Tag Archives: Food Safety

Why bigger may not better when it comes to certain fish

Fish certainly offers a bounty of benefits – an arsenal of health promoting  and disease-fighting compounds right through the life cycle. But, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, there are some you definitely want to avoid: large reef or tropical fish. These fish contain a toxin […]

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Bring a sandwich to work day!

Brown bagging your lunches  can offer a bonanza of  savings – both calories and potentially big bucks over time. But more importantly, think of it as an opportunity to boost your nutritional status. When you pack your own eats, you’re in the driver’s seat – nutrient-packed veggies, whole grains and lean proteins are then easier  […]

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5 easy ways to help stop portion distortion

Portion distortion is definitely a major contributor to girth control issues. Even if you’re going for healthy options (other than maybe low-calorie vegetables),  large servings can make the calories and pounds add up. While everyone knows that large servings of  high calorie fare such as  cake, cookies and fried snack foods can contribute to weight […]

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Moldy food facts: a little mold can’t hurt you – or can it?

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  […]

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What do Passover and Easter have in common? Chocolate, of course!

What do Passover and Easter have in common? While Passover may seem to be all about matzo, those celebrating the holiday know that it’s also about chocolate. Just check any store selling Passover goods and you’ll see shelf after shelf of the confection. It’s also about eggs, which seem to be in so many offerings. […]

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Is it wise to eat carbs?

Carb bashing by various self-styled experts continues unabated – despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary. With the popularity of books such as Wheat Belly and Grain Brain, many are being persuaded to once again opt for low-carb diets rather than selecting healthier carbs. Are you among those starting to again question the wisdom of […]

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Hooked on tuna? Go Canadian!

Tuna gets a bad rap- Canadian tuna, that is. Warnings abound about the risks of eating tuna due to the potential consequences of  ingesting mercury.  Even Health Canada  offers advice on the types of fish that should be eaten less often and tuna is at the top of the list.  Yet somehow Canadian tuna from […]

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Foodborne illness replay: Party hard – eat safe

Toronto is finally getting some global recognition in the food world. Unfortunately it’s not the kind of attention we’d like. Everyone is hearing about the Canadian National Exhibition and the Cronutburger’s possible link to foodborne illness. Here’s a replay from last November with some tips on avoiding food poisoning.   Are you tired of hearing […]

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