Plant-Based Meat Products on the Rise

Recent data shows that more and more consumers are opting for plant-based meat alternatives when making dietary choices. Research released in 2018 by Mintel, reveals that 53% of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives with one in five (18%) consuming meat alternatives a few times a week. Studies have shown that plant-based alternatives can have [. . . more]

Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Concern about carbohydrate intake, and sugars in particular, has skyrocketed in the last decade. We’re all aware of the connection with type 2 diabetes, but sugar can have ties to other serious conditions such as hypertension and fatty liver disease, too. Sugar Affects Blood Pressure It’s been suspected for some time that dietary sugar and [. . . more]

Surprising New Cardio Health News

Our goal is to always keep our readers informed about the latest breaking health news. Sometimes medical research results can surprise as well as inform. Cardio health is a concern for many as a leading cause of serious illness and death for both men and women. Cardiovascular disease tend to run in families, and if [. . . more]

Chlorella Effective for Cardiovascular Health

Many people tout the health benefits of “green” drinks and smoothies that look more like a Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day concoction. But what exactly are in these? Read the labels when buying to be sure but if one of the ingredients is Chlorella then you’ll know it is good for you. Why? Chlorella is [. . . more]

Eating Nuts Associated with Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Regularly eating nuts as part of a healthy diet offers many benefits, and recent research shows that a lower risk of heart disease could be among them. Heart disease is among the top 5 causes of death in Canada, and has many causes that are considered to be preventable. Heart & Stroke Canada estimates that [. . . more]

Reducing Salt in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Table salt consists of two elements, sodium and chloride, and both are essential for normal physiological functions. Sodium plays key roles in maintaining the water balance in our bodies and ensuring that nerve impulses can be transmitted to and received by various tissues. The kidneys are responsible for helping to regulate the amount of sodium [. . . more]

Alcohol Linked to Greater Risk of Cancer

For those who enjoy it, drinking alcohol can be a way to relax and socialize. Over the years, research has highlighted a few health benefits associated with “moderate drinking”, meaning 1 serving of alcohol for women and 2 for men per day. In a review published in March, 2014 , lead researcher Dr. James O’Keefe, [. . . more]

Binge Watching TV Increases Risk of Blood Clots

A new study by American researchers has shown that increased TV viewing can lead to a greater risk of developing blood clots, even in those who get the recommended amount of exercise. Carried out by Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington and led by Dr. Mary Cushman, the study has [. . . more]