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Another Reason to Pay Attention to Food Labels

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 0 comments

We’ve mentioned the importance of reading nutrition labels on food before. There are a number of reasons why you should read labels on food before you make a purchase.

One major reason is that many foods that look and sound healthy are actually quite the opposite. Thanks to marketing tricks, misleading language and public perception, many of us believe that certain foods are healthy for us when they’re actually anything but.

How Reading Food Labels can Help you Feel Great

Posted on Apr 02, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa

The foods you eat can greatly impact how you feel. Eating healthy foods will make you feel energetic, awake and happy while eating foods that are lacking nutrition and high in refined salt, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients can make you feel tired, sluggish and even depressed. Plus, if you have a food intolerance or food sensitivity, certain foods and food ingredients can cause you pain, discomfort or a variety of other issues. Avoiding these foods is the key to feeling good.

However, many prepared foods contain ingredients that you may not expect. This means that it’s important to read food labels carefully. Both the ingredients list and the nutritional information table contain important information that can tell you a lot about the foods you’re eating.

Here are a few tips for reading food labels.

Delicious Ways to Eat Your Vegetables

Posted on Jul 03, 2013 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa

Vegetables are important.  They contain vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to function, grow and thrive. However, many people do not eat enough vegetables on a regular basis.

Canada’s food guide suggests that the average adult male should eat 8-10 servings of fruit and vegetables each day and that the average adult female should eat 7-8 servings. The “MyPlate” guidelines in the United States say that 30% of your plate should be filled with vegetables while another 20% should be fruit. The Harvard “Healthy Eating Plate” also suggests that half of your plate should contain fruit and vegetables, but this guide suggests more vegetables than MyPlate.

No matter what guidelines you follow, regular intake of a variety of vegetables is incredibly important.

 

Do you pay attention to calorie counts, nutritional information & serving sizes on labels? You should

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa

There are a wide variety of different foods available to the average North American at any given time. Whether you’re visiting a restaurant, stopping by a food court or walking through the aisles of a grocery store, you are exposed to many different food choices each day. How do you make the choices and decide which foods you are going to eat?

Some people shops based on price and buy the items that are on sale or the ones that they feel offer the best value. Others buy the same items each time. You may only be concerned with taste and picking out the foods that you like best or you may want to select the most nutritious foods. Each person shops differently. However, deciding which food to eat is incredibly important and how you make the decision matters.

Avoid Getting Sick As The Seasons Change With Good Nutrition

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 0 comments

Now that fall is here and the weather is getting colder in many areas, you may have noticed that more and more people have a cough, a stuffy nose or another cold symptom. You may even feel a bit down yourself. If you’re feeling under the weather, it can be tough to go about your daily activities.

Thankfully, by eating healthy food and getting proper nutrition, you can avoid getting sick as the weather gets cooler.