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Health & Wellness

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The War on Trans Fats

Fat is an important part of any healthy diet. It provides essential fatty acids and energy, and helps the body absorb needed vitamins like A, D and E. To function properly, our body needs a steady minimum intake of fatty acids. But not all fats are made equal. What about trans fats? Are they really...

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Surviving the Holiday Excess

The holidays are just a few days away. For many people, it’s a time of no-holds-barred excess: Non-stop eating and drinking, busy days and late nights. And, of course, several rounds of shopping-til-you-drop. All this can add up to a lot of unwanted waste, hangovers and extra pounds. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to...

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What Do Food Expiry Dates Really Mean?

A lot of people throw out food as soon as it reaches its expiration date. But can you actually poison yourself by eating expired food? The dates marked on packaged foods are important and useful, but only if they are properly understood and interpreted. And that’s where the problem lies. Vast quantities of perfectly healthy...

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Co-Workers Making You Sick?

Your co-worker is doubled over with another coughing fit. Should you be worried? After all, anyone who works in an office knows just how hard is to stay healthy during cold and flu season. It certainly doesn’t help when co-workers show up sniffing and sneezing. Fortunately, coughing or sneezing does not necessarily pose a high...

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Inspiring Food Guides

Canadians can expect to see a new Canada’s Food Guide before the end of 2018. This redesign is great news given that the current version , which dates back to 2007, is fairly outdated. The new guide is expected to take a broader view to food and focus more on how we should be eating...

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Gluten-Free Food: The Latest Trend or a Lifestyle Worth Adopting?

For a very long time, wheat went hand-in-hand with good health. In fact, at one time it was the key staple in many people’s diet. But a growing number of consumers are now associating gluten-free foods with higher energy levels and weight loss. A recent study even reported that 78% of people who buy gluten-free...

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Canada’s Food Guide: Past, Present and Future

Canada’s Food Guide has evolved considerably since it first appeared in 1942, when it was originally called “Canada’s Official Food Rules.” Intended as a nutrition program to improve the health of Canadians during wartime, it promoted foods that would ensure optimal nutrition in the context of food rationing and poverty. The rules featured six food...

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Allergens 101

Sarah is an active little girl who is hungry all the time! But even when her mom makes her favourite food, eating is no longer fun. Sarah suffers from several severe food allergies. Just a few weeks ago, Sarah was rushed to the hospital and almost died. Simply because she had eaten something containing an...

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Les allergies alimentaires semblent être en hausse depuis quelques années. Quelles sont les causes qui expliquent cette augmentation?
Food Allergies: A Growing Problem?

There has been an alarming increase in food allergies in recent years, especially among children. It has been reported that the number of children suffering from food allergies has jumped by nearly 20% in 10 years, with serious cases becoming increasingly common. The biggest increase appears be peanut allergies. A reported 1 in 50 children...

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What’s the difference between hard water and soft water?
Soft Water vs. Hard Water: Which One Is Flowing From Your Tap?

Water is at the very centre of our lives, and one of our most valuable resources. We all use and depend on it daily for cleaning and for safe drinking water. But did you know that roughly half of all Canadians have soft water while the other half has hard water? So what’s the difference...

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