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...

5 reasons to eat more tropical fruit

Load up on vitamins, minerals and the spirit of warm southern climates with these luscious tropical fruits

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

The benefits of alfalfa

Loved for its texture and taste, alfalfa is also packed with nutrients. But what about its herbal powers? Scientists are...

5 reasons to eat cruciferous vegetables

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

Are artificial sweeteners really safe?

Sugar alternatives are everywhere'but are they healthy, and do they actually help you lose weight?

Are you eating too much sugar?

Canada's Food Guide advises limiting your consumption of food and beverages that are high in sugar. Find out why cutting...

Foods with less sugar

It may surprise you to know how much of the sweet stuff is in some common grocery products. Here are...

4 essential foods to keep you healthy

Four versatile produce powerhouses'kale, sweet potato, spinach and strawberries'boast outstanding health benefits (and great taste) that will put you on...

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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

Are health drinks really healthy?

Health drinks'blends of juice, water and other flavourings with added nutrients'are a hot trend. But are they really good for...

How to choose a healthy salad

There are healthy salads, and then there are salads masquerading as healthy. Find out how to make sure yours meets...

6 foods you thought weren’t healthy but are

Are you cutting out foods that are actually nutritious? Find out why these six deserve a spot on your plate

8 secrets to shopping at farmers’ markets

Ready to support local farmers by shopping at your farmers' market? Here's how to make the most of the trip

6 foods you thought were healthy but aren’t

Find out why these seemingly healthy foods aren't as nutritious as you thought

3 healthy mini meals

Stock up on these healthy picks for small meals that are packed with nutrition

How to avoid gaining excess pregnancy weight

Many women think pregnancy means eating for two'but the reality is you only need an extra few hundred calories a...

6 healthier fast food choices

Swap out high-calorie burgers, subs and coffee drinks for these healthier fast food choices

10 healthier treats

Enjoy delicious snacks without the guilt with these healthier subs for popular indulgences