Pesticides, GMOs and Health: 5 Facts You May Not Know

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You may have seen some headlines about pesticide residues on food, or the health impact of GMOs that caused you some concern. But what does the science say? We’ve rounded up some key facts about how these plant science innovations are regulated, and why they are important tools for the health and well-being of our…

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Plant-based Nutrition

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Although there are many options available for vegetarians, Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based registered dietitian and director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan, says, “The biggest dietary movement in Canada today is flexitarianism. People who eat a flexitarian diet eat a mostly plant-based diet but do occasionally eat meat.” As for the motivation to eat more…

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Sensational Snacks with Eggs

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By Carol Harrison, RD  Eggs are one of the most versatile superfoods. Many Canadians—including me—eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their appeal is obvious: eggs are delicious and easy to prepare, and they’re a budget-friendly source of protein and other essential nutrients. With all of these benefits in mind, I can’t help but wonder:…

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“Healthy Eating” or “Unhealthy Obsession”?  

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By Erin Phelan  If you work in the fitness industry, you are familiar with the shades of grey surrounding healthy eating. Food is a complex issue, and highly emotional for many of our clients –  not simply those who are overweight, or are living with obesity. For a percentage of our clients, healthy food becomes…

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Celebrate Food as More than Nourishment

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By Carol Harrison, RD As we move beyond the pandemic, many Canadians intend to recommit to improving and maintaining their health. How can we, as fitness professionals, help? Not only are we craving better health, we are craving connection too. That includes the connection to the people who produce our food, the people we eat…

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Food Substitutes for Healthier Meals 

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What we eat matters. Food is a source of nourishment for our body and mind and choosing the right kind to eat is essential for good overall health. Good nutrition is even more important than the hours we spend in the gym. Foods that are good for us are the ones packed with nutrients that…

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Food Substitutes for Healthier Meals 

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What we eat matters. Food is a source of nourishment for our body and mind and choosing the right kind to eat is essential for good overall health. Good nutrition is even more important than the hours we spend in the gym. Foods that are good for us are the ones packed with nutrients that…

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Everything You Need to Know About Eggs  

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By Carol Harrison, RD  March is Nutrition Month in Canada, and it’s a great opportunity to remind your fitness clients and class participants about the synergistic effects of eating well and exercising. Don’t be surprised if they have questions – there’s a lot of conflicting and confusing nutrition advice out there.   Keeping up with developments…

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Get to Know Paleo: An Introduction to the “Caveman” Lifestyle

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By Marilyn Napoli How many options is too many options? A burning question to be asked when it comes to the world of health and wellness. With a plethora of dietary options and information, it’s sometimes hard to solely focus on just one topic and filter through all the “fluff”. That’s why I caught up…

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What’s All the Buzz About Plant-Based Diets? 

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By Carol Harrison, RD  It seems everywhere you look on social media, lifestyle influencers and trendy eateries are touting the benefits of plant-based diets. We could all benefit from eating more veggies, fruit, and other whole plant foods, but what is often missing in the conversation is a critical look at what should come off…

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