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 Here are 10 simple sugar-free swaps that you can start today to help reduce your sugar intake and improve your health! 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…

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,…

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Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates

Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates Everything that you need to know about 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…

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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…