Why Do We Crave Salt?

Why Do We Crave Salt?

Why Do We Crave Salt? Whether it’s chips, pretzels, popcorn, or a serving of French fries, we’ve all experienced salt cravings before. Not only are salt cravings common but they are normal and there are many biological reasons why our bodies crave salt. While the taste of salt might be highly addictive, especially in the…

18 High-Fibre Foods You Should Eat

18 High-Fibre Foods You Should Eat

18 High-Fibre Foods You Should Eat Fibre has been shown to have numerous health benefits including improved digestion, gut health and immunity, as well as weight loss and satiety; however, this simple and essential nutrient is often overlooked. Believe it or not, the average Canadian only consumes half of their recommended daily intake of fibre…

Is Pasta Healthy or Unhealthy?

Is Pasta Healthy or Unhealthy?

Is Pasta Healthy or Unhealthy? Pasta is one of those pantry staples that most households always have on hand, but is pasta healthy? Whether you buy white or whole wheat, spaghetti, penne or fettuccini, here is everything that you need to know about pasta and whether or not it’s actually good for you. Is Pasta…

Complete Guide to Protein

A Complete Guide to Protein

A Complete Guide to Protein Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, recover from a tough workout or simply eat a little healthier, protein is an essential nutrient in any healthy diet. Not only is protein the building block for your muscles, organs and hormones, but protein also has many essential functions in…

Is Bread Good for You?

Is Bread Good for You?

Is Bread Good for You? Bread is a staple food in many countries and has been eaten worldwide for thousands of years, however, at the same time, it is one of the most controversial foods in the Western world. By some, it is said to be a nutritious source of fibre and essential nutrients, while…

10 Simple Sugar-Free Swaps

10 Simple Sugar-Free Swaps

10 Simple Sugar-Free Swaps It’s no secret that excess sugar is less than ideal for our health, however, even with this information many people still struggle to limit the amount of sugar that they consume. It’s sweet, it’s addictive and the thought of cutting it out cold turkey can feel completely overwhelming, especially if you…

What are "Good" Carbs?

What are Good Carbs?

What are Good Carbs? There is no question that carbs are the most controversial macronutrient. Carbs have been blamed for everything from waistlines to disease, however, it is important to understand that not all carbs are created equal. In fact, many carbohydrates are rich sources of energy and nutrients making them a valuable part of…

How to Eat More Fibre

How to Eat More Fibre

How to Eat More Fibre When it comes to eating fibre many of us are falling short. Not only does fibre play an important role in digestion, but it also helps to balance blood sugar, normalize bowel movements, and has even been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and support overall health. Fortunately, getting more…

Is Stevia Good for You?

Is Stevia Good for You?

Is Stevia Good for You? We all know that too much sugar isn’t good for us and, for that reason, food manufacturers are always looking for sugar substitues to market to consumers and use in their products. In recent years, stevia, a natural plant-based sweetener, has grown in popularity given it’s intensely sweet and free…

A Guide to Buying Healthy Flour

A Guide to Buying Healthy Flour

A Guide to Buying Healthy Flour If you enjoy baking, you’ll know first hand how confusing the flour aisle can be. Not only are labels lined with words such as whole-grain, stone-ground, and unbleached, but with the rise in popularity of non-conventional flours even more buzzwords are popping up. These days you can find everything…

8 Common Nutrition Mistakes

8 Common Nutrition Mistakes

8 Common Nutrition Mistakes Let’s be honest, nutrition can be confusing. It doesn’t matter what topic you research, you will always find contradictory information telling you to do different things. Although some nutrition topics are more debated than others, many people are still confused about some of the foundational nutrition principles and are making common…

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal? We’ve all heard the expression ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but is breakfast actually the most important meal of the day? Since a young age, we have been told that eating breakfast is vital for optimal health, boosting your metabolism, increasing energy, and supporting weight loss,…