Calcium

Healthy bones are essential for a healthy body. Most people know that the skeletal system plays a crucial role as a structural framework, without which our lives would be very different and difficult. However, in addition to providing structural support, our skeletal system is also  a calcium reserve, and protects…

WATER

Your body needs between 2000 – 3000 ml (2 – 3 litres) of water every day. Water makes all the functions in your body work effectively Controls body temperature It promotes satiety (feeling of fullness) and helps digestion Prevents headaches Helps get rid of waste Measuring Your Individual Water Needs:…

Ramadan

Welcome to Your Guide to a Healthy Ramadan 2017: I am a registered dietitian, located in Greater Toronto Area, Canada – and I am dedicated to helping Muslims eat better and live healthy, disease free lives. I am also a Muslim, who has lived in countries like Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi…

What is a Serving?

A serving is a reference amount of food, which is recommended by health professionals. In some cases a serving's amount is similar to what you eat, for example an apple. But in other cases, such as rice or pasta, you may serve yourself more than one serving. Food manufacturers usually…

Does your plate look like this?

     Does your plate look like this? [gallery link="none" type="slideshow" ids="3036,3034,3038,3029,3027,3026,3025,3024,3023"]   Are you incorporating all these important food groups in your day? Your Plate Basics:  Fruits and Vegetables Eat one dark green and one orange vegetable everyday Eat more fruits than vegetables Prepare vegetables and fruits with little…

References for Coconut Oil: To Eat or Not To Eat

Nevin KG, Rajamohan T. Wet and Dry extraction of coconut oil: impact on lipid metabolic and antioxidant status in cholesterol coadministered rats. Canadian J Physiology and pharmacology. Aug 2009.87(8):610-616. Abstract available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19767885 Feranel AB, Duazo PL, Kuzawa CW, Adair L. Coconut oil I associated with a beneficial lipid profile…