9 Well-Balanced Meal Ideas

9 Well-Balanced Meal Ideas

9 Well-Balanced Meal Ideas Whether you are eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, creating a balanced meal is key to ensuring that you are nourished, satisfied, and energized. Although it might seem like a complicated formula, creating a balanced meal is actually quite simple, and once you know how to do it, you will be able to…

What Your Cravings Mean

What Your Cravings Really Mean

What Your Cravings Really Mean Whether it’s the saltiness of potato chips, the richness of chocolate, or the creaminess of ice cream, food cravings are something that we have all experienced. They often come out of nowhere and can be difficult to overcome until you indulge in that salty, rich or creamy treat. However, cravings…

The Brown Food Myth

The Brown Food Myth

The Brown Food Myth “Brown rice is healthier than white rice.” “Brown bread is healthier than white bread.” “Brown sugar is healthier than white sugar.” “Brown eggs are healthier than white eggs.” Have you heard these lines before? Most likely yes. For years we have been told that brown foods are healthier than white foods,…

Carbs: Why Quality trumps Quantity

Carbs: Why Quality trumps Quantity

Carbs: Why Quality trumps Quantity Carbohydrates have long been demonized as the cause of weight gain and obesity, forcing people to obsessively count carbs and count calories. Low-carb diets have been popularized for years by diet gurus and celebrities alike suggesting that they are the source of love handles and extra belly fat. However, research…

5 Nutrition Myths that Need to Go

5 Nutrition Myths that Need to Go

5 Nutrition Myths that Need to Go The nutrition community is riddled with misinformation. Everything from bad research, opinion based evidence and general dogma make separating truth from fact very difficult. Although there are literally hundreds of nutrition myths that are discussed every single day, there are some that are most harmful than others, and,…

12 Healthy Store-Bought Foods

12 Healthy Store-Bought Foods

12 Healthy Store-Bought Foods Eating well and cooking from scratch can seem overwhelming when life gets busy and we are short on time. Fortunately, there are plenty of items that you can buy at the grocery store that can help make eating well a breeze without compromising flavour. So here are 12 of my favourite healthy store-bought…

Why You Should Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

Why You Should Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

Why You Should Avoid Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners are the darlings of the food industry, enabling food manufacturers to label items as “zero-calorie” and “sugar-free”, found in everything from diet sodas to chewing gum and granola bars. Artificial sweeteners are one of the most commonly used additives in processed foods, offering a solution to individuals trying to…