Healthy Food

Eating smart doesn’t have to be a chore. Discover the latest health diets, helpful tips and advice from trusted nutritionists for making good (and tasty) choices when it comes to your food.

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Fat Facts and Fallacies

Fat is a dietary evil—or so you probably think. The food industry has exploited this belief in order to sell...

Nuts: A Healthy Snack Choice

Craving a crunchy snack? Try munching on some nuts for a healthy treat. Whether you pick sweet, yogourt coated peanuts,...

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Bone Up on Salmon

If you're a steak lover who can't imagine a complete meal without meat try this heart-healthy alternative. Salmon is low...

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When Food is Love

When the holidays arrive, there’s often no way to avoid being stuck in the house with lots of relatives, friends...

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Feed Your Sweet Tooth on Fruit

You know the drill: for optimal health you're supposed to get four or five servings of fruit a day. Stop...

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“Raw” Sugar: A Raw Deal?

Get the dirt on raw sugar. Think processing has ruined the food industry? You may be right, but sometimes processed...

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Sneaking in Fibre

Fill up on fibre by making minor modifications to your diet. You can get this must-have into your meals with...

Food Myths Revealed

Think red wine's good for you, and coffee causes cancer? Get the truth about common food falsehoods.

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Food Labels Deciphered

Uncover the truth about your fave foods with these clever detective strategies. Learn how to interpret food labels so you...

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Perfect Portion Size Guide

Most of us underestimate portions and, therefore, calories by at least 25 per cent—meaning that you could eat hundreds of...

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Egg Secrets

Get familiar with this scrumptious staple. This is what you've gotta know about buying, cooking, and storing eggs.

Pomegranates: 21st Century Superfood

Loaded with vitamins C and B, potassium, folic acid and iron, the pomegranate is a health giant. Plus, it has...

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Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal

North American eating habits have changed over the last few decades.

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Ask The Nutritionist

Common Questions about Vitamins and Supplements

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Organic Foods: The debate

Should we spend the extra money for organic foods? Experts from each side of the debate present their arguments

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Fast Food Facts

The news is not all bad. Reader’s Digest rates the best and the worst.

The Antioxidant Myth

Free radicals bad, antioxidants good, right? For the supplements industry, the truth might be a hard pill to swallow

Shopping for Sweets with Diabetes

Snacking isn't right for everyone who has diabetes, but for some people, especially those who go more than four or...

Choosing Foods Low on the Glycemic Index

What's the difference between mashed potatoes and spaghetti? The potatoes tend to send blood sugar up high in a hurry,...

Are You Eating the Right Things? Quiz

Check your food diary to help you to answer the following questions. For each, circle the number to the left...

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Are Functional Foods Effective?

Most functional food products promise more than they have been proven to deliver.