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The role of nutrition in supporting a strong immune system

Nutrition is vital to building and supporting a strong immune system. Here are 8 nutritional strategies to help support your immune system

How to save time and money on summer groceries

Summer is a busy time, and it can be hard to eat nutritious food when you’re headed off on family road trips, drinking at backyard BBQ’s, and camping! Sometimes our health, and our spending, can go out the window during an on-the-go summer. Luckily, with the following tips, you can save both time and money […]

Rosemary black bean dip

Are you looking for a way to make eating raw vegetables more enjoyable? Or maybe you want to pair a healthy dip with some tortilla chips for a weekend away camping? This rosemary black bean dip is a great alternative to store bought or packaged options. Packed with protein and flavour, this dip should make its way into your snack rotation. Plus, it is cost effective and quick and easy to make!

3 tips to improve your relationship with food

Did you know that the longest relationship you will have in your lifetime is your relationship with food? Every day we choose what we eat, when we eat, and why we eat – that’s a lot of choice! Fueling our bodies requires constant decision-making, and this decision-making can be influenced by many factors. Daily decision-making […]

Black bean brownies

These brownies are full of nutrition from black beans and nut butter. Packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and your body will thank you!

How to avoid nutrition misinformation and myths

Food fads, misleading supplement claims and fake nutrition news are everywhere we look. Here are 8 common misleading nutrition tactics to look out for.

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Top 5 Nutrition Takeaways for 2020, From a Registered Dietitian

We’ve compiled all of our favourite tips to have your best year yet with food – enjoy this list of our top nutrition messages for 2020!

Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Fall

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the fall. From breakfast to dinner, Thailand to Italy – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the second edition of Copeman Cooks.

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Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Spring

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the spring. From salads to chicken, pork and tofu – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the first edition of Copeman Cooks.

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Health-ifying Pumpkin Spiced

Yhis time of year the world tends to go a bit overboard when it comes to things “pumpkin spiced”. How can we make it healthier?

4 nutrition hacks to fuel for life

4 Nutrition Hacks to Fuel for Life

These four nutrition hacks will help you to pack food to nourish your body not only for your day-to-day activities, but for life.

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Read This Before Trying the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a tough topic to tackle. It’s controversial and long-term studies aren’t yet available: we don’t know the future health impacts. People who are successful with it praise it for  helping their physical or mental health, or both. But I’ve found that the majority of people jump into it without planning ahead and […]

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What’s the deal with fermented foods?

Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kefir, have been rising in popularity as of late. But are they worth the buzz?

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What is a “healthy” relationship with food?

A healthy relationship with food does not have to be all or nothing- it should be fluid, full of curiosity, enjoyment, and gratitude.

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5 Essential Foods for Meal Prep

What’s the secret to stress-free, healthy, ready-to-eat dinners? The answer is pretty simple – and it lies in the art of weekly meal prep!

12 ‘superfoods’ that can improve brain function

Eating the right foods can significantly improve your cognitive function, including memory, decision-making ability, mental response time and mood

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The balanced plate concept

What is the balanced plate concept? The balanced plate concept divides your meals so that half of every plate is made up of vegetables, one quarter is protein and one quarter is carbohydrates. It is designed to be simple, effective, and help you achieve adequate daily nutrition. What are the benefits of using this concept? […]

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What is biotin and why should you care about it?

If you’ve ever struggled with your hair, skin or nails, you may have considered using a biotin supplement. But what exactly is it, and is it actually healthy?

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Copeman Cooks! Download Dietitian-Approved Recipes

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a series of cookbooks with their favourite healthy go-to meals There is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet with Copeman Cooks.

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Book review: Eat Complete, by Dr. Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Dr. Ramsey’s recommended way of eating, based on nutrition and mental health, is a good place to start improving your overall health.

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8 Tips for Managing Food Sensitivities

If you think you might have food sensitivities and are wondering if they are worth looking into, here are some things you should know.

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Tips for meal prepping with Anya Skornyakova and UP! 99.3

Copeman Healthcare dietitian, Anya Skornyakova, discusses tips for meal prepping with UP! 99.3

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Top 3 Dietary Behaviours for Weight Loss

One of the hardest changes to make just involves figuring out where to start. Here are our top 3 suggestions for dietary behaviours for weight loss!

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Prebiotics vs Probiotics

You may have heard about the emerging area of prebiotics – particularly given all of the media attention on their counterparts, probiotics. So what’s the difference between prebiotics vs probiotics, and how do they benefit your overall health?

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What is a Dietitian?

Jennifer Rogers, Registered Dietitian, discusses what it means to work in her role and how working with a dietitian could change your health & your life.

