Canada's New Food Guide is here! This morning, Federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, along with Dietitians of Canada, were on hand for the launch of the new Canada’s Food Guide by Health Canada. The new food guide focuses not only on "what" Canadians should eat, but "how" they should eat. Some changes to highlight include: The former "Meat and Alternatives" and "Milk and Alternatives" food groups have been combined to form the "Protein Foods" group. Instead of
It's that time of year again when everyone around us is sniffing, sneezing and coughing. If only there was a cure for the common cold! Many people I know tell me that they are taking a vitamin C supplement daily in excess of 1000 mg with the hopes of preventing the common cold. I have some good news and some bad news to share. Research shows that taking approximately 200 mg or more of vitamin C daily does not prevent the common cold in the general population, but it may sli
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