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.
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.
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?
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 is the study of the relationship between genes, diet and health outcomes. It is touted as the foundation of what we consider personalized nutrition.
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.
How to chiffonade kale. It sounds fancy but it’s easy!
The first tip for making the most of your dietitian visit is overcoming the fear that you are visiting the food police.
This recipe is great option to use as a fruit dip or to spread on top of whole grain toast.
We could all use more beans and lentils in our lives whether it be to lose weight, reduce cholesterol, manage diabetes, or simply to eat less meat.
This is comfort food at its best. And, if you need a delicious and healthy way to go meatless, this is your recipe.
When looking for a warm and comforting breakfast or brunch, apple pancakes with maple cinnamon yogurt is a perfect option.
Whether dropping a few extra pounds or cutting down on daily fat intake, most of us need a source of accountability when taking on new health challenges.
Imagine the aroma of fresh baked pancakes with sweet berry toppings. They won’t only be delicious, they will also be healthy with extra fibre, healthy fats and protein.
For this Mediterranean dish, use any one of the 6 recommended ancient grains. One serving of this salad will keep you under 350 calories.
Use any one (or a combination) of our 6 recommended ancient grains for this 313 calorie per serving Italian salad, delizioso!
Use any one of the 6 recommended ancient grains to make this easy Greek salad. Only about 216 calories per serving!
If you love Asian food, you should try this nutritious (and calorie – conscious) salad. Use any one (or a combination) of the 6 recommended ancient grains.
Use any one of the 6 recommended ancient grains for a healthy Mexican grain salad. It’s only about 294 calories per serving!
Mmmm, curry! Use any one of the 6 recommended ancient grains for this healthy Indian grain salad. It’s only about 321 calories per serving!
Mangos are an extremely versatile fruit. They are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!
A healthy twist on the original, these Skillet-poached Huevos Rancheros are only 285 calories per serving.
It’s called jet lag, and it’s caused by the temporary difference between the sleep and wake cycle generated by our internal body clock at home, and the environmental rhythms of our destination time zone.
Food relates directly to serotonin production – a key hormone that helps promote rest, so it’s important to consume more of these foods and avoid those that tamper with your natural sleep patterns.
Sleep is an essential part of daily life for people of all ages. For children, sleep helps them grow, combat illness, and recover from action-filled days of new experiences. Well rested children are better able to cope with daily tasks and regulate their emotions.
Instead of choosing a sugar laden granola bar try this delicious healthy recipe.
BBQ season is upon us! Yet while barbecuing meats results in tasty, lower fat fare (as the fat in food tends to drip off), this and other dry heat cooking methods such as baking and frying produce harmful substances known as Advanced Glycation Endproducts or AGE’s.
This marinade provides a magical burst of flavour to the Basa fish!
While most people know what they should be eating, when stress hormones kick in it’s difficult to stay on track and away from the food our bodies crave.
Barley is the key to this dish! An underused grain, it makes this soup delicious and filling.
Not everyone who has tried eliminating gluten from their diets has experienced beneficial change but some have noted health improvements.
Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time.
There are a plethora of reasons why we, as dietitians, love our lentils!
Eating together is more important than you can imagine.
This is a simple, healthy twist for a mid-morning or late afternoon snack using just three ingredients – apples, almond butter & cinnamon!
With busy lives many of us, myself included, need some shortcuts to prepping healthy and interesting meals.
We’ve outlined the correlation between stress and natural physiological reactions below to help you understand how it impacts eating habits, and what you can do to finally put a stop to stress-induced patterns.
One of the best comfort foods out there is bread. Why not change it up a bit and add in some tasty (and healthy) apples and cranberries?
Feeling hungry does not have to be scary. We should all feel hungry before a meal.
As consumers we are busy and trust food labels to guide us in making good food choices. Remember though, that the marketing…
Missing out on breakfast because you are in a hurry to get out the door? Try starting your day with this nutrient-rich power smoothie!
Here we are in the middle of the winter season. The time when the weather is cold the days are short and our mood can often be down. We frequently find ourselves turning to ‘comfort food’ in an effort to feel better.
Greek yogurt contains more than double the amount of protein and considerably more healthy probiotics than most regular type yogurts.
To understand the future of private medicine we sat down with Copeman Healthcare. Who better to ask than the people that invented and continue to lead private primary healthcare in Canada.
Professional brain health programs such as those available at Copeman Healthcare monitor for early signs of cognitive decline and develop prevention and treatment programs needed to protect your brain over the long haul.
If you’ve been eating the same way your entire life it may be time to re-evaluate your personal menu.
Try this week’s recipe featuring a recipe for a creamy pasta sauce that uses lower fat options offering less calories, about half the fat more than double the protein and at least half to a third of the usual amount of sodium than your traditional cream based sauces.
This is one of the easiest (and tastiest) soups you can make, never mind that it is packed with fibre, protein and slow-burning carbohydrate. Make sure to rinse your canned beans well to reduce their salt content. If you feel ambitious, use a the “Quick Soak” method for preparing the black beans.
In times of stress we often crave rich comfort foods. The good news is that foods that soothe the soul can be healthy too! Choosing whole grains and breads with seeds, nuts, and added fibre will keep your blood sugar stable, and your appetite in control. Top this bread with any toppings you like – we recommend roasted tomatoes and guacamole!
With harvest in full swing it is a great time to learn more about cooking with grains! The following recipe gives you a bunch of healthy and fibre-filled options to get creative with. Try it a few ways and see which you like best!