Welcome to part two of my blog series on coffee and caffeine. This topic has been inspired by many of my clients in private practice who have expressed legitimate concern wondering if they drink too much coffee. Therefore, today we will delve into Health Canada recommendations for daily caffeine limit and I will breakdown the caffeine content in common beverages!
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How much Caffeine is Safe to Consume?
Much research has been done on the health effects of coffee and the consensus has been reached that ‘when consumed in moderation’, there do not appear to be adverse affects to our overall health. In fact, as discussed in my previous post, there appear...Read More
I am writing this blog with sunlight streaming in and a piping hot coffee in hand. If you are also a fan of coffee, one of the most popular beverages in the world, you may already be familiar with the noted health benefits or you may have sat puzzled when news stories raised concern for its possible negative effects. Today, I will explore the impact of coffee on our health! Stay tuned for my next posting where I will breakdown how much caffeine per day and the amounts in different beverages.
Caffeine has been consumed for thousands of years as a stimulant and can be found in common beverages like coffee, tea, soft...
In effort to cut down on total calories and total fat, it is not uncommon for ‘health-conscious’ consumers to forgo their yellow yolks and instead opt for merely the egg whites. Have you ever wondered if this is actually an advantageous practice for cholesterol lowering? Today, I will explore the 'whole egg truth'.
Have you heard through the ‘grape vine’ that red wine is heart healthy? Well, this may be attributed to a type of naturally occurring antioxidant (aka polyphenol) called resveratrol. Today we will explore resveratrol, how it works along with the possible health benefits!
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What is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a type of antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes. Red wine contains more polyphenols than white wine since red wine is fermented in grape skins for longer periods. Resveratrol can be found in other foods as well such as grapes, peanuts, cranberries, blueberries and grape juice.
Health Benefits of Red Wine:
Resveratrol appears to protect the lining of blood vessels by preventing plaque build-up, this decreases the...
Welcome to the middle of the month dedicated to promoting Heart Health. To help celebrate this momentous time, I have brought in my very first guest blogger Amanda Li, the talented Registered Dietitian and chef. Amanda has a passion for creating the finest foods to foster health and well-being.
Thank you Amanda for sharing your exceptional culinary expertise with us at Dietetic Directions!
The 1st of February not only marked the start of Heart Health Month, but also the beginning of a Fish and Seafood Module in Culinary school! Today I will share with you how to master the art of cooking fish and encourage you to try new ingredient-pairings with your fish. This blog could possibly...
Lentils are little edible seeds grown in a pod and part of the legume family. You may recognize lentils used in vegetarian dishes or used in Indian cuisine. However, how familiar are you with using lentils in your kitchen as part of your tasty, healthy meals?
In honour of February being "heart health awareness month", this blog is dedicated to raising awareness on the amazingness of lentils and encouraging you to begin experimenting with these in your cooking! Let's eat lentils!
Lentils vary in size, shape, colour; they may be are purchased in the dried form, canned or possibly in the pod. Lentils vary in colour from the most common brown lentil,...
If I had to name my top 3 veggies rapini would most certainly top my list! I grew up with rapini served both at family meals and on special occasions. Surprisingly, rapini was always a treat for all five children in my extended family. Now, as a dietitian, I have come to appreciate rapini not only as a delicious vegetable but also as a “super food” or those foods that pack a nice nutritional punch!
For those unfamiliar with rapini it is now time to explore this delicious, bitter and almost nutty tasting veggie.
What is Rapini?
A common dark green leafy vegetable native to southern...
Did you hear that the United Nations named 2013 the ‘International Year of Quinoa’?
If you are unfamiliar with quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) you are missing out on a tasty, nutty flavoured, nutritional powerhouse! Today, I am going to provide a quick run down of Quinoa – what it is, where it is found and how to use it!
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What is Quinoa?
An ancient seed, rather than a grain, that can be traced back in origin to ancient Peru. Although quinoa has recently received quite the spotlight, it has been cultivated for human consumption for over 3,000-4,000...
With New Year’s Eve parties right around the corner, you might be wondering what treats to bring to the last party of 2012. You might want to choose something that symbolizes health and wealth for the coming year.
Well, I might suggest something created from the cocoa tree with origins dating back 4,000 years in the Amazon. If you guessed chocolate you are correct! Aztecs believed that wisdom and power came from eating the fruit of the cocoa tree and that it had nourishing, fortifying and even aphrodisiac qualities. Therefore, back in 300 AD, cocoa pods were symbolic of life and fertility, two of the most important things!
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