Eating well is an important part of reducing your risk of cancer. Check out the Canadian Cancer Society website to learn about the overall eating patterns that help you reduce your risk..
Learn about the eating habits recommended by the Canadian Lung Association for people with lung disease. Read about the Plate Method, the benefits of water and fibre, and when to eat your biggest meal of the day and why.
Read tips for health eating and diabetes prevention and management from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Learn about healthy eating, healthy portions, meal planning and recipes for people with diabetes.
Read some great info on healthy eating from Heart and Stroke Canada. This is great and easy to read advice that works for people with cardiovascular disease but truly applies to everyone. Learn how to enjoy fruit, vegetables, protein and whole grains with info on specific ways of eating like the DASH diet, Vegetarian diet, the Mediterranean diet and the MIND diet (Mediterranean + DASH).
Check out the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation for information on stomach and bowel conditions and how to eat to manage those conditions. Topics include heartburn (GERD), celiac disease, diverticulitis, gastroparesis, colitis/Crohn's, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation and more. Also learn about the gut microbiome, why it's important and how to feed it!
Find out how the Low FODMAP diet can eliminate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) without medication.
Learn about anti-inflammatory eating from the Canadian Arthritis Society. Find out whicht foods to eat and those to avoid if you have arthritis and joint pain, learn about anti-inflammatory food prep for beginners, or check out the healthy living section with articles and recipes for people with arthritis.
We now know that nutrition is as important to mental health as it is to heart health. Find out about the gut-brain axis and foods to eat to support mental health. Learn about Vitamin D, B vitamins, anti-oxidants, omega 3 and fibre.
Read about "neuro nutrition" on the PTSD Association of Canada website. You can improve mood and cognitive function, help reduce the risks of cognitive decline due to aging, and provide healthy nutrients to the rest of your body. Healthy neuro-nutrition can help improve your brain’s neuroplasticity (its ability to change) as well as neurogenesis (its ability to create new neurons.)
Nutrition, especially calcium, plays an important role in preventing osteoporosis. Read about calcium, vitamin D and protein in your diet and eating to prevent osteoporosis and reduce bone loss if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis . Use the calcium calculator to see how your diet measures up.
Find out what to eat during pregnancy from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The Pregnancy Info site has lots of great information on nutrition, supplements, and prenatal recommendations for women who require or choose special diets such as vegetarian or vegan.
The new Canada Food Guide has it all! If you're looking for one place to read about whole foods health eating - this is it. See the easy to use Plate Method with suggestions for healthy eating, tools and resources. The Canada Food Guide is available in many languages.