September 2015 Edition

Seven Ways to Curb Your Enthusiasm for Sugar

The average Canadian consumes 110 grams of sugar a day, the equivalent of 26 teaspoons. Several studies have shown excess sugar contributes to an increased risk of heart disease, increased triglycerides, diabetes, weight gain and malnutrition. Here are seven tips from our McGill experts to master your sugar cravings. Read more

Beat the Blues. Let There be Light!

Seasonal affective disorder is one of many conditions that fall under the category of mood disorders. People with SAD tend to do less, they oversleep, eat more carbohydrates and withdraw from social activiti8es. If you think you may be "SAD", get a head start! A combination of light therapy and exercise could help you beat the blues. Read more

Physical Fitness: There's an App for That

There is a plethora of fitness apps on the market that can help you get active and stay motivated. Fitness apps can support exercise neophytes and fitness aficionados alike to set goals, track physical activity and learn new ways to feel the burn. How to choose from the array of apps? Read more

A Vegan Diet is Easier Than You Think

There isn't a lack of information these days on what foods to eat and which to avoid to achieve optimal health. Deciphering all of the advice can be daunting and downright confusing. Here's a tip: tune it all out! All you really need to do is fill your plate with fruits, veggies and nuts. Dr. Jenkins, 2014 Bloomberg Manulife Prize Winner, explains why a vegan diet is an easy and healthy option. Read more


Get Fit At Any Age

Founded in 1996 by Dr. Steven Grover, professor in the departments of Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill, CHIP is a non-profit health improvement program for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Find out how you could benefit from the program and reach your fitness goals. Read more

Afternoon Snack Attack

It’s back to school time and the sports and extracurricular activities are revving up. To help your child stay energized, have healthy grab-and-go snacks at the ready. Snacking between meals is perfectly okay so long as your children (and you!) are reaching for healthy nutrient rich foods rather than high fat and sugary junk foods. McGill’s Jonathan diTomasso, registered dietician, shares his advice and best snack ideas. Read more

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Garam masala, a main flavour component of this recipe, is a blend of dryroasted spices commonly used in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines.



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