Health Promotion

Calcium

What is calcium & what does it do? Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Read The Full Article Here…

Iron

What foods have iron? There are two types of iron found in foods: heme and non-heme. Your body absorbs heme iron more easily than non-heme iron. However, foods containing non-heme iron are also very important sources of iron in your diet. See HealthLink BC File #68c Iron and Your Health for more information on how much iron you need and how to get the most iron from foods. Read The Full Article Here…

Salt

Five ways to cut your salt intake. Fact: Health Canada studies estimate Canadians consume on average 2,300mg of salt a day. Canada’s Food Guide says on average, individuals should get about 1,500 mg of sodium per day from their diet and no more than 2,100 mg per day. Read The Full Article Here…

 Cholesterol

What is cholesterol and why does it matter to me?  The levels of cholesterol in your blood can affect your risk for developing heart disease.  Choosing foods that are lower in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, and which contain unsaturated fat and fibre, can help improve your cholesterol levels. Read the full article here…

Sunscreen and SPF

With so many sunscreen products and SPF values, it’s difficult to keep track of which product is best for you.  The first thing one should needs to know when learning about sunscreen and SPF is all the terminology associated with these products.  Why do we use sunscreen and what is UVA and UVB.  Read the full article here…