Are there complementary and alternative medicines that can reduce the chance of catching a cold or help you recover more quickly?
Does healthy eating really cost $550 more per year? New research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that choosing healthier options at the grocery store as opposed to processed foods could cost you $1.50 more per day. The highest cost disparity was found for meat – healthier, lower fat meat options were about …
It’s never too late to reap the benefits of physical activity! Physical activity was associated with healthier agiing EVEN in those who didn’t start exercising until they were in their sixties! No excuses… although we would recommend starting sooner rather than later.
Tomato Technology! UCLA has genetically engineered a tomato that mimics the function of a protein in the HDL “good” cholesterol. When they fed the genetically engineered tomato to mice, they saw improvements in cholesterol levels. The line between “food” and “medicine” continues to blur.
We talk a lot about fibre on No Baloney, but there is a lot more to fibre than just digestive health. A diet rich in fibre not only improves bowel health but may also reduce risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and some cancers. And it doesn’t have to taste like cardboard!
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to classify partially hydrogenated oils as food additives rather than simply food ingredients. This would mean these sources of added trans fat would require authorization before being added to food…
While wintertime is certainly associated with increased calorie intake and weight gain, soup, the humble mainstay of cold weather kitchen repertoires has recently been linked to lower body weight.
Trying to eat up all of that leftover Halloween candy? Check out our colleague, dietitian Casey Berglund, on Calgary’s Global TV morning news with some startling visuals. How many teaspoons of sugar have you eaten this week?
Butter vs. Margarine? The controversy continues regarding the health concerns (or not) of saturated fats; particularly the saturated fats in butter and dairy products.
Fascinating look at a week’s worth of groceries from countries around the world. Great Britain and the US definitely have some improvements to make, but we see a lot of frozen convenience items in the Canadian vignette too!
Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday that centres around feasting and being thankful for what we have – especially the cornucopia of the fall harvest. We have images of farmers harvesting fields of wheat and corn, pulling up potatoes, nourishing gigantic pumpkins, and picking apples from trees. All in all the table of plenty is looking …