Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . 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]

Innovations in AI and Apps for Health Care

Interacting with AI, or artificial intelligence, has already become a way of life for most people, from email applications that automatically route spam to your junk box, to the recommendations that Netflix makes based on your viewing history, to dealing with personal assistants, like Siri or Alexa. AI technology is now becoming more prominent in [. . . more]

Would You Eat Meat Grown in a Laboratory?

The meat industry is massive in its scope worldwide, yet, as the world’s population steadily increases agriculture-based animal farms cannot meet the demand for meat. It is increasing consistently (it’s estimated to grow another 8% between 2011-2020 in North America alone) and another option is needed to be able to keep up with consumers. Food [. . . more]

Canadian Maple Syrup IS Healthier Than Other Sweeteners

Ask any North American to tell you their favourite topping for pancakes or waffles and very likely they’ll say pure Canadian maple syrup. Sought after worldwide for its distinctive and delicious flavour, pure Canadian maple syrup is also good for those not on sugar-reduced diets. Now there is even more good news and good reason [. . . more]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Breast Cancer: Body Fat, Not Weight, Poses Greater Risk

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, even if they are within a normal BMI range. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference in January 2018, is the first to look at the correlation between [. . . 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]