Nutrition & Recipes

It's always a good idea to eat a balanced diet - and achieving optimal health through food and nutrition isn't accomplished by following fads or restricting yourself to a mere handful of trendy foods. Good health is best supported by eating a variety of nutritious...

There's all sorts of information "out there" about what we should and shouldn't be eating to bolster our aging brains and prevent related disease.  Happily, Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide (An Evidence - Based Approach to...

Our communications expert and lifestyle writer, Catherine Cameron, makes these Energy Balls to enjoy after teaching fitness classes, training clients (she's taught fitness classes for 30 years and also trains clients), or just when a healthy snack is in order. They're vegan, and they're loaded with...

Canada’s revised food guide was released today, and with it, have come some substantial changes. The new guide no longer breaks down into four food groups with a suggested number of daily servings for each. Instead of specific serving recommendations, the new guide presents a...

Intermittent Fasting is arguably one of the biggest health trends in recent years and has been associated with numerous related benefits.  I wrote about this topic over a year ago (check my original blog here) and thought now would be a great opportunity...

As a continuation from my Carbohydrate 101 article, I have broken down another well-known macronutrient called protein.  In this post, I will take you through what proteins are, how they are created, and some common foods that contain them. What are proteins? Proteins are organic...

Our favorite super foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, that minimize the cell damage that can lead to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases. Although one of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat a wide variety of vitamin-rich foods,...

One of the biggest struggles when trying to optimize one’s lifestyle is transforming nutritional habits.  By far, the most common questions I get as a coach and friend are related to food composition, the what of nutrition.  What are good proteins? Fats? What...

Salads are a fantastic way to get at least four servings of vegetables a day. As a vegetarian of three decades, turned vegan, they're a daily staple for me. Today I'm sharing tips to help you build a nutrition-packed salad that will have you coming...

[fvplayer src="https://deerfields.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DeerFields-Medium-AB-discusses-health-benefits-of-coffee.mov" width="854" height="480"] Coffee. For some it is the elixir of life, and for the majority, the preferred fuel to get the human body going. Statistics show coffee consumption has gradually increased over the years peaking at 4.87 million 60 Kg bags being sold in...