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5 foods that are falling off the popularity list (for good reason)

By Jessica Tong, RD | February 15 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Some food trends stick around for decades, others fall in and out of fashion like styles of jeans. ...
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7 superfoods to watch out for in 2018

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
A healthy, varied diet is essential for optimal health. But what about so called "superfoods"? A ...
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The anti-inflammatory diet. Your questions answered.

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Inflammation is a localized response of the immune system to an external (infection, allergy, burn, ...
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Swap your beef burger for a plant-based one

By Medisys | February 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
According to restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in New York, "plant-based" foods will ...
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Are high-protein diets worth the hype?

There is a lot of hype surrounding high-protein diets in the media, within fitness communities, and ...
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Homemade shrimp wonton soup

Warm up to a bowl of Jessica Tong's ginger chicken broth with homemade shrimp wontons. 
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Gluten-free mini banana pancakes

These mini pancakes are perfect for lazy weekend mornings. Serve with plain Greek yogurt for a ...
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New study suggests dragon fruit may have anti-diabetic properties

Dragon fruit (also called pitaya) is a brightly coloured, beautiful fuit that grows on cacti. Rich ...
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28 grams of nuts a day keeps the doctor away

By Medisys | January 18 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to a large study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, ...
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What does "clean eating" really mean?

Is gluten bad for you? Should you only buy organic? Is a plant-based diet healthier? Healthy eating ...
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Healthy, hearty, wild mushroom, lentil, and barley soup

By Medisys | January 16 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Although quick and easy to prepare, this soup is loaded with nutrition and will keep you full until ...
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Guess what a 2,000 Calorie lunch looks like

By Medisys | January 06 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that eating an excess of just 150 Calories a day can lead to 15 pounds a year of ...
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Guess why your diet isn't working? Hint: it may have nothing to do with food.

By Medisys | January 04 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
          Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet will always be important ...
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Why fasting often backfires, leading to longer-term weight gain

Some claim fasting is the pathway to sustainable weight loss, optimal health, and even longer ...
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Think artificial sweeteners are a better choice? Think again!

By Jessica Tong, RD; Andrea Stokes RD, and Dr. Farrell Cahill, Senior Research Lead, Medisys Health ...
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MOST ADULTS GAIN 1-5 POUNDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND KEEP IT ON

By Medisys | December 18 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
December holidays come but once a year, can’t we let loose a little? Do you really want me to spoil ...
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How to avoid putting on those 'holiday party pounds'

Most of us know that eggnog, shortbread cookies, mini sausage rolls, turkey stuffing and mini ...
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Recipe Booklet

By Medisys | December 01 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Eat right with the right tips.  Download the Medisys Recipe Booklet for healthy and delicious meal ...
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Refined Sugar Free Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

By Medisys | November 27 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe is adapted ...
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Beet hummus - an easy, healthy, festive, holiday dip!

By Medisys | November 24 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for an easy, festive holiday recipe to serve at your company pot luck? Try our beet ...
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9 Common Nutrition Myths Debunked

Registered Dietitian Lily Elizabeth Lam takes nine rampant health myths to task in order to ...
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What it means to "eat a rainbow” and why it matters

Put your health first and try to include a variety of fruits and vegetables from each colour ...
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Why the pumpkin is the queen of the season

Between Thanksgiving and Halloween, each autumn, hundreds of thousands of pumpkins are honored – ...
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10 super healthy foods to add to your grocery list

By Medisys | October 05 2017 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
If you are cutting carbs by reducing your consumption of highly-processed foods and refined sugar, ...
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Cutting carbs?  Try our healthy low-carb meal planner!

Low-carb living shouldn't mean eating bacon, cold cuts, and high-fat cheese for every meal! If you ...
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Ketogenic Diet 101: An interview with leading cardiologist Dr. Sebag

Find out what leading Cardiologist, Dr. Ibal Sebag, has to say about the ketogenic diet, and gain ...
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Hearty, high fibre, lentil vegetable soup

By Donna Acal, RD | September 08 2017 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Not only is this hearty lentil soup high in fibre and great for those crisp autumn evenings, it’s ...
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Are you drinking the calorie equivalent of a pile of donuts?

