Prebiotics and Probiotics- What’s the Difference? On CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber that helps to sustain and support the life of other microorganisms, such as Probiotics.   A probiotic is a microorganism that essentially assists the body in processing food in the intestine, by assisting in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.  The job of the probiotic is essentially to keep things moving and […]

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Unlikely Places for Added Sugar on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Sugar CTV 2.0 In an effort to avoid sugar, people are drinking less soft drinks, but not realizing how much sugar is in so called “healthy” foods they continue to consume. There is no Upper Limit for sugar in Canada, however the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association recommend that people limit their […]

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Fridge or Counter Rules for Storing food On CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Does it need to go in the fridge? Are you taking up precious fridge space with foods that would actually last longer and taste better outside of the fridge or maybe you are leading your foods to an early demise by leaving them on the counter? The following foods might surprise when you find out […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes full of Greens on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

This St. Patrick’s day boost your family’s meals with these healthy and fun food ideas. Normally St. Patrick’s day conjures ideas of seas of green beer, fried foods and being over indulgent but it doesn’t need to be. Yes, it is possible incorporate green into breakfast, lunch and dinner without using loads of dyes and […]

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Thanksgiving with a Nutritious Twist on CTV Morning Live!

Thanksgiving Upgraded! Thanksgiving is a good time to reconnect with our friends, family and everyone we love. The traditional foods at Thanksgiving can leave us feeling heavy. Here are some ideas to lighten up dinner and make it easier for all of us to enjoy the time together without collapsing into a coma afterwards. 1. […]

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Is it really healthy? Find out how to spot a fake when it comes to Health Food on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Don’t be Fooled by Fake Foods When trying to make healthier choices for ourselves and our families sometimes it can be tricky to navigate what is available to us in the stores. People should try to have between 25-38g (6-9 tsp) of sugar a day and should stay below 2300 mg or 1 tsp/6g sodium […]

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Airline foods! What you can bring and what you cannot, on CTV MORNING LIVE.

What to bring on a plane to eat (that you are actually allowed to!) It’s summer and we are all going places! Here are some handy and easy snacking tips of foods you can bring with you when flying. These are based around Air Canada but it is good to check to see if other […]

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Staying Hydrated for Ottawa Race weekend and beyond on CTV Morning Live!

Proper hydration and drinking water is important for proper digestion and healthy skin but it is also essential to sports performance. Dehydration is a real threat to your performance on race day as little as 2% dehydration can affect your athletic performance by 10-15%. That means it can affect you setting a new record for […]

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Live the Smart Way Show Recipes!

Check out our live the Smart Way Show Recipes! Crunchy Cinnamon and Maple Roasted Chick Peas These are so delicious! All of my kids were not so patiently waiting for them to come out of the oven. (And my oldest hates chick peas) More than one of them came into the kitchen saying, “what smells […]

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Pasta Pasta Pasta and Alternatives that are JUST LIKE PASTA!

Pasta Alternatives Pasta is delicious comfort food, but it’s no mystery that it is not your friend when it comes to weight loss! Obviously, white pasta is out, but unfortunately whole grain or gluten free varieties aren’t much better! A serving of regular, whole grain or gluten free pasta can have 70g of carbs! Definitely […]

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