Why you need to prioritize protein at breakfast

Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private practice dietitian, is director of food and nutrition at Medcan. Follow her on Twitter @LeslieBeckRD Chances are, you know the benefits of eating enough protein. The sought-after nutrient supports muscle-building, immune health and wound healing, to name only a few of its vital functions. You might not, however, give much … Read more

Stop hating on pasta — it actually has a healthy ratio of carbs, protein and fat

New year, new you, new diet. It’s a familiar refrain. One popular dieting technique is to create a food blacklist. Quitting “carbs” or packaged foods is common, which can mean avoiding supermarket staples like pasta. But do we really need to ban pasta to improve our diets? This is what we call a reductionist approach … Read more