New study: vegetarian diets vs. non-vegetarians in the battle against cardiometabolic diseases

Study: A Comprehensive Review of the Health Effects of Vegetarian Diets.  Image Credit: Elena.Katkova/Shutterstock.com

In a recent study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases Journal, researchers conducted a comprehensive review to compare the impacts of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets on the outcomes of major cardiometabolic and other noncommunicable diseases. Study: A comprehensive review of the health effects of vegetarian diets. Image Credit: Elena.Katkova/Shutterstock.com Background Opinions on the association … Read more

10 nutritious, homemade foods to eat on Canada Day

10 nutritious, homemade foods to eat on Canada Day

This summer, whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue, a picnic, or a restaurant patio dinner, put Canada on your menu with these locally grown and produced nutritious foods. While many ingredients are available across the country, each region produces its own unique local foods. Here’s a snapshot (it’s not inclusive) of Canadian foods to celebrate … Read more

What to eat (and drink) when you’re ready to gobble up after a fast

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Emmanuel Afolabi/Shutterstock Fasting has been a common practice for thousands of years in many cultures. Over the past decade, knowledge about how to break fast intermittent fasting has become more widely known and used. Some people practice time-restricted eating. This involves limiting how many hours a day you can eat. For example, 18/6 intermittent fasting … Read more

Is there an association between muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance trainers?

Study: Association between the use of muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance training practitioners.  Image Credit: Rost9/Shutterstock.com

A recent study published in Nutrition investigated whether muscle-building supplements are associated with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in individuals who engage in resistance training. Study: Association between the use of muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance training practitioners. Image Credit: Rost9/Shutterstock.com Background Resistance training improves muscle strength, endurance and power and is popular … Read more

Uncovering the truth: Tropical hunter-gatherer diets contradict the assumptions of the Paleo diet

Study: Comparison of dietary variation measured within and between groups of tropical hunter-gatherers on the paleo diet.  Image Credit: VitaliiVodolazskyi/Shutterstock.com

In a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers evaluated the dietary variations of tropical hunters and gatherers and the impact of the foraging approach on implied macronutrient proportions. Study: Comparison of dietary variation measured within and between tropical hunter-gatherer groups on the paleo diet. Image Credit: VitaliiVodolazskyi/Shutterstock.com Background Human nutrition … Read more

Nutrition expert who worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger and LeBron James eats sugary baby cereal for breakfast and says you should too

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Foods like sugary cereals can be a beneficial part of your diet if they make it easier to stick to over time.Aleksandr Zubkov/Getty Images Depriving yourself of treats is a major reason diets fail, according to a leading nutrition consultant. Avoid the cycle of restrictions and guilt by making room to eat things you really … Read more

Revitalizing the Golden Years: Dietary supplements boost nutrition in older men

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An Oregon State University study found that daily multivitamin/multimineral supplementation improved key nutritional biomarkers and maintained cellular function in healthy older men. While participants taking a supplement showed improved biomarkers, those taking a placebo showed no change and a reduction in cellular oxygen consumption. Research suggests that multivitamins can play a significant role in promoting … Read more

These foods may help reduce anxiety, according to a nutrition psychiatrist

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If you’ve ever been worried or nervous, you may be able to testify that an anxious mind causes an anxious stomach. Those butterflies in the stomach are no accident! When this happens occasionally, it’s completely normal, even good for you. There’s even a word for the healthy form of stress: Eustress is what arises in … Read more