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…

11 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

11 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

11 Ways to Eat Less Sugar Most people are aware that eating too much sugar is bad for their health, however, kicking the sweet habit is not as easy as it might seem. It is certainly important to enjoy treats from time to time, however, it is the ongoing consumption of refined sugars in our…

6 Signs you have Chronic Inflammation

6 Signs You Have Chronic Inflammation

6 Signs You Have Chronic Inflammation Inflammation is a popular and commonly used word when it comes to nutrition. We often hear about anti-inflammatory foods and anti-inflammatory diets, but the truth is most people don’t know what inflammation actually is and how it affects our health. Although many people know that acute inflammation is not…

A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese

A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese

A Guide to Buying Healthy Cheese With hundreds of different types of cheese available in the grocery store, it can certainly be hard to distinguish the best from the rest. From hard to soft, and shredded to brick, there are so many different varieties and flavours of cheese available, and although many versions appear to be…

How to Heal Leaky Gut

How to Heal Leaky Gut

How to Heal Leaky Gut Healthy digestion is the foundation of overall health and well-being. Our digestive tract is the main barrier between us and our outside world, so if our gut is healthy, we are too. In fact, it is now said that many chronic symptoms including gas, bloating, allergies, acne, eczema and joint pain are…

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils

Why You Need to Ditch Vegetable Oils Fat is one of the most misunderstood foods out there, and vegetable oils specifically top the list. Vegetable oils have long been touted as “heart healthy” oils that are said to help “lower cholesterol” and support overall health, unfortunately, this is one of the biggest myths in the…

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash

How to Avoid the Afternoon Crash We’ve all been there; it’s 3:00pm and things are steadily going downhill. You’ve been productive all morning, but now your eyelids are getting heavy, you’re having trouble concentrating, and all you want to do is surf the internet at your desk. Although the solution for many is to grab…

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut

10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut The gut is the gateway to our health; if your gut is healthy chances are you are too. In fact, our gut is where 75% of your immune system lives and where over 80% of your serotonin, the primary neurotransmitter responsible for your mood, is produced. It is said that…

What are refined carbs anyway?

What are refined carbs anyway?

What are refined carbs anyway? When people hear the term carbs they often think of items like potatoes, rice, pasta or pastries, but the reality is that ‘carbs’ include a whole lot more than all of that delicious starchy stuff. In fact, the carbohydrate category includes everything from fruit and vegetables, to beans and lentils,…