Diet

A Life Changing Keto Diet Story

This is the story of one woman’s journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Laurie Nybo of Medicine Hat, Alberta agreed to share her health and weight struggles and her ultimate success through her use of the Keto Diet. Laurie works for Nutters corporate office and...

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Superfoods-Healthy Oils

Not all oils are created equal. That's the best piece of advice you can take with you when shopping for healthy oils/fats to incorporate into your diet. But hold on a minute...why would anyone want to incorporate more fats into their diet? Well, we know that the food...

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Superfoods-Yogurt

Yogurt is an ancient food, thought to have been consumed as far back as 2000 BC. But because of all the variations on the theme that we have today, the ancients wouldn't recognize yogurt as the yogurt they once knew. Once upon a time yogurt was simply a starter...

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Omega 3, 6 & 9

Once upon a time, all fats were bad. These days, health education has taken us far enough to know that the term "good fats" is not an oxymoron. We understand that some fats promote good health while others increase the risk for disease. The omegas (also referred to as...

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Superfoods-Grapes

From red, to green, to purple and almost every color in between, grapes are one of the healthiest little packages in nature. Grapes are a low glycemic food, falling between 43 and 53 on the GI scale. Recent studies connect grapes with better blood sugar balance and...

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The Glycemic Index

The Glycemic Index classifies foods based on how they affect blood sugar levels in the 2 to 3 hours following a meal. The index is based on foods high in carbohydrates since foods primarily made of fats and proteins have no significant effect on blood sugar levels....

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Prebiotics & Probiotics

Pre and probiotics are referred to as "functional foods"; foods that provide some health benefits beyond traditional nutritional values. What are Prebiotics? Prebiotics, sometimes known as fermentable fiber, are non-digestible bits of food that we eat. Why would we...

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Nutrition & The Athlete

Exercise and sports are usually classified as two different things, however, they require the same thing from every body: performance. Even for the most gentle of athletes, or for the rest of us "weekend warriors", understanding how food affects and fuels our bodies...

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Eating Disorders

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has identified and recognized three conditions with distinctive, predictable behaviours as chronic and definable eating disorders; anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating. The CMHA goes on to advise that eating...

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Fiber

Introduction Most health experts today would agree that getting enough fiber in your diet is important to attaining and maintaining overall good health, especially due to our increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Lack of exercise slows the passage of food through the...

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Sodium

Sodium is a mineral that is necessary to our body's health. Unfortunately, sodium has been vilified and become synonymous with salt, which is not entirely correct. Table salt is only 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Sodium has also been given a bad rap when associated...

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Fats

Introduction What would a turkey or roast chicken dinner be without that yummy, crunchy, flavor-filled skin? Or how much would you enjoy your meat without that charbroiled strip of fat down the side of the steak? How bleak would life be if you could never taste those...

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