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Posts Tagged: Nutrition and health programs

Understanding Carbohydrates: A Guide for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

If you’ve ever felt confused about carbohydrates, we can’t say we blame you. Few nutrients seem to attract as much conflicting claims as carbohydrates do. You may have heard some people claim that it’s best to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, while others will tell you a high-carb diet is actually healthiest! On top of that, you may have heard terms like complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates, total carbohydrates, and so on. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion. If you’re considering enrolling in a health and nutrition program, here’s a small taste of what carbohydrates are and why.. READ MORE »

Coconut Oil: The Controversial Food that’s Causing Debate in Nutrition and Health Programs

Over the last few years, few foods have enjoyed the soaring boom in popularity experienced by coconut oil. Fuelled by rumours that the oil offered many different health benefits, sales skyrocketed all over Canada and the world. And while coconut oil has been touted to improve everything from dental health to hair, it’s primarily used as a cooking oil and healthy ingredient for various different recipes. However, these early preconceptions may have actually missed the mark. According to recent findings, coconut oil may not be all that beneficial after all. In fact, it’s actually considered by many to be a.. READ MORE »

Bring on the Protein: What Students in Nutrition and Health Programs Should Know About Amino Acids

Protein shakes are a common fixture in the modern gym kitbag, so let’s take a look the bodily impact of supplements in health and sport training.

Nutrition for IBS: What Students in Nutrition and Health Programs Need to Know

For those with IBS, symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Here are some of the ways you may be able to help once you’ve earned a nutritionist certificate.

Food for Thought: How Pros With a Certificate in Nutrition Help Students Eat Healthy

Students who enjoy a nutritious diet are more likely to enjoy success, too. Here’s how pros with a certificate in nutrition can help them get there.

Pros With a Certificate in Nutrition Recommend These 5 Tips for Healthy Eating in the Winter

Staying healthy can be a challenge in the winter. As the days get colder and shorter, people stay indoors more, exercise less, and indulge in unhealthy treats during the holidays. When all of these factors combine, it can be easy to slip into bad habits. However, as an aspiring nutritionist, you can help clients avoid some of the common pitfalls of the season, and stay on track to achieve their goals. Keep reading for a few helpful tips that will keep your clients’ health from being left out in the cold during the winter months. 1. Advise Clients to Opt.. READ MORE »

Chew Over These Meat Substitutes Before Your Diploma in Nutrition Program

As the concrete nutritional and environmental benefits of following a plant-based diet are becoming better known, an increasing number of health-conscious individuals are looking for ways to get their protein and fats from plant-based sources rather than from meat. If you’re considering a career in nutrition, it’s likely that at some point you’ll encounter a client looking to steer away from eating meat and incorporate meat substitutes into their diet instead. When that happens, you can suggest the following foods as nutritious substitutes. Pros with a Diploma in Nutrition Know Tofu and Tempeh Make Good Meat Substitutes Tofu and the.. READ MORE »

4 Nutrients Professionals with a Diploma in Nutrition Know Are Important for Aging Clients

Dietary needs can change through a person’s life. Here are four nutrients that graduates of nutrition and health programs know aging clients may need more of.

A Primer on Metabolism for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

Many individuals who are on a wellness and weight loss journey attribute their slow progress to having an inadequate metabolism. While metabolism does play a crucial role in helping our bodies maintain and regulate a healthy weight, it usually isn’t the only culprit when individuals are struggling with weight loss. However, metabolic rates will vary slightly from person to person, and there are certain metabolic conditions that can prevent an individual’s metabolism from working effectively. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of these factors, so you can guide your future clients to the best weight loss or wellness solutions for.. READ MORE »

A Look at the Animal Protein Debate for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

For a long time, it was widely accepted that animal foods provided the best source of protein. However, times are changing. With the recent vegetarian and vegan movements, more and more people are turning to plant-based sources of protein. The movement has also sparked a heated debate about which is better, animal or plant protein. According to the Vancouver Humane Society, 33 per cent of Canadians are eating less meat or are vegetarian. This demonstrates just how prevalent the trend is, and how nutritionists need to be aware of the debate and the pros and cons of each protein source… READ MORE »

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