#NutritionMonth Food Fuels Energy, Kids Learning and Preventative Health On the surface, food can look simply as just a source of nutrition. In reality for all Canadian Dietitians food is about nourishment. Food nourishes growth in children, health and physical activity performance. It also nourishes workplace productivity, social fun and family connection. As a Calgary […]
By Calgary Nutritionist and IBS Dietitian Kate Chury This Kale and Blueberry Quinoa Bowl is a delicious (and nutrient-packed) way to include these berries at lunch and dinner. Beyond the blueberries, it also has other great ingredients that will keep you ultra satisfied. Packed with fresh kale, crisp red peppers, cool cucumbers, crunchy walnuts, creamy goat […]
Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
Making healthy food choices when living with diabetes If you have diabetes, or have a friend of family member with diabetes, you know that managing a healthy diet is key. You may hear many conflicting messages about the safety of alternative sweeteners and how much sugar and carbohydrates are OK to consume if you have […]
You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]