Tag: Eat Well

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Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference: Three news

Nutrition is a constantly and rapidly evolving science. So much so that it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest revelations relating to nutrition. That’s why I recently took part in the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference St. John’s. I found the 3 days enriching, and I was able to meet dietitians specialized […]

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TOP 5: Summery Corn Recipes

Corn originally comes from central America, where it’s eaten as a vegetable. In the supermarket, you can find locally-grown corn on the cob from mid July to Fall, but it’s also available year-round in cans and frozen. Corn adds a particularly sweet flavour in a dish. To help you bite into some corn this summer, […]

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Towards a New Canadian Food Guide

It’s been on the cards for several years, but is now official: a new food guide will be available by 2018. The current food guide (pdf) will be replaced by a set of resources that will help the public and health professionals make healthier dietary choices, and better guide patients and clients. On June 10th, during […]

Fruits and vegetables: which one should we buy organic?

This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]

Common Allergies: Nuts, Fish and Seafood, Sesame

In the last two articles, we covered Peanuts, Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Eggs, and Soy. This week, we’ll look at nuts, fish and seafood, and sesame.

Clever Tips for Travelling with Food Allergies

“She won’t be able to eat anything during our trip! Why has she chosen this destination?” That’s the kind of reaction provoked by my trip to Thailand with my friend Vanessa, who happens to be seriously allergic to peanuts. Complicated? Dangerous? Daring? Travelling when you have food allergies provides a challenge at every meal. However, […]

Can Coffee and Alcohol prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

It’s now well known that to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses, a healthy lifestyle is essential; regular exercise, a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a Mediterranean diet, etc. But what about specific foods? Is there evidence to suggest that consuming coffee or alcohol, for example, could help prevention? I’ll answer the question in […]

7 Perfect Beer and Food Pairings

Summer is always a fantastic time to try a brand new, refreshing beer. We’ve already talked about thebest foods to make on the terrace, but what about beer and food pairings? Beer is the go-to drink for many people and everybody has their preferences. So, we’ve chosen some of the most popular styles of beer […]

The Clean 15

24 April, 2017 2 Comments

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2017 version of  the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.  At the opposite end of the contamination spectrum, here’s the list of Foods That You Don’t Have to Buy […]

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The Dirty Dozen

24 April, 2017 No Comments

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.

5 Ways to Help Picky Eaters Become Adventurous

Do you have a picky eater?  Are mealtimes a struggle?  Do you feel like a short-order cook at the mercy of making WHATEVER your little one will eat?  Are you tired of eating “kid-foods” and wish your child was not so darn picky!?  If you said yes to any of these questions, you are not […]

6 Steps for a Healthy Off-Season Nutrition Plan

The off-season is here and if you are ready to use this time to become a better athlete you will need a plan. Expect that if you have a plan, and you try your best to stick to it, you will achieve top fitness and performance goals. The combination of trying your best and having […]