FDA names 16 dog-food brands with potential link to canine heart disease

Grains have been shown to be incredibly important to help reduce risks for heart disease. Heart disease is a group of conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity that can affect the structures or functions of the heart leading to heart attacks and strokes.
Research has concluded that including whole grains in a daily diet can help reduce many of the risk factors that lead to heart disease. The Heart and Stoke Foundation of Canada says 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your life habits, such as eating a healthy diet that includes whole grains.

Earlier this week, CBC News released an article that claims the U.S Food and Drug Administration names 16 dog food brands that a prominently labelled as “grain free” to be a potential link to canine heart disease.

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Simple nutritious brown-bag lunches for work and school

Meal prep doesn’t have to take all weekend for you to enjoy healthy lunches and snacks during the week. This twist on two favourites combines the gooey cheese and toppings of pizza with the easy handheld goodness of tortillas.

Choose whole grain tortillas for an extra nutritional punch of essential nutrients, including fibre. Only 65 per cent of Canadians ensure fibre is included in their diet plans, and here at Good in Every Grain we know how important fibre is to a healthy balanced lifestyle. The tortillas are also a good source of iron, another important nutrient that only 40 per cent of people deliberately include in their diet.

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Keep grains in your summer meal plans

It’s the beginning of June and 2019 is almost half gone, which means summer will finally commence! Not surprisingly, many families are working towards keeping up their schedules and routines until the school year ends. With only a few weeks left of school, how are you keeping up with your everyday eating routine?

I often have people approach me and ask for recipe ideas to change up meals to keep things interesting throughout the week. I understand that eating the same meals several days per week can get boring or repetitive! With summer break around the corner, meal planning and keeping fun, healthy meals on the table can be a challenge for busy families. Have you thought about including more grains into your diet? As a dietitian, I find grains are always a nutritious, delicious and versatile option for multiple meals!

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Those Summer Diets are Picking Up Their Yearly Steam: Should You Try Them?

Blog post contributed by Michelle Jaelin, TV and digital media Nutrition Expert, licensed registered dietitian, creative food content developer and President of NutritionArtist.com.

When spring arrives, we start hearing about “bikini bodies,” with people around us talking about going on diets in order to get “beach-body ready.” Maybe losing weight for bikini season is something you’ve considered too. Hey, we all want to feel great in a bathing suit. Is a “fat-shedding” diet the way to go? We could talk for hours about understanding and loving your own natural beauty, but if you are looking to lose weight for the summer, then I want to talk a bit about fad diets.

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