Vegetables

How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Should We Eat a Day?

James McCormack | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Living
James McCormack

The data also clearly show you get a benefit even if you don't eat five servings a day. One serving a day gives you very roughly a 10 per cent relative mortality benefit, two servings, a 15 per cent benefit, three servings, a 20 per cent benefit, four servings, a 25 per cent benefit -- and then once you get to five servings, that is basically it.

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Their Veggies

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I don't have time to hide veggies in everything I cook, and I can make only so many muffins. I continue to offer her veggies often, but I'm battle weary, folks. Ready to admit defeat. Then I imagine her little body deficient in countless vitamins and minerals, and I strategize my battle plans for the week ahead.

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.

Five Foods to Keep You Cool This Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Are you wondering how to stay cool as a cucumber this summer? Keeping hydrated is important year round, but especially in the warm weather, as it prevents our bodies from overheating. To remain cool during the dog days of summer, here are five delicious and hydrating foods to add to your menu.

How To Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden

Carson Arthur | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Vegetables should not only be restricted to the plant beds. We've been growing tomatoes in containers for years, but how about lettuce in a pot? Salads always taste best when they are fresh and you'll have no excuse with a beautiful urn filled with gorgeous frilled and colourful leaves. Choose varieties that are considered 'Cut-and-come-again'.

How To Give Pad Thai A Healthy Makeover

Carolyn Berry | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

When I go out for Thai food, I always order pad Thai. But after thoroughly enjoying every bite, crumb, and speck on the plate, I usually end up with a stomach ache and am guzzling water for the rest of the day a result of the rich, creamy sauce and mounds of sodium. That is why pad Thai is one of my favourite food makeovers!

Healthy 'Fried' Rice Is A Great Way To Clear Out Your Fridge

Carolyn Berry | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!

Embrace Spring With These Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Carolyn Berry | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Spring is upon us, and I cannot think of a better way to embrace it than with these Vietnamese spring rolls.

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.

7 Underrated Root Vegetables That Want Your Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Living

We're often told to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, but sometimes some of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetables are anything but colou...

6 Strategies for Your Juice Cleanse

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love juicing, and I'm not alone. I sat down with fitness genius Joe Cross, and he gave me some basic tips and tricks for how to pull off a successful juice cleanse. After speaking with Joe for ten minutes, I was starting to understand how he has motivated people around the world to lose more than half a million pounds.

Drink Your Way to a Smaller Size

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

For the longest time I thought I was eating healthy. A piece of fruit each day and vegetables with dinner. I was really active with biking, yoga and hiking, but not losing any weight. Carbohydrates secretly sabotaged my diet. Then last January, I decided to turn to more of a protein-based diet. I did lose weight fast, but after a discussion with a person who eats a plant-based diet, I quickly learned that high protein was not sustainable or good for my health in the long term.

5 Minutes To A Healthier Meal

Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Living

Making healthy meals can be time-consuming. But there are some quick fixes when it comes to making dinner just a little bit healthier. And don’t wor...

Divide and Conquer: How to Get Your Daily Fruits and Vegetables

Carol Dombrow | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

Canadians are not meeting the Food Guide recommendations, especially when it comes to eating enough fruit and vegetables. Part of the problem is knowing how many fruits and vegetables we need to eat in a day and what a serving size should be. Guess what? We all have a terrific tool at our disposal to help us eat healthy -- our dinner plate.

How to Get the Most Benefits Out of a Juice Cleanse

Marni Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

I know you may be thinking, isn't just drinking juice in general better than no juice at all? Well, there is something to be said about that, as it's better than what most people are drinking daily (soda, sugared coffees and pasteurized juice). However if you are making the effort to enhance your health, then you may as well go the full length and do it right!

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world's obesity epidemic. But the underlying problem to the obesity epidemic is the current population's lack of connectivity to the soil, the environment and the food supply. If we can reconnect our current population with the food supply and the community, we will create a healthier and brighter future for generations to come.

Four Cool Cucumber Dishes!

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This month, the humble cucumber is creatively served up in four fast and fresh ways that leave you with plenty of free time in the evening for some outdoor family fun. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers are also high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.

Replace Your Side Dishes With Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Even if you're not a fan of veggies, you'll love this recipe as the heat of the oven caramelizes the natural sugars of the root vegetables. This recip...

Get Glowing Skin With These 10 Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Doug DiPasquale | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Style

Skin health is almost always approached from an outside-in perspective. With all the creams, moisturizers, sunscreens and cosmetics out there, most pe...

Preserve Your Eyesight With These 10 Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Doug DiPasquale | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Building and maintaining excellent vision isn't something that happens without effort. Even if you believe nothing can be done to help your vision, ta...