Nutrition Resources

  • Healthy nutrition for a healthy you

    With quarantine still in effect across most of Canada it may be difficult for seniors to get groceries or to prepare a nutritious meal. Fortunately there are services available to ensure that everyone can have healthy and fresh food available to them.

  • Ward off the cold with these foods!

    Cold and flu season is upon us and with that comes many unpleasant symptoms, such as weakness, muscle aches, runny nose, headaches and congestion. There are many factors that affect immune function, one of these key factors is nutrition.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: food & nutrition

    As someone ages, a healthy diet can significantly reduce their risk of being diagnosed with a number of health issues, including, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers. Eat Right Ontario has also suggested that as people age, eating well can be the key to increased mental acuteness

  • Food delivery systems: Are they worth the hype?

    One of the modern conveniences available are food delivery systems; the companies allow you to place your grocery order online or via telephone and they deliver the groceries straight to your loved one’s door. Before you sign up for a delivery plan, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • What is your gut telling you?

    Our gut, also known as the gastrointestinal tract, has the very important job of digesting, extracting nutrients and energy, and expelling the food that we consume. Researchers have long known that having a healthy gut is vital to our health.

  • Got good gut health?

    Last week we spoke about the importance of having good stomach bacteria. In order to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption we need a mix of good and bad bacteria. Here are 12 foods that are packed with probiotics that can improve your healthy gut bacteria.

  • 5 recipes for a healthy heart

    Healthy eating and having a healthy heart go hand-in-hand. The more we nourish our bodies with tasty treats that are low in cholesterol and sodium, the happier our heart is! As part of Heart Month, we’ve highlighted 5 heart healthy recipes that you and your family can enjoy.

  • Show your heart some love

    Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day and is arguably the hardest working muscle in your body. This Heart Month, we look at 5 ways you can make healthy lifestyle choices. Here are tips on how you can show your heart some love.

  • Food for thought: Can what we eat help our brain?

    Certain studies show that nutrition can help slow down Alzheimer’s and or dementia. Eating heart-healthy foods may help to protect the brain. In honour of January being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we want to highlight the foods that can help with our brain health.

  • You can manage diabetes with what you eat!

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Symptoms of blood sugar imbalances or diabetes arise when our levels are too low or too high. It is important to remain balanced and support our system with proper nutrition.