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It will significantly improve your quality of life.
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The ingredients list on a food label is required by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to be listed on most packaged Canadian food products that contain more than one ingredient. Understanding the ingredients list can help you look for specific ingredients that you want or don't want because of allergy or intolerance, compare products, and make healthier food choices.
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With all the parties and family gatherings, it's easy to lose track of how much we're consuming, including the amount of sodium we ingest. While sodium is an essential nutrient required for nerve and muscle function and maintaining fluid balance in the body, too much can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.
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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.
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What's good is good — but what's bad is really bad.
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The more kids learn about food, where it comes from and how to prepare it, the more likely they are to be healthy eaters and have a healthy relationship with food. Get kids involved in cooking even if it's as simple as stirring or helping choose ingredients. Kids love to try foods they helped make!
Choosing a healthy bread can be tough in today's crazy world of food. Some people advocate low carb, or eating paleo or going gluten-free but where does this leave bread? If you chose to eat bread, there are three things to look for to make it a healthy loaf.
Often, patients don't even correctly understand the meaning of the word "hypertension," and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated.
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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.
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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.
Sodium levels in most foods served at chain restaurants in Canada have stayed the same over three years, say nutrition researchers who call for government-enforced action to reduce sodium. Reducing s...
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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?
Two large-scale studies published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine offer conflicting evidence about salt consumption. In a combined effort by researchers at Harvard University and Tuft...
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 interested, so I went over to try a sample. The sou...
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'.
TORONTO - Consumers in Atlantic provinces are careful about their sodium intake and know the importance of eating fibre, fruits and vegetables, but the efforts don't always show up on the scale for me...
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 studies conducted at three universities, one Canadian an...
TORONTO - A hamburger or stir fry from a chain restaurant may contain the total daily recommended amount of sodium Canadians should consume, suggests a study published Wednesday in the Canadian Journa...
Hospital patients get too much salt even when they're on a sodium-restricted diet, says a Canadian study. On average, Canadians consume 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, which is 1,100 milligrams ove...
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, titled Policy Options for Reducing Dietary Sodium In...
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.