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...
March is Nutrition Month- a time for Canadians to celebrate healthy food choices and the positive impact these have on our health and personal well-being.
During March, we need to join together and talk about nutrition in order to raise awareness on the link between healthy eating and disease prevention. Nutrition plays a crucial role in many chronic health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity etc. Nutrition Month is also a time to promote the role of Registered Dietitians as your trusted source for science-based recommendations.
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FYI: Nutrition Month first started in 1973 where it was a week-long event. By 1980, with the increased interest in nutrition, the campaign increased to a month long event.
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What is better: cow milk, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk? Are they nutritionally equivalent - meaning they have the same amounts of calcium, fat and protein? If you have asked yourself these questions you have come to the right spot!
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First, before doing a nutritional comparison, it is important to mention that people choose dairy alternatives for diverse reasons. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan you might choose a milk alternative, like soy or almond milk, because they are plant-based. Additionally, if you are lactose intolerant you might choose an...Read More
If you are relentlessly trying to lose weight you may have already blamed your sluggish metabolism. Conversely, if you are struggling to gain weight, you may have concluded that you have a super speedy metabolism allowing you to eat everything you want without gaining a pound. Either way, the term‘metabolism’ describes a measure of how efficiently your body burns food as fuel. Likewise, since metabolism impacts the rate at which we burn calories, this will have an impact on how quickly bodies gain or lose weight.
Today, let’s explore the factors that determine our metabolism or the rate at which we burn calories (aka metabolic rate) ans some ways to boost metabolism. First, it is important to mention factors that are outside our control.
• Age: After...
Today is the annual day of Pancakes! Also known as Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Wow, those are a lot of names for one single day! Nevertheless, are you curious on the origins of Pancake Tuesday? Wondering why pancakes or why at this time of year? If you are looking for answers, I am happy to say that you have come to the right place :)
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Why on Tuesday?
Pancake Tuesday happens around the same time each year and always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, which is the season with 40 days of preparation...
Welcome 2013! This is going to be an incredible year- I can just feel it! Being a registered dietitian is so rewording because each year there are numerous new food trends which draw media and public attention and not uncommonly, raise public concern and confusion. Dietitians have the unique opportunity to step forward as a source of the most trusted, science-based nutrition information. So rest assured, when new trends surface (as we know they will) and you are wondering what you should literally buy or not buy into, search no further than speaking with your friendly dietitian.
The National Restaurant Association is up-to-date on the top of food trends to meet the public interest and demand for the...