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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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“People who are obese or have heart conditions should limit their fruit to one portion a day, along with four portions of vegetables. You’d still have plenty of antioxidants, but you’d bring your fructose levels and calories down.” Dr. Carel … Continue reading
An RCT published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that increased availability of calorie-free beverages (via home delivery) reduces weight gain in teenagers. The control group continued to drink higher amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages and gained significantly more … Continue reading
Formerly associated with greased up bodybuilders and sunbathing beauties, coconut oil and its related products like coconut water are now making a splash in the nutrition world. Aside from skin and hair care, the internet abounds with the so-called benefits of … Continue reading
Results from a recent meta-analysis suggest that fish oil supplementation does not significantly reduce risk of cardiovascular disease or death. Results were pooled from 20 RCT studies – some of which indicated benefit, others no difference. Interesting outcome-based finding given other … Continue reading
Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) is a traditional grain used in South America dating back to the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. In some cases the leaves of the young plants can be used in salads, but most commonly it is the grain … Continue reading
Death Defying Vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with an increased risk of death, especially in older adults who are frail. Canada’s Food Guide recommends 400 IU supplemental vitamin D per day for those over 50 … Continue reading
Greater nutritional education and support is required for youth and their families who have immigrated to a new country. A study looking at body weight in native and non-native adolescents, in several different European countries, finds that overall those who were not … Continue reading
Note: We are so excited to have the following guest post from colleague and mentor Tanis Fenton, PhD, RD! Dr. Fenton is the Nutrition Research Lead for Alberta Health Services and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, … Continue reading