Are you able to spot the difference between a regular “sports drink” like a Gatorade and an “energy drink” that is full of caffeine and sugar without looking at the nutrition label? It might be harder than you think—and if it’s hard for an adult, think of how many kids might make the mistake. Learn more about a concerning new study warning the dangers of “energy drinks” for youth care of CBC News.
Eating out for pleasure is always a treat, however, for the many who find dining out to be a large part of their work-life on a regular basis, restaurant dining can lose its appeal! Although recently more restaurants have expanded menus to include healthier options, large portion sizes and high sodium levels can put the diners’ health at risk.
Learn some great tips on how to make healthier choices when dining out in the following article care of Forbes Magazine.
Making healthy and satisfying meals takes a lot of time and energy. For those living with injury, illness, or the effects of aging cooking can become something that easily zaps precious energy. The following care of Tru-Therapy Kitchen, an OT website focused on promoting optimal function and independence in the kitchen, discusses 5 great “hacks” that can help save time and energy when making meals.
As the old adage goes, “you are what you eat,” and in this case what you eat may be affecting your mental health. Take a look at the following from Reader’s Digest which discusses the impact of certain foods on anxiety levels.
Packing your child’s lunch can seem like a daunting, never ending task, but with a little prep work you can suffer short term pain for long term gain! With just over 10 days left before the big day, try some of these tips and recipes care of The Organized Housewife for lunches and snacks you can make ahead and freeze, which can save you some early morning stress in September and beyond.
Is it too hot in your kitchen? With the summer heat, you may find yourself looking for some alternatives to using your oven or cook-top. No need to sweat, you’re in luck! The following from Delish provides delicious and healthy recipes to try when you’re feeling the heat.
Summer is here and now is the time to enjoy freshly picked delicious fruits and vegetables. Eating foods grown locally and in-season can improve your health and your bottom line! Take a look at Foodland Ontario’s Fruits and Vegetables availability chart so you can plan for the season. Enjoy!
May is Celiac Awareness Month and for those with celiac disease, an estimated 2% of Canadians, going gluten-free is a must. Celiac disease is more than a gluten intolerance, it is a genetic autoimmune disease that is triggered by the consumption of gluten. To learn more check out our post: What is Celiac Disease?
So why are so many others saying good-bye to gluten? What effect does going gluten-free have on the other 98% of the population? The answer is: nothing. The following from CBC News discusses a recent study and its findings that: “going gluten free is not a magic bullet for losing weight and improving your health for individuals who don’t have celiac disease.” Check out the article to learn more about the study and its findings.
Eating well for a healthy heart requires you to monitor your intake of salt. Sodium can lead to high blood pressure and water retention, both of which can lead to heart disease. Learn more about how reducing sodium intake can help lower blood pressure and more in the following care of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.