- 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. They tested almost 1,500 participants and found that the way they respond to a diet is not related to their blood type. Which fad diet will be debunked next?
- Who can we blame for childhood obesity? It’s easy to target the fast food companies but it turns out that we need to take responsibility for the meals we serve children at home too! Children’s diets beyond fast food contains too few vegetables and fruits and too much processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages. A trend that is often also noted in at home and in school.
- Location, Location, Location! Choosing the right neighbourhood may mean more than the right schools. Researcher’s have found a link between the neighbourhoods people live in and their risk for obesity. People who live in neighbourhoods that are more walkable and have a higher population density have a lower risk of obesity. Of course, the cost of living in downtown Toronto means this isn’t possible for everyone BUT this research can highlight changes that can be made to other communities to make them more walkable and healthier.
- Are collard greens the food you are missing? Check out the tips and recipes for how to incorporate collards into you diet and reap the nutritional benefits.