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JANUARY 2015 He@lthline is generously supported by Dairy Farmers of Canada

    Could you give up sugar?

The new year is a great time to commit to healthier eating. One way is to cut back on added sugar, which raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. Here's how one woman tried cutting out the sweet stuff – with surprising results.

Eat well
Eat well
Be active
Be active
Cook healthy foods
Cook healthy foods
How to eat locally
in winter

By Cara Rosenbloom RD

Follow this guide to fill your plate with healthy foods from close to home. Bonus: This plan delivers a northern version of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.
6 tips for safe shovelling

Lifting heavy, wet snow can put your heart at risk. These six tips will help you stay safe and healthy this winter.
Eating locally is easier than ever with these healthy, seasonal dishes.
Chunky cucumber and tomato gazpacho pasta salad
Barley and parsnip stovetop casserole
Cabbage apple slaw
More recipes
Bunless bison burger with sautéed vegetables
Featured recipe from
Dairy Farmers of Canada, our partner in health
Dairy Farmers of Canada supports Canadians in eating well. Try these delicious recipes:

•  Berry, ricotta and oat crisp salad •  One potato, two potato double-layered mash
•  Baked almond chicken •  Maple berry rice pudding
Dairy Farmers of Canada - Every Day The Foundation thanks Dairy Farmers of Canada for its generous support.
This is not an endorsement.
News from the heart
  Foundation welcomes a new partner
RxHelp ONE™ is FREE, and gives you access to brand name drugs including cardiovascular medications for high cholesterol, hypertension, and heart disease, at little or no cost versus the generic alternative. Visit A portion of the proceeds goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Join a team with heart
Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke. Join the Heart and Stroke Foundation team of canvassers or canvass online to collect life-saving donations this February and spread awareness of heart disease and stroke. Register today to help create survivors.


Live your dream and help the Foundation
If your bucket list includes climbing Kilimanjaro or walking the Great Wall, now you can live that dream while raising funds for the Foundation. Our partner Charity Challenge offers active fundraising adventures around the world. Participants cover their own costs with Charity Challenge making all arrangements. Learn more.


New book chronicles a second chance at life
"Mr. Campkin, you are going to require triple bypass heart surgery." The cardiologist's words terrified Brian Campkin, but they also triggered his determination. From that moment, the 46-year-old father knew that if he wanted to see his three teenage daughters grow up, he would have to make a lot of changes. In an inspiring new memoir, Campkin tells how he did just that. Read more.

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