A new survey of more than 1,500 ParentsCanada readers shows that almost three-quarters consider themselves role models for healthy living for their children. But many face challenges such as cost and lack of time when it comes to being active, eating well and managing a healthy lifestyle.
As a typical, busy parent, you’re on the go much of the time, shuttling kids from one activity to the next, taking care of errands, working and – if you’re lucky – playing, too. In all this hustle and bustle, your diet can suffer. And one of the first nutrients to feel the brunt is fibre.
If a food has been pickled simply through the addition of vinegar, it is not fermented and there won’t be microbial benefits to be reaped.
Kefir is a drink created by fermenting milk with live kefir grains. In the process, the kefir digests any bad bacteria in the milk and replaces it with good bacteria, resulting in a drink that has a similar taste to yogurt, but a thinner consistency.
The good news about pasta's nutritional benefits – especially since youngsters do love their noodles – is that there are plenty.
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A body requires different things as time goes on, and certain foods happen to be loaded with those very vitamins and nutrients. Familiarize yourself with these foods to make sure you always have a cheat sheet for what your body craves.
Here are five easy ways to carve some “me” time out of your busy days.
My 10-year-old son seems to be lactose intolerant or allergic to milk, but he’s OK eating some dairy products such as cheese. Should I just have him avoid all dairy products to be safe?
Janice Biehn, editor of ParentsCanada magazine, talks about some tips to get your child to stay active.
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