Nutrition

Nutrition

What’s So Bad About…White Flour?

Have you noticed white flour is the new white sugar? It has become a virtual pariah. Nutritionists urge us to choose whole grain alternatives, naturopaths talk about wheat and gluten

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When Did Sports Snacks Become Treats?

By Katie Jessop, Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitian, Health Check This year for the first time ever I volunteered to coach our local school swim team.  I am an

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Breakfast: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

By Carol Dombrow, Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitian, Health Check Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and gives you a

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What’s So Bad About…Bisphenol A (BPA)

If you’ve ever faced a wall of baby bottles, sippy cups and teethers, chances are you automatically reached for the glass options or the Bisphenol A (BPA) free plastics. But

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What’s So Great About…Blueberries

As a kid, I hated blueberries. It was a texture thing; their skins bursting under my teeth freaked me out. It’s the same reason I wouldn’t eat chili (rubbery mushrooms

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What’s So Great About Eggs?

Have you ever stood in front of the egg selection at your grocery store and thought, WTF?  Well, I have. It’s the selection: Classic White … Classic Brown? Free Range,

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To Supplement or not to supplement, what is the answer?

I take a women’s multi-vitamin when I remember, 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin D every day and 1,000 IU of vitamin C every few days. Some times I take nothing. Other

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What’s So Great About…Garlic

Ancient myth suggests that a necklace of garlic bulbs will repel a vampire. Assuming you’re not firmly encamped in Team Edward, I guess that’s a useful tip. Although some European

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Immune Boost Week: What’s So Bad About…Excessive Sugar

Since my SPC gig began, I’ve noticed that invitations to friends’ houses have been on the decline.  People apologize for feeding me pizza or giving my kids cookies. I don’t

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What’s So Great About Reading Labels

In 2007 the Government of Canada made nutrition labelling mandatory for all packaged foods but the question is, how is that information useful to you? In an effort to ensure