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Is vitamin K2 the answer to stronger bones?

While most people typically think of calcium and vitamin D the ultimate vitamins for bone health, vitamin K2 is one of the latest nutrients that can help strengthen your bones.

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Spotlight on Magnesium

Why is magnesium so important and how can we get enough of it? Here’s what you need to know, plus some healthy recipes to get started!

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Falling short on sunshine: vitamin D deficiency in the colder months

With autumn on its way, should you be concerned about getting enough vitamin D? Dr. Melanie Levesque tells us why and how we can be sure we’re getting enough.

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To B12 or not to B12.

It’s estimated that 15% of people over the age of 65 are deficient in vitamin B12.
If you’re one of them, you’re missing out on an often underappreciated vitamin that’s responsible for some crucial functions.

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.

Dietitian Health Tip-Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Dietitian Health Tip: Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet

Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet! They make a great alternative to potatoes.

Dietitian-Health Tip The benefits of Vitamin D

Dietitian Health Tip: The benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is known to have a role in bone health but recent studies look into the relationship between Vitamin D and cancer, heart disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Halibut Skewers with Mango Mojito Salsa-Recipe

Halibut Skewers with Mango Mojito Salsa Recipe

Summer is a great time to experiment with fish recipes- cooking fish on the grill is tasty, healthy and less aromatic to your household!

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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Quiz: Eat smart to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Hail to the Kale Salad

This delicious colourful salad is chock full of “superfoods”, boasting high antioxidant abilities! One serving provides over half of your daily vitamin C.

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Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Fill your plate with more cauliflower and less potato to get a similar mouth feel with less starch. This dish is high in folate & potassium and low in calories!

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Jicama Blueberry Green Salad

Jicama or “Yambean”, is a Mexican root vegetable with a waxy outer peel. When spiced, as it has been in this recipe, it tastes like an apple but less sweet.

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Layered Jar Salad

This layered jar salad is a perfect “grab-and-go” lunch. Packed with protein and fibre, this recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.

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Gingery Carrot and Golden Lentil Soup

A piping hot bowl of hearty soup makes an ideal lunch entrée when trying to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

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Savoury Kale Muffins

These kale muffins are an excellent baked option. They contain protein-rich cottage cheese, which rounds out this tasty carbohydrate based treat.

6 healthy ancient-grains

6 Healthy Ancient Grains

Grains and pseudo-grains like quinoa, amaranth, millet, farro and spelt, especially when consumed whole, offer notable health benefits and protection.

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Kale with Roasted Apples & Yams

The colourful combination of yam, apple, and kale provides a rich source of potassium; vitamin K, A, C; and flavanoids. Its also great source of soluble fibre.

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Quinoa & Lentil Salad

This gluten free, low sodium vegetarian dish balances carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is also high in vitamins, folate and calcium.

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Simple Salmon Recipe

It’s always a busy time of year for families. Here is a simple, healthy weeknight recipe. Those extra omega 3’s from salmon are especially good for little brains!

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Feed your body to prevent cancer

There is no ‘magic food bullet’ that will stop cancer in its tracks. However, research has identified key nutrition steps that you can start taking now that will help prevent cancer.

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Strawberries With Vanilla Yogurt Recipe

Here is a light dessert that will be a wonderful accompaniment to any meal. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium, and also contain folic acid, magnesium. They are a great source of fibre too.

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Asparagus Linguine Recipe

Asparagus is an excellent source of folic acid and contains other nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, among other vitamins and minerals. Try this delicious asparagus, lemon and dill schrimp recipe!

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Go Green… With Your Workout!

Finally winter is gone. This is the perfect opportunity to get out of the glare of your computer glow an the dull light of your television and make the switch to the great outdoors.

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The benefits of fruits and vegetables

To protect against heart disease, certain cancers, and help boost immunity – veggies and fruits provide antioxidants – substances that protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.

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Healthy Eating For Your Bones

Did you know that 25% of women and 13% of men over 50 have osteoporosis? Calcium and vitamin D are bone strengthening nutrients: make sure you are getting enough!

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5 Nutrition Myths Debunked

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi debunks common nutrition myths.

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Fall Fruits – Nutritious and Delicious

Fall has arrived but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy fresh fruit. Summer berries may disappear, but there are some fabulous fall fruits!