Could we eat our way to better mental health?
Eating a healthy diet fuels our brain cells, fights inflammation and helps produce the chemicals that make us happy.
Medication and talking therapies are key to treating depression but eating a range of nutritious foods can also play a role in boosting our mood.
Various vegetables are on display at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal as the new Canada Food Guide was unveiled.
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Canada's Food Guide makes nutrition recommendations. But the revamped guide does much more. It directs us to consider the broader set of circumstances —the social determinants —of how we eat.
Don't lose the benefits of a more plant-based diet as you head into February.
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'Eat breakfast like a king' is flawed advice, new study finds.
A new review suggests that meal-replacements diets can be a safe and effective way to lose weight.
The Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) research facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Many researchers have studied the impact of carbon dioxide and heat on crop growth inside greenhouses. But what happens in the real world? One team has just done this and the results are surprising.
One in six healthy people report problems with bloating.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Prisoners picking oakum at Coldbath Fields Prison in London (circa 1864)
Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.
Policymakers are responding to a growing recognition of food as medicine.
Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and nutritionist Jessica Cole look over samples of some of the food groups at the unveiling of Canada’s new Food Guide, January 22, 2019 in Montréal.
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Canada's Food Guide is a political document. It does not represent those who are poor, culturally marginalized and most at risk for food insecurity.
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Peak what now?
While some health advice is right, some of the regimes these people follow are just ridiculous.
One recent study revealed no evidence that selenium supplements help prevent diabetes, even in geographical areas where there are relatively low amounts of selenium in the natural diet.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
Brightly coloured, strategically placed. No wonder parents and kids can have a tough time saying “no” to sugary snacks.
The mixed messages around children, food and weight - not to mention sophisticated marketing - can leave parents perplexed. But there are ways to wade through it all and find healthy choices.
A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying.
When did eating become so confusing? In the 1960s, studies began to show a link between heart disease and dietary fat, and fat was demonized. As it turns out, fat is nuanced and may not be so bad.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
Climate change will affect the nutrition of seaweeds eaten by billions of people around the world.
The right advice on nutrition is not always reaching pregnant women.
Far too much of Australians’ diet comes from foods that have virtually no nutrients.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.