Month: August 2016

TOP 10: Easy, Simple, and Fun Big Family Recipes

August 31, 2016 No Comments

A big family usually means chaos. There are so many schedules to balance and fires to be put out. We think that the at the very least, you should be able to sit at home for a nice, quick and delicious dinner. So we’ve put together our top ten recommended big family recipes. After all, […]

Why Does Healthy Bread Cost More Than White Bread?

August 31, 2016 No Comments

One of our members asked why wholegrain breads cost more than white bread. We explain why in this article.

Top 5 Ways a Hockey Player can Keep Energy High During Busy Times

August 30, 2016 No Comments

Back-to-school means back to the busy season. Eating right and making good food choices can help keep your and your hockey players energised through the most hectic schedules. Here are 5 great ways to keep you energy up even during the busiest time.

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I am Amatrice #unfuturoperamatrice

August 26, 2016 No Comments

Did-you know that Amatrice, a town in Central Italy affected by the earthquake, gave its name to the salsa all’amatriciana, one of the best known pasta sauces in Italian and International cuisine?

Turin, the First Vegetarian City?

August 24, 2016 No Comments

When I saw the headlines in the Italian newspapers, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the new mayor of Turin (in the north-west of Italy) has put in place a five-year plan to inform its residents of the benefits of a meat-free diet, in order to save our environment, promote our wellbeing and animal welfare.

Five Reasons to Disregard Food Sensitivity Tests

August 23, 2016 No Comments

For the past four years, I have wanted to request CBC Marketplace do an expose on the increasingly popular, “food sensitivity tests”.  These blood tests cost around $500-$700 and screen over 250 different foods to determine which foods you are “sensitive” to.  Awareness needs to be raised as millions of well-intentioned consumers are being swindled by […]

Nanoparticles in our Food

August 16, 2016 No Comments

You’ve probably already heard about nanoparticles, because they are trendy and are used in various sectors—tires, cosmetics, solar panels, clothes, etc. But you probably don’t know they’re also found on our plates. Is there reason to worry?

3 Tricks to Snack Like a Dietitian

August 15, 2016 No Comments

Have you mastered the art of snacking? Do you feel in control of the foods you choose and the amounts you eat? Or do you snack by default or merely what’s available?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diets

August 15, 2016 No Comments

As promised in my last article on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), I’m going to compare the different diets you may have been recommended if you suffer from IBD: the low-FODMAP* diet, the specific carbohydrate diet, the anti-inflammatory diet for IBD, the paleo diet and the hypotoxic diet.

B12 Deficiency Anemia

August 15, 2016 1 Comment

Normally, the body’s reserves of vitamin B12 surpass daily requirements, but in certain cases, a deficiency can occur. In the case of vitamin B12 deficiency, the symptoms can be subtle or even non-existent. Diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, loss of appetite and pale skin are some of the symptoms associated with this condition.

Iron Deficiency Anemia

August 10, 2016 No Comments

Anemia is a condition where the body does not produce enough red blood cells. It is commonly associated with low iron levels in the blood, but other nutrients can be linked with this condition: folic acid and vitamin B12. Here is a description of iron deficiency anemia.

Top 10: Buddha Bowls

August 10, 2016 3 Comments

Have you ever heard of a Buddha Bowl? It might sound like a Far East treasure, but it’s actually much less exotic than you think. Buddha Bowls are essentially balanced meals planned around a hearty grain and veggies. In fact, you can think of them as a decomposed grain-based salad! While you can find them […]

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