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Are your kids at risk of food addiction?

According to the government of Canada's public health survey, a whopping 30% of our kids (aged 5 to ...
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Apple Black Cherry Kefir Overnight Oats

By Medisys | September 22 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This hearty, fibre-rich breakfast is a delicious alternative to hot oatmeal. The oats are soaked ...
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Lemony Yogurt Dill Dressing

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium, it's also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus ...
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Simple Tahini Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Tahini is made from ground toasted sesame seeds.  It is a source of selenium, a mineral important ...
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Jalapeño Greek Yogurt Southwestern Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Plain Greek yogurt is packed with protein and calcium, it's also a good source of riboflavin, ...
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Vegan Pulled Mushrooms and Brussels Sprout Slaw with Spicy Ginger Peanut Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking to incorporate more vegan meals and side dishes into your diet? Try this delectable, ...
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Garlic-Ginger Pumpkin Seed Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Shelled pumpkin seeds make a delicious, healthy snack either on their own (roasted or raw) and ...
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The ketogenic diet: an interview with leading cardiologist Dr. Sebag

Leading Cardiologist Dr. Ibal Sebag discusses the ketogenic diet and how to maintain a low-carb ...
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Do I really need to take a daily multivitamin?

Taking a multivitamin may seem like a convenient way to meet our basic micronutrient needs but ...
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7 superfoods to add to your grocery list

By Medisys | September 11 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes, News
A healthy, varied diet is essential for optimal health. But what about so called "superfoods"? A ...
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Halloween party? Try these healthy, spooky menu ideas

By Medisys | September 11 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for spooky Halloween menu ideas without copious amounts of sugar? Try these four ideas. ...
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 10 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Many restaurants fill their takeout boxes with portions of white rice, noodles, or other ...
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5 Minute Shrimp Salad

By Medisys | August 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This salad is easy to make, healthy, and it's truly delicious.  It’s also a great source of ...
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The Skinny on Yogurt: 4 Yogurt Myths Debunked

According to the Canadian Dairy Commission, average yogurt consumption has increased by 43.7% over ...
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Nutrition to Enhance Sports Performance

It’s no secret that physical activity has many positive effects on individual health, and that it ...
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Our Most Refreshing Summer Mocktails

By Medisys | August 08 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
There’s a mocktail movement afoot. Whether it’s a heightened awareness of the health risks of ...
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The lowdown on protein powders

It is recommended that adults consume at least 0.8g of protein per kg of body weight per ...
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How to make the perfect turkey burger

By Medisys | May 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
These turkey burgers are always a hit because they're so flavourful. It doesn't hurt that they're ...
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Fight disease with a diet rich in fibre

By Medisys | May 16 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
What is dietary fibre? Fibre is the indigestible portion of food that regulates intestinal function ...
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Why should you eat breakfast?

By Medisys | May 16 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
When you wake up in the morning, your stomach is running on empty. In order to replenish your ...
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Healthy carrot cake overnight oats

Overnight oats are a great solution for a busy morning. Oats provide fibre and protein to help keep ...
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Homemade 100% Mango Fruit Roll Ups

By Medisys | April 28 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
According to research conducted by the University of Montreal,  48.3 per cent of Canadians’ daily ...
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Is charcoal healthy?

Foods fall in and out of “fashion” like colours and cuts of jeans. Foods like kale, gogi and acai ...
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Chocolatey chia avocado bean brownies

Bring these ooey gooey chocolaty brownies to a potluck to let your colleagues test them out. The ...
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10 minute watermelon feta avocado salad

You know summer is here when watermelon is front and centre in the grocery store! Of course ...
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What you should and shouldn't eat before your workout

While most runners will worry about what to eat before, during and after training or competition, ...
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Are you drinking the calorie equivalent of a pile of donuts?

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 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 | Nutrition & Recipes, News
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 | Nutrition & Recipes, News
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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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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Eating Well While On The Go

By Medisys | March 31 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Fewer and fewer people these days are eating all of their meals at home. Making home-cooked meals ...
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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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What you need to know about Vitamin D

By Medisys | February 16 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
In a country with little, if any, opportunity to synthesize enough vitamin D during the fall and ...
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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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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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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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