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Think that vitamin-enriched waters are the healthy choice? Think again. An article from the New York Times explains why you should stay away from vitamin enriched waters. Note the point that those who are consuming enriched products (and vitamin/mineral supplements) are often those people who need them the least! Continue reading

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If you missed our Facebook post, check out this Top Ten Things People Said After Eating KFC’s Double Down Dog on David Letterman. Our favourite? “Should I be sweating cheese?” Probably not. … We couldn’t agree more! The current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) allow for up to 25% of total caloric intake from added sugars, … Continue reading

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New research from McGill University confirms that our current food label systems are no better than chance (i.e., you might as well flip a coin in the grocery aisle) when it comes to helping consumers purchase healthy foods. The NuVal system used in some U.S. regions provided consumers with the quickest and most effective method … Continue reading

Keyed Up on Ketogenics
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Keyed Up on Ketogenics

When athletes need to drop weight quickly (not ideal but a reality!), popular techniques like severe caloric restriction, diuretics, vomiting, excessive training, and saunas can negatively impact performance AND result in acute and long-term health problems. Lately, there has been interest from athletes in the ability of a ketogenic diet to control body weight while maintaining muscle strength and size. Can a ketogenic diet help athletes lose weight and maintain performance? Or is this a recipe for weak muscles and sluggish times? Continue reading