Uncover the truth about your fave foods with these clever detective strategies. Learn how to interpret food labels so you can make the right decision about what should go into your belly.
Most of us underestimate portions and, therefore, calories by at least 25 per cent—meaning that you could eat hundreds of extra calories every day and not even know it. Here’s how to estimate the perfect portion size every time. We give you two comparisons: one compares the portion size to everyday objects and the other to parts of your hand, for a take-anywhere system.
Just about every grandmother has her own special soup recipe for times of sickness. Soups have a lot to recommend them. They’re easy on the stomach and easy to digest—good news when you’re feeling too sick to eat. And they provide nutrients that your body needs in order to recover.
Get familiar with this scrumptious staple. This is what you’ve gotta know about buying, cooking, and storing eggs.
After sitting down to dinner, it can be hard to stand up. Stop yourself from feeling like a stuffed turkey with these dining tips.
With less saturated fat than meat and healthy doses of fibre, vitamins and minerals, soy is no longer a food for vegetarians only. It has become so mainstream that the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends it as part of a heart-healthy diet. Still, not everyone’s sold on soy.
"Antioxidant" is the buzzword on every chocolate lover’s lips, but beware indulging in too much of a good thing.
Loaded with vitamins C and B, potassium, folic acid and iron, the pomegranate is a health giant. Plus, it has a unique, delicious taste.
Fast-food and take-out restaurants are everywhere. You will even find them in hospitals and schools. According to food industry statistics, fast-food restaurants serve more than 60 million North Americans every day.
Nobody likes biting into an unripe melon, or pulling a case of berries out of the fridge to find them rancid. Don’t let these bad experiences scare you off a sweet treat that’s fat-free and full vitamins. Here’s how to pick out and store your fruit for best results.
Our hectic lives are often so busy that we feel we can’t get by without eating on the run. However, it is possible to make your fast-food choices a little lighter by being careful when you choose a menu item. Click through this tips gallery for helpful reminders when you’re at the fast-food counter.
North American eating habits have changed over the last few decades.
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