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Promote a Healthier Halloween Without Getting Your House Egged

Theresa Albert | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here comes the sugar rush. You know how much fun it was for you to trick or treat and you want the kids to have the same kind of fun. Only now, you know that sugar is really bad for them. So how do you balance the fun with the responsibility of knowledge (without getting egged for giving out lectures for Halloween)?

The Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.

Pharmacy Refuses To Sell Sugary Drinks

CBC | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada Business

A Cape Breton pharmacist has pulled all sugary drinks off the shelves of his store in a stand against sugar. Graham MacKenzie, pharmacist and owner...

Which Country Eats The Most Sugar? (It's Not The U.S.)

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living

We may not know how much sugar we're eating on a daily basis, but we can all agree it's probably not a healthy amount. On Tuesday, the Heart and S...

Don't Shun Sugar Altogether

Abby Langer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

As with all matters of nutrition, context is important. Sugar shouldn't be shunned altogether; rather looked at in context within the lifestyle and other dietary habits of the person. To help you better understand the context of sugar in your diet, let's look at the role of sugar in your food, what else you are eating, and the quality of the carbohydrate you're consuming.

Canada's Changing Nutrition Labels, But Will They Be Easier to Read?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Reading nutrition labels is one of the basic principles of healthy eating, but reading them does not always mean we understand them. In an effort to reduce consumer confusion, Health Canada recently proposed changes to the way packaged foods and beverages are labelled.

Do You Know About the New Nutrition Labels Coming To a Store Near You?

Devon Peart | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

Potassium and vitamin D are two nutrients that many Canadians are not getting enough of. Potassium is beneficial for lowering blood pressure and vitamin D helps in the maintenance of strong bones. The new guidelines would require the amount of vitamin D and potassium to be stated on the NFT.

The War on Sugar Must Be Fought By Parents

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

The so-called "War on Sugar" has ramped up recently. But anyone with a child should have already been aware that sugar is a drug. I clearly recall the joys of quaffing corner-store candies. Nobody wants to be the parent that denies their child that pleasure. But, at the very least, we need to be the parents who are saying "no" more often.

What's Healthier Between Sugar, Substitutes and High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

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.

A Cheap Calorie-Free Sweetener

AFP/Relaxness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists have managed to circumvent the once-complicated production process for the sweetener erythritol, replacing rare yeasts and highly concentra...

Food Addiction Is Real and We Need To Talk About It

Kelly Coffey | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

Only by calling food addiction by its proper name can we begin to speak frankly about how to help one another recover. Until then, food addicts like me will continue to struggle to control that which cannot be controlled. Many will keep trying, and failing, to "eat like a normal person." And many will decide, like I did, that their inability to change is simply a sign of weakness.

The Healthiest Alternatives To Sugar

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living

If you think you're addicted to the white stuff, finding the healthiest alternative to sugar means taking a trip to a local health food store. Yes...

Let's Not Forget the Mothers of Child Labourers This Weekend

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Many moms are wakened on Mother's Day by an ominous clattering in the kitchen: your loving-hearted children preparing to surprise you with coffee or hot chocolate in bed. There's also that cinnamon toast or oatmeal positively doused with sugar. What many moms don't realize is that such meals usually come courtesy of a whole crew of children.

Common Health Misconceptions Debunked By a Dietitian

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

As a dietitian, I'm often posed nutrition and fitness questions by my clients, friends and family. Free and mainly confusing advice from non-food and nutrition experts and often the media makes my role as a communicator both interesting and challenging at times. Let's explore the top three subjects I'm frequently asked about, in order to set the record straight on some common questions.

One Can of Regular Pop Contains More Than 150% of the Recommended Daily Intake of Added Sugar for Women. Why Aren't We Told?

Bill Haines | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

The American Heart Association recommends that the maximum daily intake of added sugar should be no more than 25 grams for women and 37.5 grams for men. One average (355 ml) can of regular pop contains 42 grams of sugar.

Why I'm Breaking Up With Sugar

Marilyn Linton | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

I used to think that fat was the bad guy in our diets. We were told to cut back on butter, cream and full fat anything because saturated fats contributed to heart disease. But a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that there was no significant evidence that dietary saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. But it's not quite that simple.

How 'Toxic' Is Sugar?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Emerging research suggests that sugar may be linked to deadly diseases, but Health Canada’s current food labelling regulations make it tough for Can...

Debunking 3 Sugar Myths

Jane Dummer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

These days many would consider "sugar" a bad word. The basis for such thinking is flawed, and the important thing to note is that sugar, in any of its forms, is not the enemy of our diets. Just like everything else, sugar needs to be consumed in moderation. It doesn't make sense to completely eliminate sugar from our diet.

Building a Better Body (No Sugar Added)

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Would you build a healthy body with sugar and additives? Well, you shouldn't! But we do it all the time, and that's what today's post is all about: how to build a body that functions properly and is full of energy -- NO SUGAR ADDED.

7 Tips To Reduce Sugar Cravings

Diana Herrington | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Diana Herrington

As a child I was raised on white sugar and feel that it had a significant part in many of my health problems which took me decades to overcome. It was indeed a different time back then. I was not as aware of health or nutrition as I am now.

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...

10 Ways To Cut Sugar Out Of Your Diet

Everyday Health | Madeline Vann | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Madeline Vann, Everyday Health Living well with diabetes means managing the amount of sugar you consume. But while too much sugar isn't good f...

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Kiesha James | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kiesha James

You make me feel better. You're there for me. You do not judge me. But then I crash. I struggle to be honest with the problem. I see 205 flash before me. 175. 190. 130. 145. 150. 140. The fluctuations indicative that the real issue is not me and not you, but the abuse. Hello, I am a sugar addict.

Sugar Or Smokes? Industry's Tactics Are Eerily Similar

CBC | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living

When Cristin Couzens went on the hunt for evidence that Big Sugar had manipulated public opinion, she had no idea what she was doing. She was a dentis...

The Best Fixes for Burnout

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Constantly overproducing cortisol and adrenaline day after day can eventually lead to that feeling of being "burned out," also known as adrenal fatigue. Although it will take time and patience, your recuperation strategy can be as simple as these steps.