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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Sweet potatoes are pretty sweet! They make a great alternative to potatoes.
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.
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! Be careful of Natural Health Products such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines and traditional medicines (e.g. traditional Chinese medicine).
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.
This delicious colourful salad is chock full of “superfoods”, boasting high antioxidant abilities! One serving provides over half of your daily vitamin C.
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!
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.
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.
A piping hot bowl of hearty soup makes an ideal lunch entrée when trying to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
These kale muffins are an excellent baked option. They contain protein-rich cottage cheese, which rounds out this tasty carbohydrate based treat.
Grains and pseudo-grains like quinoa, amaranth, millet, farro and spelt, especially when consumed whole, offer notable health benefits and protection.
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.
This gluten free, low sodium vegetarian dish balances carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat and fibre. It is also high in vitamins, folate and calcium.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi debunks common nutrition myths.
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!