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Dietitian-Approved Food Trends for 2018

Here are some of the latest Dietitian-approved food trends for 2018 and tips on how to maximize them to reach your goals!

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6 Quick Tips for Healthy Holidays

T’is the season for holiday parties, activities and late nights, which can make staying on top of your health a challenge. Here are some tips and tricks to help you and your family stay on track!

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What is the difference between soluble & insoluble fibre?

We’ve put together a simple guide on the difference between soluble & insoluble fibre, including tips on how to incorporate each into your diet!

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How to pack a healthy school lunch

It can be hard getting kids ready to go back to school, especially after the holidays. Here’s how to pack a healthy school lunch to fuel their day!

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10 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars in Your Diet

Registered dietitian Michelle Ross offers 10 ways to reduce added sugars in your diet and cut back on unnecessary sugar intake

The sweet truth about sugar

The Sweet Truth About Sugar

It may be that you’ve heard a lot of conflicting views on sugar. Registered dietitian Michelle Ross explains what it is and how much you should be having.

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To breakfast or not to breakfast?

Skipping breakfast significantly increases your risk for more than just brain fog. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of a breakfast routine.

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Have you heard of pulses?

Pulses seem to have flown under the radar as a nutritious ingredient in many meals – partially because there is some confusion as to what they really are. Here’s everything that you need to know about pulses and how to incorporate them in your diet! So what is a pulse? Pulses are the dry edible seeds […]

12 things to know about eggs

12 things to know about eggs

From extremely versatile to strikingly divine, here are our top 12 things to know about eggs and why you should incorporate them into your diet!

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Top 5 tips to eat to beat the heat

It can be hard in the summer to stay hydrated and make healthy food choices, especially when it’s hot! Here’s how to eat to beat the heat.

4 things to know about tamarind

4 things to know about tamarind

What is tamarind and where can I use it? Here are the 4 things you need to know about tamarind to incorporate it into your next meal.

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5 healthy-eating survival tips for the Calgary Stampede

Your Calgary Dietitians have some great tips for how to help your waistline survive the Calgary Stampede, including where to eat and what to order!

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Building a balanced breakfast

You may have already chatted about this with your dietitian, but starting the day off with a balanced breakfast will help to take your nutrition, energy or weight loss goal to the next lev

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One Sweet App: Tracking your sugar intake

While sugars in their whole food form (such as fruit) might be okay, it’s the sugars that we can’t see which are potentially detrimental to our health.

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Quick Chicken Soup

There is nothing quite like homemade chicken soup, especially during the rainy spring season. This dietitian-approved recipe is sure to hit the spot!

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Juicing vs blending: which is better?

With the recent hype of smoothies and juices taking over social media, nutrition posts, and many local shops and markets, one may wonder what the difference is, if any, between the two products. Let us look at some benefits and drawbacks of both.

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. Learn what you can do to reverse insulin resistance and prevent chronic diseases from taking hold.

Eating for fertility A guide to pre-conception nutrition

Eating for fertility: A guide to pre-conception nutrition

Improvements in nutrition by both partners help to decrease ovulatory disorders and improve fertility. Learn what to eat and what to avoid for healthy conception from Dietitian, Bahar Brocken.

Optimal nutrition for baby's first year

Optimal nutrition for baby’s first year

Ensuring your baby is getting the best nutrition possible can seem like a daunting task, so we’ve put together a guide to help you navigate your baby’s first year.

Your guide to pregnancy nutrition

Your guide to pregnancy nutrition

What to eat and what to avoid for a healthy pregnancy. Healthy food choices provide your baby with nutrients necessary for optimal growth and development, and helps ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Nutrition beyond 65: Four dietary tips to meet your needs

Nutrition beyond 65: Four dietary tips to meet your needs

As we age our health needs change, including our dietary needs. Registered Dietitian, Anya Skornyakova, outlines the main dietary priorities for those 65 and over.

You are only as old as your telomeres

You are only as old as your telomeres

Your biological age can speed up or slow down, depending on biological and environmental events in your life. But how can you tell how old you are, biologically?

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5 best vitamins and minerals for your immune system

What and how you eat affects your immune system; inadequate intake of selected micronutrients can lead to immune deficiency. Dietitians Linda Cuda and Michelle Ross explain the top 5 nutrients needed for a healthy immune system.

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics is the study of the relationship between genes, diet and health outcomes. It is touted as the foundation of what we consider personalized nutrition.

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Fat: friend or foe?

Research has emerged suggesting that what we’ve been told about fats over the past 50 years may be an oversimplified view, and that different types of saturated fatty acids in fact affect blood cholesterol in different ways.