Regardless of your health goals, what you eat ALWAYS matters. While going to that fast food drive-thru after a long day at work might seem like a good idea at the time, you’re actually doing your body more harm...
In April of 2017, Health Canada proposed a ban on trans fats. Now, that ban is set to become a reality and will go into effect on September 18th. Health Canada’s Notice of Proposal calls for prohibiting the use of...
Eating a well-balanced diet is essential for your overall health. Your diet should not only include fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but Dr. Ali Ghahary also recommends making sure you’re eating enough meat and poultry. Along with fruits, vegetables and...
When it comes to diet, many of the foods we consume contain preservatives; and sometimes those preservatives are consumed unknowingly as we don’t always tend to think twice about reading food labels to find out what, exactly, we’re putting...
When it’s warm out, the last thing anyone wants to do is stand over a hot oven or stove cooking – and the warmer the weather, the more tempting it can be to want to grab something quick and...
Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in the blood and is separated into two different categories: LDL, also known as low-density lipoprotein, and HDL, also known as high-density lipoprotein. Having too much LDL cholesterol is unhealthy...
If you’re lactose intolerant, then milk and milk products are things you’ll want to stay away from. However, for those that aren’t lactose intolerant, they can be excellent sources of calcium as well as protein, riboflavin, phosphorus, thiamin, and...
Along with promoting healthy eating, Dr. Ali Ghahary also wants patients to know that it’s important to have a diet that is high in fibre. Including fibre as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet can help ward off many different illnesses,...
Fried vs. Baked Foods | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Fried vs. Baked Foods

When it comes to changing your eating habits, it’s not just about watching what you eat. It’s also about how the foods you eat are prepared. Having a healthy diet consists of many factors, says Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family...
Easter weekend is the bearer of all things sweet – especially chocolate and mini eggs. Still, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver, says it’s important to be mindful when indulging in those sweet treats. First, it’s important to...