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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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Time to be less lenient when it comes to added sugars? Current advice suggests not more than 10% of total calories from added sugars, but newer research indicates that upper limits of 100 calories (6 tsp) for women and 150 … Continue reading
Here’s our first match-up in the tournament of seeds: famous, fibrous flaxseed or bagel-garnishing poppy seeds?
The Vancouver Canucks were out early, the Leafs lost in heart-breaking fashion, and the Calgary Flames, well, they were not exactly playoff material this season. If your team is out and you are experiencing playoff-withdrawal, in honour of the 2nd … Continue reading
The advice sounds counterproductive, but I have always told meal-skipping clients “add a meal, lose a pound” and it usually works… but is there more to the story? There is a multitude of evidence, anecdotal and research-based, that suggests skipping … Continue reading
“Healthy” food products – yogurt, cereal bars and ready-made-meals - marketed to children are actually higher in sugar, fat and salt than compared with similar products marketed to the general public. … Marion Nestle’s take on new artificial sweetener research. Still … Continue reading
Eat for your brain! Results from a large trial in Europe showed that people who closely followed a Mediterranean diet rich in omega-3s and low in saturated fat had reduced risk of memory and cognitive issues with aging. … Why … Continue reading
Quinoa, this; quinoa, that. It’s as if quinoa is the *only* whole grain out there! We love quinoa, don’t get us wrong, but there are so many other options, gluten-free or not, to increase the whole grain variety in your … Continue reading
The secrets to guilt-free eating in an otherwise healthy diet, courtesy of 10 dietitians who share their favourite indulgences and tips for balancing the occasional treats. … Promising news on the GMO-front: two Democrat senators have introduced a bill that … Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, which is now celebrated in 192 countries worldwide. In honour of Earth Day 2013, here are some tips on reducing your eco footprint with the choices you make … Continue reading