Healthy Food

Eating smart doesn’t have to be a chore. Discover the latest health diets, helpful tips and advice from trusted nutritionists for making good (and tasty) choices when it comes to your food.

The Best Foods to Prevent Ulcers

Most ulcers aren't caused directly by stress but by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is why ulcers are often treated with antibiotics along with an acid suppressor. Find out which foods can aid in healing and preventing ulcers.

What You Don’t Know About Beets

Beets are packed with healthy nutrients, but they can also have some surprising side effects.


What Canada’s Nutrition Facts Labels Really Mean

You may already be checking the calorie count, but can you read the fine print on Canadian food packaging?


Why You Should Be Eating Pumpernickel Bread

File pumpernickel bread under "delicious" and "nutritious". Here's why this hearty staple scores big with health experts.


Try This Nutritious Menu to Feed Your Brain

Discover the MIND diet—a healthy meal plan that can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's by as much as half.

Why Canadian Butter Isn’t as Soft as It Used To Be

It’s all because of what they’ve been feeding cows. Here's what you need to know about "buttergate".


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10 Healing Herbs and Spices Worth Adding to Your Meals

Dozens of healing herbs and spices contain useful plant compounds, but these 10 pack some of the biggest health benefits.

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29 Foods That May Help Prevent Cancer

Add some of these healthy foods to your diet to help prevent cancer and keep other diseases at bay.


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14 Healthier Ingredient Substitutions You Never Thought to Try

Nutritionists and food experts reveal their sneaky secrets to cut fat, sugar and calories out of your favourite recipes using...


Sea Salt vs. Table Salt: Which is Better for You?

Let's talk about sea salt vs. table salt. You may have heard the minerals in sea salt make it healthier....


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The 8 Worst Foods for Your Brain

Berries and broccoli are brain-boosting superstars. But plenty of foods are bad for your brain, robbing memory and sapping your...

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14 “Bad” Foods You Can Stop Demonizing

You eliminated these foods from your diet (or still eat them, with guilt). Here's why you can stop all that.


The Healthy Banana Muffin this Nutritionist Swears By

Dietitian and plant-based diet specialist Cynthia Sass shares her personal banana dark chocolate muffin recipe, why it's healthy and what...


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7 Incredible Health Benefits of Apples

Will an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Perhaps not, but there's certainly a whack of research supporting its...


If You’re Not Eating Avocado Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start

Packed with health benefits, avocado is an important part of a healthy diet. We got the scoop on what makes...


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20+ Foods That May Help Lower Blood Pressure

If you're concerned about blood pressure, slashing your sodium intake is only the beginning. Here are more healthy foods worth adding...

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20 Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables You Should Be Eating

What foods pack the most powerful antioxidant punch? Researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University...


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15 Low-Sodium Foods to Help You Cut Your Salt Intake

Did you know that Health Canada recommends eating no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily? Here's a list of...


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9 Foods Nutritionists Never Order at Fast Food Restaurants

You’ll never want to order these items off the fast food menu again!


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8 Foods You Should Be Eating Raw

You already know not to eat raw chicken or eggs. But eating these surprising foods raw can give you extra...


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The Best Sources of Protein, According to the New Canada’s Food Guide

Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet, but it can be tricky to make sure you're getting enough.


6 Ways to Make Your Bananas Last Longer

Goodbye, brown bananas! We scoured old cookbooks and interviewed experts to find out how to keep bananas fresh.


If You’re Not Eating a Banana Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Not so much. Try this fruit instead.


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10 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Bread

There are few things better than bread, but not all loaves are created equal. Avoid these common mistakes to select...

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14 Fruits and Vegetables You Shouldn’t Peel—And 9 You Should

Put down that peeler! You could be missing out on a host of health benefits if you remove the skin...


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wild Blueberries

What's there to know about the humble wild blueberry? Lots, as it turns out! Here are five facts about wild...


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14 Foods Everyone Over 50 Should Probably Be Eating

Nutrition requires a little extra attention as you get older—in part because disease risk increases with age, as does the...


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14 Food Parts You Should Never Throw in the Garbage

If you're immediately tossing those leftover parts of fresh produce in the trash, you could be missing out on some...


The Best (and Worst) Drinks to Keep You Hydrated

Sick of water, but still want the best hydration? Here's what you should be drinking.


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15 Best Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

For more energy during the day, pack your diet with healthy metabolism-boosting foods.