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Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy

Healthy Eating Blog: Keep your digestive system healthy
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food.  And while a delicate topic – our digestive systems can sometimes feel like we are fighting with our food. If a person regularly struggles with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or any other digestive problem, please see a doctor or Registered Dietitian (RD). To keep your... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?

Healthy Eating Blog: How do you spot nutrition misinformation?
The theme for this year’s Nutrition Month is to take the fight out of food and many people find themselves fighting through a tremendous amount of nutrition information that’s out there. Unfortunately, not all of it is good or credible. Dietitians of Canada suggests the following tips to help spot nutrition misinformation. Ask yourself these five questions: Is the person... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Heart Healthy Fats

Healthy Eating Blog: Heart Healthy Fats
The heart healthy fats that we want to include in our diets are unsaturated fats. There are two types of these fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You can find monounsaturated fats in olive, peanut, canola, and sunflower oils. Unsalted nuts and seeds and their butters, non-hydrogenated margarine and avocados also contain monounsaturated fats.  Polyunsaturated fats are the omega-3’s and omega-6’s.... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat

Healthy Eating Blog: Cholesterol, trans fat and saturated fat
Despite the not-so-great reputation that cholesterol has had, we actually need cholesterol as our bodies use it to make hormones but if our cholesterol levels get too high, it can raise our risk of heart disease. Our bodies make most of the cholesterol that we need, and the rest comes from food. We now know that dietary cholesterol, which is... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Physical activity and heart health.

Healthy Eating Blog: Physical activity and heart health.
Why is it important to be physically active, especially during the winter months? Being active improves our mood, helps us manage stress, and also manages our heart health. While this is important all year, the winter months present a unique challenge; when someone is not physically active at least once or twice a week, and then they perform a vigorous... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 4 Ancient Grains

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 4 Ancient Grains
Ancient grains are exactly what their name implies. They are grains that have been planted and harvested for thousands of years. Certain ancient grains are not grains at all but are actually seeds or grasses. Some examples of ancient grains are: amaranth, barley, buckwheat, millet, quinoa and spelt. The connectedness of the world today allows us to learn more about... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 3 Seeds

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 3 Seeds
Seeds are the third trend in food and nutrition for 2017. This includes chia, flax, hemp, poppy, sesame and sunflower seeds, just to name a few. These small but mighty seeds are packed full of nutrients like essential amino acids, calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, fibre and phytochemicals. Seeds may help to improve cardiovascular, digestive, immune and bone health. Recently there’s... Read More

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 2 Reducing Food Waste

Healthy Eating Blog: Food Trends : Trend 2 Reducing Food Waste
Food waste occurs when food that is safe and nutritious for us to eat is thrown out. Food can be wasted at any point in the supply chain, from producers to consumers. Worldwide, it’s estimated that 1/3 of all food produced is wasted. With increasing concerns over the environment and the planet’s ability to feed growing populations, reducing food waste... Read More