nutrition Tag

It's never too late to take steps to improve your health. Will today be your day? Sit less, move more. Consider the ways you can add more activity into your day...

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...

These days, it's hard to miss the scores of articles and papers proclaiming the next wonder foods for gut health optimization. Scientists are discovering the central role gut bacteria plays in our health, and though it may be tempting to latch on to each new...

For many years, I greeted December and the upcoming holiday season with both anticipation and trepidation. I looked forward to time with family and friends, but more or less dreaded the "holiday hoopla" that seemed to cover the month from start to finish. While some people...

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...

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...