Fighting Infections Is No Excuse for More Salt In Your Diet

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.15.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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.

Canadian Meals Are WAY Saltier Than U.S., Study Finds

CBC | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living

Sodium levels in most foods served at chain restaurants in Canada have stayed the same over three years, say nutrition researchers who call for govern...

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?

Newsflash: You're Probably Eating Too Much Salt

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Living

Two large-scale studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine offer conflicting evidence about salt consumption. In a combined...

Whitewashing With Sugar and Salt

Carol Dombrow | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

A couple of weeks ago I was in a high-end gourmet food shop. One of the suppliers was doing a food demonstration promoting bottled soup. I am always ...

Should We Force Restaurants to Display Nutritional Information?

Rose Reisman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We cannot force people to make healthier choices but empowering them with proper information is the first step. With clear labeling, the customer then has more knowledge about what they're eating and can make an informed decision. The control is in their hands, not the restaurants'.

And Canada's Most Overweight Province Is...

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Consumers in Atlantic provinces are careful about their sodium intake and know the importance of eating fibre, fruits and vegetables, but th...

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...

Sodium-Reduced Diets Could Cut Health-Care Spending

CBC | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Living

A report out of the University of Calgary suggests reducing sodium levels in food will save the health-care system billions of dollars. The report,...

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.