Sugar is one of the leading contributions for obesity amongst Canadians. Sugar can be found in things like chocolate, baked goods (such as cookies, cakes and pastries), carbonated beverages (such as soft drinks), as well as other processed foods...
The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, and those celebrations usually tend to come with an overindulgence in foods and other sweet treats! Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver, shares tips on...
Herbs, spices and extracts are things we often use to season our foods and give it more flavour both before, during and after the cooking process. But giving food a more flavourful taste isn’t all they’re good for, as...
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...
When it comes to weight loss, one of the most common questions Dr. Ali Ghahary hears from patients is, “Where do I begin?” Should you exercise more? If so, what type of exercise should you be doing? Should you...
As many as 3 in 5 Canadians are overweight or obese. While British Columbia is considered to have one of the lower rates of obesity in the country, at least 16% of the Province’s population are still considered as...
Grocery shopping can be daunting, especially if you’re not sure what you feel like cooking for the week. Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary shares some tips on how to make grocery shopping easier and healthier. The first rule of thumb when...
With an increasingly steady percentage of Canadians struggling with obesity, it is important to raise awareness and learn about all of the positive ways to ensure you are leading a healthy lifestyle. Obesity, a result of excess body fat...
Many of the foods that we eat contain additives and preservatives. They are often used to give foods their colour, to help maintain their appearance and taste, as well as keep them fresh and give them a longer shelf-life....
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...