In November 2019, the BC Centre for Disease Control began a collaboration with the BC Institute of Technology to test over 700 bottles of kombucha from all over Canada for their alcohol content. What prompted this study? Although kombucha has been commercially distributed for decades and the amount of alcohol allowed is regulated, procedures for transport, storage, and testing are still a little murky. If you are interested in the scientific fundamentals of nutrition, the history, processing, and regulation of fermented drinks provide a framework to consider several aspects of food processing and how it relates to health. Fermentation refers.. READ MORE »
If you’re pursuing a career in nutrition, you’re probably aware of these macronutrients: Protein Carbohydrates Fat Within each of these categories a wealth of variety exists, serving different purposes and offering various benefits when added to a diet. There are two kinds of fat widely heard of in mainstream discourse: Saturated fats, which usually exist as solids at room temperature Unsaturated fats, which usually exist as liquids at room temperature Sometimes, saturated fats are dissolved in unsaturated fats, so that the two types coexist in an item. Fats are essential in the human diet for healthy organs and cell growth,.. READ MORE »
Social media is where many people turn for quick tips on nutrition and fitness. With flashy influencers, quick videos, and wellness trends everywhere, there’s more information available than one can fully process. With the high traffic of online resources, it can get tricky to determine between fact and myth. As someone with an education in sport and nutrition, you can help clear up some of these false claims when you enter the industry, by focusing on scientific fundamentals. Here are a few of the common myths that appear on social media and why they aren’t true. Read on for a.. READ MORE »
Probiotics are popular for their potential health benefits. If you’re undergoing sport and nutrition training, here’s what you should know about probiotics.
Vitamin D is a wonder-worker that can help with everything from weight loss to immunity. Find out what to know as you begin your nutrition diploma program.
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 »
People with different lifestyles, body fat percentages, and health habits may show the exact same body mass index (BMI) rating. This perplexing phenomena is one of the main reasons why BMI readings to measure obesity are becoming increasingly frowned upon by nutritionists and healthcare professionals alike. The outdated measuring tool has several significant drawbacks, which can make its readings incorrect in certain cases. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in nutrition, read on to find out why BMI findings may be inaccurate. Pros with a Diploma in Nutrition Might Know the Flaw Is in the Calculation The body mass.. READ MORE »
In today’s fast food world, it’s easy to assume that eating healthy is too expensive for budget-conscious consumers. But while buying organic vegetables and premium juice in health stores can admittedly be costly, there are numerous other affordable options available. Students pursuing a Nutrition, Health, and Sport diploma program at a top college like AAPS understand better than most the important role that nutritious foods have in optimizing the body’s health. They also know that clients don’t necessarily have to choose between eating healthy and eating affordably. In fact, with the help of a few savvy shopping tips, your clients.. READ MORE »
If one athlete is running triathlons and one is a body builder, should these athletes have the same diet? As trained nutritionists know, the answer is probably not. One is seeking to stabilize blood levels to ensure that their body continues to perform at optimal capacity, and the other is seeking to build muscle by ingesting high levels of protein and carbohydrates. With two different body types and two different goals also comes two different diets. It’s one of the reasons why students completing their studies at the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) take one course on the nutritional.. READ MORE »