MCT oil, which can be found in supplements, coconut oil and butter, among others, has been popular for many years for its alleged effects on weight loss. Recently, it is regaining popularity, especially among supporters of the ketogenic diet. One trend is Bullet Proof coffee, which consists of adding butter and MCT oil to your […]
Although it is important to eat enough protein in your day, you should also be careful to eat it at the right time and in the right amount. Often, we tend to eat too little protein at breakfast and too much at dinner, which is not ideal.
Browsing the breakfast cereal aisle, it can be difficult to work out what’s best among all the attractive packaging and labels like “all natural,” “organic,” “superfoods” etc. We have already shared our criteria for making an informed choice. But following a question by one of our readers, today I’m going to explain the difference between […]
Shorter days and back to school often make it difficult to get excited for the most important meal of the day, but breakfast shouldn’t be ignored. We have some great, easy breakfast recipes that are not only easy and simple to integrate into your morning routine, but full of protein to keep you going right up […]
Brunch is a pretty easy go-to party when planning a celebration. It can be as formal or as casual as you like, with a broad spread of morning and afternoon food. Often served buffet style, the ideal brunch menu has savoury dishes, sweet treats, and lots of snacks on the side. We’ve chosen ten easy, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dietitians never tire of telling us that breakfast is a very important meal, and that it should provide an average of 20 to 25% of the daily total energy intake and be balanced. In fact, after 10 to 12 hours of fasting, our body needs to rebuild its reserves of glucose, the brain’s basic fuel […]
Does the morning mayhem cause you to jet out the door without first fueling yourself? The reality is that almost 40% of Canadians skip breakfast according to the latest Tracking Nutrition Trends report. As a dietitian, this is a major concern since skipped breakfasts lead to weight gain, decrease in appetite control and decrease in […]
Every geographic region and cultural group around the world has its own pattern of eating. This short video highlights the typical breakfast of many different countries. I invite you to compare your usual breakfast to these ones. You may borrow some healthy eating ideas and leave some less-wholesome practices on foreign soil.
All scientific studies agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The simple act of eating a balanced breakfast has an impact on satiety and reduction of hunger during the day, thereby warding off many problems and staying fit for a long time. What’s more, eating well after eight to twelve hours […]