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How pomegranates protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Recent research suggests that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting ...
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Lunch ideas that will save you thousands of calories

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | 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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Want to shed a few pounds? Replace just ONE serving of fruit juice or pop per day with flavoured water or herbal tea!

By Medisys | April 19 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Think one sugary drink (or one glass of water) won’t make a difference? Think again.
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Nutrition 101: Four things you didn't know

By Medisys | April 18 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Q: How much is too much coffee? 
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8 foods to boost your immune system

By Medisys | April 18 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s that time of year again. Perhaps you’re already fighting a cold. If you’re lucky you’ll make ...
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Foods that help fight sun damage

Most of us are familiar with the guidelines for sensible enjoyment of sunny weather - eg. no ...
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Top trending superfoods for 2018

March is National Nutrition Month in Canada and we’re looking at which top foods are trending this ...
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Reduced sugar lemon, blueberry, millet muffins

By Medisys | April 15 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Many of us enjoy a sweet treat like a warm blueberry muffin, straight from the oven, with its ...
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4 reasons to add more nuts to your diet

By Medisys | April 05 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to a large study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, ...
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Ginger-scallion steamed fish

Did you say fish? Fish is packed full of important nutrients. It is generally lower in saturated ...
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Red Thai Salmon Curry

Homemade Red Thai Salmon Curry is a simple dish that can be on the table in 20 minutes. This hearty ...
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The best-ever cauliflower mashed "fauxtatoes"

By Medisys | April 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
As yummy as mashed potatoes are – with all that added cream and butter, your mashed-potato recipe ...
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Increased fibre intake linked to 18% reduction in Type 2 diabetes risk

By Medisys | March 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Apart from weight loss and increase in physical activity, the development of type 2 diabetes can ...
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Healthy frittata recipe 

Try this frittata recipe loaded with fresh vegetables to step up your brunch game! 
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Is what you are doing to keep your food safe actually putting your health at risk?

By Medisys | March 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
We know we should wash our hands before and after handling foods, especially raw meats, rinse fruit ...
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Healthy Pepper-Crusted Salmon

By Medisys | February 24 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Salmon is a heart healthy food because it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Use a good quality ...
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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 safe?

There is a lot of hype surrounding high-protein diets in the media, within fitness communities, and ...
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

By Jessica Tong, RD | February 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Busy work days and an endless array of lunch options can make healthy work days a daunting task. By ...
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Women's nutrient needs vary depending on age. Here is what to focus on each decade.

By Medisys | January 27 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s no surprise that women have different nutrition needs than men. Hormonal changes that occur ...
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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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Canadians drink more alcohol than Americans. How much is too much? Less than you may think.

In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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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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Sesame Ginger Salmon

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This Asian-inspired salmon recipe is a favourite in my house. It also works well if you bake this ...
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Looking for healthy meal ideas? Download our free recipe book.

By Medisys | January 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Eat right with the right tips.    80% OF CANADIANS AREN’T GETTING ENOUGH of the health-promoting, ...
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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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Refined Sugar Free Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

By Medisys | November 27 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe is adapted ...
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Spiced Holiday Nuts

By Medisys | November 25 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
Sweet, salty and spicy – these walnuts have it all!  And they’re an excellent source of plant-based ...
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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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Healthy, hearty, squash and apple soup

By Medisys | October 27 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes
A simple yet delicious pureed soup perfect for a cool autumn day when locally grown apples are in ...
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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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Is the ketogenic diet healthy? 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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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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