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  • Can these foods add years to your life?

    It’s safe to assume there isn’t a magic potion that we can drink to keep us living forever — we do not live in a Disney movie. However, we’re all looking for ways to preserve our health and get the most out of our life. We try to get the proper foods in our diet — but as much as we try — there’s always something “more” we can be doing. Well, pat yourself on the back and be happy for where you’re at. Do it.That being said, it doesn’t hurt to learn new tricks and tips from time to time. If there’s a chance to add years to your life and do it without killing yourself (see what I did there?) then who are we to turn a blind eye.A recent article in the issue of Consumer Reports on Health claims that consuming the following six foods could add both “life to your years and years to your life.”Click through the slideshow below, and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • 10 Hollywood couples who have stood the test of time

    Hollywood can be a crass place, filled with vanity-driven relationships and publicity stunts. It is also seemingly the epicentre for divorce.But it’s not all bad. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to highlight the relationships that some celebrities have been able to withstand, year after year, decade after decade. There’s still hope for love and these couples are living proof of it.Who is your favourite Hollywood couple? Let us know by tweeting @YahooStyleCA. 

  • 10 bad habits to ditch in 2017

    Let’s break down some habits that may be contributing to our stress, sadness, withdrawal or slowing the advancement to our better self, and look at ways to combat these habits in 2017. In a world where you’re expected to work your daily hours plus make sure you are keeping up to date with your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and every other social media account, finding a balance and not burning out can be challenging feat.

  • 12 things you're probably not washing nearly enough

    You're busy, I'm busy, we're all busy, but that shouldn't be our go-to excuse when it comes to neglecting a fresh wash of household items and goods. Often we become used to seeing much of the same each day so the thought of washing the washing curtains doesn't always take priority over let's say, underwear (we hope?!). Fear not, though, we're here to give a friendly reminder to kickstart our cleaning routine before another week goes by.We’ve rounded up 10 things you should be cleaning more than you are. Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • 10 high-sodium foods and what you can substitute instead

    Sodium is an essential mineral that our body needs, but like with anything, in moderation. Sodium helps balance out fluid in the body and makes sure our nerves and muscles are operating in healthy fashion, but if you consume too much, it can pose health risks such as weight gain, swollen joints and high blood pressure.It’s suggested that we have no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to Health Canada. This number is measured in regards to those aged 14 to 50. But much of the food we consume contains more sodium than the recommended daily dosage — and in just one sitting.Check out these 10 foods with the highest sodium levels as well as what foods, spices, sauces or natural recipes you can incorporate into your diet instead.Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • 7 signs you're eating too much sugar

    Completely eliminating sugar from the diet can be difficult, but knowing what sugar can do to your body may just encourage you to reduce your daily dose, and that's a good start. Determining how much sugar you're really ingesting, or should be for that matter, is trickier and takes careful monitoring. Listening to your body and noticing symptoms is key, so is understanding what you're buying product and food wise.It's also key to decipher between refined sugars and added sugars, and even comparing Canadian sugar consumption stats to that of our American neighbours.In recent years the World Health Organization said that ideally we want to try for less than five percent of sugar intake daily. This is about 25 grams of sugar (six to seven teaspoons) a day, for the average adult.With all that in mind, here are some ways to check up on your sugar consumption and see if you may be overdoing it. 

  • Feeling bloated? These foods may be to blame

    Sometimes a little bloating isn't so bad, especially if it is following a big, delicious meal. Other times it’s a huge annoyance that leaves you sore and all around in discomfort. For this pain, some take antacids, some slap on a heating pad, and some just weather the pain, loosening the jeans and toughing it out. Even though you may be eating healthy foods, this bloating can still occur, so knowing the properties that may affect this unwanted inflation can be very helpful.Here are some of the most common foods that you may want to stay clear of.

  • 'Healthy' foods that aren't actually healthy at all

    “All natural," "grass-fed," "organic," "low-carb" — you've heard these catchy buzzwords that promise to impact your health in a good way. Thing is: how healthy are they, really? A lot of foods you think have major benefits might be little more than hype.Click through the gallery above to find out which “healthy” foods aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.  

  • Need more vitamin D in your diet? These 9 foods can help in a big way

    Getting enough vitamin D may be easier to do in the spring and summer, thanks to increased sun exposure. But even then, there are still variables such as age and your skin tone that all play a part in how effective your body can produce it.As for the fall and winter: it's fair to say that getting the recommended amount is a far more difficult task to fulfill. Luckily, there are certain foods that can help you get what you need.Vitamin D helps your body use calcium and phosphorus from foods, which strengthens your bones and teeth. If you have a vitamin D deficiency your bones can weaken, soften and cause serious problems for both children and adults. Vitamin D is also important in the health of your immune system, and it is important when making sure you muscles, lungs, heart and brain are working properly.Vitamin D is being studied as a variable in helping prevent certain cancers, although such epidemiologic studies have been inconsistent. Some studies suggest that the the higher vitamin D intake, the more reduced risk of colorectal cancer there is. Other findings have shown that the higher blood levels of vitamin D the lower the risk of other diseases like lupus, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. A new study says vitamin D could soon be used to treat deadly respiratory viruses, and another study found in the journal of Schizophrenia Research showed the connection between low vitamin D levels and depression.The amount of vitamin D varies depending on your age. According to Health Canada, those ages 1 to 70 years-old should be getting 600 international units (IU) per day; adults over 70 are to intake 800 IU per day. It's also recommended that sticking to a max limit of 4,000 IU per day is safe (for those aged 9 to 70).Another factor that contributes to how vitamin D is produced in your body is your skin tone. Those who have a darker complexion or those that remain indoors a lot, are more at risk for vitamin D deficiency.With all this being said, there are certain foods to add to your diet that contain vitamin D. Click through the gallery above to see easy options that you can incorporate now, and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.