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Dietitian Health Tip - Keep intake of inflammatory foods to once per week

Dietitian Health Tip: Keep intake of inflammatory foods to once per week

Inflammation in the body is the root of many issues. Keep intake of inflammatory foods to once per week (red meat, high-fat dairy, refined grains & sugars, and alcohol).

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Dietitian Health Tip: Up your leafy green and orange veggies

Try to eat one leafy green vegetable and one orange veggie each day (carrots, winter squash/pumpkin, sweet potatoes)

Dietitian Health Tip Pump your fibre intake

Dietitian Health Tip: Pump your fibre intake

Pump your fibre intake! Women should meet 25 grams daily, men should target 30-35 grams.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Nuts are good for our brain, heart, and overall health

Nuts are good for our brain, heart, and overall health! Have a variety of nuts or seeds each day, but no more than ¼ cup!

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Dietitian Health Tip: Healthy bacteria

Our colon has healthy bacteria that lives in it (yup, that’s right, we’re full of bacteria!). Aim to include yogurt in your diet regularly to keep your good bacteria counts up and your bowels healthy.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Careful how you prepare your vegetables

Vegetables are low calorie but be careful as to how they are prepared.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Alcohol and refined sugar are empty calories

Alcohol and refined sugar are empty calories. When looking at weight management, reflect on your current intake of these.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Treat alcohol like an extra

Alcohol is high in calories (a whooping 7kcal/g)! Treat it like an extra that you need to carve out room for in your diet to make it fit.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Consume calories that provide benefits

Consume calories that provide the benefits of healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!

Dietitian Health Tip Supplement safety alert

Dietitian Health Tip: Supplement safety alert

Dietitian Health Tip: Supplement safety alert! Be careful of Natural Health Products such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines and traditional medicines (e.g. traditional Chinese medicine).

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Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake

Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black).

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Dietitian Health Tip: Always read your food labels

Always read your food labels – use the percent daily value (% DV) to compare products.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Include dark leafy greens in your daily intake

Cooked spinach, kale, collard greens, green turnips, and swiss chard are rich dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Make sure you drink enough fluid everyday

Make sure you drink enough fluid everyday – aim for at least eight 8-ounce cups of sugar free beverages each day.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Kickstart your metabolism

Kickstart your metabolism – begin your day with breakfast and eat something every 3-4 hours.

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Dietitian Health Tip: Control your environment

Control your environment – keep “sometimes foods” (cookies, candy, chips, etc.) out of the house most of the time. Once in a while buy a small amount and have a treat. This allows you to indulge in a treat periodically without having it available to tempt you every day.

easy ways to remember your medications

Easy ways to remember your medications

One of the challenges of any medication regimen is to remember to take them on a regular basis.Fortunately, there are several strategies that can be used to help you manage your medications.

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How to Interpret Health Topics in the News

Media today seems obsessed with reporting health topics as rapidly as possible. As a reader, it is easy to get confused with what to believe.