Month: September 2015

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Fertility Diet: For Him

September 28, 2015 No Comments

For couples looking to get pregnant, it seems that the onus is mostly on the woman’s diet.  Well-intentioned husbands come in for dietary counselling wanting to know what their wife should be eating or which supplements she should be taking to supplement her fertility diet.  Instead, men should also be asking about the crucial role […]

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Pregnancy Planning: For Her

September 28, 2015 No Comments

Many women planning on becoming pregnant want to ensure they are meeting their nutritional needs to provide the best possible health outcomes for their unborn child.  Poor dietary quality, chronic dieting, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours (such as sedentary lifestyle, stress, alcohol, smoking) and a diet lacking key nutrients, all compromise the health of an unborn child.  Today’s article […]

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3 Keys to Weight Management

September 22, 2015 No Comments

Did you know that two out of three adults are either overweight or obese? Moreover, every one of us is at risk for gaining weight. In fact, the average adult gains one to two pounds each year. These small (often unnoticed weight changes) can accumulate and may increase risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and […]

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TOP 10 : Recipes for a Successful Cocktail Party

September 21, 2015 No Comments

The recipes you choose for a successful cocktail party have to be fun and easy to eat without making a mess. And don’t forget desserts. Small, sweet bites are always appreciated for this sort of meal!

How to Organise a Cocktail Party

September 21, 2015 No Comments

A cocktail party or a mixer, receptions catered exclusively with bite-sized morsels, are an excellent solution for hosting many people at a time. Since everyone eats standing up, they’re free to mingle and serve themselves at their convenience, leaving the host to relax … assuming they planned ahead! In this vein, here are some tips […]

Food Guide for a Balanced Diet

Should Juice Be Banned from the Food Guide?

September 17, 2015 No Comments

Last week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published an article entitled “Food Guide under Fire at Obesity Summit”.  One of the main issues was how fruit juice (125mL) is counted towards a fruit and vegetable serving on the Food Guide.  With this logic, having a couple cups of juice daily could help you reach […]

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When Pleasure rhymes with Health…in 7 foods

September 16, 2015 No Comments

Three times a day, 365 days a year, there is meal after meal. We’d like to give our family and ourselves the very best foods for our health, spending time and energy shopping and cooking. And we’re constantly bombarded from all sides with “healthy messages” (eat less fat, more fiber, no cholesterol, gluten-free, etc.). Sometimes […]

Flavour Gain without the Pain

September 15, 2015 No Comments

Do you feel that your food is less tasty ever since you started following a low FODMAP diet? Were you gutted when you found out that onions and garlic have a high FODMAP* content? Here are some tips for adding flavour to your meals, without causing discomforts.

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Sugar Coated: Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

September 9, 2015 No Comments

It’s the provocative question that’s explored in the documentary “Sugar Coated”, by filmmaker Michèle Hozer. The film is now running across Canada and should not be missed. The subject of the film is that sugar is potentially very bad for your health, in case of overconsumption. But its more disturbing message is how the sugar […]

Organic Week – September 19 to 27

September 8, 2015 No Comments

September 19 to 27 is Organic Week, Canada’s largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of retail locations participate in organic promotions, while over 200 community-level events are held across the country. Events include everything from pickling workshops to recipe contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings.

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Breakfast is really important…

September 4, 2015 No Comments

We already know that skipping breakfast is bad for weight, but now an American study reveals another repercussion: Researchers followed 26,902 men aged between 45 and 82, and working in the field of health, for this study that lasted from 1992 to 2008. The findings reveal that men who don’t have breakfast have 27% more […]

Is Your Fridge Stocked for Healthy Eating Success?

September 1, 2015 No Comments

Healthy eating can be a challenge. After all, we live in a fast-paced society where convenience is a major predictor of food choice.   With this in mind, I would like you to open your fridge and tell me the first three things you see. According to food behaviour researcher Brian Wansink, we tend to consume […]

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