Wondering how much calcium you need per day? If your intake of calcium-rich foods might be low, or your doctor has suggested a calcium supplement here is some Registered Dietitian advice on how to choose a calcium supplement. Why is calcium important? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is key for […]
One of my favorite things is Kefir. (I recently realized it’s pronounced Keh-fear.) Kefir is a tart cultured milk drink made by adding kefir grains to milk which causes fermentation to take place. Its nutritional content is similar to greek yogurt (rich in protein and calcium) but the probiotic content is much higher. (Probiotics are live […]
Good nutrition can guard against osteoporosis Bone loss is often called the silent thief, as it can occur without any symptoms. With osteoporosis, bones become thin, porous and more likely to break – especially the hip, spine and wrists. Osteoporosis Canada reports that such bone fractures are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast […]
Managing milk choices & lactose intolerance With so many different choices available to us in the milk section these days it can be challenging to know what to choose. How you answer the question “which is better?” depends on a few things such as food philosophy, taste, age and if you have an allergy or […]
Listen to an interview on Alberta Primetime with two dietitians from Edmonton as well as our very own dietitian Richelle Tabelon talk about healthy cooking, how much sugar is too much and alternatives to milk for getting your calcium.