A Day Without Added Sugar. Is it Possible?
Diabetes / Meal Planning / Sugar / Weight Loss

A Day Without Added Sugar. Is it Possible?

Added sugars, they’re everywhere! From yogurt to crackers to salad dressings to snack foods. These days you would be hard pressed to find even a bread without sugar added. Let’s face it, sugar is tasty and keeps you coming back for more (literally, your brain will crave more – research has shown it can be as … Continue reading

GRG Explains: Flexitariaism
Diabetes / GRG Explains / Healthy Eating Tips / Meatless Monday

GRG Explains: Flexitariaism

Ever think about goin’ the vegetarianism route but aren’t quite ready to give up your Sunday brunch bacon blitz? Then the Flexitarian Diet may be for you! The word “flexitarian” is a marriage of two words: flexible and vegetarian. Essentially, the term refers to someone who eats mostly a plant-based diet but occasionally chows down on some meat. One … Continue reading

Meatless Monday Recipe: Summer Minestrone Soup
Diabetes / Healthy Eating Tips / Meal Planning / Meatless Monday / Recipes

Meatless Monday Recipe: Summer Minestrone Soup

Welcome to our Meatless Monday feature post series, highlighting the lovely season of summer! These days, a multitude of local and fresh fruits and veggies abound. What better way to celebrate summer’s oh-so-short sweetness than a soup recipe that combines many of the seasons offerings. A long ingredient list yes, this soup is non-fussy to … Continue reading

GRG Product Review: Xyla Sugar Free Candies
Diabetes / Food Products & Brands / Health Conditions / Sugar

GRG Product Review: Xyla Sugar Free Candies

An interesting product came to us recently: Xyla Candies and Gum. Xlya products are sugar free and are made from xylitol which is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols do not contain alcohol but are actually sweeteners. Xylitol is the sweetener of choice in European countries and it’s only starting to gain popularity in North America. … Continue reading

GetReal: Walnuts Linked to Risk Reduction of Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes / Fats / Health Conditions / New Research / Nutrients

GetReal: Walnuts Linked to Risk Reduction of Type 2 Diabetes

Here’s a neat study that came out recently: Researchers at the Harvard School or Public Health found that eating walnuts 2-3 times per week was associated with a 24% reduction in the development of type 2 diabetes. The authors of the study looked at over 135,000 people and found, after controlling for other lifestyle factors, … Continue reading

GetReal Alert: Stevia Approved for use in Foods
Diabetes / Food Products & Brands / Sugar / Weight Loss

GetReal Alert: Stevia Approved for use in Foods

Get ready Canada for an explosion of new products on the shelves! Health Canada has recently approved the use of stevia in foods. See their statement below: “Health Canada has approved stevia for use in foods and beverages, a move that extends its use beyond just the natural health products category. Prior to this announcement, stevia … Continue reading

GetReal Get Healthy Week 11: Fibre-rific!
Diabetes / Diet / Fibre / Healthy Eating Tips / Heart Health / Weight Loss

GetReal Get Healthy Week 11: Fibre-rific!

This week’s Get Healthy Challenge is all about roughage. A diet high in roughage, aka FIBRE, is oh so important! The benefits of fibre are plentiful: – Keeps your gastrointestinal system healthy (think of it as exercise for your colon) – You feel fuller longer, helping with weight loss and maintenance – Prevents cancers like colon cancer – Lowers cholesterol … Continue reading