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.

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Key Ingredients: Tomatoes

Starting with the September 2008 issue of Reader’s Digest, Bonnie Stern—who teaches Canadians how to eat healthfully while still having...

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Learn to Love Veggies

Vegetables come in a huge variety of colours and textures. Given the sheer bounty of these natural foods, how do...

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Get Familiar with ‘Vitamin F’

A new nutritional superstar is finally getting critical acclaim. You’ve heard that vitamins A, C, D, E, and K are...

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Italian for Dieters

Italian food has a notorious reputation for ruining diets. Here's how to enjoy your favourite Italian dishes without sacrificing your...

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Eating Fresh from A to Z

Nothing beats biting into a freshly picked fruit or vegetable, but most city-dwellers don’t have that luxury. Here’s how to...

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100-Calorie Snacks

Tired of munching on carrot sticks and celery stalks, but want to snack healthy? Break out of snacking boredom with...

5 Surprising Foods That Fight Allergies

When the trees bud, the grasses sprout, or the ragweed blooms, you probably reach for allergy pills and a family-size...

Foods to Defeat ADHD

Dietary habits, like whether or not your kid eats a wholesome breakfast, can play a huge part in the ADHD...

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The Goods on Asparagus

This member of the lily family was considered a delicacy by the Greeks and Romans for it's great taste. but...

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Are You Sushi Savvy?

Discover the benefits of this beautifully crafted food. Sushi is both delicious, rich in omega-3 and nutritious, so learn to...

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Tips for Low Cal Salty Snacks

 If you’re lusting for potato chips you can have some—just not too many. Check out this guide for smart selections...

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Fat Facts and Fallacies

Fat is a dietary evil—or so you probably think. The food industry has exploited this belief in order to sell...

Nuts: A Healthy Snack Choice

Craving a crunchy snack? Try munching on some nuts for a healthy treat. Whether you pick sweet, yogourt coated peanuts,...

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Bone Up on Salmon

If you're a steak lover who can't imagine a complete meal without meat try this heart-healthy alternative. Salmon is low...

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When Food is Love

When the holidays arrive, there’s often no way to avoid being stuck in the house with lots of relatives, friends...

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Feed Your Sweet Tooth on Fruit

You know the drill: for optimal health you're supposed to get four or five servings of fruit a day. Stop...

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“Raw” Sugar: A Raw Deal?

Get the dirt on raw sugar. Think processing has ruined the food industry? You may be right, but sometimes processed...

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Sneaking in Fibre

Fill up on fibre by making minor modifications to your diet. You can get this must-have into your meals with...

Food Myths Revealed

Think red wine's good for you, and coffee causes cancer? Get the truth about common food falsehoods.

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Food Labels Deciphered

Uncover the truth about your fave foods with these clever detective strategies. Learn how to interpret food labels so you...

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Perfect Portion Size Guide

Most of us underestimate portions and, therefore, calories by at least 25 per cent—meaning that you could eat hundreds of...

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Egg Secrets

Get familiar with this scrumptious staple. This is what you've gotta know about buying, cooking, and storing eggs.

Pomegranates: 21st Century Superfood

Loaded with vitamins C and B, potassium, folic acid and iron, the pomegranate is a health giant. Plus, it has...

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Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal

North American eating habits have changed over the last few decades.

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Ask The Nutritionist

Common Questions about Vitamins and Supplements

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Organic Foods: The debate

Should we spend the extra money for organic foods? Experts from each side of the debate present their arguments

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Fast Food Facts

The news is not all bad. Reader’s Digest rates the best and the worst.

The Antioxidant Myth

Free radicals bad, antioxidants good, right? For the supplements industry, the truth might be a hard pill to swallow

Shopping for Sweets with Diabetes

Snacking isn't right for everyone who has diabetes, but for some people, especially those who go more than four or...