July 31, 2013Fats are an important part of healthy eating - they provide energy, as well as vitamins A, D, E and K and are important to every cell in your body. However, a little fat goes a long way. The kind of fat is just as important as the amount.
July 31, 2013Meat and Alternatives provide the body with protein, B vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc and magnesium. While foods in this group are important for your health, they shouldn't take the biggest space on the plate.
July 31, 2013Meal planning and careful shopping takes time and effort, so once you have made your purchases, you'll want to maximize their nutritional value and freshness.
August 3, 2013Most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount we need for good health.
August 2, 2013Did you know that 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods? Reading the label on packaged foods is a key factor in making healthier food choices.
August 2, 2013Every day we all make choices about our diet and although we all need sodium, but most of us eat more than double the amount we need.
January 24, 2017One of your goals for the New Year may be to plan healthier food choices for your family. A great place to start is with the school meals you pack for your kids. Read on to learn the ABCs of healthy school lunches.
January 10, 2017The new year is an exciting time and for many it includes making resolutions relating to positive lifestyle changes. Often at the top of this list is the desire to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Here are a few key points to keep in mind as you work towards your goals.
December 20, 2016Turkey and ham are no strangers to the spot light on many dining tables this time of year. But what if a different dish took centre stage? What if turkey became a side dish…or if ham wasn’t cast in a leading role? Check out these holiday meal ideas starring fruit and veggies!
December 13, 2016During the holiday season, your calendar is likely jam-packed with activities, festivities and parties. Potlucks with decadent treats are a common way to celebrate. There are ways you can enjoy divine desserts while pairing pleasure and health. It starts with three simple ingredients, fruit, nuts and dark chocolate.
December 6, 2016If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, you probably know that healthy food choices can help your body control blood glucose (sugar) levels. But knowing and doing are two different things. Read on to learn how to put this plan into action.
November 29, 2016There is a hidden world on you and within you. Read on to learn about the gut microbiota, what you can do to keep yours healthy and how it benefits your whole body.
November 22, 2016Graduating from parent to grandparent is an exciting and proud experience. Your new role comes with great responsibility too – grandparents have a big influence on little ones.
November 8, 2016Apple cider vinegar is typically used as an ingredient in salad dressings, but it’s also been touted as a natural remedy. It’s been claimed to help with everything from weight loss to dandruff and in the management of cancer and diabetes. Is there scientific evidence to support these health claims? Read on to find out.
October 18, 2016Cooked oatmeal with fruit, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal pancakes and even overnight oats may be some recipes that come to mind when you think of oats. But what about making this whole grain into a savory dish? Here are some recipes to get you started.
October 11, 2016Did you know that eggplant is actually a berry? It's true! We just eat it like a vegetable. You can get eggplant year-round at grocery stores, it’s easy to incorporate in dishes and this incognito berry is packed with nutrients. Learn how to pick, prepare and cook eggplant.