Diet & Nutrition

Is the Mediterranean diet all it’s cracked up to be?

Heavily touted for its ability to slow cognitive decline and boost cardiovascular health, the Mediterranean diet—chock full of fruits, veggies, fish, whole grains, and olive oil—may not be for everyone….

 
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Trying to lose weight? Give vegetarianism a go

Eating your leafy greens—and consuming little to no animal products—may be better for weight loss than you’d think. According to a new study, dieters who go vegetarian lose weight more…

 
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Could alcohol consumption give you sarcopenia?

You may want to rethink that G&T—a new study suggests that alcohol consumption may lead to sarcopenia.   Characterized by loss of muscle mass and strength, sarcopenia may affect balance,…

 
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Could vitamin D supplements boost your fertility?

So you’re trying to get pregnant—and you’re having difficulty. Could a vitamin D deficiency be to blame?   A new study out of the European Society of Endocrinology suggests that…

 
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Your morning brew is more important than you’d think

  That 6 AM cup of joe may be doing wonders for your health—a new study out of Rotterdam reveals that drinking coffee and herbal tea may protect against liver…

 
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Weed out health issues with these surprising supplements

Weeds are more than just an annoying part of your garden—they could also be a great add-on to your medicine cabinet. Weeds have powerful medicinal properties, making them perfect for…

 
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Is late-night snacking dangerous to your health?

A few weeks ago, we covered how to beat late night snacking—and a new study reveals exactly why that’s an important goal to have. Findings show that compared to earlier…

 
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Burn fat with this extra-hot ingredient

Chili burns more than just your taste buds. According to a new study, dietary capsaicin (CAP) may help to address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade…

 
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Is your multivitamin doing enough?

We understand—getting your proper vitamins and minerals through diet can be tough. And while taking a multivitamin isn’t a cure-all for all of your issues, it can help to give…

 
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Is your favourite sweetener making you gain weight?

Put down the artificial sweeteners: a new study has identified erythritol, a sugar alcohol found in many low-calorie foods, as a biomarker for increasing fat mass.   Erythritol occurs naturally…

 
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Kick your late night snacking habit with these tips

Close that fridge door—your late night snacking habit could be causing you to gain weight.   Over the past decade, a variety of studies have shown that those who eat…

 
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Is yogurt key in avoiding osteoporosis?

While it is well-understood that dietary calcium is key in promoting bone health, a recent study shows that yogurt, specifically, may be a champion of bone strength.   A study…

 
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Drink to your health! Wine may protect against neuronal death

Good news for wine lovers: a brand-new study shows that moderate wine intake can help to fight off neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline.   A group of scientists out of…

 
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Is fasting an effective dieting method for weight loss?

In today’s world of dieting, fasting has become one of the most talked-about and practiced methods for weight loss. However, just how harmful is this practice to your body? Moreover,…

 
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How much do you really know about fibre?

BY GLENDA BRITTON, RHN As a nutritionist, part of my job is to debunk the myths surrounding different foods and nutrients. Sometimes, this gets pretty complicated: nutrition is rarely a…

 
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Is this soy sauce alternative your new favourite health booster?

THIS ALTERNATIVE TO SOY SAUCE GIVES YOUR MEALS A MUCH-NEEDED HEALTH KICK By Melissa Smith, CNP These days, you’re rarely hard-pressed to find some sort of coconut product on any…

 
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Is soda the new tobacco?

In recent years, soda has been identified as a major player in the global diabetes and obesity epidemics. In response to this, a variety of public health organizations have begun…

 
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Not Adding Up

Could added ingredients be the source of your food intolerance? BY CAYLA RAMEY   If your grocery list was made up of the ingredients used in your favourite packaged goods,…

 
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Organic produce: worth the splurge?

Although many of today’s consumers are encouraged to buy organic produce where they can, these goods often come with a price tag. That being said, there are some fruits and…

 
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A Better Whey

Want to build muscle, lose weight, and boost health? While many individuals think of protein powder as something made exclusively for meatheads at the gym, this perception is far from…

 
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Go with your gut

Kick poor gut health to the curb with these five superfoods By Dr. Suhani Shah, ND Superfoods are everywhere these days. In fact, it seems like any healthy food—as long…

 
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Peas & Thank You

Step up your supplement game with pea protein By Melissa Smith, CNP Have you heard? Protein powder is no longer reserved for body builders and avid gym-goers. It has become…

 
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How do calorie labels on menus affect our eating patterns?

As of January 1 of this year, new Ontario regulations require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information for food and drink items on their menu boards,…

 
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Could probiotics be the key to weight loss?

By Melissa Smith, CNP Poor gut flora has been linked a range of chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, depression, autoimmune conditions, and irritable bowel diseases. Furthermore, poor gut flora can…

 
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Are you drinking too much milk?

Apparently, you really shouldn’t cry over spilled milk. According to new research out of Sweden, drinking excess milk may shorten life span in women. The team, which operated out of…

 
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