Best Dairy Milk Alternatives

In recent years, there has been an explosion of non-dairy products on the market as dairy intolerance has become increasingly prevalent. Today, dairy is considered one of the top 10 most allergenic foods making it a real problem some. The symptoms of dairy intolerance can vary widely from simple digestive issue to chronic bodily inflammation. It has been reported that 1 in 6 Canadians show signs of dairy intolerance characterized by symptoms such as cramps, bloating, abdominal pai […]

All About Soy

There are few foods that divide the nutrition camp as much as soy. In recent years, soy has become popular in North American diets as it has been recognized as a plant food that, when compared with other plants, is relatively high in protein. Soy has become a staple among vegan, vegetarian and plant-based enthusiasts, consumed in the form of soy milk, tofu, faux cheeses or veggie burgers. However, like many foods in today’s world, soy has a “love it” or “hate it” following. Soy has rec […]

5 Pre & Post Workout Snacks

Whether you are hitting the gym, a kickboxing class, spin class or a simple jog around the block, what you eat before and after your workout can significantly impact your fitness goals. Although, as a casual exerciser you don’t necessarily need all sorts of fancy shakes and supplements to support your workout, a simple snack of real food is often all you need. By eating the right types of foods, at the right times, you’ll have more energy, be able to workout at a higher intensity and recovery fa […]

Meal Time Myths

Every week there seems to be a new nutrition topic covered in the media. Something that used to be bad for us is now good for us, and something we have been eating we now should avoid. Although there is a wealth of information it can be difficult to get sift through the information, and misinformation. The truth of the matter is that so many of these health suggestions are creating with good intentions, but health and wellness is very case dependent and individual based. Nutrition is a […]

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]

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Red’s Recommendations: truLOCAL

If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I am passionate about shopping local. Not only do I think that it is important to support local businesses, but when it come to your food, I think it is vitally important that you know it’s story, and I think that is even more important when it comes to our meat.If you’ve watched a documentary, opened a newspaper or read an article online, you’ve surely seen some of the scary things going on behind the scenes in the meat indust […]

11 Foods to Keep You Hydrated

As the temperature rises during the summer so does our need for hydration. Although it’s always important to drink water, there are plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables that can help quench your thirst as well.  Mother Nature is a clever lady, and she knows exactly what to give us and when. As the seasons change, so do our nutrition needs and the foods available to us actually follow suit. Here are 11 hydrating foods you can incorporate into your diet to help keep you […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]

The 5Ws of Protein

When it comes to fitness, training, weight loss or even general health, one of the most important macronutrients to help support you reach your health and fitness goals is protein. However, it seems people still have a lot of objections to and questions about protein.”What is protein?”“What are good sources of protein?”“I don’t want to get buff, so I don’t need protein.””You need meat to get protein.”“Why should I take protein?””Is too much protein is ba […]