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Protein: what’s the best time to eat it?

In a recent post, I covered the issues of protein requirements but I also touched on the timing of consuming that protein. Spreading it out through the day, rather than the typical pattern of having a protein-heavy dinner, offers numerous health perks including weight control benefits. But here’s some surprising news: the order in which […]

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For the new year: make produce half your plate

It’s that time of year again- a return to routines. For some, it’s back to school time and for others, a return to more rigid work schedules and the end of summer relaxation. Some people have been looking forward to it, particularly parents who are eager to see their kids go back to school while […]

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The many aliases of sugar lurking in your food

Canadians want to know how much sugar is added to our food- not surprising considering  a recent study found that two thirds of packaged food in Canada have added sugar.  Just a few years ago, it seemed that Health Canada wanted to help us in our quests to make healthier choices by including an Added […]

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5 tips for avoiding winter weight gain

Here we go again. It’s that time of year when energy levels wane while appetites and food cravings gear up for winter. As spring approaches and many people take stock of their weight, all too often, they blame holiday eating as the culprit for any extra pounds accumulated over the winter. But in fact, the […]

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The #1 thing you’re not doing with your watermelon but should

  It’s that time of year when you see shoppers leaning over bins of watermelons, madly tapping them in an effort to find the perfect ripe melon. After paying for them, for safe transport, these large fruits are often placed in car trunks or on the floor. They’re then brought in the house and placed […]

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Nutrition Month 2016: Smart Stocks for the Kitchen

  Have you been taking part  in this year’s  Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month, Take a 100 meal journey, make small changes, one meal at a time?  If so,  are you making any headway? If  you haven’t managed to make changes  or  haven’t been part of the action,  it’s not too late to jump on […]

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Buy Parmesan by the piece and skip the wood pulp

When I was young, I hated Parmesan cheese. Or at least, I thought it was Parmesan cheese. It came in a can and was found on the supermarket store shelf – not the refrigerated section. The smell was absolutely horrible to me. As I got older, I graduated to almost liking the grated stuff that […]

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Pulses- A Rising Culinary Star

Nowadays in our multi-cultural society, our culinary horizons   are being  broadened, and  ethnic dishes are no longer foreign offerings. Consequently the pleasure of pulses are yet again being discovered as star chefs incorporate them into their repertoires. Pulses partner wonderfully with seasonings from every cuisine and can be part of any course of any meal. […]

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