Diet and Wellness
Shield yourself from cold and flu this season
Eating healthy is important, so get advice from a Registered Dietitian.
What’s high in protein, rich in calcium and gives you a health boost? Tofu!
When it comes to the beverages you consume, are you clear on their calorie count? A new initiative by the beverage industry is taking out the guesswork.
One of the principle food ingredients that can lower blood cholesterol is plant sterols and they can be found in everyday foods.
Fatigue is not only a result of a fast-paced life-style. New methods help detect iron deficiency more effectively.
A balanced diet and regular exercise can yield results in as little as four weeks. Here’s how to get started.
There’s no doubt sugar laden drinks can add to a person’s weight. But will increasing the cost, by adding a tax, deter people from consuming them?
Many of us aren't getting a passing grade when it comes to fibre consumption. Sidney Crosby talks about scoring the body benefits of fibre.
Why kale, spinach, sweet potatoes and strawberries make an excellent addition to your diet.
Healthy eating at work starts from home. Economical and wholesome ideas for your lunchbox.
People seem to do everything but eat on their lunch break. Tips to bring lunch back into your day.
As we become more aware of our environmental responsibilities, or being green on the outside, many of us don’t realize how this can translate into being green on the inside.
There are clear cut benefits to adding omega-3 fats into your daily diet. Since each has different, but important health benefits, it is important for Canadians to consume all three types every day.
Indulging in a favourite treat or pastime can help women de-stress and re-focus.
Osteoporosis is a very common condition in women. For some, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is enough to keep their bones healthy but many others need to do more.
The essential items for every medicine cabinet.
With the growing trend of buying local, many people are rediscovering the benefits of preserving fruit at home to enjoy local produce throughout the year.
Buying locally produced foods such as meat and poultry is better for the economy and the environment. But how do you really know where your food is from?
The way to one’s heart is through the stomach and simply eating a handful of pecans a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring; spice up your diet with this great snack.
A hallmark of a holiday feast; follow these tips from Chef Michael Cloutier to make your own gourmet gravy.
Those who love hot and spicy foods know that nothing heats up a dish like a pepper can. But why do people love the tears and sweat that come with the heat of peppers? It is because hot peppers release endorphins which lead to a post-meal euphoria, making it all worth while.
Fall is upon us and that means so is cold and flu season. Give your immune system a boost with proper nutrition and the help of fresh fruit, green tea, and vitamin D.
Cheese platters are always a favourite; impress your company with this delicious plate. It is simple to prepare, ready in just a few minutes, and you can personalize the platter with dishes that friends bring to the party like olive tapenade or sun dried tomatoes
Beets are in season and they can add great flavour, texture and colour to your favourite dishes. Try this rice recipe with goat cheese and herb salad.
Have it all…great tasting, convenient, healthy meals; you just need to know how.
Summer days are great for getting outside and enjoying your favourite activities but it can be easy to overdo it. Remember to prepare in order to avoid injuries, pain, and inflammation; be proactive with stretching and strength training, utilize resources such as health professionals, exercise smart, and understand pain management options
Making the right food choices can be difficult, especially with the busy, on the go lifestyle that so many of us have. But now nutritional information from registered dieticians is just a phone call away. Eat Right Ontario is an information line focused on promoting healthy eating and disease prevention.
With so many products in the grocery store claiming to be an essential part of a healthy diet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sort through all the hype. Learn what to look for and what to avoid when reading food package labels.
Almonds are one of the most nutritious foods available, are also one of the new "Super Foods" that are highly regarded for their powerful antioxidant properties. Almonds are nutrient rich, high in protein and make you feel fuller longer. Incorporating almonds into your daily diet is easy and the variety is endless.
Most people have heard about the importance of including leafy greens in their daily diet, but many of us admit to confusion when it comes to the choice, taste, storage and preparation of the less familiar, but vitamin-loaded leafy greens like kale, collards, dandelion greens, and Swiss chard.
Choosing whole grains over refined grains as an essential part of a balanced diet. Here's how to add more into daily meals to benefit your health. Know what to look for when reading nutritional labels and ingredient lists as not all grains give the same health benefits.
