- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 18:03
- Written by Caitlin Gajdostik, Lisa Hallet and Jodi Twerdun
Calgary nutrition experts uncover what's fact versus fiction
Is your daily egg for breakfast going to cause heart problems? Is eating meals late at night going to cause you to gain weight?
These questions can be a cause for concern and confusion for many health-conscious individuals, according to three Calgary nutrition experts.
- Published on Saturday, 13 April 2013 01:13
- Written by Larissa Pinhal
Small steps make it easier to get healthy, says dietician
While many of us strive to maintain a healthy diet, we're bombarded daily with complicated diet fads and celebrity news that remind us of our not-so-healthy decisions.
But rather than feeling defeated, making small adjustments can guide us into better habits and healthier lifestyle, says Maira Quintanilha, a registered dietician for Alberta Health Services.
She suggests the following five tips to help you reduce sugar, salt and fat in your diet.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:34
- Written by Hannah Cawsey
Caffeine in tea more gentle than in coffee, says doctor
The health benefits of green tea have been widely reported, but there are many other teas that also have health benefits.
Jonathan Kane, owner of the Naked Leaf located on 10th Street in Kensington, explained that green tea is in the news because the original studies on the tea's health benefits came out of Japan, where the drink of choice is green tea.
It is a common misconception that only green tea is good for the drinker, but Kane said all teas start out the same.
- Published on Monday, 04 February 2013 19:39
- Written by Shannon Galley
Hemp, flax and chia seeds pack nutritious punch
Seeds are a simple way to add some extra nutrition to everyday meals.
Heather Grant is a nutritionist with Fired-Up Fitness, a local boot-camp business. She says everyone should eat seeds as part of their daily diet, but they become especially important in vegetarian and vegan diets.
"Including seeds in your diet is for essential fats, mainly as a source of omega-3," Grant says.