It’s a time of year so many of us impatiently await: peach season. Is there anything better than enjoying a luscious local peach? It’s true that trying to stop the ...
In yesterday’s post, I highlighted Health Canada’s proposed changes to the nutrition labelling regulations involving sugar. But there is so much more great news to share about the proposals. Check out all the info below for a taste. Here are a few highlights: • Serving sizes will be standardized You will no longer need […]
There was a great deal of excitement here on Monday with the announcement that Health Canada is proposing real change on the nutrition labelling front. Before talking about the changes, it’s important to recognize that these are only proposed changes. The government has launched a series of online public consultations to get input from various […]
It’s that time of year when a bounty of local produce at a farmer’s market can be mighty tempting indeed. While upping your fruit and vegetable purchases is certainly a smart nutritional move, how often in your quest for healthy eating have you simply bought too much produce? The result can be an excess of […]
Temperature’s soaring and you’re fading fast. You’re obviously in need of liquid refreshment but what do you reach for? From water and juices to iced coffee, tea and frozen offerings, the choices are endless. So what’s the cost of your preferred thirst quencher? If it’s full of sugar, accumulating research says it could be take […]
As you head outdoors this weekend, are you heeding the advice to wear sunscreen? If so, here’s a reminder that even though your skin may be exposed to the intense summer sun’s rays, your production of the sunshine vitamin is being blocked. So even if you’re outside basking in the sun, don’t forget your vitamin […]
Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Linda Searle McCarthy writes about how to decipher labels on fish oil supplements. She says, “My husband came home with a different bottle of omega-3s than I usually get and in comparing the labels, I found more questions than answers. Webber Triple Strength Omega-3 says it has 1407 mg with […]
Watch John Oliver’s take on Dr. Oz – it’s brilliant. We need him in government!
• Protein boosts your metabolic rate In scientific terms, protein induces thermogenesis – a heating effect on the body. Think of it as turning up your thermostat and burning more fuel. While all 3 macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates – increase your calorie burning after you eat them, protein has the greatest impact. This […]