For many years, common knowledge has dictated that three square meals a day are the best way to fuel our bodies and keep us feeling energized all day long. And while this meal plan may work for some, it’s not ideal for everyone. Luckily, there’s been a shift to smart snacking between meals.
Food labels and packaging provide valuable information on heart healthy choices.
Planning a Birthday? Wonderful Summer Desserts and Easy Cake ideas for Kids Birthdays; Tips for Baking and Microwave Cake.
Potatoes are healthy, low in calories and full of all kinds of nutrients. You can make part of your everyday diet, just keep it balanced.
How to plan and prepare healthy and nutritious snacks
Balancing the nutrition equation and incorporating Canada’s Food Guide into your menu planning
A recent study at Rutgers University suggests that women can help maintain a healthy urinary tract by drinking one glass of cranberry cocktail twice a day.
Healthy eating and active living are two crucial factors for bringing cholesterol down to safe levels. Research indicates that Canadians with high cholesterol can lower their cholesterol levels by eating the right type of fibre.
Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that their food choices have on their health and quality of life.
If you need help with portion control at meal time, you might want to consider the power of potatoes. It's well known that eating potatoes gives a satisfying feeling of fullness, and scientists have now extracted the molecule that creates that full feeling. The result, a natural supplement that can help you avoid over-eating.
Many of us start the day with a glass of orange juice and relax in the evening with a glass of red wine. But recent scientific research suggests that we should consider purple grape juice as a replacement for both, because there's evidence it promotes cardiovascular health.
A recent study indicates that eating soy on a regular basis may help to lower a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 50%.
With growing research touting its health benefits, the soybean is becoming the next big health food trend. It's never been easier to incorporate soy foods into your diet. Recently, there was a study done at the University of Toronto, where they gave the participants 35 grams of soy foods to eat everyday. And in a very short period of time, they found a significant reduction in the LDL cholesterol, or the bad cholesterol.
Canadians are becoming more aware of the dangers associated with hydrogenated and trans fats, but that leaves many people confused about what to use for cooking and baking.
Proper body hydration is essential for good health. It's also needed for important functions such as proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, temperature regulation, removal of wastes, and for lubricating joints.
It can be tough to get a teenager to eat a healthy diet... and a new study suggests that in their efforts to be super-model slender, many young women are not getting the essential nutrients they need.
Many studies have shown in the last 20 years that consuming an adequate amount of milk products can help reduce the risk of many conditions such a colorectal cancer, hypertension, stroke, adult onset diabetes, kidney stones and even obesity.
Eat Well, Play Well. Childhood overweight and obesity rates continue to increase, and the challenge is to get kids to eat better and get active. A new study finds that a simple way to help kids maintain a healthy weight and improve their diet starts at the breakfast table.
Canadians are being urged to pay serious attention to the risks associated with periodontal disease also known as gum disease. The germs that cause gum disease could be linked to the development of other serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
Research has found that there's certain nutrients that play a positive role in cancer prevention and pizza is a good source of some of those helpful nutrients.
Nearly half of our bone mass is formed during adolescence so it's particularly important at that age to consume enough calcium.
As obesity levels continue to rise in Canada and around the world, a new study out of Laval University suggests that a diet rich in calcium can help to control body fat. The first significant finding of the study was the demonstration that a low calcium intake is associated with an increase in body fatness. In addition, we found that a low calcium intake is associated with an increase in the level of blood cholesterol which represents a risk factor for the development of heart disease.
Most people know that having healthy teeth is important. It makes you feel good about yourself. It gives you fresh breath and a nicer-looking smile, Cavity prevention is discussed.
A study out of the University of Calgary reveals that many people need to be more vigilant about maintaining good bone health during the winter season.
Cranberries are one of those foods we're beginning to call a functional food. In other words, it's a food that has special health benefits. And, cranberries are loaded with anti-oxidants, which can help reduce your risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer.
A new study finds that flavoured milk has a positive impact on the diets of children.
Canadian health experts are urging the public to consider how the food they eat may be damaging to their health. This time, the focus is on how trans fatty acids play a major role in cardiovascular disease.