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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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It’s our last semi-final match! Chia seeds may get all of the press, but sesame is coming off of an impressive upset over pumpkin seeds due to superior fibre and micronutrients. Who will take on flaxseed in the finals?
It’s an all-Canadian seed battle in this semi-final match-up! Canada is the largest producer of flaxseed, supplying over 30% of worldwide demand, and although China produces the most hempseed, Canadian crops supply much of the American market because hempseed (even … Continue reading
… The NHL Conference Finals start today, so here are our semi-final match-ups in The Tournament of Seeds… We’re going to compare the usual calories, protein and healthy fats, but plan to add some wildcard nutrients like magnesium, vitamin E … Continue reading
… Last up in our Tournament of Seeds Round 1 battles. Who will take this Food Fight!: exotic pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) or tiny and ancient sesame seeds?
… Here’s our next Round 1 match-up in the Tournament of Seeds: will it be newly popular, hippy-associating hempseed or baseball diamond staple sunflower seeds?
… … Here’s our first match-up in the tournament of seeds: famous, fibrous flaxseed or bagel-garnishing poppy seeds?
Nutrition is one of the key components to performing well in a marathon or any ultra-endurance event. To optimize athletic performance, there are an overwhelming number of nutrition factors that have an impact – these F.A.S.T. nutrition tips can help summarize … Continue reading
Completing a marathon requires strength, endurance, and stamina. To be fast requires optimal training, nutrition, and mental preparation. Nutrition is one of the key components to performing well in any sporting event; however, the longer the event gets, the more important … Continue reading
“Egg yolks almost as dangerous as smoking!“ We can see it now – legal age limits for eating eggs, children being grounded for dipping their toast soldiers in their friends’ egg yolks behind the shed in the back lane, restaurants … Continue reading
With a 13 year dry-spell in terms of new obesity drugs on the market, the FDA is making up for lost time - Belviq was approved at the end of June and Qysmia was approved just last week. Qysmia (originally called … Continue reading