Diet & Nutrition

Eating well starts with the best nutrition advice. Read our articles and tips on nutrition and healthy eating to take the best care of yourself and your family.

Recent Features

  • What Canada’s Nutrition Facts Labels Really Mean>>

    Sure, you’re checking the calorie count, but can you read the fine print on Canadian food packaging? Here’s what every line on the Nutrition Facts label really means.>>

  • 4 Antidepressants Found Naturally in Foods>>

    Increasing your intake of certain key nutrients may help prevent depression, ease symptoms, or improve the effectiveness of antidepressant medications. Here are the four best natural antidepressants found in foods.>>

  • 7 Health Benefits of Apples>>

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away for a variety of ills. Researchers are uncovering the many ways that apples keep us healthy. Keep clicking to find out more on the top health benefits of apples.>>

  • Gluten Be Gone: Deconstructing the Wheat-Free Diet>>

    Just a decade ago, the word “gluten” was foreign to many Canad­ians. Now it’s become nearly as ubiquitous as “low fat” on food labels, and eliminating the substance—a mix of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat, barley and rye—from daily diets is a runaway trend. But is going gluten-free really the healthiest course for everyone? >>

  • 7 Healthy Foods to Get You Through the Winter>>

    Wondering what to eat that's both in season and has health benefits? Here are seven veggies to try right now.>>

  • 7 Places Where Gluten Is Hiding>>

    Gluten can be sneaky. Here are the surprising places it may be lurking.>>

  • 10 Ways To Sneak Veggies Into Your Diet>>

    If you have picky eaters in the family, or you're just running out of ideas of how to get vegetables on the plate, try these 10 ways to get creative with vegetables and give your diet a healthy kick-start.>>

  • Food Quiz: Should You Really Be Eating That?>>

    Think you know which food is best? Take this quiz to find out which is the better choice to help you maintain a healthy diet.>>

  • Harley Pasternak’s Recipes for a Celebrity Body>>

    Celebrity fitness guru and author of The Body Reset Diet, Harley Pasternak has a 15-day plan to help you boost your metabolism, maintain consistent blood sugar levels, and prevent exhaustion. Here we have three of his recipes and some tips to help you lose this spring.>>

  • 10 Diet Tips To Help You Sleep>>

    The foods that appear the most effective in assisting sleep help boost chemicals that cause the body to relax. Combined with plenty of exercise and some stress reduction, these tricks may just be your ticket to sweet dreams.>>

  • 10 Skinny Secrets of Top Chefs>>

    How do top chefs cook and eat such delicious foods while still staying thin? Discover the secrets you'll want to steal.>>

  • The 8 Best Food Pairings for Improving Your Health>>

    Lower your cancer risk, increase your energy and improve your heart's health with these incredibly nutritious food combinations.>>

  • 7 Dirty Restaurant Secrets You Didn't Know>>

    How closely do restaurants actually follow hygiene standards, and which meals are you being overcharged for? Keep your budget and health in check with these restaurant secrets.>>

  • 6 Surprising New Weight Loss Foods>>

    Hungry for a meal-time makeover? There’s a new menu of healthy, tasty, weight-loss friendly foods getting plenty of buzz. Andrea Holwegner, a Calgary-based registered dietitian and president of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting, helps us serve up the delicious scoop.>>

  • What's Your Cupcake Personality?>>

    Chocolate, red velvet, vanilla - what's your cupcake of choice? Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis of the TLC series DC Cupcakes have discovered that these tiny treats can offer a lighthearted glimpse into personality type. Find out what your favourite says about you.>>

  • Healthy or Not - How Dangerous Is Red Meat?>>

    Burgers, steaks and hot dogs — red meat is a diet staple, but our carnivore cravings may be killing us. Here's a lowdown on the latest studies to help you determine whether red meat really is bad for you.>>

  • 5 Heart-Healthy Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol>>

    Whittle your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy with these amazing artery defenders.>>

  • 4 Low-Sugar Jam Alternatives>>

    Love making your own jams, but worried about all the sugar? No need to completely give up the sweet stuff. A few smart choices can make your homemade preserves healthier without sacrificing taste.>>

  • Quiz: How Well Do You Know Coffee>>

    Think you know your (coffee) stuff? See if you’re wide awake enough to know the answers about your favourite morning beverage.>>

  • The Ultimate Golf Meal Plan>>

    Your golf scores may be sub par, but your eating habits shoudn't be. Perk up your game with handy diet tips that take you from morning to night.>>

  • Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Chocolate?>>

    Are you a chocolate-lover who knows everything there is to know about this sweet treat? Put your knowledge to the test.>>

  • 3 Vegetarian Myths Put to the Test>>

    Take your vegetarian knowledge to task, and discover the truth behind three common vegetarian myths.>>

  • Eggs 101: Your Guide to Picking Good Eggs>>

    Get cracking and learn about the different types of eggs, from free-range to organic.>>

  • What To Eat To Get a Great Sleep>>

    Your diet feeds your sleep cycle—all day long. Naturopathic doctor Kate Rhéaume-Bleue breaks down the relationship between what you eat and how you sleep.>>

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