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 07 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Do you enjoy a glass of wine to help you unwind after a stressful work day or a cold beer on a hot ...
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How to practice "mindful eating" in five easy steps

By Andrea Stokes | September 01 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Meet Andrea Stokes, Registered Dietitian. Andrea is based out of the Definitions clinic in St. ...
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Want to combat heart disease? Eat more chocolate!

According to research, chocolate helps prevent heart disease, fights cell damage, and improves ...
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Think diet pop is a better choice? Consider this...

Consuming zero calorie sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain and a host of other health ...
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Three reasons why your diet isn’t working

By Medisys | August 12 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Here are three common diet traps that may be stopping you from reaching your weight loss goals.
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

Busy work days and an endless array of lunch options can make healthy work days a daunting task. By ...
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How to Build Healthier Snacks

Balance your day with simple snacks that are low in sugar and rich in protein and healthy ...
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Why you should eat more fermented foods 

By Medisys | July 31 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
If you don't eat fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, kombucha or natto, consider ...
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Lentil marinara sauce

I love this lentil marinara sauce on spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or shirataki noodles but ...
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How pomegranates protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease

By Medisys | July 29 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Recent research suggests that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting ...
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Want lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease? Eat more pistachios!

Consuming pistachio nuts may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease in part by decreasing ...
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Potassium: think outside the banana!

By Medisys | June 30 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
When it comes to potassium, think outside the banana. 
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To roast or not to roast? That is the question.

The sweet potato is an extremely versatile vegetable which has been studied for its anti-cancer, ...
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Relying on takeout? How to stay on track when dining out for every meal

        Staying healthy while travelling can be tough. Medisys Registered Dietitian Jessica Tong ...
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Substitutions to your lunch order that will save you thousands of Calories

By Medisys | June 08 2017 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that the average order of Pad Thai contains TWO DAYS worth of sodium and over 1,500 ...
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Ahi Tuna Poke

By Medisys | May 05 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
  Ahi Tuna Poke Ingredients Rice: 1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice (cooked and cooled, or use leftover ...
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Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

By Medisys | April 04 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Pure dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) which can ...
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How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Slow Aging

If you don't consider your chromosomes when deciding what to eat and what not to eat, it might be ...
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Celebrate with refined-sugar free watermelon birthday "cake"

By Medisys | March 03 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday ...
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Mexican Greek Yogurt Dip

By Medisys | February 17 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Think you are too young to worry about bone health? Think again. After age 30, our bone density ...
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Canadian kids are getting about half of their daily Calories from ultra-processed, addictive foods

        A new report commissioned by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada and conducted by the ...
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Pomegranate Chocolate Freezer Cookies

By Medisys | January 19 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
These delectable three ingredient “cookies” are so easy to make that you barely need a recipe!
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Canadians Drink More Alcohol than Americans. How Much Alcohol is Too Much?

In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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Looking for Healthier Holiday Treats? Try This Sugar Free Eggnog!

By Medisys | December 20 2016 | Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that the average Canadian over the age of 15 drinks 10 litres of pure alcohol per ...
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Replacing just one sugary beverage a day with water could help you shed significant weight

By Medisys | August 22 2016 | Nutrition & Recipes
Think one sugary drink (or one glass of water) won’t make a difference? Think again.
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8 ways to curb sugar cravings

By Medisys | January 11 2016 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
If you’re committed to kicking your sugar habit, try our free 30-day no-sugar challenge.  Excessive ...
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Sun Dried Tomato Kale Chips

By Medisys | June 12 2015 | Nutrition & Recipes
Love snacking? Kale chips are packed with beta-carotene, lutein and vitamins C and K. Great for ...
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Nutrition Month - Eating Well When Not at Home

By Medisys | March 18 2015 | Nutrition & Recipes
Boosting your energy This year’s Nutrition Month campaign focuses on eating well away from home, ...
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8 nutrition strategies to promote a good night’s sleep…and control your weight

Feeling tired and irritable aren’t the only consequences of poor sleep. Getting too little sleep ...
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