On a cold winter day there is nothing better than hot and spicy foods. For many people, however, spicy foods are on the no-go list as they may be linked to a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Is adding spice to your foods playing with fire or can you heat it up as much as you like?
“That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette.” Wow. First it was eggs, now meat and cheese are being likened to smoking in terms of their impact on cancer risk. A recent observational study found that “high protein” diets – meaning 20% or more calories from protein – increased the risk of cancer death before the age of 65.
March is Nutrition month in Canada and the U.S.! Celebrate by taking the challenge and making a healthy change. Even better if you can encourage others to do the same.
Orange a day to keep the stroke away? When blood vitamin C levels of hemorrhagic stroke survivors were compared with healthy individuals, those who’d had a stroke were more likely to show depleted levels of the vitamin. Aside from citrus, other great sources of vitamin C include red bell peppers, broccoli, melons and berries.
Can childhood obesity be treated by “rewiring the brain”? Research is looking at using behaviour modification to train the brain to ignore cues and triggers that encourage eating in children. The research is preliminary as the study was only a small pilot but is promising in that it provides another avenue of prevention/treatment for obesity.
What does “whole grain” actually mean? The era of Wonder Bread and sugary cereals claiming to be whole grain may be over with the release of the HEALTHGRAIN definition.
A study to evaluate the effects of a weight loss diet, in conjunction with either a placebo or a probiotic, found twice as much weight loss with the probiotic. Sorry fellas – the probiotics only seemed to work in the female participants…
This Super Bowl Food Fight! is a clash of the classic sports bar snacks that accompany any and every game. Who will raise the Vince Lombardi trophy for Super Bowl nutrition? Will it be hot wings or cheesy nachos?
Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that overweight people who reported drinking diet soda consumed more total food calories than overweight individuals who drank regular sugar-sweetened soda.
Turns out you can’t “Eat Right for Your Type”. We had our suspicions all along but now a group of researchers from the University of Toronto confirms that your blood type does not affect your nutrient needs.
The most popular diet search of 2013 was The Military Diet. Call us suspicious, but three days eating “chemically formulated food combinations” of ice cream and tuna fish don’t exactly sound designed to facilitate weight loss. Is it all ridiculous hype or should you fall in line and follow this “all natural” wonder diet?