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3 Delicious DIY popsicles - not just for kids!

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
There are few things more nostalgic than a sticky, drippy, brightly-coloured popsicle on a hot ...
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3 no-fridge-required summer lunches

If you’re back at the office, you may be avoiding high-touch areas like the staff kitchen, ...
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6 Tips for Healthier Grilling

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s the season to fire up the barbecue! But depending on what you throw on the grill – and how ...
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How to stock your own office pantry

With cafeterias, food courts and communal kitchens being closed during this phase of the ...
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Optimize your energy levels through your diet

If you’ve been working from home for the last several weeks, your diet has likely fallen into one ...
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Video: How to cut an onion like a pro

Onions add flavour (not calories) to any dish. Melanie Yelland, Registered Dietitian, Medisys ...
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Celebrate with refined-sugar free watermelon birthday "cake"

By Medisys | April 30 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday ...
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The perfect #WFH lunch guide

If lunchtime during the COVID-19 pandemic has morphed into a steady stream of snacks consumed ...
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4 Easy make-ahead power snacks

By Medisys | April 27 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content — or some delicious work-from-home snacks! Carve out ...
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Educational video: Mindful eating

Do you find yourself “dashboard dining” or eating “al desko”?   These unhealthy eating practices ...
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Recipe: Blood-sugar balancing chocolate bark

Balancing our blood sugar plays an important role in keeping our mood stabilized. Blood sugar ...
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How to optimize your mental health through food

By the age of 40, half of us will experience a mental illness like depression or anxiety. We know ...
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#StayHome Recipe Guide - Free download

Medisys’ Registered Dietitians across Canada developed this recipe guide to help you thrive in the ...
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4 crowd-pleasing freezer recipes

Freezer food often brings thoughts of frozen peas and your mother’s tried and true casserole. But ...
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The Ultimate Freezer Guide (How to make your grocery shop last)

The frozen food aisles of many grocery stores are sparse as retailers struggle to keep up with ...
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Pandemic meal planning: 4 wholesome pantry recipes

Are you short on fresh produce? Unable to grocery shop? Trying to make use of the pantry and ...
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Recipe: no-bake energy bites

By Medisys | March 25 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Makes about 20-25 bites.
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Recipe: Golden temple soup

This cozy, bright, and nourishing “golden temple” soup is loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients ...
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5 Food and nutrition trends for 2020

Trends in the food and nutrition world seem to change as quickly as the 52-week fashion cycle, but ...
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5 Reasons why you should cook with your kids

I lingered around my mother in the kitchen and watched her cook while I was growing up. Regularly, ...
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How to nourish from the inside out

March is nutrition month in Canada and this year’s campaign theme is “More than Food”. We couldn’t ...
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The plant-based diet - a beginner's guide

A plant-based lifestyle has become increasingly popular, and for good reason: it can help optimize ...
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5 Tips for a healthy Super Bowl

Whether you’re a diehard football fan or are just tuning in for the commercials, there’s one thing ...
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Considering a juice cleanse? Here's why you should reconsider

Do you feel like your healthy habits were de-railed this holiday season? Perhaps you enjoyed more ...
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Nutrigenomix®: 3 Surprising Things A Nutrigenomics Test Can Reveal

I recently had a client sum up his last three decades this way: “In our twenties, all our friends ...
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Recipe: Hearty Instant Pot Carnitas

By Jessica Tong, RD | November 11 2019 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe, created by Jessica Tong, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant at Medisys, is ...
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10 superfoods that are keto diet friendly

By Medisys | November 04 2019 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
If you are cutting carbs by reducing your consumption of highly-processed foods and refined sugar, ...
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Simple steps to preventing diabetes

About 3.0 million Canadians are living with diagnosed diabetes and an additional 1.5 million have ...
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How mental health affects digestion

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous? How about “going with your gut” ...
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Recipe : lentil stew with leafy greens

This hearty, richly flavored lentil stew with leafy greens and mushrooms will become your ...
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Energizing peanut butter banana smoothie

Do you tend to suffer a sleepiness attack after lunch? This smoothie is a great mid-afternoon pick ...
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Feed your brain for success

Your brain is always working and burning energy. While the brain represents just 2% of a person’s ...
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Five ways to spice up your salad

A salad always an easy and healthy option  for lunch or dinner– but that big bowl of leafy greens ...
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Break through your weight-loss plateau

If you have ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably experienced a weight loss plateau and know ...
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Nutrigenetics: the future of personalized nutrition

Consider this scenario: two men of the same age, weight, and height, with similar lifestyles, both ...
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Easy ways to minimize food waste

Believe it or not, almost half of all food produced worldwide ends up in the trash — whether during ...
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What's in your plate can save the planet

We know that our diet has a significant impact on our health, but we don’t always think about the ...
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What you need to know about Vitamin D

By Medisys | May 15 2019 | Nutrition & Recipes
In a country with little, if any, opportunity to synthesize enough vitamin D during the fall and ...
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Greek Spaghetti Squash Bowl

An excellent alternative to pasta, this spaghetti squash bowl will satisfy your cravings for Greek ...
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The best foods for women as they age

It’s no surprise that women have different nutritional needs than men. Hormonal changes that occur ...
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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 03 2019 | Nutrition & Recipes
Think one sugary drink (or one glass of water) won’t make a difference? Think again.
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Recipe: Gluten-free, high-protein Dutch baby

Inspired by David Eyre’s pancake from the New York Times Cookbook, Jessica’s version of the Dutch ...
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What to eat for a radiant, healthy skin

Today more than ever, both in adolescence and in adulthood, men and women feel increased pressure ...
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Swap your beef burger for a plant-based one

By Medisys | March 18 2019 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Whether you're looking to reduce your meat consumption, find a substitus to dairy products because ...
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Unlock the Potential of Food

Food has the potential to offer a variety of benefits, including increased energy, decreased risk ...
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Healthy Food Swaps

When it comes to eating healthy, small changes can add up to offer huge health benefits. These ...
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The Truth about Soy: Busting the Myths

In today's era of endless content, there is an abundance of sources discussing what to include, or ...
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The Ketogenic Diet - A Beginners Guide

The Ketogenic diet has been rising in popularity over the past few years thanks to its many ...
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Overeating: mind the portions!

Did you find yourself over indulging latly? Don’t feel badly about it; you now have time to get ...
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Quick and easy lunch ideas

The table below includes a list of healthy snacks that can easily be made into lunches. Be ...
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4 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

One smoothie does not fit all flavour preferences. These smoothie recipes are meals designed by ...
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DIY Fajita Spice Mix - A Perfect Holiday Gift for Foodies

By Meghan Wilton | November 06 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
For the foodies on your holiday list, try a DIY healthy edible treat. Complement the gift with a ...
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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Gingerbread Granola

By Meghan Wilton | November 06 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
For the foodies on your holiday list, try a DIY healthy edible treat. Complement the gift with a ...
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9 Tips for Healthier, Happier Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, our social calendars begin to become filled with parties, ...
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5 Holiday Meal Hacks

Is a healthy family feast on your wish list this year? Studies show that the average weight gain ...
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Beet hummus - an easy, healthy, festive, holiday dip!

By Medisys | November 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for an easy, festive holiday recipe to serve at your next company pot luck or holiday ...
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Refined Sugar Free Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

By Medisys | November 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe is adapted ...
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MOST ADULTS GAIN 1-5 POUNDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND KEEP IT ON

By Medisys | November 01 2018 | 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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Looking for Healthier Holiday Treats? Try Our Sugar Free, Alcohol-Free Eggnog!

By Medisys | November 01 2018 | 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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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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