Contest rules: Tell us how you get more fibre in your diet

Find out how you can have a chance to win by telling us how you get enough fibre


4 breakfast excuses and how to beat them

Always skipping breakfast? You're not alone'but it's time to shape up. Here are 4 excuses not to eat breakfast'and 4...


Healthy eating tips from a supermodel

Former supermodel Sophie Dahl shares her tips on how to eat healthily and mindfully, plus get a recipe from her...


4 lower-fat food swaps

Trim the fat in your diet with these easy grocery swaps


4 lower-salt food swaps

77 percent of the sodium we consume comes from prepared and processed foods. Here are four food switches to help...


3 reasons to eat less salt

Belly bloating and hypertension. Need more reasons to eat less salt? A diet high in salt (comprised mainly of sodium...


Why potatoes are healthy

The humble potato has gotten a bad rap, but it's time we start giving nutritious spuds the respect they deserve


Your heart-smart grocery list

Given the thousands of food labels claiming to boost heart health, it can be daunting to make the right choices...

Why it’s hard to say "no" to comfort food

The psychology behind why we're tempted by comfort food


8 ways to reduce your portions

Increasing portion sizes are taking much of the blame for increasing waistlines. Find out how to make sure your portions...


14 ways to reduce the glycemic impact of your meal

You can lower the glycemic load of a meal or snack using just a few simple methods. Take a look...


4 reasons to eat low GI foods

Choosing better carbs not only crowds out empty-calorie, glucose-raising foods but also helps battle many health threats. Here's what eating...


5 easy ways to choose low GI foods

Using the glycemic index (GI) may help prevent blood sugar spikes and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. But...


What is the Glycemic Index?

Research shows that improving the quality of the carbs you eat can reap major benefits, and all it takes is...


Quiz: How much do you know about organic food?

To create this quiz, we talked to Canadian experts to find out which organic foods may be worth spending money...


7 simple ways to make healthier food choices

Maintaining a healthy diet is much easier than you think, if you know how to make smart food choices

Extreme makeover: School nutrition

Best Health's resident fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein is working hard to change the way Canada's kids eat


4 healthier cheese-platter picks

Our guide to some of the newest healthy cheese picks


Canada’s healthiest restaurants: The Coup

Calgary's The Coup serves up delicious vegetarian dishes


The 4 worst foods you can eat

Improve your diet by limiting your consumption of four of the worst foods you can eat


Are your favourite drinks making you fat?

A recent study shows certain drinks could be affecting your weight-loss goals

5 reasons to eat cruciferous vegetables

This family of super-nutritious vegetables has it all: fibre, vitamins and antioxidants


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3 breakfast recipes to help you conceive

Breakfast is a prime time for getting important fertility-supporting nutrients like calcium, fibre and protein. Here are three recipes to...


4 sugary foods you should be avoiding

Steady blood sugar is key for a steady supply of energy'and to prevent chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes...


Canada’s healthiest restaurants

Eating out doesn't have to mean sacrificing your healthy-eating goals. Try these top picks for Canadian restaurants that score high...


Canada’s healthiest restaurants: Jane’s on the Common

This East Coast spot boasts a made-from-scratch menu


10 ways to sneak more veggies into your diet

Best Health readers give their tried-and-true tips for eatingthe vegetables they need