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Are Canadians hooked on caffeine?
Health Canada recommends adults consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine daily. That’s equal to approximately three eight-ounce cups of coffee. But many of us are consuming much more. Find out about the health impact of too much caffeine at besthealthmag.ca/caffeine.
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Fall comfort in a bowl
Warm up this season with one of our healthy, but hearty, soup recipes. Go to besthealthmag.ca/heartysoup.
New & Now
Foods to help you boost calcium intake ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Can long bangs harm your vision? ‘ Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: Biotherm ‘ The fat-fighting power of black pepper ‘ Prevent diabetes in your pet ‘ Best fast-food swap ‘ A new line of paint, inspired by Canada ‘ Eco-friendly beauty picks ‘ Three amazing freebies ‘ Gift ideas for tech-lovers ‘ Could having an older dad be a good thing? ‘ Surgery wait times: a cross-Canada comparison ‘ A spicy banana smoothie
BONUS: Find out how different colours can affect your mood.
BONUS: Get 12 smoothie recipes with less than 200 calories each.
32 Gift Guide Ideas for anyone who wants to look and feel special.
35 Made In Canada A product from one of these homegrown niche beauty companies may just be your new favourite.
40 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare and haircare picks.
42 Staff-Tested We tried the latest face creams that moisturize and target wrinkles. Did they work?
47 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor, Rhonda Rovan, answers your questions. This issue: Is it okay to pull out grey hairs?
48 Paradise, Home and Away Two simply dreamy spas. This issue, we take you to the Yukon and Mexico.
50 Jazz Age Flapper-style glamour is all the rage. Add it to your party look with these rhinestoned, feathered and fringed accessories.
54 Gift Guide Ideas that the fitness buff, yoga guru or winter warrior on your list will love to receive.
56 8 Habits for Healthy Blood Sugar Avoid weight gain and sugar spikes by adopting these easy habits.
BONUS: For hundreds of diabetes recipes and tips, visit besthealthmag.ca/diabetes.
60 Girlfriend’s Guide: Your Period Through the Decades Writer Marcia Kaye investigates what’s normal’and what’s not.
BONUS: Get three ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
64 From Zero to 100 Our editor shares her experience of training for’ a 100-kilometre bike ride for charity.
66 Have You Tried the Ugi Ball? We asked a fitness instructor to review this buzz-worthy fitness tool.
68 A Doctor’s Advice Dr. Susan Biali shares the essential strategies she uses to avoid colds and flu.
BONUS: Get seven unusual remedies for the common cold.
71 Fire Down Below Over-the-counter help for treating yeast infections.
BONUS: Find out six things you should know about genital health.
76 Gift Guide Ideas for anyone who loves a beautiful, healthy ‘kitchen, from handy gadgets to sweets and spices.
79 Quick Fixes Meals you can get on the table in under 30 minutes.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes, visit besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
82 Swap & Drop™ Grocery switches that reduce your salt intake.
BONUS: Check out our Swap & Drop Diet book at besthealthmag.ca/store.
84 Portion Checker™ Are you eating enough veggies? We show you, ‘in actual size, what one serving really looks like.
86 A Dietitian’s Advice Sue Mah offers her easy ideas for how parents ‘can raise kids to be healthy eaters.
88 Dynamic Duos™ Pair these foods to power up your nutrition.
92 Advice from a Holistic Nutritionist How to go gluten-free.
94 Exotic Warmth Four easy’and delicious’Asian-style soup recipes.
BONUS: Get more healthy soup recipes.
100 Gift Guide Ideas for music lovers, neat freaks and gadget gurus.
103 Sister Acts Meet two sister duos who find joy and satisfaction in running a health-based business together.
108 How to Unwind These ideas will help you slow down, de-stress and get the most out of every day.
BONUS: A good sleep can relieve stress. Get tips to improve your zzz’s.
110 Healthy Money Our finance columnist, Katie Dunsworth, shares her smart solutions to save big during the gift-giving season.
112 10 Ways to Get Happier Hint: It’s not about making more money.
BONUS: Find out five ways being healthy makes you happier.
120 BH Minute Our editor’s picks of this issue’s top tips.
121 My Healthy Life This issue: beauty industry entrepreneur Lisa Walsh.
Best Health For Men
124 The Grooming Game These high-profile Canadian men share their secrets.
127 Grooming Bar Our roundup of skincare, hair, shower and shaving treats for men.
128 The Fab Four Fitness trainer Brent Bishop demonstrates a workout with four amazing benefits.
131 A Doctor’s Advice Medical doctor Chris Watt weighs in on prostate cancer.
132 Fink’s Five Easy-to-make recipes from chef Paul Finkelstein.
BONUS: Find out the five best foods for men.
134 What Men Really Want We asked, and the men revealed!
136 My Healthy Life Fitness trainer Brent Bishop shares his fit-life tips.