Salt

The Downside of Restaurant Food

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Eating out is generally considered a pleasurable experience, not least because of its convenience. Busy lifestyles as well as lack of cooking skills and amenities make it an easy choice for many working-age adults to let others take care of their nutritional needs. Unfortunately, not being in charge of your own food preparation can prove hazardous for your health in the long run.

Salt: Your Winter Boots' Natural Enemy

Leah Morrigan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Salt, a highly corrosive mineral leaves its mark not only on our footwear, but also damages the natural world, metals, and building materials. In Ontario, where I currently live, winter road salt is used so heavily that the streets are white with it and there is fine white salt powder on everything.

Fighting Infections Is No Excuse for More Salt In Your Diet

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

A study published last week suggested there may be reason to seek more sodium. According to the team of researchers, higher amounts of sodium (one of the two elements found in salt) in the diet may help to fight off skin infections. The results could translate into dietary changes to help prevent unwanted microbial dermal invasions.

How to Escape the Sodium Trap

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

So, if you are absolutely determined to escape the sodium trap, the best you can do is to stick with whole fruits and vegetables, lean, unprocessed meats, fresh seafood, beans and legumes, and unrefined whole grains.

Why B.C.'s Cowichan Valley Is a New Tourism Hot Spot

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

A good argument could be made that Victor Vesely is living life the way it's supposed to be lived. He has set about pursuing his passion while marry...

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain That Plagues 85% of Canadians

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Did you know that 85 per cent of Canadians will be sidelined by low back pain in their lifetime? Andrea Bean and Suzanne Denis, physiotherapists at Sunnybrook's Holland Centre, share some ways you can prevent low back pain.

Sodium: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I'll admit, sodium isn't the most dynamic topic. But considering we all consume it (and sometimes a lot of it) everyday, why not dig a little deeper with a little game?

Most Restaurant Food Has Too Many Calories, Studies Find

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That too much fondness of fast food can cause weight problems is old news. But the idea that nearly all types of restaurants dish up meals that can ex...

The Top Disease Risk for Canadians

CBC | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Living

Eating a poor quality diet is the leading risk factor for diseases and injuries that cause Canadians to die prematurely and become disabled, according...

Reducing Salt Intake Could Put Years on Your Life

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Less salt in our food supply could save at least half a million Americans from dying prematurely over the next ten years, according to separate studie...

Holy Cow! Restaurant Burgers Loaded With Salt

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A hamburger or stir fry from a chain restaurant may contain the total daily recommended amount of sodium Canadians should consume, suggests ...

Hospital Meals Need To Hold The Salt

CBC | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Living

Hospital patients get too much salt even when they're on a sodium-restricted diet, says a Canadian study. On average, Canadians consume 3...

Canadians Continue To Eat Too Much Salt And Sugar

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Canadians have made slight progress in the battle to combat chronic disease through diet choices even as the nation's children fall even furt...

Where's The Salt? Many Still Confused About Sodium Intake

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A report for the federal government suggests Canadians are confused about salt.The report says many Canadians are in the dark about how much ...

Is the Nutrition Label Misleading You?

Theresa Albert | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

The government regulates the information on the label, right? But there are things you need to know about what's missing or misleading on a food label that could be affecting your health.