The apparent higher costs of healthy foods like fresh produce compared to fatty, starchy foods is thought to have contributed to food insecurity in Canada. But is there more at play than just cost?
Although nutritious, inexpensive food options do exist for low-income Canadians, whether those foods are easily accessible or feasible has long evaded both nutrition researchers and politicians.
Eating celery, grapefruit and cucumber to lose weight is not a bad idea, just don't think that you're consuming negative calories.
An obese Quebec man is seen in this photo. Canada is resisting U.S. attempts during NAFTA renegotiations to stop it from putting labels on processed foods to warn of their health risks.
The U.S. is vehemently opposed to Canada's intention to put labels on unhealthy processed foods. Here's why Canada should continue to stand its ground during NAFTA renegotiations.
Time to put calories on the menu.
Woman in a doctor’s office. Overweight people often turn to doctors for help, but doctors often do not know how to help.
We turn to doctors to treat cancer, addiction and high blood pressure. And, they have a lot of training and tools to help us. Why is that not so with obesity?
Do you know how much salt is in your food?
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
Almost half of people report being on diets - so you should know what works and what doesn’t.
It's time to bust some diet myths and talk about the science behind weight loss
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can be life-saving, but prevention by adopting healthier diets and lifestyle is even better.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
Evolution’s negative impact.
Just don't say you can't do anything about it.
Counting is hard.
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It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
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Try starting with 12,000 kcals a day.
Tip the scale.
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The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
You’re better off sticking with a standard flat white or skim latte, and skipping the cake on the side.
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Whether it's a coffee in hand as we walk through the office door, or a way to beat the 3pm slump, many of us rely on our local barista to get us through our working day.
People who drink alcohol may not be aware that they’re getting a fair portion of their daily energy intake from alcohol.
A gram of alcohol has almost as many calories as the equivalent weight in fat. But most people who drink aren't aware of the extra fuel they're getting from alcohol.
Researchers appear to be stuck in a tug-of-war over the causes of the current levels of obesity.
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
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The energy imbalance gap is how many calories you consume versus how many you burn. Understanding how it differs among different populations could lead to better policies to target obesity.
OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it.
Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story. A calorie is a measure…