always easy to lose weight if you cut calories and specific food groups. The truth is you have to change your daily lifestyle with respect to food. Not an easy task but definitely doable. In order to win the "war," you have to win the daily "battles!"
The average adult gains between three and five pounds during the holidays and no matter how diligent you are about your New Year's resolutions, not all of that weight gets lost. I looked at the various meats that grace our tables and came up with great alternatives that are as tasty, yet will save you loads of calories and fat and keep you fitting into your favourite jeans!
Now, as my children have all left the nest my fitness routine includes finding one hour each day to exercise, another hour to walk two dogs, two hours a week for Pilates and another two hours for weights. You might now be thinking that I spend the day at the gym! Nope! Here are my tips to trying to squeeze everything you can out of your day.
Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.
Turkey is a must during the holiday season. Whether you cook your own roasted turkey or buy one precooked (please no Butterball!), there's always the issue of what type of stuffing to serve. Let's get healthier this holiday season and try some unique stuffings using grains such as quinoa, wild and brown rice and whole wheat bread.
Women can begin experiencing symptoms anywhere between the ages of 39 - 51 and they can last for at least 5 years or more. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, forgetfulness and fatigue. Sounds great? Not exactly. But you must remember that menopause is not an illness nor does it mean it's all downhill after this.
With every product promising improved health it's hard to tell what's true and what's not. Every manufacturer wants you to jump on the health bandwagon to make you feel better about your choices. It's easy to get mislead and believe certain facts that aren't correct. Let's look at the most common misconceptions.
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!
The wonderful Thanksgiving weekend is right before us. We associate this holiday with family, friends, relaxation and most importantly, delicious cuisine. An average Thanksgiving meal can have over 2,500 calories. But eating well is not difficult or boring. You'll be surprised at how delicious my menu items are with the added bonus of being healthier for your heart and stomach! Here are some of the recipes I'll have on my table this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
So often we're led to believe that certain foods we consider healthy are also "diet" foods. For example fruits, vegetables, olive oils, lean protein, yogurts, marinades or anything labelled low fat, low calorie or low sugar have to constitute a healthier diet. But just don't take these foods at face value. You have to be careful of how you consume them. Check out these top five culprits.
Today, fast and processed food is a daily occurrence due to its availability and the lack of time in our lives. According to the National Restaurant Association, nearly half of the money North Americans spend on food is in restaurants. The problem is that much of the food we eat has not been created in a kitchen but rather a laboratory. You may find the truth about what's in the food we eat hard to swallow!
Are there really foods that can increase and improve your sex health? Studies have shown that a healthy sex life can add years to one's life, build a strong immune system and even lower prostate cancer risk. Too good to be true? Well there's no harm in trying! Here are some foods that will keep you up all night in the bedroom!