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Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Gluten is a mixture of proteins in wheat and other grains like barley, rye, and oat. Gluten can cause health problems for those with gluten-related...
Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour...

How beet may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain,...
Carbs or carbohydrates – Good, Bad, or What

Carbs or carbohydrates – Good, Bad, or What?

“Carbs,” or carbohydrates, seem to be making a lot of news these days. Are they good or bad—in fact, what are they? They’re your body’s...
Dietary salt

Dietary salt, the silent killer: How much is too much?

Salt is the universal flavour enhancer and we can’t seem to get enough of it. While preparing food at home, or while buying prepared food...
The type of sugar you eat may trigger fullness

The type of sugar you eat may trigger fullness — or cravings for more...

Sugar gets a lot of bad press, and for good reason. Too much of it increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart attack and...
Thinking you're 'on a diet' is half the problem – here's how to be a mindful eater

Thinking you’re ‘on a diet’ is half the problem – here’s how to be...

Adult obesity rates began to increase dramatically in Western society in the 1980s, due to an increase in the popularity and consumption of high-energy...
Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss – and what the science says

Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss

And what the science says When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins. These five supplements claim to speed up weight...
Should you take dietary supplements

Should you take dietary supplements?

When you reach for that bottle of vitamin C or fish oil pills, you might wonder how well they’ll work and if they’re safe....
6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

6 important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy

You know that folic acid is essential for having a healthy baby -  taking recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily before and...