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,…

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Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates

Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are a major nutrient component of a healthy diet, but it’s important to understand that not all carbohydrates are created equal. Although simple carbohydrates have a bad rap, both simple and complex carbohydrates can be included in a healthy diet when you know what to look for and why. So,…

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How Often Should You Eat?

How Often Should You Eat? There is a lot of conflicting advice about optimal meal timing and how often you should eat. Should you eat less often? More often? Mini meals? Or larger meals? Some experts argue that you should eat every two to three hours, while others suggest limiting it to three times per day,…

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What is ‘Natural Flavour’ Anyway?

What is ‘Natural Flavour’ Anyway? If you’ve read the ingreidents or looked at the food label on any packaged good, you’ve undoudetbly seen the term “natural flavour”, but have you ever wondered what that actually means? Although many people assume natural falvours are simply that; the flavour from the natural source, that is not exactly…

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The Best Types of Salt to Use

The Best Types of Salt to Use Salt is arguably one of the most important cooking ingredients and one of the hottest debated topics in the nutrition community. Over the years, salt has been blamed for numerous health conditions, but is all salt really as dangerous as we have been lead to believe? The reality…

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How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need? Protein is essential to health, but as with most things in nutrition, there is no simple answer when it comes to how much protein you need. Depending on your age, health, activity level and goals, protein requirements can vary widely from person to person. Although there is no…

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier?

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier?

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier? In recent years, the term gluten-free has become a bit of a nutrition buzzword. Although eating gluten-free most certainly has validity, namely for individuals with celiac disease, some people are simply opting for gluten-free products because they believe they are a healthier choice without fully understanding why, but is that accurate?…