Expert Advice

Are you trying to switch to a vegetarian diet?

As we start a new year, for a lot of people, it means it’s time to make some changes. For some of you, it may be to change your diet and to opt for one that excludes meat or any animal product. Vegetarianism

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What should I eat before working out?

In order to get the most out of a workout, it is important to fuel your body with the right nutrients. Did you know that glucose is the brain and muscles primary source of energy? In fact, your body needs

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What you need to know about sodium

Sodium is a mineral found in salt and has many important functions in the body. Sodium controls blood pressure along with muscle and nerve function. However, health problems can develop if too much sodium

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Are you a coffee drinker? All you need to know about caffeine

Caffeine! Our hero for those hard mornings is often subject to some controversies. Is it overall good or bad for our health? What would happen if we over consume it? How much should we consume daily? Here

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Differentiating facts from fiction

It can be hard to tease out fact from fiction when we are constantly surrounded by messages in regards to nutrition. Some health and nutrition claims are false and are not backed up by research. Here are

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Nutrition and heart disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in North America. Diet plays an important role in heart disease. For example, a diet rich in saturated fats (found mostly animal products), trans fat

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Nutrients to consider on a vegan diet

When planning your diet, it is important to consider some macro- and micronutrients that are commonly low in vegan options. These nutrients include protein, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, zinc

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What you need to know about antioxidants

As we age, our cells are naturally damaged. Cell damage can also happen when you are exposed to pollution, cigarette smoke, overexposure to the sun, toxic substances, radiation exposure, and asbestos.

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The mediterranean diet in a glimpse

This diet received significant attention when scientists highlighted the substantial difference in cardiovascular disease in many Mediterranean countries in comparison with Canada and the United States.

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Minerals and our health

What are minerals? Minerals are micronutrients that we need to consume for overall health. They are different than vitamins in that they are not broken down in the body or destroyed during cooking or in

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