Canadian pizza restaurants deliver less sodium

Man contemplating pizza box

Canadians can feel a bit better today about ordering a pizza. An international survey has found that takeaway pizza in Canada, while still high in calories, saturated fats and cholesterol, may have less sodium than comparable pizzas in… Read More

Big Sugar: is the Good Ship Lollipop Sinking?


It’s in our coffee, tea, and on our toast. It’s in the morning breakfast, the yogourt, in juice and in spaghetti sauce. Sugar sweetens our food, and makes the medicine go down easier. But what is it doing… Read More

FDA Should Regulate Sugar in Soft Drinks say Scientists


The Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a petition today urging the FDA to intervene and regulate sugar levels in sugary beverages Sugary Drinks, outlining their Role in Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease  Unsafe levels of… Read More

Reality Check: Your last 10 years


Will baby boomers dreams for later life come true? Maybe not, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Without lifestyle changes now, many baby boomers face a decade of heart disease, stroke, sickness and disability in their… Read More

Coke’s Coming Together ad: translated


(Video: 2 minutes 07 seconds) In it’s ad called “Coming Together” to address obesity released on January 14th, Coca Cola says “Across our portfolio of more than 650 beverages, we now offer over 180 low and no-calorie choices,”… Read More

Babies and Salt


It’s never too early to think about your child’s sodium intake. Most parents know better than to allow their babies and children access to super-salty snack foods like chips and pretzels – and everyone is aware that “junk… Read More

New App helps Aussie Food Shoppers Pass on Salt


A new version of the successful Bupa-George FoodSwitch app, SaltSwitch, is being launched to Australian consumers today. SaltSwitch will enable Australian consumers to scan different products and then direct them to the lowest salt options. Targeted at anyone… Read More

Habit-changing the hard way


Stubborn, addicted, or just plain thick? When it comes to breaking unhealthy habits, it’s hard to change. A recent article published by Statistics Canada titled Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older,… Read More

Top five salty condiments


It’s easy enough to keep track of how often we use the salt shaker, but a little more challenging when we’re flavouring our food using other favorite condiments. Sodium contributes to fluid retention, and too much sodium is… Read More

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