You have probably heard of people who drink wine (particularly red) because they believe it is healthy for the heart. The source of this belief comes from a study done 25 years ago where it was found that people in France and Spain were healthier than Americans, and th...

There have been many studies in the news lately touting the various benefits of chocolate - dark chocolate in particular. These benefits range from lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of diabetes. Excellent benefits indeed! And just by eating chocolate, the on...

We don't tend to equal cereal with junk food, but if we take a closer look at the sugar content of many cereals, we will likely change our minds. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), on average children's cereals contain 10.4...

With the exception of soy milk, I had always considered milk to come from a cow, period. However, an article from Berkley Wellness shows that there is a wide range of non-dairy milk choices available. While these substitutes are not nutritionally equivalent to dairy mi...

Are you bothered by headaches, restlessness, or anxiety? You may be consuming too much caffeine. Experts recommend a limit of 500 milligrams (mg) a day. That may seem like a lot, but many of us do not know how many milligrams of caffeine are in our daily cup of Joe. An...

You have likely heard the term "gluten free" by now. As recent as five years ago, the term was virtually unheard of, whereas it is now a $10.5 billion food and beverage industry, growing a whopping 44 per cent between 2011 and 2013. Gluten free diets are heavily endors...

Many of us associate caffeine primarily with coffee and soft drinks, although it's many other food products and beverages as well.  But pure caffeine? It came as a surprise to me to find that one can purchase it in pure, powdered form, and that it is easily accessible...

The title story for a recent edition of Time Magazine is simply and provocatively entitled "Eat Butter". The author, a member of Generation Y, relays memories from his own childhood full of margarine, skim milk, and low-fat products (from crackers to salad dressing). B...

You may think of turmeric simply as a spice added to food to enhance the flavour, but it is so much more. While turmeric is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and is used to give mustard its bright yellow colour, it is also a rich source of vitamins C, E and B6, and...

That little indulgence you enjoy over the weekend may not affect long-term weight loss. In fact, it may help you keep your weight under control. Scientists who monitored the weight of 80 adults for a minimum of 15 days found there was an overall pattern of higher weigh...

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