Foods to Fight the Flu

It’s wintertime, and by now you may be suffering from a runny nose, sore throat, and an irritating cough. And if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s remained healthy, you’ll probably want to help your immune system fight off those pesky germs.

Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that can help give your body a boost:

Food Fight!

I see many students struggle to decide what to make for dinner. Lack of cooking skills, a long trek to the grocery store, a busy schedule, and a limited student budget have long been barriers to a balanced dinner.

What is Matcha Tea?

You may have heard of matcha tea by now: But is it really as marvellous as tea stores would like to claim?

Matcha is a unique form of tea in that its leaves are not only steeped, but also consumed with the drink. It’s traditionally made by mixing one teaspoon of matcha tea with one third of a cup of water that has been heated to slightly less than a boil. The tea is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it becomes frothy. It’s green in colour, and has a grassy taste that’s stronger than that of regular green tea.

Are You Vitamin D-ficient?

Now that the frigid Canadian winter has begun, there’s a good chance that you’ve been spending less time outdoors in the sunshine. So does that mean that you’re still getting enough vitamin D?

No such thing as 'bad' foods

A recent article entitled No such thing as 'bad' foods serves as a great reminder of the importance of moderation and balance, especially going into the holiday season.

I often say that I'd be worried if you ate cookies for every meal of every day, but would be equally concerned if you never let yourself have those foods.

Good luck on the remainder of your exams and have a healthy and restful holiday!

Find moderation this holiday season

Happy last day of classes! Congratulations on all the hard work you've put in this semester. 

The holidays are a time to relax after a busy semester – a time to sleep in, visit with family and friends, and enjoy home cooked meals. The holidays can also be a stressful time. Living at home again is not always easy, and navigating family meals can feel overwhelming. Try the following tips help you find a healthy middle ground this holiday season.

Things seem greener on the grass-fed side

In recent years, there seems to be much more of an emphasis on eating more naturally-produced foods. One type of more “natural” food that has been getting more hype lately is grass-fed beef. But just what exactly is “grass-fed”, and is it actually healthier than conventional varieties?

Should you be re-thinking your consumption of processed and red meat?

 An announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO) this week cautioning individuals to limit their intake of processed meat and red meat has led to much discussion in the media. The WHO has now classified processed meats (hot dogs, sausage, bacon, etc) as carcinogenic and red meat as probably carcinogenic. Before you go cutting these foods out of your diet completely, there are a few things to consider.

Omega-3's: A Closer Look at these Fishy Fats

Omega-3s are often touted for their health benefits — in fact, they’re one of the most common “good fats” that people often refer to. Omega-3 capsules are the third most-used dietary supplement, outpaced only by general multivitamins and calcium pills. But what exactly are omega-3s, and why do we need them?

How much do you really need to drink?

 Many of us grew up being told that drinking water is important and that we should aim for eight cups each day. Recently, this recommendation has been called into question. It’s true that there really is no research to suggest that each and every one of us NEEDS to guzzle eight cups of water per day.

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